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BEGINNING SUNDAY, 9/13, OUR GATHERINGS WILL BE HELD OUTDOORS IN OUR 
PARKING LOT AT 9AM.

ONLINE WILL MOVE TO 9:00 & 11:00AM.

CLICK "MORE" TO READ ABOUT 
OUR GATHERING PLAN FOR SEPTEMBER.

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Parent Resources

This is a unique moment that may only come once in a lifetime for our families. We want to help you make the most of the time with your children! These guides contain suggestions for activities, conversation starters, and service opportunities. There are 7 sections for each age group - one for each day of the week! Click on the bar with your preferred age group to get started!

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Sunday morning kids activities

Week of September 20:

PRE-SCHOOL

Something To Grow Closer to Jesus

  • Preschool Worship Video
  • Read Genesis 41
  • Who has a plan for you? God has a plan for me 
  • Who gives good things? God gives good things 

Parent Cue App: This free app gives parents weekly cues that are aligned with the content in the video presentations

Something to Watch

Grab your favorite snack and drink, because your family is about to watch a fantastic movie!  After watching, take some time to talk as a family about the themes and ideas presented in the story.

Puss in Boots 

  • In the movie, Puss’ choices make him good or bad.  Do you believe that is true for you and your family?  How do your choices affect who you are? 
  • Jesus tells us that when we believe in him, all of our bad choices are forgiven.  How does that change who we are? 
  • How does Puss and Humpty’s friendship change throughout the movie?  Why are love and forgiveness more important than revenge? 
  • Do you like this movie more or less than the Shrek movies?  Why or why not?

Something to do for Others

Celebrate a friend! 

Pick a friend you could surprise this week. You could drop off their favorite candy, a drawing, letter, balloons etc. on their porch or in their mailbox. The options are endless! Feel free to get as creative as you’d like and let your friend know how much you appreciate them.

Something to Improve Our Health

(Physical, Mental, Emotional, or Spiritual)

Something to Talk About

Use these questions to start a conversation:

  • Can you remember a time when you laughed so hard you snorted?
  • Who that you know has the funniest laugh?  Can you imitate it?
  • Who do you know that needs a laugh today?  Who could you cheer up?  How would you do this?
  • Can you remember a time when you made someone smile?
  • What is the quickest way to make someone smile?

ELEMENTARY

Something To Grow Closer to Jesus

Parent Cue App: This free app gives parents weekly cues that are aligned with the content in the video presentations

Something To Watch

Grab your favorite snack and drink, because your family is about to watch a fantastic movie!  After watching, take some time to talk as a family about the themes and ideas presented in the story.

Puss in Boots 

  • In the movie, Puss’ choices make him good or bad.  Do you believe that is true for you and your family?  How do your choices affect who you are? 
  • Jesus tells us that when we believe in him, all of our bad choices are forgiven.  How does that change who we are? 
  • How does Puss and Humpty’s friendship change throughout the movie?  Why are love and forgiveness more important than revenge? 
  • Do you like this movie more or less than the Shrek movies?  Why or why not?

Something to Do for Others

Celebrate a friend! 

Pick a friend you could surprise this week. You could drop off their favorite candy, a drawing, letter, balloons etc. on their porch or in their mailbox. The options are endless! Feel free to get as creative as you’d like and let your friend know how much you appreciate them.

Something to Talk About

Use these questions to start a conversation:

  • Can you remember a time when you laughed so hard you snorted?
  • Who that you know has the funniest laugh?  Can you imitate it?
  • Who do you know that needs a laugh today?  Who could you cheer up?  How would you do this?
  • Can you remember a time when you made someone smile?
  • What is the quickest way to make someone smile?

PRE-TEEN

Something to Grow Closer to Jesus

  • Preteen Worship Video
  • Read 1 Kings 19:14-21; 2 Kings 2:1-15
  • Discuss how Elijah and Elisha were encouraging to each other. 
  • How was Elisha there for Elijah when God called him away?
  • How did Elijah serve his friend and put his needs ahead of his own?
  • What can you do to put one of your friend’s needs ahead of your own?
  • Preteen God Time Card

Parent Cue App: This free app gives parents weekly cues that are aligned with the content in the video presentations

Something to Watch

Grab your favorite snack and drink, because your family is about to watch a fantastic movie!  After watching, take some time to talk as a family about the themes and ideas presented in the story.

Puss in Boots 

  • In the movie, Puss’ choices make him good or bad.  Do you believe that is true for you and your family?  How do your choices affect who you are? 
  • Jesus tells us that when we believe in him, all of our bad choices are forgiven.  How does that change who we are? 
  • How does Puss and Humpty’s friendship change throughout the movie?  Why are love and forgiveness more important than revenge? 
  • Do you like this movie more or less than the Shrek movies?  Why or why not?

Something to Do for Others

Celebrate a friend! 

Pick a friend you could surprise this week. You could drop off their favorite candy, a drawing, letter, balloons etc. on their porch or in their mailbox. The options are endless! Feel free to get as creative as you’d like and let your friend know how much you appreciate them.

