WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF GOD
We love kids! And Jesus loves kids! And we want kids to love coming to learn what it means to follow Jesus in their lives. It's that simple.
KidStuf February Focus: UNIQUENESS
This February we'll be talking about uniqueness (which is learning more about others so you can know more about yourself) and the fact that God made each of us unique. On purpose! By looking for the gifts and talents of other people, a kid can begin to appreciate everyone's importance in God's story, including his own. He can learn that it's okay, even good, to be different and that God made him with a unique blend of talents, abilities, and gifts for a reason. The same God who took the time to design each and every one of the 10 quintillion insects on planet earth, in all their glorious variety, made each of us. That is truly remarkable.
Here are some things we think are important for kids to understand about themselves, about others, and about God's purpose for them when it comes to uniqueness:
God made everybody different. What is it that makes you stand out? God can use those differences to change lives, yours and others'. Deborah is an impressive case in point (Judges 4:1-24).
God made everybody a somebody. Most everybody has felt like a nobody at some point. Gideon sure did. But God had some big plans for Gideon (Judges 6:11--7:22).
God can use anybody to share His message, even a locust-eating man who lived in the wilds of the Judean desert. Who listens to you? What are your words and actions "telling" others about God? (Matthew 3:1-6)
God gave everybody special abilities. God not only created a package of talents and abilities just for you, He gives you "spiritual gifts" when you become a Christian (1 Corinthians 12:1-11).
We think this is going to be a great opportunity to help kids get to know themselves and others, and even more importantly, their heavenly Father and some of the things He may have planned for them.
"God saw all that he had made, and it was very good" (Genesis 1:31, NIV).