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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

You Have A Family.

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One of the reasons why I love Child Dedication is the opportunity we have as the church to re-realize our responsibility to families. I am not a parent myself, but I have been gifted the responsibility of caring for children and families both as a Kid’s Director and as a church member. And it is a responsibility I do not take lightly.

A week from now, during the Child Dedication service, every Sojourn member will be asked to stand up and verbally commit to pray for these children—that they will grow to love Jesus and trust in Him

So, parents, what does our commitment to you look like?

We commit to teach your children the gospel both through our words and our example.

The family and the church are both given the responsibility of teaching your children. We as the church commit to teach the gospel to your children in our short time with them every week. Yes, this comes by intentional bible lessons, music, and activities that are centered around the gospel. This also comes through our desire that the truths we are teaching would sink in to our own hearts, and through our interactions with your children in all aspects of our care for them.

We commit to partner with you–holding you accountable and confronting your sin.

We are committed to your children, and we are committed to you. When the responsibility to teach your children about God is overwhelming, we are here to help. We are committed to provide you with resources, classes, and guides about family worship and biblical parenting. But more importantly, we are committed to come alongside you through life together in gospel community– both in the good and in the ugly. Parents need other parents. Non-parents need other parents and vise versa. We need each other.

We commit to pray for you and encourage you as you face the trials of parenting.

Let us step in to your life–the good and the bad. You are freed from having to hide your “mess” on Sunday mornings or any other time. Moms, this means you are freed from having to linger in the hallway feeling guilty because your child is crying in the arms of a willing children’s ministry worker. You are not a burden to us. Your child is not a burden to us. Go and enjoy the gift of refreshment that is worshipping and hearing the preaching of God’s word with your spouse and church family.

Parents, allow us to care for you and your children, not merely through programs, safe and welcoming childcare, or weekly parent emails–but with the gospel that frees us to serve and grow with you in community.

Sign up for the March 16th Child Dedication here!