Monday, July 18, 2016

Coming up in Grace Kids

July 24th in Grace Kids- Israel Demanded a King


Dear Parents,


This week, we will reach an important juncture in the big story of the Bible. The people of Israel had been led by a series of judges, but now they looked around and saw how the other nations had kings, so they too wanted a king. So the people went to the last judge, the prophet Samuel and demanded a king. Samuel resisted, but God told him to do as the people asked. However, God told Samuel to warn the people about the consequences of having a king.

Samuel tried to warn the people that a king would place a heavy burden on them. He would take young men to fight in wars. He would tax the people. He would make them work hard. But the people refused to listen so God appointed a man named Saul to be Israel’s king. From a human perspective, Saul was the perfect choice, but as we will see next week, he was far from being the perfect king God had in mind.

Help your kids understand that Jesus is our King and that He is the perfect, wise, and loving King. Encourage your kids to follow Jesus as the absolute leader of their lives.


Thursday, July 14, 2016


I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. Psalm 40:1-3 

 Student Life for Kids camp was, in a word... amazing. It was gospel centered, relational and fun!!

Our kids learned that we are all sinners and life is MESSY but..... God hears us. God cleans us. God restores us.

The time was filled with bible teaching, powerful small group discussion, worshiping in song, entertaining skits and fun recreation. And the food was GOOD. :)  But most of all it was ALL about Jesus.

The leaders poured so much in to these kids over these few days and nights. They shared their time, talents,  love,  beds (in some cases :) ).  They counseled,answered questions tirelessly and listened intently when they needed to.

Theron Whitley, Devon Mize, Jeremy DeVore, Tinna Hood, Amy Crelia, Sidney Rowell, Meghan Mazerolle and Alicia Gage: I love you all and am so grateful to serve with you. Thank you for giving so much to these kids.

Great kids. Great leaders. Greater God!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Mega Sports Camp Recap

Mega sports camp was amazing! We learned about the holiness of God, the sinfulness of man, the sacrifice of Christ and the right response. We worshiped in song. We danced. We built relationships. We had FUN!!