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The Parent Weekly


The Parent Weekly

We believe parents are the primary teachers in a child's life. Because of this, we post a Parent Weekly each Sunday which includes big ideas from that week’s teaching, the memory verse, questions for family discussion, and a look at where we’re headed the following week. Our hope is for this to be a helpful tool as you continue raising your kids to love God and love people.

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Welcome, you'll find the most recent lessons below:



Year 1, Winter: Lesson 6

Hello parents! We now have free coloring books available for children who remain in the gathering with their family. Available at the Kids check-in desk.


What we learned today

Big Idea: Jesus chooses us to follow Him (part 2)

Luke 5v1–11 Jesus chose 12 apostles and prepared them to go and tell others about Him. Today He calls each of us to follow Him as well.


Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: Jesus is God (part 1)

Matthew 8v23–27; Mark 4v35–41.Jesus calms the storm with just three words: “Quiet! Be still!” Jesus can control nature—He can save the world.


Did you know?

Share these facts to get the conversation started:

  • The Sea of Galilee sits 686 feet below sea level, and it’s not uncommon for violent storms to arise producing waves over seven feet high!

  • Jesus slept soundly during the storm while His disciples were fearing for their lives.


Connect as a family

Your child is beginning to develop his imagination. Make some waves during bath time and allow him to act out this part of The Big God Story.

Read Mark 4:35–41. After reading remind your child that Jesus can control the waves with just His words.

After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these thoughts together:

  • What does this part of The Big God Story tell you about Jesus?That’s right, He is all-powerful.

  • What was Jesus doing during the storm? Sleeping! That’s right … Jesus wasn’t scared, because He is God and that’s amazing.



Blessings are often used in the Bible. A blessing can be a prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words to encourage and guide.

Open a Bible and read John 20:31a: “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God.”

A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), I pray you will come to understand and know that Jesus is God and experience how amazing He is.

3's – 4'sJamie Haley