SojournKids

The Bronze Snake (Numbers 20:1-20; 21:4-9)

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.  (Numbers 20:1-20; 21:4-9)

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 complained, God sends fiery snakes, God instructs Moses to make a bronze snake to save God’s people.)

  • What’s the main point? (God told His people to look at the bronze snake to be healed.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • As a family we are called to trust in God and to try our best to not complain when things do not go our way. We can learn from the Israelites in this week’s lesson on how not to react.

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 Bronze Snake)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • The Israelites did not trust God to give them the promised land.

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?

  • Why is discipline necessary and helpful?

  • What have you been disciplined for?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God’s discipline is for our good and for God’s glory.

RELATE to them.

  • Mom and Dad have to discipline you when you disobey. We do that because we love you. God disciplines His people because he loves them and wants what’s best for 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: Whom can we trust? We can trust God to take care of us. 

Memory Verse: Joshua 1:9 - “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua and Caleb (Numbers 13:1-14:38)

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.  (Numbers 13:1-14:38)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Moses, Aaron, Joshua, Caleb, Spies, and God.)

  • What are the main story beats? (Spies are sent to Canaan; God’s people rebel; God punishes his people.)

  • What’s the main point? (The Israelites did not trust God to give them the promised land.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God has a plan for our lives. When things do not go our way we must have faith in God’s plan. God loves us, so he will be faithful to care for us.  

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your love for us. We are grateful to you for your faithfulness. We pray that we can be unlike the Israelites in this week’s story and keep our faith in your plan for our lives. We love you Lord. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Joshua and Caleb)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • The Israelites did not trust God to give them the promised land.

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?

  • Is God faithful?

  • Can we trust God with our lives?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it in you. God is faithful.

RELATE to them.

  • Mom and Dad love you so much and we want what is best for you. God loves you even more than we do, and he not only wants what’s best for you, but he has a plan for your life. 

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: Whom can we trust? We can trust God to take care of us. 

Memory Verse: Joshua 1:9 - “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Rules for Sacrifice (Leviticus)

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.  (Leviticus)

ASK some questions about the story.

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

  • What are the main story beats? (Sin separated God from His people; God gave instructions for sacrifices;  The sacrifices were meant to atone for that sin.)

  • What’s the main point? (God is holy and requires a sacrifice for sin.)

CONNECT it to the family.

  • God gave His people rules to follow when it comes to making sacrifices. We give you rules just like God gave. Obedience can be a form of worship to God.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your rules. We thank you for your plan and your love for us. We love you lord. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Rules for Sacrifice)

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

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God is holy and requires a sacrifice for sin.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

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

  • Why did God require animals to be sacrificed? 

  • Sacrifices helped the people remember their sin and that God is holy. Why was that not enough?

  • Why do we not need to offer animal sacrifices today?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • Obedience to God can be a form of worship to God.

RELATE to them.

  • There are always rules. Those rules are in place for an absolute purpose. God gave his people rules for them to follow. Those rules were meant to instruct God’s people 

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 3

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