Online Community

We're glad you're here.

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.

 

This Week

Here are some resources for you as you join us online for this Sunday's service.

 

Families

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.

Treasure Hunt

Week 3

In our third episode of Treasure Hunt, we look at how the Bible is better than gold because it shows us how to live. Why? Because it contains God's and Jesus' words so that thousands of years later, we can read them and remember how we were created to follow God and live in relationship with him. When we base our lives on that wisdom, we are like the wise man in the parable Jesus told who builds his house upon the rock and we avoid the pitfalls of the foolish man who built his house on sand. Jesus reminded the crowd that when the storms came, the house on the rock was still standing but the house on the sand fell and was destroyed. What a gift we have in the Bible because it shows us God's best way and how we were created to live.

 

Conversation Starters

Older 3's & Up

For PARENT and KID: Imagine being in the wise man's and the foolish man's house when the storm came. What would it be like?
For PARENT: Share about a time when you followed God's best way and what happened.
For KID: What is one way you can be wise?
TOGETHER: When we have a choice to make this week, let's talk about how God's best way might help us make a wise choice.

Activities

All Ages

PLAY TIME: Recreate the story by placing a toy house (or one made out of Legos or blocks) on a rock and then on sand. Dump water on both and notice what happens.
CUDDLE TIME: Using a kids Bible, read a story about someone who made a wise choice and followed God. Then remind your little one about how that person is like the wise man in Jesus' story.

 

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