Northpoint K!DS’ “Big Group Time” During COVID-19
Hello, NP K!DS’ Parents,
We’re looking forward to the time when we can all gather in person again. In the meantime, we’ve set up a place where we can sing and study God’s Word together as we would on a typical Sunday morning at Northpoint. Below, you’ll find a short video where Miss Terri sets up the lesson for the week and where Tri Nguyen leads us in worship. Another part of our program is a quick, fun video summary of the lesson from The Gospel Project, but to see that (and you and your kids should!), you’ll have to access it on a private webpage from the Northpoint All-church due to licensing issues (subscribe to the email HERE). Finally, below you’ll find links to the same materials we would have sent home on a normal Sunday to reinforce the teaching. Check back each Friday for the coming Sunday’s posting.
If you want to see our previous Big Group Time posts, you can do that through the private page.
Here we go for THIS week!
THE WEEK OF APRIL MAY 24-30
Jesus Was Tempted
Hello Wonderful NP K!ds,
I’m so glad you’re tuning in, again and again, each week. Today, you will hear how important it is to know what the Bible really says, and not to depend on what others might tell you it says. We always must test what others tell us. So, let’s now find out more about your great God words to us. Here we go!
You go NP Kids’ Go!
God is proud of you!
Here are your 8 challenges for you to do below as we all get to focus on God’s Words in Matthew 4:1-22.
Watch the first video below for numbers 1,2, 3, and 4:
1. Listen to Miss Terri.
2. Go on a lizard hunt and do pushups or jumping jacks.
3. Sing to God with Mr. Tri.
4. Watch Mr. Donovan Stites get us started with our story.
5. To watch this weeks’ story review lesson of Matthew 4:1-22, you’ll have to access it on a private webpage from the Northpoint All-church due to licensing issues (subscribe to the email HERE).
6. Open your Bibles with your parents and enjoy working through the family discussion questions and saying this month’s memory verses again.
– Read Matthew 4:1-22
– What kind of things tempt you to sin?
The Bible says that God gives us the power to resist temptation. When we say no to sin, we show God that He is most important in our lives, more important than doing what we want to do. Now kids, open your Bible and read out loud 1 Corinthians 10:13.
– In today’s story, where was Jesus? Matthew 4:1, 4:5, 4:8
– What did the Devil tempt Jesus to do? Matt 4:3, Matt 4:6, Matt 4:9
– How did Jesus respond to what the Devil said? With God’s Words – Matthew 4:4, 4:7, 4:10
– Jesus was tempted by the evil devil, but did He sin? Never ever did He sin!
Jesus was tempted, but He trusted God and never sinned. Jesus is perfect and righteous. A perfect sacrifice was required to take away sin. Jesus was the perfect sacrifice. He died on the cross to free us from sin and to give us the power to say no to temptation.
May memory verses. Have fun learning what you can and challenge your parents to learn with you:
Psalm 31:24 – “Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!”
Matthew 4:10 – “Be gone Satan! For it is written, you shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve.”
John 3:16-17 – “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
**Bonus** Can you learn it with your name?
John 3:16-17 – “For God so loved (your name), that He gave His only Son, that if (your name) believes in Him (your name) should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn (your name) but in order that (your name) might be saved through him.”
For numbers 7 and 8, get your parents!
For our NP Parents:
NP K!DS’ Resources for THIS week –
7. You can read an article, Jesus Was Tempted, written just for this week, by the Gospel Project, that our teachers would have read in preparation for teaching their lessons this past Sunday. It’s oh so insightful, helpful, and encouraging! Read it HERE.
8. Download a few pages from our teachers’ Sunday school curriculum that they would have used to prepare Sunday’s lessons, along with the same activity page we would have sent home with your K!DS by clicking HERE.
That’s all for now, NP K!DS. Look for next week’s message next Friday afternoon!
If you need anything, please, please, don’t hesitate to email me at email@example.com.
