PORTICO KIDS

Instructing and nurturing 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 - Galatians 3:29

Genesis 24:1-67

Reflect

Do you remember God’s covenant with Abraham? God promised Abraham that he would give him many children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren etc. Isaac is Abraham’s son and isn’t married. In order for God to keep his promise, Isaac will need to get married and have children. So God gives Rebekah to be Isaac’s wife so that they will have children and continue to keep the promise that God made to Abraham. Families are always a part of how God keeps his promises and continues to bring love to the world. And it was through this family that God brought Jesus into the world. Jesus is how God keeps his promise to Abraham, and in Jesus we all belong to God’s family. 

Questions:

1.    What was God’s promise to Abraham?

2.    Why was it important for Isaac to get married?

3.    How does Jesus make us Abraham’s children?

Sing

Amazing Grace

Amazing grace! how sweet the sound,

That saved a wretch; like me!

I once was lost, but now am found,

Was blind, but now I see.

 

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

And grace my fears relieved;

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed!

 

The Lord hath promised good to me,

His word my hope secures;

He will my shield and portion be

As long as life endures.

 

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,

Bright shining as the sun,

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we first begun.

Pray

Heavenly Father, thank you for bringing us into your family and giving us this family. God we ask that you would use our family to bless the world just like you used Abraham’s family to bless us. Thank you for how you provide for us and show us your love through this family. Amen.