School of Word & Art, Day 1–a blog post that links to free VBS music by Sojourn artists!

Today, over 150 children joined us at the 930 for our first day of the 2009 School of Word & Art.  We began our week-long study about God’s kingdom and had a great time learning about CREATION from the Bible.  We saw that God made man and woman in his image and placed a beautiful world in their care.  One of the highlights was learning lots of new music!  As we left today, parents were asking where they could get copies of the songs to hear at home.  You can find many of the songs including “To Be Like Jesus” and “Good and Gracious” on the new album To Be Like Jesus by Sovereign Grace Music. You’ll also find some unique songs by Sojourn artists such as “Psalm 100″ by Jeremy Quillo and “God’s Love Goes On Forever” by Chandi Plummer.  Click on the links to download an MP3 and chord sheets.  Check them out and sing along with your kids at home.  We’ll see you again tomorrow!

Memory Monday (07/13/09)

Psalm 100:4-5

(Scripture memory for
the School of Word and Art)

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.

5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

What is “Memory Monday”? Each week I’ll post Scripture and/or Bible doctrine memory work from the previous Sunday’s children’s Bible lessons. Here is the challenge! Learn the memory work together as a family. Then, kids, come to our Sunday gatherings next week and recite the memory work to Mrs. Kelsey Barnes (St. Matthews campus), Mr. David Kidd (Germantown campus) or me to receive a reward.

Take this survey about your family’s spiritual life!

Sojourn parents, please take some time to take this quick survey for my friend Dr. Timothy Paul Jones.  Just follow this link:

http://www.familyministrytoday.com/

Dr. Jones is asking church ministry leaders at various churches to conduct this survey.  I’ll publish the results of the survey once he finishes compiling them.

Memory Monday (07/06/09)

Psalm 100:1-3

(Scripture memory for
the School of Word and Art)

1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.

2 Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.

3 Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

What is “Memory Monday”? Each week I’ll post Scripture and/or Bible doctrine memory work from the previous Sunday’s children’s Bible lessons. Here is the challenge! Learn the memory work together as a family. Then, kids, come to our Sunday gatherings next week and recite the memory work to Mrs. Kelsey Barnes (St. Matthews campus), Mr. David Kidd (Germantown campus) or me to receive a reward.

Join me at the The Gospel, Counseling, and the Church conference!

Mark Prater is a pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church of Glen Mills, PA, part of the Sovereign Grace network.  He’s also one of the featured breakout speakers for our upcoming conference The Gospel: Counseling & The Church.  Mark is part of the leadership team for the gospel-centered, family-equipping ministry to children and students at Covenant Fellowship.   In the video below, Pastor Mark shares why he feels you will benefit from this conference.  I’ll be live blogging these two break out sessions here at the SojournKids site.   Come join me as I learn from these leaders in family ministry.  For more info about the conference check out http://counseling.sojournchurch.com.