Old Story New Devotional is just a penny for your Kindle!

old story newHere is a great devotional resource from my friend Marty Machowski, and today it is just a penny for your Kindle. The book includes 78 weeks of devotionals through the New Testament that correspond with the curriculum that we use for SojournKids on Sundays.

Click here to get it now for your family!

Here is one endorsement from the cover:

“Marty Machowski ‘gets’ families. Even more importantly, he knows how to connect them to the Bible with simple, relatable New Testament studies that make much of Jesus in every lesson.”

Dave Harvey, Teaching Pastor at Four Oaks Church, Member of the Sojourn Network advisory board.

Sign up to serve at VBS!

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We’re so excited about this year’s Vacation Bible School: PROOF Pirates.It sets sail on July 14th at all Sojourn campuses. Here are some of our goals for this year’s VBS:

  • Over 900 children will hear the gospel during VBS.
  • 300 kids will be invited as a friend of a regular Sojourn attender.
  • 50% of kids in attendance will live in the neighborhoods immediately surrounding our campuses

This is a mission that you want to be a part of . If you are available during the week of VBS, sign up below:

Get ready for VBS! Pirates are coming!

Proof Pirates VBS

This year’s Vacation Bible School: PROOF Pirates sets sail on July 14th at all Sojourn campuses. Locations and times are listed below.

VBS is an event for kids, ages 4 through those who have completed grade 5, to learn from the Bible and participate in art, music, and games. This year, kids will learn that God’s grace is great enough to save scallawags like you and me.

To register, click on one of the links below: 

Midtown Campus (Click Here!)
1207 S. Shelby Street, 40203
July 14-18: 9am until Noon

East Campus (Click Here!)
8509 Westport Road, 40242
July 14-17 (four days): 9am until Noon

J-town Campus (Click Here!)
11412 Taylorsville Road, 40299
July 14-18: 9am until Noon

New Albany Campus (Click Here!)
2023 Ekin Ave., 47150
July 14-18: 6pm until 9pm

 

Three Times Through the Bible

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Dear Sojourn Parents…

Thanks again for entrusting your children to our care each week. We love them and are happy to help you point them to Jesus.

What They’re Learning This Month

  • This Sunday, April 13 – Jesus’ Triumphal Entry (John 12:10-50, GSB #108)
  • Easter Sunday, April 20 – Jesus’ Resurrection (Matthew 27:62-28:16, GSB #117)
  • Sunday, April 27 – Doubting Thomas (John 20:19-31, GSB #118)

Tools for Parents

  1. Old Story New Devotional Book – Corresponds with our Sunday curriculum and provides daily devotions based on those lessons
  2. The Gospel Story Bible (GSB) – As mentioned above, it walks through the entire Bible, story by story

The Big Picture

When possible, we try to harmonize the kids lessons with the pastor’s sermon text. Even when this isn’t possible, it’s encouraging to know that your children will be walked through the entire Bible every 3 years in SojournKids. This means that a 2-year-old will have walked through the Bible 3x when he or she finishes the 5th grade. (If your little one is younger than 2, similar stories are being read.)

Growing in grace with you and your family,

–The SojournKids Team

Dear Child Dedication Families

Child Dedication

Dear Child Dedication Families,

Thanks again for participating in the Child Dedication services a few weeks ago. We enjoyed watching the faces of our members when you lined up across the platform holding your little ones.

We walked through a number of Bible texts together at the class, via email, in some of your homes, and again on dedication morning. We would like to boil them down into one encouragement:

Have a daily walk with Jesus, love his Word, be thankful for his grace, and share with your kids what God shares with you every day. Few things are better than saying, “Kids, come here! Let me show you what God just taught daddy or mommy from his Word!”

Of course there are many great family books to purchase, devotional plans to try, and conferences to attend. More of our own resources are in the works! But if you take the advice above and let your kids peer into your walk with Jesus, everything else will be secondary.

Let’s remember that the child dedication service was simply a rehearsal of how we repeatedly dedicate our children to our Lord.

It’s a joy to be in the Sojourn family with you. Apart from serving your kids on Sunday, chatting with you in the hallways and in coffee shops, and making many other parenting resources available to you through SojournKids . . . feel free to reach out if there’s anything else we can do for your family!

Thanking God for you…

–The SojournKids Team