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Parent Sneak Preview - February 19

Posted on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 under Children Expression 3

We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!  Here’s what we’ll be teaching next Sunday in the Big Picture Show.  Take time this week to read it as a family.
 
Animation Station
 
Bible Story:  Joseph and His Brothers (Genesis 37-46 NIrV)
Big Idea:  We can love others by being kind
Bible Verse:  “Love is kind . . .” - 1 Corinthians 13:4a NIrV
Worship: 
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  Elijah & the Widow (1 Kings 17:7-16 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Friends of God share whether they have a little or a lot
Bible Verse:  “No one has greater love than the one who gives their life for their friends.”  - John 15:13 NIRV
Worship: 
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  Pardon Me (Exodus 4:1-17 NIV)
Big Idea:  I Am Called
Bible Verse:  “But you are a chosen People, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”  - 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Parent Sneak Preview - February 12

Posted on Mon, Feb 06, 2017 under Expression 3

We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!  Here’s what we’ll be teaching next Sunday in the Big Picture Show.  Take time this week to read it as a family.
 
Animation Station
 
Bible Story:  A widow gives two coins. (Mark 12:41-44 NIrV)
Big Idea:  We can love others by giving
Bible Verse:  “Give generously to Him . . .” - Deuteronomy 15:10 NIrV
Worship: 
Jesus Is The Best
Touch the Sky 
Good Good Friend
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  David & Jonathan (1 Samuel 18-20 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Friends of God love others
Bible Verse:  “No one has greater love than the one who gives their life for their friends.”  - John 15:13 NIRV
Worship: 
Set an Example
My Redeemer Lives
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  Moses the Murderer (Exodus 2:11-3:10 NIrV)
Big Idea:  I Am Forgiven
Bible Verse:  “But you are a chosen People, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”  - 1 Peter 2:9 NIV
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Make a Difference with Kids Today

Posted on Fri, Feb 03, 2017 under Expression 3

What do Helen Keller, James Earl Jones and Maya Angelou all have in common?  They each faced enormous obstacles in their childhood.
 
Helen Keller was deaf and blind. James Earl Jones had a debilitating stutter, and Maya Angelou could not speak because of severe emotional trauma.  
 
However, there’s something else they have in common, something even more important than the challenges they faced.  
 
All three had people who made an uncommon investment in their lives.  They each had a teacher who loved them, inspired them and helped them overcome their obstacles.
 
It’s amazing what can happen when someone believes in a child.  That someone can be you.  
 
Each Sunday, God brings hundreds of kids through the doors at Southland, kids who need someone to believe in them, someone to invest in them and someone to make an uncommon difference in their lives.  
 
You can do that just by showing up, smiling, hugging kids and letting them know God loves them.
 
The obstacles our children face may not be as obvious as the stories I shared earlier, but they will each have their own battles to fight in life, and they need people who love Jesus to love them through it.  
 
So come hang out with kids in a Life Group, rock a baby or be that friendly face who greets families as they walk in the door.  E-mail Wende find out how you can make a difference serving in Children’s Ministry today.

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Parent Sneak Preview - February 5

Posted on Mon, Jan 30, 2017 under Expression 3

We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!  Here’s what we’ll be teaching next Sunday in the Big Picture Show.  Take time this week to read it as a family.
 
Animation Station
 
Bible Story:  Paul’s Journey (Acts 9:1-19 NIrV)
Big Idea:  We can love others by telling them about Jesus.
Bible Verse:  “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.” - Acts 9:15 NIrV
Worship: 
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  Josiah (2 Kings 22-23 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Friends of God obey the BIble
Bible Verse:  “No one has greater love than the one who gives their life for their friends.”  - John 15:13 NIrV
Worship:
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  A Baby in a Basket (Exodus 2:1-10 NIV)
Big Idea:  I Am Chosen
Bible Verse:  “But you are a chosen People, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”  - dhttps://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/1pe.2.9
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Parent Sneak Peak - January 15

Posted on Mon, Jan 09, 2017 under Expression 3

We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!  Here’s what we’ll be teaching next Sunday in the Big Picture Show.  Take time this week to read it as a family.
 
