PORTICO KIDS

Nurturing and instructing the next generation in the faith and love of Jesus Christ.

What We Do

At Portico Kids we nurture and instruct the next generation in the faith and love of Jesus Christ. Every Sunday, children are encouraged to worship God and grow in knowledge and trust through singing Gospel songs, hearing Gospel lessons, and witnessing the church body caring for them and for all of God’s family.

Check-in and Pick-up

Check-in begins at 10:15am in the lobby at the “Portico Kids Desk” and check-in closes at 10:45am. Parents should pick up their children at the conclusion of service.

Safety & Security

All Portico Kids volunteers complete a five-step security system screening process including a background check and interview by a Pastor. The security system is administered by the Pastor of Community and Families through MinistrySafe.

 
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FAMILY WORSHIP

Family worship is an invaluable inheritance of God’s people. Parents are the primary leaders of their children’s spiritual lives and worshipping Jesus as a family will help form children into disciples who love and trust the Lord. This guide is a simple structure that will help parents connect the weekly lessons from Portico Kids to life in the home. Please use this guide at a family meal working through the framework of READ-REFLECT-SING-PRAY.

READ

Memory Verse: Hosea 13:4

Genesis 39-41

REFLECT

Joseph’s life went from bad to worse. He was sold into slavery, and was then was blamed for something he did not do. He was punished for doing the right thing. Even though Joseph was going through really bad circumstances, God was with him and did not leave him. God’s plan was to use Joseph, and all of the bad things that were happening to him, to help many people. This gave purpose to Joseph and helped him learn to trust God more and more.

“…point them to our God who is with us and blesses us. He blessed us in the greatest way by sending His Son, who gave up His position of honor, to be the Savior of the world. He calls us to action in sharing the gospel with the whole world.” -Lifeway Leader Guide

Questions:

1.    How does it feel to get punished for doing the right thing?

2.    How do you think Joseph felt when he got blamed for something he didn’t do?

3.    How did God use what happened to Joseph as a way to help other people?

4.    How did God use Jesus’ life to help us in a similar way to Joseph? 

SING

How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

How deep the Father's love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

 PRAY

Heavenly Father, thank you for your faithfulness to us. Even though we deserve to be punished for our sins, you have mercy on us and spare us. Thank you for not sparing your son on our behalf and using his life as a way to richly bless us. Help us to love Jesus more than anything else, and to serve our neighbors in a way that shows your love for us. Amen.