We are excited you have come to be a part of our gathering, and are thankful you've invited us into your lives. We know the online community is another facet of what God is doing in the midst of us each week. We pray that what happens in your heart as you engage with us online translates into "off-line" conversations you have with the people in your life this week, as you share with them what God is doing in you.
You don’t have to do this alone! Our heart is to encourage you to connect with others and explore together ways God wants to work in and through you. Consider inviting others in your world - friends, family, neighbors - to share this time with you.
No matter where you are, or where you're coming from, know that we're praying for you — that Christ, by his Spirit, would draw you into a place of dependence on his Life and availability to his leading, to the glory of the Father.
Worship with us in Early Childhood this week by watching the large group video below, then use the conversation starters to help you connect the main idea from the Bible story with your child's everyday life. These questions are designed to help you share your faith with your child, and hear how your child is thinking about God and Jesus.
In today's episode of Hop to It, it's Hannah's turn to take care of Hoppy but she's a little afraid to take the lead in caring for him because it's a big job. But Lezlie reminds her how God chose Joshua to lead God's people. the Israelites, after Moses died. Moses was an awesome leader, but God reminded Joshua to be strong and courageous and remember that God was with him. God helped Joshua be a strong leader. After listening to the Bible story, Hannah realizes that God is with her as she takes care of Hoppy so she can be strong and courageous, too.
Older 3's & Up
For PARENT and KID: What do you think it would be like to be in charge of getting God's people to the Promised Land?
For PARENT: Share about a time God asked you to lead.
For KID: How can God help you be a leader in your family?
TOGETHER: God gave Joshua everything he needed to lead God's people. Let's ask God to remind us of all the things he has given us to show others about God.
BATHTIME: Give your little one a cup, and ask them to try to part the water to make a path for his/her fingers to walk on. After a few tries, remind them that God helped Moses part the Red Sea. Moses followed God's best way and God split the water so that his people could walk to the other side. God helped Moses be a strong leader.
PLAYTIME: Play Follow the Leader. For the first round, you be Moses and give your little one tasks to do. Then switch and let him/her play Joshua and give you tasks to do.