WHAT IS BASIC ELEMENT? Kids love life! They love to have fun. They love to engage and experience everything they possibly can. We love this about them and we meet them with their excitement each week in Basic Element! This is a ministry for kids that take place during our worship experiences on Sunday mornings (9:30 & 11:15am). We teach the truths of scripture and celebrate the life of Jesus in a high energy, creative way that keeps them wanting to come back!
WHAT TO EXPECT : When walking into Basic Element expect to be woken up by energetic music, flashing lights, and plenty of game consoles to keep every child occupied until the “show” starts. Many group games are incorporated into the Basic Element experience along with live game-specialist and prizes. We honor the child’s time spent in Basic Element by going above and beyond each week to present a thrilling experience for the children!
STAY ENGAGED: Directly after each service we host “Parent Time”. This is a time that parents are given a take home handout containing the lesson taught, along with a weekly memory verse to study with your child.
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Knowledge is a response to the character of God.
When kids turn about four years old they start asking, “Why?” It’s like suddenly a switch flips and they begin to string together their questions in an attempt to understand everything around them. And this continues throughout life. Watch an eight-year-old for very long and you can become convinced that everyone is wired with a natural curiosity to discover what we don’t know and go where we haven’t been.
Joy is a response to the character of God.
When God created the world, He made it to be a place of peace and contentment. In the Magnificent Paradise, God provided fruit trees that were pleasing to the eye and good to eat. And He personally walked with His creation! But when sin entered the world, so did greed and jealousy. As circumstances changed and life presented more challenges, people found it harder and harder to be happy. However, even now in this broken world, God wants us to have joy.
Honor is a response to the character of God.
Chances are if you have kids in sports or competitions of any kind, you have a growing collection of ribbons and medals, sashes and badges, certificates, trophies, or plaques. Some might hang on your walls or sit propped up on shelves somewhere. But if we’re honest, others get stuffed into a drawer and eventually thrown out. These were so important when they first came into our homes, but at some point they just lost their value. All those awards and medals can only mean so much, because honor has a deeper meaning.
Sometimes I think it would be nice to be a superhero. Most of the time, it’s like they act without a single ounce of fear. They see a problem and without thinking they jump to the rescue to save the day, conquering evils and injustices in their tracks.
Have you ever been to the circus? The circus can be a fun experience. But have you ever watched the circus through the eyes of a child? How they suddenly point to the sky as they notice the courageous men and women who walk, skip, and even ride bikes three stories above you on the high wire. They inch their way out onto the wire and for what you hope is only dramatic effect they bobble and tinker on the wire only millimeters from losing their grip.
When you hear the word, obedience, what comes to mind?
Perhaps the last time you got a speeding ticket.
Or what you wish your kids would learn.
Maybe you think about that old hymn many of us sang growing up in church.
“Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.”
(And for those of you now singing that song for the rest of the day, sorry about that.)
Summer is one of those times of the year when you hope to escape your normal day-to-day and head off on a family vacation. Perhaps you have a passport and hope to fill it with stamps and visas from around the world or maybe you keep albums filled with photos from the places you’ve seen and the people you’ve met along the way.
Do you ever notice that you define yourself by specific things or circumstances that show up in your life? Maybe it’s like there’s this box you carry around with everything that defines you: your stuff, your work, your family, your kids, your gifts and talents, or your home.
Have you ever run a marathon or some long distance race of some sort? You put in weeks, even months, of training your body and building the stamina needed to run 26.2 miles. You race. You may not win, but you get past the leg cramps, water stations, even that dreaded mile 20, and you finish. Not many people can honestly put those 26.2 bumper stickers on the back of their cars. Finishing a marathon is quite the accomplishment.
When you have a job to get done, you need the right tool. Hammers and screwdrivers work great for doing the job they were designed for, but sometimes you need something a little more complex. You need a tool that has the right attachment for the job, one that cooperates with that tool to get the job done.
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