Summer Parent Partnerships (part 1)

He established a testimony in Jacob
    and appointed a law in Israel,
which He commanded our fathers
    to teach to their children,
that the next generation might know them,
    the children yet unborn,
and arise and tell them to their children,
    so that they should set their hope in God
and not forget the works of God,
     but keep His commandments
Psalm 78:5-7
It’s that time of year again… the push for parents to volunteer in the Children’s Ministry classrooms. While the request to spend two hours with a group of children is a drop in the bucket for some, others may cringe. We like children and all, but a whole group of them… with us as the leaders? Yikes! No matter your hesitation about committing two weeks in your children’s class is all about I want to ease your anxiety. I’m going to take the next week to encourage all of you and explain why we need you to get involved this summer and how you yourself will benefit.
Part One: What Exactly is Summer Parent Partnership (SPP)?
SPP is a chance for the year-long Children’s Ministry (CM) teachers to have a break. This rejuvenates them, and, if God calls them back next year, prepares them for the time ahead. But while this is a nice respite for the teachers it is a great opportunity for us who are not usually in CM to get a chance and see how things are run. We get to take a closer look at what the curriculum is teaching our children, how well supported the classrooms are, and maybe – just maybe – God will call you to be a year long teacher next year. But you won’t know unless you’ve tried.
Your benefit #1? Ah, but you have to wait until tomorrow!
PS. As a teaching tip from someone who has taught in CM on and off for the past four or so years, three year olds really benefit from short and easy Bible songs. I can tell you from experience that singing the peppy song proclaiming with pride that “I am a C. I am a C… H. I am a C…H… R… I… S… T… I… A… N.” is just a bit over their heads.
SPP begins June 15th
Sign ups are either at the CM welcome center or via email

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