Kid Life Groups: August 9

Preschool

God Created Animals
Today preschoolers learn that God made animals. After creating the earth and providing a source of food, God spoke all the animals—birds, fish, and land animals—into being.

1st-5th Grade

God Created People
Today 1st-5th Graders learn that God created people to live in families. From the creation of man and woman, God’s perfect plan for people was put in place— marriage between a man and woman.

Remind your child that God planned for people to live in families, and every family is different. Guide your child to name her immediate and extended family members. Invite her to pray and thank God for her family.

Use these simple steps to guide your family during today’s Life Group time.


Step 1: Print Activity Pages

Print one for each child. This is a great tool to have as you go through the videos. Each download includes the Activity Page for your child and a One Conversation page for you to use with the Bible reference and story.


Step 2: Watch Bible Story Video

Before you press play, sit together and pray. Thank God for this special day to worship and learn about Him. Then, watch the Bible story video together.

Preschool Bible Story
1st-5th Grade Bible Story


3. Read & Discuss The Bible Story Together

Use the Activity Page and One Conversation Page you printed to read and discuss the Bible Story together. Select an activity and talk about how it goes along with the story.

Activities

Babies-Kinder

One’s & Two’s
Play “Be A…”

  • Ask your child to pretend to be the animals you name.
  • Example- Say: “Be a monkey.”
  • Give your child time to play like a monkey.
  • Call out other animals for your child to pretend to be like.
  • Say: “God saw everything He made, and it was very good. Genesis 1:31.” Discuss other things God has made and thank Him for those things.

Three’s – PreK
Make Bird and Fish Collage Art
Gather: Kids Activity Page, print bird and fish shapes, glue, colorful tissue paper, pieces of glitter paper or other specialty papers, scissors, paper plates, small paintbrushes.

  • Make copies of bird and fish shapes (however many you’d like your child to make). You may want to pour a small amount of glue onto a paper plate that your child can use a small paintbrush to paint the glue onto their bird or fish shapes.
  • Invite your child to paint glue onto his/her bird or fish shapes. He/she can tear or cut the paper and press the pieces onto the glue on their shapes.
  • Talk about different kinds of birds and sea creatures.
  • Say that God made fish and sea creatures. Add that God made birds and all flying animals. Talk about the Bible story and have your child complete the Kids Activity Page.
  • Pray. Thank God for making all kinds of animals and encourage your child to thank God for animals too.

Kindergarten
Use Animal Stencils
Gather: Kids Activity Page, Bible, animal stencils, colored pencils, paper.

  • Go over the Bible story with your child and allow him/her to complete the Kids Activity Page.
  • Show kids how to draw inside the stencils to make animals on their papers. If you do not have any stencils, have your child draw different animals on paper. Talk about the Bible story as your child works.
  • Comment that God made every kind of animal- big and little, wild animals and cattle, birds and fish, insects and bugs.
  • Help your child open the Bible to Genesis 1:31. Say the verse together: “God saw everything He had made, and it was very good.” Help your child print the verse on his/her animals paper.
  • Thank God for the world He made.

1st-5th Grade

Family Picture

  • Talk about some of your favorite family memories.
  • Look at pictures and make a collage of your favorite family memories. Title the picture God Created My Family
  • Let your kids know God created your family to help you guys learn and grow.

Family Tree

  • Draw a family tree with your kids. Let them fill it out as much as possible.
  • Let them know that all families are not alike, but God never meant for people to live alone. That is why we have families.

Mirror Image

  • Pair of your family members
  • You will call out an action, and each person will need to match their partner’s motions as if they are looking in the mirror.
  • Actions: climb a mountain, jump rope, play patty cake, flex your muscles, and try on a pretend jacket
  • Tell your kids that God created man and woman in His own image.
  • Read Genesis 1:26 and remind them we are to bear the image of Jesus and be like Jesus to our family.

Who Am I?

  • Review Bible story and have your kids answer “Who Am I?”
  • I looked after the garden. (Adam)
  • This is my name because I was taken from man. (woman)
  • You can’t eat from me. (tree of knowledge of good & evil)
  • I came from Adam’s flesh. (Eve)
  • I wanted a helper for Adam. (God)
  • I was used to make a woman. (Adam’s rib)
  • I was named by Adam. (animals)
  • I fly in the air. (bird)
  • I was made out of the dust. (Adam)

Telephone Memory Verse

  • Read Psalm 139:14
  • Whisper 1st sentence of verse in one family member’s ear, have them whisper in another family member’s ear, and so on. The last person to hear the sentence will say it out loud.
  • Then whisper the 2nd sentence.

4. Missions Emphasis

  • Distribute copies of “Map to Mozambique“ and markers.
  • Help kids draw a line from where they live to the country of Mozambique.
  • Remind kids that even though missionary Sally Hamrick did not know where Mozambique was, she was willing to travel there to tell kids about Jesus.
  • Encourage kids to display the maps at home as reminders to pray for the children of Mozambique.

5. Pray

Thank God for your family and that He designed us to have each other from the beginning.

Ask God to help parents lead and guide their children the way God wants them to.

Ask God to help kids have open hearts that learn from families.

Ask God for opportunities to bear Jesus’ image to others.

Thank God for having a clear purpose for Jesus to be our Savior.


PSC Update 8.04.2020

The following is an update from the Pastor Search Committee. 
August 4, 2020

The “publicized notification of the search for candidates” (both internal at Champion Forest Baptist Church and external) for the Senior Pastor Role at CFBC has now officially begun. 
 