Something to Talk About

Use these questions to start a conversation:

  • Can you remember a time when you laughed so hard you snorted?
  • Who that you know has the funniest laugh?  Can you imitate it?
  • Who do you know that needs a laugh today?  Who could you cheer up?  How would you do this?
  • Can you remember a time when you made someone smile?
  • What is the quickest way to make someone smile?

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Something To Grow Closer to Jesus

Join us- Encourage your student to join us for The Bridge online Wednesday nights at 7pm. The Bridge is a service specifically created for your middle school student. We have service at 7pm on YouTube HERE (http://tiny.cc/doxbridge)  and small groups at 7:30pm on zoom (text 817-523-9393 for group links). 

This week- This week we continue our new series called Holding Patterns focusing on the different ways to draw closer to Jesus in this season. The last few weeks have felt like we’re in a holding pattern flying around waiting for this season to end BUT we look forward to engaging in conversations with your kids about how we can all instill new practise to our lives to draw closer to God today. This week Richie Fike shares about worshipping God in this season. We’ve created a 5 week devotional for students to participate in HERE (http://tiny.cc/doxologyyouthjamesdevo). They can participate on their own, with friends, as a family, or in their small group. 

Passages- Hebrews 10:39-11:2, Matthew 6:20-21, Psalm 37:4

Start a conversation- 

  • After service check in with your student- ask what their group talked about and what they think of finding time to worship even in this season of isolation. 
  • Live it out yourself- seek out your own opportunities to worship through the week. Are there other things in your life you worship instead of God? Are there times you could sing or worship God but decide not to? Forming patterns in your own like can be an example to your student(s) as they practise the same thing. 
  • Spend time this week reading and digging into the series scriptures with your family. Even something as simple as spending 10 minutes together discussing what you’re reading.

Something to Grow Closer to Jesus

We encourage your student and your family to join us for our newest daily devotional series. We’re spending the month of August reading words Jesus spoke and applying them to our lives. We post videos and stories on instagram daily or have a full monthly outline for you HERE (https://linktr.ee/doxologyyouth)

Something to Do for Others

Appreciate those who serve others 

Write a note or draw a picture and mail it to a Sunday school teacher/small group leader letting them know you miss and appreciate them.

Something to Talk About

Wise Counsel

  • The Bible talks about having wise counsel in your life (Proverbs 15:22). What is wise counsel?
  • What does it look like for you, as a teenager, to have wise counsel in your life?
  • How do you make sure you have diverse wise counsel and not just an echo chamber with similar thoughts,viewpoints, and advice?

HIGH SCHOOL

Something To Grow Closer to Jesus

Join us- Encourage your student to join us for The Bridge online Wednesday nights at 7pm. The Bridge is a service specifically created for your high school student. We have service at 7pm on YouTube HERE (http://tiny.cc/doxbridge)  and small groups at 7:30pm on zoom (text 817-523-9393 for group links). 

This week- This week we continue our new series called Holding Patterns focusing on the different ways to draw closer to Jesus in this season. The last few weeks have felt like we’re in a holding pattern flying around waiting for this season to end BUT we look forward to engaging in conversations with your kids about how we can all instill new practise to our lives to draw closer to God today. This week Richie Fike shares about worshipping God in this season. We’ve created a 5 week devotional for students to participate in HERE (http://tiny.cc/doxologyyouthjamesdevo). They can participate on their own, with friends, as a family, or in their small group. 

Passages- Hebrews 10:39-11:2, Matthew 6:20-21, Psalm 37:4

Start a conversation- 

  • After service check in with your student- ask what their group talked about and what they think of finding time to worship even in this season of isolation. 
  • Live it out yourself- seek out your own opportunities to worship through the week. Are there other things in your life you worship instead of God? Are there times you could sing or worship God but decide not to? Forming patterns in your own like can be an example to your student(s) as they practise the same thing. 
  • Spend time this week reading and digging into the series scriptures with your family. Even something as simple as spending 10 minutes together discussing what you’re reading.  

Something to Grow Closer to Jesus

We encourage your student and your family to join us for our newest daily devotional series. We’re spending the month of August reading words Jesus spoke and applying them to our lives. We post videos and stories on instagram daily or have a full monthly outline for you HERE (https://linktr.ee/doxologyyouth)

Something to Do for Others

Appreciate those who serve others 

Write a note or draw a picture and mail it to a Sunday school teacher/small group leader letting them know you miss and appreciate them.

Something to Talk About

Wise Counsel

  • The Bible talks about having wise counsel in your life (Proverbs 15:22). What is wise counsel?
  • What does it look like for you, as a teenager, to have wise counsel in your life?
  • How do you make sure you have diverse wise counsel and not just an echo chamber with similar thoughts, viewpoints, and advice?

Looking for more activities and ways to connect with your kids? Check out the Parent Resources from previous weeks.

week of September 13
week of September 6
week of August 30th
week of August 23rd
week of August 16th
week of August 9th