Ministry Director, Children
Northpoint Evangelical Free Church
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Northpoint Winter Camp 2020 Recap
Over the weekend of January 3-5, 2020, 15 Northpoint leaders took 32 fourth–sixth graders up to Thousand Pines for Winter Camp 2020! Our own Rich Simpson taught from John 7:38 to show that just as we can’t survive in this life without water, we can’t survive eternity without Jesus, our LIVING WATER. Tri Nguyen joyfully echoed that gospel truth through song. Thank you to our NP family for your prayers and support to get us up the hill; now, please pray that the seeds planted would grow into faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Take a look below to get an idea of what we did at Winter Camp.
Children’s Ministry Director
VBS 2019 Recap
On July 7, Northpoint was buzzing with activity as we put up Christmas decorations around campus in anticipation of our Vacation Bible School set to start the following evening. Christmas in July. Why? Our prayer was that in the years to come, when Christmas rolls around each year, all who would attend VBS would remember Christmas is all about Jesus. He is The Star of Christmas. We prayed before VBS, and now after, that those memories will lead them to the gospel and to Christ. Won’t you pray with us that the gospel seeds planted at this year’s VBS will sprout!
Take a look below to get an idea of what it looked like at Northpoint over the week of July 8-12, 2019:
Northpoint Winter Camp 2019 Recap
Winter Camp for our 4th-6th graders was January 4-6, 2019! Our theme, from John 8:12, was Light of the World: “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'” We learned that we didn’t have to walk too far from our cabins at Thousand Pines at night to get where it was really dark—probably darker than it is at home. In the same way, we don’t have to walk too far from God to be in another kind of darkness: the kind that keeps us separated from Him—forever. All it takes is one sin against God. Just one. Talking back to our parents. Sneaking cookies from the kitchen cabinet after we’ve been told we can’t have any. Just one sin and we are separated from God, in darkness, forever. And we’ve all sinned. Today. Maybe even in the last few minutes. Seriously bad news, right? For sure. But there is good news. At camp we learned why, like it teaches in John 8:12, that Jesus is The Light of the World who takes away the darkness.
Here’s what it looked like:
Children’s Ministry Directortbrown@northpointcorona.org
It’s our amazing privilege in the NP K!DS’ ministries to joyfully support you, our NP parents, as you shepherd your kids to be complete in Christ! We do that by helping to build a biblical foundation, by helping to encourage a heart of worship, and by helping to develop a witness for Jesus Christ. We offer Sunday Morning Programs for kids birth to sixth grade; a Wednesday evening program, AWANA, those 3 years old to 6th grade. In addition to the weekly gatherings, we also take kids to Winter Camp in the San Bernardino mountains each January, and a Vacation Bible School during one week each summer. You’ll find more for each program on this page.
For more information, please contact Northpoint’s Children’s Director, Terilyn Brown, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 951.281.2827, or Andria Brucks at email@example.com, or 951.281.2812.
Northpoint offers Sunday morning programs for children during both the 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services. We break Sunday into two sections: Early Childhood and Elementary. Our Early Childhood program serves children birth to kindergarten, where we offer nursery care for children from birth to one-year-old, and Sunday school classes for children three years and above. The Elementary program is for kids grades one through six. Both sections use The Gospel Project for Kids. With it, we go through the Bible every three years to impact the three stages of childhood development from two years old through sixth grade. Our curriculum covers many of the main Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments to demonstrate how each story points to Christ’s redemptive work and our continued need for a Savior to redeem and restore us.
If would like to review our curriculum, please click here to watch a video by Pastor Matt Chandler from the Village Church, who does a superb job of explaining the importance of having a Christ-centered view of all of Scripture. To read more, please click here to open the “scope and sequence” of all the Bible lessons that will be taught through in three years. You can also contact Terilyn Brown at 951.281.28271 to schedule a “hands-on” review of the curriculum.
AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, which is a paraphrase of 2 Timothy 2:15. AWANA seeks to help you in training your children to walk in God’s pathways rather than those of the world. Our AWANA Clubs are part of a worldwide ministry, headquartered in Streamwood, Illinois.
For more, please check out the AWANA Blog to keep you up to date with all that is going on. Be sure to check the site often.
To register online, please click here. We accept online registrations throughout the year starting in mid-August.