Elementary Summer Fun Days

This summer elementary kids will engage in a summer series by Empowering Living called “Living On The Edge.” The principles of Chip Ingram’s r12 series on Romans 12 are communicated to kids in a fun, relevant and life-changing way. Here is an overiew of the lessons:

Lesson 1: Loving God and Loving Others. Each child will learn the greatest commandment is to love God and love others. They will also hear how to have a personal relationship with God. Matthew 22:37-39
Lesson 2: I Surrender to God Daily. Through Abraham’s example, each child will learn to surrender to God’s plan for their life and to trust God daily. Romans 12:1
Lesson 3: Victory Over the World. Through Daniel’s example, each child will learn what it means to be changed into a person who really loves God and wants to serve Him daily. Romans 12:2
Lesson 4: I Learn to Be Humble. Each child will learn in a practical way what it means to be humble by looking at the life of Moses. They will learn to put others first. Romans 12:3
Lesson 5: Noticing the Needs of Others. Through the story of Jonathan and David, each child will understand the importance of friendship and serving others. Romans 12:10
Lesson 6: Giving Out Good When Things Get Bad. By learning about the life of Joseph, each child will understand the importance of showing forgiveness to others that have hurt them. Romans 12:21

This is a video-based teaching series with live worship and audience participation games. Check out the first video in the series at

Living on the Edge Elementary Series from Empowered Living on Vimeo.

As part of our summer programming, elementary kids will be divided into teams based on grade level:

  • Kindergarten/1st Grade: Courageous Captains
  • 2nd grade: Freedom Force
  • 3rd Grade: Thunder Agents
  • 4th Grade/5th Grade: Justice Defenders

Teams will be rewarded for their enthusiastic participation in Large Group, completion of summer take-homes, and coming dressed for these weekly Summer Fun Days:

  • July 5/6: Patriotic Day
  • July 12/13: Crazy Hat n’ Hair Day
  • July 19/20: Sports Day
  • July 26/27: Pajama Day
  • Aug 2/3: Beach Party Day
  • Aug 9/10: Camo Day
  • Aug 16/17: Pirate & Princess Day
  • Aug 23/24: Mismatch Day
  • Aug 30/31: Bible Hero Day


Last Weekend For Book Collection

This weekend, June 28/29, is our last weekend to collect gently used kid’s books on behalf of Local Impact, part of Tysons Outreach Ministries. All books are being given to under-resourced students at a local elementary school who have been participating in a Local Impact afterschool program which provides tutoring and Bible teaching. They are also making plans for a summer outreach program. Help us fill the last shelf by bringing used kid’s books to your child’s Large Group room. If kids fill the shelf, they will celebrate in Kid’s Quest with a cool treat on July 5/6!

Promotion Weekend

Little Adventurers who are or will be 3 years old by September 30, 2014 through completed 4th graders move up to new classes, July 12/13. Are we ready for you?

Family Enrollment Forms: If MBC is your church home and you have not previously enrolled, go to mbctysons.org/kqenroll and click on the link for the online enrollment or pick up a Family Enrollment Form at check-in. Not sure if you’re enrolled? If you are already enrolled you should have a permanent plastic key tag with your emergency LED (Lighted Electronic Display) number on it. The LED number is how we notify you during services of an emergency involving your child – memorize it!

Family Update Cards: If you just need to update your family’s current info (new address, addition to the family, change in health concerns, etc.), pick up a Family Update Card at check-in and return it to a Check-in Greeter.

Class Location Maps: Your child may be moving to a new floor. Pick up an updated map on July 12/13 at check-in stations to be sure of where you’re headed. If you need assistance getting to your new location, ask a Check-in Greeter for an escort.

Small Groups: If your preschool through 5th Grade child is already enrolled and you consistently attend a service time, your child can be placed in a permanent Small Group (meeting with the same leader and children every week). Go to mbctysons.org/kqenroll to download and print a Small Group Enrollment Form or pick one up at check-in. Do this by July 6 if you want your kids to start out in their new group on Promotion Weekend.

Special Concerns: Does your child have health/allergy concerns or need accommodations for successful integration? If yes, make sure you’ve completed a Detailed Health Form, Epinephrine Injector Administration Permission Form, or Special Needs Intake Form (whichever is applicable) at mbctysons.org/kqspecial so we’re ready to provide proper care for your child.


Have The Time Of Your Life

What are you doing this summer? Would you like to be part of something bigger than yourself? Something fun, exciting and important? Something that will make you say, “I’ve had the time of my life!” by the end of it?

Spiritual growth doesn’t take a vacation. We keep Kid’s Quest summer programming going strong to encourage kids to continue growing in their knowledge of who Jesus is and learning skills to equip them to be fully devoted disciples of Him. But many of our regular Kid’s Quest volunteers also need to take a break to rest and renew their passion for serving our kids. Would you join us this summer by serving in a class? We have opportunities to serve with all age groups.

To learn more, go to mbctysons.org/kqvolunteer or contact us at kqserve@mcleanbible.org or 703-639-2000, x1012.

5th Grade Countdown To Rock Transition

Parents of current 5th Graders, your child’s transition into the Rock Student Ministries has begun! Junior High leaders made the rounds to introduce themselves to each 5th Grade small group and sent home fliers detailing the transition events outlined below. Please note that June 28/29 is your child’s last weekend in Kid’s Quest.

Saturday, June 7: For Saturday service regulars, come to a Meet & Greet with Todd Peters, Director of the Rock Student Ministries. Pizza served. See fliers distributed in Saturday small groups for details.

Sunday, June 8: Preview Sunday! 5th Graders will be escorted from Kid’s Quest to preview the Rock during the 9:00 am and 10:45 am services. They will return for pick up from their normal small group rooms.

Thursday, June 19: Rising 6th Grader Welcome Party in the Rock 7:00 – 8:30 pm. There will be an ice cream party for students and a Parent Meeting for parents.

June 28/29: 5th Graders’ last weekend in Kid’s Quest.

Sunday, July 6: 5th Grade Promotion Weekend, also known as “Move Up Sunday” by The Rock. All 5th Graders go to the Rock at 9:00 am or 10:45 am; no 5th Grade in Kid’s Quest at any service.

Sunday, July 6: Students are invited to Pizza with the Pastor, 12:00 – 12:30 pm in the Rock Lounge to meet the Junior High Director and other leaders.

Sunday, Aug. 3: Students who will miss Pizza with the Pastor on July 6 have another opportunity, 12:00 – 12:30 pm in the Rock Lounge to meet the Junior High Director and other leaders.

For more about The Rock visit http://mbctysons.org/rock.