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This Month in Next Gen:

LittleLIFE

A Series on Judges, Ruth, and Samuel

For a lot of us, recess is one of our favorite parts of the school day. We get to play dodgeball, hopscotch, or race our
friends around the play area. Recess helps us to stay active so we can grow strong, but it also gives us a chance
to grow in our relationships. In this five-week series, kids will discover through the stories in the books of Judges,
Ruth, and 1 Samuel the unexpected ways God can help them grow. As they do, they’ll learn how
God helps us grow stronger, helps us belong, answers our prayers, tells us what is true, and can use anything we give.

Monthly Memory Verse:
"See what great love the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called children of God! — 1 John 3:1a (NIV)

KidLIFE

A Series on Discovering God's Word

To their friends and family, they’re known as Zack and Jada—two ordinary kids who love to do ordinary things. But when they combine forces, they’re known as the “Riddle Rangers”—an extraordinary duo who travel the world, solving riddles with the guidance of their teacher, Professor Covington. Their most recent adventure has taken them to the “Dunes of Damascus” where mysterious riddles have been discovered in a long-lost ancient tomb. With the help of the kids, Zack and Jada will have to race against time to crack the codes before the treasure-hungry grave robbers get ahold of them. It’s an adventure that ultimately leads kids to discover that the greatest treasure is God’s Word.

Monthly Memory Verse:
"You always show me the path that leads to life. You will fill me with joy when I am with You." Acts 2:28 NIRV


StudentLIFE

A series on Friendship

Our friends are some of the most important people in our lives. Our friends know us best. They’re the people we’ve
spent countless hours with telling stories, laughing, and creating memories together. We all know having great
friendships means a lot more than just having people to hang out with, but how do you find friends like that? How do
you build the kinds of friendships that last? And what do you do if you feel like your friendships aren't everything you'd
want them to be? In this four-week series from the Gospels, we’ll take a look at how Jesus treated the people he cared
about in order to learn how we can better treat our friends. Through Jesus' example, we’ll discover that
friends don’t miss a chance to care for each other, aren’t afraid to challenge each other, don’t let differences divide them, and
aren’t afraid to talk about what they believe.

Monthly Verse:
"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” — Matthew 18:20 (NIV)

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Our #1 Parenting Resource:

Parenting isn't the big moments, it's every moment.

  • Every parent has 936 weeks of influence from the time their child is born until they graduate.
  • Your child spends 1 hour per week at church and 167 hours per week away from church.
  • Those can be a daunting numbers, but meaningful faith moments don't just happen at church. Meaningful faith moments with your family can fit seamlessly into the daily rhythm of your life.
  • We want to join you in the journey of learning how to make faith a part of your daily routine by being a constant presence with your kids in Next Gen, by teaching them Gospel truths, and by equipping you to do the same the other 167 hours of the week!