Highland Park Baptist Church

Matthew 19:14

May 30th, 2012 | Posted by bvosler in Kid City - (Comments Off on Matthew 19:14)

Did you know….

•Babies are born ready to absorb knowledge. Research shows that a child’s mental

development is most rapid during the first 18 months.

•The pre-school years are of unparalleled importance in building character, love

and a positive response to Jesus and the church.

People who have been around me for years have often heard me repeat this mantra over
and over. The nursery and early childhood programs are not simply drop off babysitting.
Too often the church culture views children’s ministry as a place the children can go
so “real” church can happen on the other side of the building. But if we look at the Bible,
this viewpoint could not be farther from Jesus’ heart.

Matthew 19:14 Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the
kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.

We value our babies and our nursery workers, knowing that we are affecting eternity
through all the smiles, hugs, diaper changes, lessons, prayers, worship songs, snacks and
so much more! We are dedicated to take every opportunity to fill their minds with God
and His love for them.

In our early childhood programs, we use our own curriculum that connects God and
His truth in their everyday lives using age appropriate, concrete methods. We know
that preschoolers learn best by doing! Our lessons include stories, play, songs and fun
activities to teach Bible truths.

We have an amazing team of people who serve and pour their hearts into these children
every week – often unnoticed and without much fanfare. Whether you have a child in
these programs or not, please take a moment next Sunday to thank these faithful servants
who are pouring their hearts and lives into the next generation. And if you want to be a
part of this wonderful opportunity to serve and love on our little ones…YOU are needed!
Men, women, singles, college, teens… where can God be using you?

-Nancy Baughman

Philippians 4:13

May 23rd, 2012 | Posted by bvosler in Kid City - (Comments Off on Philippians 4:13)

Philippians4:13:  I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

This verse helps us as believers to overcome adversity in Christ Jesus. It does not give us freedom to accomplish our own selfish plans but refers to submitting to the will of the Father and He will give us the strength to carry out His will. This passage reflects Christ’s power and ability in our lives.

-Sue Reddypogu