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The Resurrection (at Home for April 20th)

This week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “The Resurrection” (Matthew 28:1-10). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism question (below)

READ: Mathew 28:1-10 or Story 117 in The Gospel Story Bible

ASK: What do we celebrate on Easter Sunday? Jesus rose from the dead.

ASK: What happened when Jesus was raised? There was an earthquake and the soldiers were blinded by the light. And angel rolled the stone away. And Jesus came back to life.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in the book, Old Story New by Marty Machowski, pages 205-209.

This week’s North Star catechism question is…

Download this week’s SojournKids at Home here.

52. When did God choose to love and save his people? God planned to love and save his people before the creation of the world.

Ephesians 1:4 For he chose us in him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us.

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

 

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!

 

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