Animation Station
 
Bible Story:  A Hole in the Roof (Mark 2:2-4 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Jesus wants me to help others
Bible Verse:  “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” - Proverbs 18:24 NIrV
Worship: 
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  Ten Men are Healed (Luke 17:11-19 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Take time to say thanks.
Bible Verse:  “Let my words and my thoughts be pleasing to you, Lord.” - Psalm 19:14a (CEV)
Worship
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  Matthew 5:38-48 (Love Everyone (Sermon on Mount) NIrV)
Big Idea:  Jesus wants us to love others even when it’s hard.
Bible Verse:  “Do to others as you want them to do to you.” - Luke 6:31 (NIRV)
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Parent Sneak Preview - December 24

Posted on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 under Children Expression 3

We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!  Here’s what we’ll be teaching next Sunday in the Big Picture Show.  Take time this week to read it as a family.
 
The Drive-In and Backlot environments will be closed for Christmas Eve services so that families can worship together.  Take time this weekend to read the Christmas story together. 
 
Bible Story:  Jesus is born  (Luke 2:1-20 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Jesus is the Savior of the world. 
Bible Verse:  “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.” - John 3:16 NIrV

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Parent Sneak Preview - December 18

Posted on Mon, Dec 12, 2016 under Children Expression 3

We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!  Here’s what we’ll be teaching next Sunday in the Big Picture Show.  Take time this week to read it as a family.
 
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  The Shepherds (Luke 2 8-20 NIrV)
Big Idea:  God has a plan for me!
Bible Verse:  “The Father has sent His son to be the Savior of the world.” - 1 John 4:14a NIrV
Worship: 
 
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  The Shepherds (Luke 2:8-20 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Regifting is part of God’s plan.
Bible Verse:  “The Father has sent His son to be the Savior of the World.” - 1 John 4:14a (NIRV)
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Making Christmas Unforgettable

Posted on Thu, Dec 08, 2016 under Expression 3

True confession time.  I put my Christmas lights up before Halloween.  I tell everyone it’s because I’m taking advantage of the warm October weather, but that’s only partly true.  The real reason is that I just can’t wait for Christmas.  
 
Why do I love Christmas so much?  Because not only is it an incredible time to celebrate Jesus, but it’s also a huge opportunity to unleash a revolution of love.  Here at Southland we will have thousands of guests come to worship with us on Christmas Eve, and many of them will bring their kids.  
 
We want to make sure they have an amazing experience in Children’s Ministry.  That’s where you come in.  You can be on mission this Christmas Eve by jumping in and serving in Children’s Ministry.  
 
Many of our regular leaders will be traveling and so we need some awesome people full of Christmas spirit to come serve in our Design Studio Nursery or Drive-In environment.  
 
Make it a party!  Invite your family or friends to serve with you and create some unforgettable holiday memories together.  
 
So what are you waiting for?  It’s kids.  It’s Jesus.  It’s Christmas.  What’s not to love?  Sign up here to unleash a revolution of love this Christmas Eve. 

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Parent Sneak Preview - December 11

Posted on Mon, Dec 05, 2016 under Children Expression 3

We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!  Here’s what we’ll be teaching next Sunday in the Big Picture Show.  Take time this week to read it as a family.
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  Mary and Joseph (Luke 2: 1-5 NIrV)
Big Idea:  God has a plan for me!
Bible Verse:  “The Father has sent His son to be the Savior of the world.” - 1 John 4:14a NIrV
Worship
 
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  Mary and Joseph (Luke 2:1-5 NIrV)
Big Idea:  God has a plan we can trust
Bible Verse:  “The Father has sent His son to be the Savior of the World.” - 1 John 4:14a NIrV
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Parent Sneak Preview - November 27

Posted on Mon, Nov 21, 2016 under Children Expression 3

We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!  Here’s what we’ll be teaching next Sunday in the Big Picture Show.  Take time this week to read it as a family.
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  Story of the Foolish Richman (Luke 12:13-21 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Friends of Jesus use their money in good ways
Bible Verse:  “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.” - James 1:22 NIV
Worship: 
 
