KidsPoint Kid of the Week Goals
Recently, you may’ve noticed announcement slides at Sunday gatherings and Facebook posts related to the Kid of the Week (KOW). It’s always a joy to celebrate any of our Point family members, but there’s more to our KOW promotion than simply picking from one of our many great kids. It’s all part of a bigger strategy to grow our kids into disciples who the love Jesus more each week. With that in mind, we wanted to share the goals for KOW.
Children are a gift from God, to their family, and to our Point family.
We want to celebrate and recognize the gifts that God has given us as a family.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. – Psalm 127:3-5
But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” – Mark 10:14
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. – Philippians 4:8
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! – 1 Chronicles 16:8
How is this accomplished through the KOW? It allows us to take time to celebrate our kids in the worship gathering. A slide announcing the KOW will be in the pre-service announcement slides on the screens. We will celebrate by sharing information about the KOW on our Facebook page. The children’s director will also meet with the KOW that week and celebrate by giving them a treat.
It also helps us to encourage our kids in the faith (outside of Sunday morning and outside of a specific building).
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. – 1 Thessalonians 5:11
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. – Deuteronomy 6:7
How is this accomplished by KOW? The children’s director will spend one-on-one time with the student (outside of Sunday and a specific building). The director will ask questions about what is going on in the child’s life and have a time of fellowship with that child. The congregation will also have an opportunity to encourage the child as they feel led by the Spirit. Notes or an encouraging word at the gathering will reaffirm the child is special, valued, and loved by the Point family.
It is a one-on-one opportunity to share truth and to pray with children.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. – James 5:16
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. – 1 Timothy 2:1-4
How will this be accomplished by KOW? The children’s director will have time to pray one on one with each child, praying for specific needs in the child’s life. This will also give the children’s director an opportunity to teach truth to our kids outside of Sunday and not tied to a specific building.
The KOW posts on Facebook and the slide in the announcements will help the people of the Point to specifically pray over our kids by name! While individual prayer requests will be kept confidential, we will ask our people to pray for salvation, for protection from the enemy, and for God to be glorified in our children’s lives.