We hope your child had as much fun as we did Tuesday night at Kids Club. Here’s a sneak peek into what we did. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for additional video, photos, and information.
Once again, Jimmy and Gergu challenged a lucky 4th grader to our second Olympic challenge–an obstacle course. Unfortunately, our Kids Club competitor lost for the second night in a row leading to another date with the slime tank.
Together we watched a great video put together by Gerik Parmele featuring responses kids at The Crossing initially had about our word of the night “Obstacles.” This word came from our memory verse Hebrews 12:1-2a:
Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus.
We took a closer look at this word together at “Beyond the Gold,” our Bible Story component for the evening. We learned that obstacles are things that cause us to stumble, slow down, or stop in your race. We were once again joined by the Apostle Paul who shared some of the obstacles he faced. We then met together in our small groups to discuss obstacles we are challenged with today. We learned that some obstacles are caused by our own sin while others are a result of living in a fallen, broken world where everything is under a curse.
As you can see from the pictures below, there was also plenty of time for laughter, food, art, games, friendship, serving, dancing, worship, and fun.
We would also like to congratulate the winners of our Grafitti Board Team Challenge for Night Two: 1st Grade White Australia, 4th Grade Orange India, 5th Grade Maroon Qatar.
Black Ring Explanation: The color black represents the sin, darkness, and brokeness in our own hearts and in our world. The black ring reminds us that sin can cause obstacles in our journey of believing in Jesus. These obstacles can cause us to stumble, slow down, or even stop in our race.
2. Discuss the following review question together:
- If you think of your life-long journey of believing in Jesus as a race, what are some obstacles you might face?