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  Saul on The Road to Damascus (Acts 9:1-20 NIrV)
Big Idea:  The Bible is our connection to God’s power.
Bible Verse:  “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” - Isaiah 40:8 NIV
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Parent Sneak Preview - November 20

Posted on Mon, Nov 14, 2016 under Children Expression 3

We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!  Here’s what we’ll be teaching next Sunday in the Big Picture Show.  Take time this week to read it as a family.
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  Barnabas the Encourager (Acts 12:1-17; 4:36; I Thessalonians 5: 11, 17 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Friends of Jesus do things to help others.
Bible Verse:  “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.” - James 1:22 NIV
Worship: 
 
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  Jesus calls Matthew to follow him.  (Matthew 9:9-13 NIrV)
Big Idea:  The BIble should be part of our lives each and every day
Bible Verse:  “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” - Isaiah 40:8 NIV
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Parent Sneak Preview - November 13

Posted on Mon, Nov 07, 2016 under Children Expression 3

We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!  Here’s what we’ll be teaching next Sunday in the Big Picture Show.  Take time this week to read it as a family.
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  Paul tells Crispus about Jesus. (John 1:35-49; Acts 18:5-8 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Friends of Jesus tell others about Him.
Bible Verse:  “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.” - James 1:22 NIV
Worship: 
 
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  Jesus stops the crowd from stoning a woman. (John 8:1-11 NIrV)
Big Idea:  The Bible shows us how we are to live.
Bible Verse:  “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” - Isaiah 40:8 NIV
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Parent Sneak Preview - November 6

Posted on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 under Children Expression 3

We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!  Here’s what we’ll be teaching next Sunday in the Big Picture Show.  Take time this week to read it as a family.
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  Joash Repairs the Temple (2 Chronicles 24:1-14 NIrV)
Big Idea:  Saved People Serve People
Bible Verse:  “Love each other deeply.  Honor others more than yourselves.“  - Romans 12:10 NIrV
Worship: 
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  David’s Life Overview (I Samuel 16 NIrV)
Big Idea:  The Bible is the ultimate story, full o f heroes, villains, action, love, and grace
Bible Verse:  “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” - Isaiah 40:8 NIV
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Parent Sneak Preview - October 30

Posted on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 under Children Expression 3

We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!  Here’s what we’ll be teaching next Sunday in the Big Picture Show.  Take time this week to read it as a family.
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  Paul and Silas in Philippi. (Acts 16:16-40 NIrV)
Big Idea:  You Can’t Do Life Alone
Bible Verse:  “Love each other deeply.  Honor others more than yourselves.“  - Romans 12:10 NIrV
Worship: 
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  We, like sheep, stray, but the good shepherd sets limits. (Isaiah 53:6, Psalm 23:6 NIrV)
Big Idea:  We Will Mess Up, So Jesus, the Good Shepherd Sets Limits.
Bible Verse:  “The Lord is my shepherd.  He gives me everything  I need.” - Psalm 23:1 NIrV
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor

Parent Sneak Preview - October 23

Posted on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 under Children Expression 3

We believe parents make the biggest difference in their child’s faith. That’s why we want your kids to hear the Big Picture Show Bible story first from you!  Here’s what we’ll be teaching next Sunday in the Big Picture Show.  Take time this week to read it as a family.
 
The Drive-In
 
Bible Story:  Bread and fish for everyone. (Matthew 14:13-21 NIrV)
Big Idea:  You Can't Outgive God
Bible Verse:  “Love each other deeply.  Honor others more than yourselves.“ - Romans 12:10 NIrV
Worship: 
 
The Backlot
 
Bible Story:  The good shepherd meets our needs. (Matthew 6: 25-33 NIrV)
Big Idea:  We, Like Sheep, Need Jesus, the Good Shepherd
Bible Verse:  “The Lord is my shepherd.  He gives me everything  I need.”  Psalm 23:1
Worship:

Jason Byerly
Children's Pastor


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