Family Ministry Today highlights SojournKids

Last Sunday: Jesus is the Savior King

This week, Sojourn celebrated Palm Sunday, and, in SojournKids, we studied the story of Jesus’ triumphal entry from Luke 19:28-40 and John 12:12-19. We learned that:

  • Jesus is the Savior King.
  • The people honored Jesus as King by obeying and praising him.
  • We should obey and praise Jesus.

You can download the SojournKids “At Home” sheet here.

 

Sojourn VBS 2011: SonSurf! Register Now!

SojournKids is excited to announce this year’s Vacation Bible School: SonSurf! on July 11th-15th from 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon at the J-town Campus. VBS is an event for kids, ages 3 through grade 5, to learn about the gospel and participate in art, music, and games.  The theme for this year’s event is SonSurf.  Kids will be learning about the life and mission of Jesus while they cruise through beach themed environments.  Lessons focus on who Jesus is, why we can trust him, why we need him, and how he sends his people on mission.  Cost is 5$ per child (scholarships available).

There are lots of opportunities to serve before VBS by praying, donating, building sets, shopping, planning, and assisting with training.  There are also opporunities to serve during VBS by teaching, or leading in drama, crafts, recreation, snacks, music, or Bible teaching.

Sign up to serve here!

Pre-register here!

Spread the Good News Easter Art Project


Louisville graphic artist and Sojourn member Danielle Hammon has put together this “Spread the Good News” Roman Times newspaper layout as an art project for our SojournKids Grade School classes on Easter Sunday.  The Roman Times newspaper layout includes the complete eye-witness report of Jesus’ resurrection from the Apostle John (John 20:1-31 NIV) as well as the picture captions, “Risen from the Dead” and “Eye-witness Accounts.”

The project helps teach that Jesus’ resurrection is good news told by eye-witnesses that we should tell as well. The pictures and headline for the paper are left blank so that children can color in their own pictures of the empty tomb or an eye-witness telling the good news.  The newspaper layout was designed to be printed on 12″ x 18″ newsprint.  Click on the graphic above or the following link to download a PDF version of the newspaper layout then print.

If you enjoy this resource, you can leave a comment below to thank Danielle for her work.

Easter Sunday Coloring Page by Mandy Groce

Easter coloring picture with the phrase "He is Risen"

Sojourner Mandy Groce has just posted another great coloring page over at Tony Kummer’s Ministry-to-children.com.   You can click on the preview picture above for a printable PDF version of this coloring page. MTC.com has also made a higher resolution JPEG image available.

We’ll be using this Easter coloring sheet in our SojournKids Bible classes on Resurrection Sunday. It has a picture of Jesus along with the words, “He is Risen.” Other phrases decorate the picture as well. As with all of Mandy’s coloring pages at MTC.com, you are free to use this in your church, home, or Christian school.

If you enjoy this resource, you can leave a comment below to thank Mandy for her efforts.