In PreRunners we provide nursery care for children up to 2 years of age and we provide classes for your children who are 2 years of age through Pre-Kindergarten, during all weekend services and on Wednesday evenings. Classes are held during each event, so when you are in the sanctuary, your children are provided an experience designed just for them.
The message, shared by those called to work with children, is geared to their age and attention level.
Three basic truths foundational in everything we teach the children: God Made Me, God Loves Me, Jesus wants To Be My Forever Friend.
This weeks lesson
This week week your PreSchooler will continue the series on How and Why Jesus Came into the World with How Jesus Knows us through the story of Philip and Nathaniel. After you watch the Bible Story video with your child(ren), be sure to DISCUSS the questions listed below as a family and then download the “Do and Grow” documents to help apply what your children have learned. Praying you have a great time of worship and learning together as a family this week!
Worship & Bible Story:
Do you think Phillip was a good friend for inviting Nathanael?How do you think Nathanael felt when Jesus did that?What would you do if someone you didn’t know could tell you things about yourself?What are your top three favorite fruits?If you could be a fruit, what fruit would you be?When you look into the mirror, what do you see?Do you know what you look like even without the mirror?What do you think God thinks of you?Name friends you know really well. What do you know about them that makes you close friends?What are special things about yourself your friends would know?Who else knows you well?
Do and Grow:
Powerhouse (Kindergarten through 8th Grade) is a unique approach to Sunday school for children. This ministry enables us to make each weekend experience creative and relevant with great Bible content for your kids.
Powerhouse is built around three basic truths which every child should embrace according to what Jesus modeled in Luke 2:52, “…and Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man.” Each basic truth is amplified by a weekly concept and a monthly core virtue and memory verse.
Three basic truths taught in Powerhouse: I can trust God no matter what, I need to make the wise choice, I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
This Week’s Lesson:
This week’s lesson for Grades K – 4 continues in the series called Truth and Grades 5-8 will take a look at Untangling Truth. Be sure to watch the Worship Video & Bible Story related to your child’s grade level and DISCUSS some or all of the questions below the age appropriate section. Once you have discussed the questions, download the Do and Grow documents or follow the instructions to help your child apply what that have learned. Praying you have a great time of worship and learning together as a family this week. Please let us know if your child prays and gives their heart to Christ so we can send them a New Believer’s Kit just for them!
What do you think the “new self” in the Bible verse Epheshians 4:24 is? (Idea: Who you are when you choose to follow Jesus instead of yourself)What do you think it means to be true to yourself? Think about your new, true, good self God created you to be—what is that self like?Who knows your true self even better than you do? (Jesus)What do you think Jesus would say about your true self? (Help kids know Jesus loves them and thinks good things about them.)How would you help a friend who thought they were good at something, and it turned out they weren’t?What are some things you’re really good at?How can you serve God and serve others with the things you’re good at?Have you made the choice to follow Jesus? If YES, celebrate and thank God! If NO remember in the video Kat shared that to follow Jesus we need need to Admit that you have done/do wrong and ask God to forgive you, Believe that God sent Jesus to take the punishment for your sins, and Choose to spend your whole life depending on God’s power to not sin and live for Him. If you want to make this choice to follow Jesus, pray the prayer above and let us know so we can send you a Bible and a New Believer’s Kit to help you grow in your relationship with Jesus.Please email johnkulikowski@verizon.
net to receive your child’s New Believer Kit.
What’s something completely false that you used to believe was true when you were little?What is a popular idea that clashes with what Jesus teaches?What is a tangled teaching that might be popular, but isn’t really true? Have you ever seen it tangle you up, or any of your friends?What are some “popular thoughts” that sometimes tangle you up? Show the Untangled Teachings activity supplement for ideas to suggest if needed.What is one of God’s truths that you really need to remember this week?
Pray together with your child on what God wants them to learn from this series. Have your teen download the YouVersion Bible APP on their smart-device and do the Untangling Truth Bible Plan this week.
When is PreRunners?
It is held on Sunday Morning at 9:15 am and 11:15 am during worship services and on Wednesday night at 7 pm. The Nursery and J.A.M. Street classes are in the main building.
When is Powerhouse?
It is held on Sunday Morning at 9:15 am and 11:15 am during our worship services in the blue building on our campus.
At Gloucester County Community Church nothing is more important to us than the safety and security of your children. That’s why we’ve chosen KidCheck as our children’s check-in solution to bring you the best check-in experience and to allow us to partner with you to keep your children safe. Follow the directions and links below to create your child’s account.
How to create & manage your check-in account
You can create your account by clicking ONLINE and select “Create Your KidCheck Account” to create it on your computer. You can also download the KidCheck mobile app by clicking on APP and create your account right on your mobile device.
Be sure to include your cell phone in your account since that’s how we will notify you in case of an emergency while your child is in Kingdom Kids.
Please upload your picture, your child’s picture, along with the photo of any guardian who is allowed to pick up your child to insure their safety.
This process will only take a few minutes.
Deuteronomy 6: 6–9 says: “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” Below are some resources to help you and your family “talk” about all that God is doing and how to apply and trust His word to your lives. Simply click on the titles of the items below to launch and print.
Activities and Devotions:
Gloucester County Community Church
359 Chapel Heights Road
Sewell, NJ 08080
Sunday mornings at 9:15 and 11:15