Agape Kids

All Aboard the Rocky Railway

August 3-7, 5:30-7:30pm

"Jesus' power pulls us through."

This year Agape Christian Church and Hope Reformed Church are teaming up to bring Rocky Railway VBS to your neighborhood. Student kits will be available for individual families and for families who would like to partner up and do it together. Spots are limited, register today!

PREPARING YOUR KIDS
FOR CHURCH ONLINE

Hi Agape Families! We are excited to have you join us via online Church during this unique season of life.
We know it may be intimidating to think about engaging in an hour-long livestream with kiddos of all ages
so we wanted to provide some tips and suggestions for engaging them.

Tips for a
spiritually meaningful interaction
with your kids:

- Gather your family and bibles.
- Put toys and screens away and sit down around the table together.
- Pray and invite the Holy Spirit to come fill your home.
- Don’t expect this time to go “perfectly”. It won’t. Don’t be afraid of a bit of chaos.
- Open your bibles and read a Psalm together.
- If your kids can read, have them each take a turn! Even if your kiddos are toddlers, have them “follow along” in their bible and ask if they want a turn “reading” out loud.
- Ask your kids if anything in particular stood out to them from the reading. It may be like pulling teeth, but you also may be surprised by their answers! They don’t always   totally get it but at least they are understanding that God’s word is something important and relates us to Him.
- Share something brief that stood out to you.
- Pray about what you feel God is doing in your kids and home.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR ONLINE CHURCH
Prepare your household for this time. You know your kids best, but here are some suggestions:
- Toddlers and preschoolers: set them up in a familiar space and have toys, books and snacks on hand to give out.
- Elementary/Middle School/ High School: explain to them what is going on. “The church can’t gather together at the building this morning because we want to love our community well and keep people healthy, so we are gathering online! Technology is so cool!”
- Invite them to listen in and encourage them to write down something they learned, and any questions they have.