It's Promotion Weekend 2018!

It’s a brand new year!! Whether you’re new to Watermark Kids or are joining us for another year, we’re so glad you’re here! Colossians 2:3 says, “In Him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” How do you find hidden treasure? You have to look for it! We have a lot to learn this school year and cannot wait to see what God has to teach us through His Word!

Each year in Watermark Kids, we learn about character traits of a godly person. In fact, over the course of three years, kids will learn 36 godly character traits, along with a definition and memory verse for each. For a list of the 12 character traits we will be learning this year, click here! This year, we’ll also be learning about the Bible Timeline and how even though the Bible has a ton of stories, they’re all a part of one BIG story of God’s perfect love, and His pursuit of and redemption plan for His people. We’re excited about a year of partnering with parents in teaching kids who God is and that His Word is living, active, and useful, even in the lives of Kinder – 5th graders!

Family Questions:

READ COLOSSIANS 2:2-3

  • Where are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden? (In Christ) What do you think that means?
  • If something is hidden, what do you have to do to get it? (You have to search for hidden things in order to find them. When looking for godly character, you have to seek Christ. When you seek Him with all your heart, He will show you His character.)
  • Think about someone you admire or look up to. What do you know about them? How and why do you know these things? How can you get to know Jesus more?

* Check out our vision for parents and how to use these activities each week.

Bring it Home Conversations & Activities:

Teacher: Meal Time

READ PHILIPPIANS 1:9-11. Think about things you believe are important in your life. According to these verses, what really matters in our lives? Can we make righteous character happen on our own? What if we know all the right answers, act kind and obedient and do what we know we’re supposed to do? Does that mean we have Godly character? Why/why not? (Godly character is not just about our actions and doing the right thing on the outside. God looks inside at our hearts. Someone can say or do the right thing but have a bad heart. Jesus can change our hearts so we become more like Him and have godly character on the inside. When He gives us a good heart, it shows on the outside in our actions.)

Friend: Drive Time

Spend time in the car this week talking about your kids’ upcoming year in Watermark Kids! What was their favorite part of K1 Race, On Your Mark, or Crossroads 45 this past weekend? Ask them about their leaders – what are their names, did you learn any fun facts about your leaders at church, etc.? Talk to your kids about what they hope to learn at church this year and be ready to encourage them with something you hope they learn, too!

Counselor: Bedtime

Thank God that all of the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Christ! Thank Him for His Word and how it teaches us more about God’s perfect character. Pray that this would be a year that God would use to grow you in each of the areas you’ll be learning about in Watermark Kids this year.

Coach: Anytime

One day this week, watch a movie or TV show together as a family. Tell your kids before you start to be paying attention to different character traits they see in each person in the movie (positive or negative). After it ends, discuss what everyone saw in the characters. Discuss ways each character could have responded in more godly ways. Ask your kids if they can think of any practical ways they learn more about godly character traits this year. (Hint: study Philippians 1:9-11 & Colossians 2:2-3 to find out!)

Prayer

Lord, thank you for another year at school. Thank you for your Word and that we can learn more about you through it. Please use this year to help us grow closer to you and know and love you more!

Looking Ahead

Next week we will go over the Bible Timeline!

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