Gospel Presentation

Sometimes it’s hard to know how to start in helping your kids grasp the full significance of who Jesus is. That’s why Kid’s Quest offers Starting Zone to equip parents in guiding their children towards starting and growing in a personal relationship with Jesus and taking steps towards baptism, a public declaration of their faith.

Starting Zone is a progression of steps to give parents the confidence and tools to be the primary spiritual leader at home, first in guiding their child to make a personal decision to start a relationship with Jesus Christ and second, in guiding them to express their faith publicly through baptism when they are mature enough to understand and articulate what the act symbolizes. No matter where your child is spiritually, we’ll give you a starting point.

Step 1 is participation in our Gospel Presentation which is Sunday Sept. 28 at 9:10 am or 12:35 pm in Room 1208 (1st Floor). Elementary-aged children and their parents attend together for a 45-minute presentation of John 3:16 that is interactive, engaging, and fun for you and your child. Following the class parents will receive materials to lead spiritual discussions at home about starting a personal relationship with Jesus and understanding baptism.

We recommend that children be 7 years old & up but you can bring them whenever you feel they’re ready and you can repeat the Gospel Presentation as many times as you like to help solidify your child’s growing faith. This presentation is required for any child who wants to be baptized at MBC. It’s free but please register in advance so we can make sure we have enough materials for all participants. For more info or to register go to mbctysons.org/startingzone.

KQ Movie Night This Friday!

It’s not too late to get your free tickets to KQ Movie Night this Friday, July 25, 6:30–9:15 pm (check-in opens at 6:00 pm) in Community Room C as we enjoy the 1960 classic adventure film, “Swiss Family Robinson” (rated G). Be sure to arrive at 6:00 pm so you don’t miss our fun connection games, too, to get to know your Small Group.

For free tickets and complete details, go to our website at http://mbctysons.org/kqevents

KIDstuff In Review

I remember how it felt the first time I jumped into the swimming pool. My Dad was there, arms outstretched, waiting patiently and verbally encouraging me to take that fateful plunge. I felt a rush of air as I ran and cold pins and needles as I hit that cold water. Pennsylvania summers really begged for a heated pool but I didn’t mind, bobbing up and down in the water in my Dad’s arms.

Finding the courage to jump wasn’t hard because of the trust I had for my Dad. He carried me on his shoulders for miles and miles because it was my favorite place to be, he kissed my scraped knee when I tipped my big wheel trike and he always let me use him as my patient with my junior doctor’s kit (his prescribed treatment was usually to share a cookie or ice cream with me, doctor’s orders!). I knew that in any situation I could depend on him to be there and take care of me. He had my trust. These were the thoughts that came to mind as I watched the June KIDstuff show, the last show of the season, which highlighted the virtue of Trust: putting your confidence in someone you can depend on.

The show opened with Mr. Adam finding himself, yet again, in a pickle. He had agreed to coach a summer basketball camp but all he knew about the game was that the ball was red…or was it orange? His co-host, Mr. Brian reminded him that he could trust God for help. Suddenly a young man named Chase passed by doing all sorts of fancy tricks with a basketball. Mr. Adam asked if he’d teach him basketball and Chase replied that he’d do better, he would help him coach the camp! When Mr. Adam trusted God, God came through!

The disciple Peter also shared a story of trust as he was called from his life as a fisherman to follow Jesus. He learned to trust Jesus by seeing all that Jesus did – he brought a little girl back to life, he called to Peter and Peter walked on water, and he came back to life and was raised to Heaven. When Peter put his trust in Jesus, his whole life changed.

The audience participated in a game called “Fix The Scene” where they had to pick out the things that didn’t belong in Bible stories about trusting God. For example, the disciples definitely weren’t wearing sunglasses when Jesus asked them to put their nets out for a huge catch of fish!

In the Clubhouse, the gang prepared for a team walk-a-thon. Not just any walk-a-thon…a super hero walk-a-thon where the prize was a stack of autographed Justice Hero comics. Each member came up with their own superhero persona: Gordo was “The Human Towel,” capable of using his invisibility, bullet-proof and ever-expanding towels to rescue and defend the helpless; Sam was “Mega-Planter,” dedicated to planting the seeds that will grow into life-giving trees and plants for all; Vinny was the “Skateboard Kid,” thwarting criminals and saving the downtrodden with his awesome tricks and stunt moves; and Cammie was “Sweet Justice,” a super pastry chef who can make delicious chocolate fudge brownies without any calories or fat. Together they made…THE  PHENOMENAL FOUR! It seemed like they had the team competition in the bag until they realized that Vinny wasn’t allowed to bring his skateboard. Vinny confided in Grandpa Henry that without his skateboard he would not only be a mediocre super hero, but he also wouldn’t be able to finish the walk-a-thon. Grandpa Henry told Vinny to put his trust in God to help him finish the walk-a-thon. With God’s help, Vinny persevered and made it to the finish line to help his team to victory!

It was a great closing show for our Clubhouse super heroes and the rest of the KIDstuff cast as they learned about putting their confidence in someone they can depend on. Just like my earthly father when he caught me during my first plunge into the swimming pool, we can trust our Heavenly Father because He cares for us.

— Caitlin

 

Get Your Free Tickets!

Kids of any age, their parents, and their Kid’s Quest Small Group Leaders are all invited to come together to enjoy the 1960 classic adventure film, “Swiss Family Robinson” (rated G) which tells the story of a shipwrecked family facing wild animals, pirates, and dangerous obstacles on a strange island.

Friday, July 25
6:30–9:15 pm (check-in opens at 6:00 pm)
In Community Room C

Details:

  • Don’t miss a minute! Be there at 6:00 pm for connection games with friends and Small Group Leaders.
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent.
  • Popcorn, fruit snacks and water served.
  • Feel free to bring additional snacks or dinner for your family.
  • Bring something soft to sit on like a pillow, bean bag, blanket, etc.
  • The Small Groups with the largest attendance in each age grouping will win a mystery prize!

For free tickets, go to our website at http://mbctysons.org/kqevents

Why Are We Having This Event?
We believe that a significant catalyst for children’s spiritual growth is the presence of others in their lives who believe what they believe. The friends children spend time with will influence the decisions they make in life. This “someone” may start out as just their Kid’s Quest Small Group Leader but as children grow, this need to connect with friends has even greater significance. With Promotion Weekend moving kids into new groups on July 12/13, we want your kids to have a strong start in making new friends with peers and leaders who can encourage them in their faith during small group time on weekends.

Summer Edition of Starting Zone

It’s not too late to sign up for our summer edition of the Starting Zone Gospel Presentation!

Starting Zone equips parents to be the primary spiritual leader at home, first in guiding their child to make a personal decision to start a relationship with Jesus Christ and second, in guiding them to express their faith publicly through baptism when they are mature enough to understand and articulate what the act symbolizes. No matter where your child is spiritually, we’ll give you a starting point.

We typically start new rounds of Starting Zone every spring and fall but by request, we’ve added a summer Gospel Presentation on Saturday, June 14 at 5:15 pm in Room 1208. Elementary-aged children and their parents attend together to participate in a 45-minute presentation of John 3:16 that is interactive, engaging, and fun for you and your child. Following the class parents will receive resources to fuel their child’s faith all summer and have an option to return in the fall to take steps towards baptism.

We recommend that children be 7 years old & up but you can bring your children whenever you feel they’re ready and you can repeat the class as many times as you like to help solidify your child’s growing faith. This class is required for any child who wants to be baptized at MBC. For more info or to register go to mbctysons.org/startingzone.