SojournKids

Just for Parents: How To Check-In Your Child

Jared KennedyComment

Hey parents, here’s a new video we’ve created on how to check in your child at Sojourn Kids.

If you are new to Sojourn, please proceed to the check-in area at your location, speak with one of our volunteers. They will help you register and guide you to the appropriate classroom for your child.

If you are coming back to Sojourn Kids for the second time, please use one of our check-in kiosks. When you approach the kiosk, you’ll see the welcome screen. Enter your last name or phone number, and the system will search for your family. Next, select your family and then the names of all children who you are checking in 

The next step is selecting the classroom groups and locations for your children. This screen will only appear if your child falls into an age range that corresponds with multiple classrooms. Otherwise, they’ll be assigned to their age group classroom automatically. On Sunday, you might have to check-in to multiple services as well.

Finally, press print. You’ll receive a parent pick-up tag and a name tag label for each of your children. Younger children should wear this sticker on their backs so they won’t be tempted to remove it. If you look closely at the sticker, you’ll see that it displays your child’s name, their age group classroom, the service times you are attending, and – in the Nursery – your child’s pager number.

You also may see a few picture icons. A “present” indicates that your child’s birthday is this coming week. A star indicates that this is your child’s first-time attending Sojourn Kids.  If a medical bag or asterisk print on your child’s sticker.

There’s also an accompanying notes label area where you can communicate to your child’s teacher that your child has an allergy or is carrying a medical device.

Be sure to hang on to that parent pick up tag. For the safety of all the kids in our care, our classroom volunteers are trained to not release your child back to you unless you have that tag. If for some reason you do lose that tag during the service, you’ll need to show your ID to one of our coordinators so they can look up your family in our database before releasing any children to you.

That’s a 101 walkthrough of how-to check-in your children at Sojourn. Thanks for watching. We’re so glad your family is part of our church community.

The Tabernacle Was Built (Exodus 35-40)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Exodus 35-40)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the characters? (Moses, God, and His People.)

  • What are the main story beats? (God’s people gave their possessions to make the tabernacle; The tabernacle specifications are described; The tabernacle is built.)

  • What’s the main point? (God told His people how to build the tabernacle where He would dwell with them.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God used the tabernacle to come close and dwell with his people. God’s work done on the cross took away the need for a tabernacle and we can dwell with God through the Holy Spirit. We as a family dwell with God in the way we live our daily lives.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for attention to detail. We thank you for dwelling with your people. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (The Tabernacle Was Built)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God told His people how to build the tabernacle where He would dwell with them.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Why did God instruct the Israelites to build a tabernacle?

  • How did Jesus make the way for us to dwell with God?

  • After Jesus’ resurrection, He ascended into heaven. How does God dwell with us today?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God wants to be with his creation.

RELATE to them.

  • God wants to be in a relationship with you. A daily dwelling with the maker of the universe. Thanks to Jesus’ work done on the cross we can dwell with God trough the Holy Spirit.  

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • Be encouraged that God will be with you today – when things are easy and when things are hard!

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: What is worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God.

Memory Verse: Exodus 15:2 – “The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 6, Session 2

The Golden Calf (Exodus 32; 34)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Exodus 32; 34)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Moses, God’s People, and God.)

  • What are the main story beats? (God gives Moses the Ten Commandments; God’s people worshipped a golden calf, God disciplines His people.)

  • What’s the main point? (God disciplined His people for worshiping a golden calf.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We are called to worship God and God alone. All that we do as a family should direct all of our worship toward God. 

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for being a God who disciplines and loves. We love you Lord. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (The Golden Calf)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God disciplined His people for worshiping a golden calf.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • How does God’s love show that He loves us?

  • Why is discipline necessary and helpful?

  • What would happen if we were never disciplined?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God’s discipline is for our good.

RELATE to them.

  • Mom and Dad have to discipline you when you disobey. We do that because we love you. God disciplines hHis people because he loves them.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • Be encouraged that God will be with you today – when things are easy and when things are hard!

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: What is worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God.

Memory Verse: Exodus 15:2 – “The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 6, Session 1

The Ten Commandments (Exodus 19-20)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Exodus 19-20)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Moses, God’s People, and God.)

  • What are the main story beats? (God’s people arrived at Mount Sinai; God gives Moses the Ten Commandments.)

  • What’s the main point? (God gave rules to show how to love Him and others.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • We are called to love God with everything we do. We are also called to love everyone equally. We as a family are called to love those in our lives. 

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your love. We are grateful for your word and how it shows us how to love. We love you Lord. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (The Ten Commandments)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God gave rules to show how to love Him and others.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • What does this story teach about God or the Gospel?

  • How are the commandments for God’s glory and your good?

  • How does this story help you to live on mission better?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God gives us clear instruction when it comes to loving him and others.

RELATE to them.

  • Mom and Dad have been called to teach you how to love all people in the same way that we love ourselves.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • Be encouraged that God will be with you today – when things are easy and when things are hard!

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: What is God like?  God is holy, good, and loving.

Memory Verse: Matthew 22:37-39 – “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ “

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 5, Session 3

Jethro Helped Moses (Exodus 18)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Exodus 18)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Jethro and Moses.)

  • What are the main story beats? (Moses was on the run from Egypt; Jethro took Moses in and guided him; the time Moses spent with Jethro helped to prepare him to set God’s people free.)

  • What’s the main point? (Moses needed help to lead God’s people.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • Sometimes we need help to achieve what God has planned for our lives. God puts people like you mom and dad to help guide you in the direction that God has for you.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your plan for our lives. We thank you for the people that you currently have in our lives to guide us. We love you lord. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Jethro Helped Moses)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Moses needed help to lead God’s people.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Why was it good for Moses to get help? 

  • Why do we sometimes resist getting help from others?

  • What are some ways we can help others?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God puts people in our lives to help us.

RELATE to them.

  • When things seem to be going bad we can rely on the people that God has put in our lives to help remind us of God’s love.  

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • Be encouraged that God will be with you today – when things are easy and when things are hard!

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: What is God like?  God is holy, good, and loving.

Memory Verse: Matthew 22:37-39 – “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ “

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids App under Unit 5, Session 2