In the June 2020 Pastor Search  Committee(PSC) update to CFBC,  we reported that the PSC would  be asking the congregation and staff to take an important Church Survey.  That step has been completed.  In addition, we reported that we would be building an extensive Job Profile for our new Senior Pastor.  That step has also been completed.   
 
So, the PSC, in conjunction with our consultant, Vanderbloemen, is now officially seeking candidates for the Senior Pastor Role at CFBC.
 
If you know of someone who could be qualified and interested, direct them to this link to be prayerfully considered.

Champion Forest Baptist Church—Senior Pastor Vanderbloemen Link

In the coming weeks, candidate names will be received by Vanderbloemen, and screening will be underway, and that process will ultimately yield Vanderbloemen’s recommendation to the Pastor Search Committee of potential candidates.  Please click here to see a flow chart of PSC Key Milestones which describes the entire process to find God’s man to be the new CFBC Senior Pastor.  You will be able to see the numerous steps that have already been completed and the several steps remaining.  You will know how to pray for the PSC by following our progress on this chart as our progress is periodically announced to you in our updates.


 For sure, the PSC and the Vanderbloemen Search Group need the prayers of the congregation and staff.  Please pray specifically for the candidate identification and screening process that is now underway.
 
Thank you for your continual prayer support-

Champion

Champion (North Klein)

Caleb Bush and the North Klein Worship Team

“And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8: 30-31

Often times, we get held up in momentary things. We let the effects of our situations dictate our emotions and self-worth. Remember, you’ve been set apart by the transformative work displayed on the cross. We can live with confidence and victory because of our future glory.


Lyrics

Verse 1
I’ve tried so hard to see it
Took me so long to believe it
That You’d choose someone like me
To carry Your victory

Verse 2
Perfection could never earn it
You give what we don’t deserve and
You take the broken things
And raise them to glory

Chorus
You are my champion giants fall when You stand
Undefeated every battle You’ve won
I am who You say I am You crown me with confidence
I am seated in the heavenly place
Undefeated with the one who has conquered it all

Verse 3
Now I can finally see it
You’re teaching me how to receive it
So let all the striving cease
This is my victory

Chorus
You are my champion giants fall when You stand
Undefeated every battle You’ve won
I am who You say I am You crown me with confidence
I am seated in the heavenly place
Undefeated with the one who has conquered it all

Bridge
When I lift my voice and shout
Every wall comes crashing down
I have the authority
Jesus has given me
When I open up my mouth
Miracles start breaking out
I have the authority
Jesus has given me

Chorus
You are my champion giants fall when You stand
Undefeated every battle You’ve won
I am who You say I am You crown me with confidence
I am seated in the heavenly place
Undefeated by the pow’r of Your name
I am seated in the heavenly place
Undefeated with the one who has conquered it all


August Daily Discipleship Moments

It’s August!

Moms and Dads, It’s August! And even though we still aren’t quite sure what the world has in store, your most important job each day is STILL the spiritual nurturing of your children!

Kids are only little a few minutes, and time is precious. So, Moms, and Dads, start discipling your littles…raise them up to shine like stars in their generation, and to be warriors for Christ in a world that needs to know Him!

Disciple your child by following these two guides each day this month.
Preschool families – Use the Preschool “Minute to Win It” Discipleship calendar.
Elementary families – Use Daily Bible Reading.

Read the verses.
Do the activities.
Answer the questions.

Preschool Discipleship Calendar

The CFBC Preschool Ministry has designed some quickie ideas for you to use this summer as you disciple your preschoolers! Presented in calendar format, pop this on the refrigerator for easy access through the day…and use these ideas as you “teach them diligently (repeat them again and again) to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. (Deuteronomy 6:7)” Remember, children learn through repetition, so repeat, repeat repeat…again and again, multiple times a day!

The days are formatted by age, as follows, but many suggestions can be used for different age groups:

  • Sundays | Sundays at Home Life Group Lesson
  • Mondays | Baby Church
  • Tuesdays | Toddler Tidbits
  • Wednesdays | Hump Day Happies (for middle preschoolers)
  • Thursdays | Thursday Thoughts (for older preschoolers)
  • Fridays | Music Moments
  • Saturdays | How to Raise Spiritual Kids (parent ideas)

1st-5th Grade Daily Bible Reading

With Daily Bible Reading (DBR), your child will discover new and amazing things about God, Jesus and the Bible! Encourage your child to have a journal and write what they learn each day about God. Set a goal to spend time daily reading the Bible and praying with your child. Or encourage them to do so independently.

Use the following link for all Daily Bible Reading Plans and Posts.


RESET Week

August 3 – 7

RESET Week is a one-week experience the CFSM team from all campuses has created for our students, leaders and families! The summer has been “unique” to say the least and with camp cancelled, we wanted to bring the different elements of camp to our students!

This Week Will Include:

  • Daily Devotionals…online video devotionals led by our RESET Week Guest Speaker, Chuck Butler
  • Worship…a dedicated Spotify Playlist full of fresh new worship to jam to whenever
  • Theme Days… fun daily challenges encouraging students to create videos or snap photos showing the world what they’ve got (submissions accepted on Instagram/Facebook/email/text)
  • Worship Service…Friday night online worship service including games, worship and a message from Chuck


It’s going to be an awesome week for our CFSM students! We hope that you will pray for, participate in and follow along!