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Coming Sunday: Children's Electronic Check-In!

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We are so excited to begin using our Children’s Ministry electronic check-in system this Sunday, February 1!  We are happy to be able to provide you with a way to securely check in your children (infants through 5th graders) quickly and efficiently. 

As you prepare your family for Sunday, here are a couple of helpful hints.

Pre-registration will make your first time checking in go smoother. 

You can pre-register online or by filling out a form on Wednesday night.  Please note that registrations received after Friday morning will not be in our system for Sunday. 

Pre-registration gives you so peace of mind.

Pre-registration provides us with current allergies and an emergency contact number while you are in the building. It also allows your child to have an updated security badge for the day.

For those not pre-registered, here's what you can expect for Sunday morning:

Those who are not preregistered will need to fill in paperwork as they check in on Sunday morning.  Please arrive to church early to allow extra time to complete the paperwork on Sunday.

What does check-in look like?

It is a very quick process, once we all become comfortable with what we are to do.  At check in you will go to one of our check in stations outside your child's hall.  

Cool touch-screen computers...

Using the touch screen you will type in your last name and the first name of one of your children.  The screen will have all of your children listed.  You will check each box by your children’s names who are attending for the day.  On the next screen check the correct boxes for the Sunday School hours your children will be staying. 

Say "Goodbye" to the old bracelets and "Hello!" to new badges...

A security badge will print for each child as well as a parent security badge.  You will place on your child the security badge showing the final hour your child will be staying.  (For instance, if you attend 8:45 and 10:00, the badge you place on your child will say "2nd hour." Your parent badge for the day will say also say "2nd hour" and have the matching security number for the day. 

Don't worry...there will be help!

We will have lots of friendly faces at all of our check in stations on Sunday to assist you and answer questions you may have.  Once you are checked in and have placed the badge on your child, you will walk your children to their class where you will find their Children’s Ministry leaders ready to love them and help them in their spiritual growth.  Thank you for allowing Children’s Ministry to be part of your kid’s life!

 

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Sharing the Light of Christ

We as a church and as individual believers should be concerned about evangelism because humanity is caught in the grip of sin, and its only way out is for forgiveness and salvation in Jesus Christ.

...humanity is caught in the grip of sin, and its only way out is for forgiveness and salvation in Jesus Christ.

In the story of Christ, shared by Peter in Acts 2 and spread throughout the world by Christians from throughout the generations, men and women find...

  • forgiveness
  • new life
  • a future in God's hands
  • the joy of the true Church

And that is why we share the gospel and talk about Jesus any opportunity God gives us. What can you do to begin intentionally sharing the light of Christ in 2015?

Develop a relationship with God worth sharing.

Do you have an abiding, growing, thriving relationship with Jesus? We can't offer to others what we ourselves don't have.

Pray for opportunities to share your faith and for friends & family who don't know Christ.

Be specific! Pray not just for opportunities but also for the boldness to seize those opportunities.

Invite & Bring people to church.

Offer to pick someone up, or meet them at Shandon, or take them to lunch after church.  Use Easter Sunday (April 5) as a great opportunity to invite someone to church. 

Develop your confidence in sharing your faith through evangelism training.

We'll begin a 3-week series of evangelism training in all our college and adult Sunday School classes starting February 15.  I encourage you be there all three weeks.  We'll offer a Wednesday evening class starting in late April. 

Tell the story of Jesus and the story of how He has changed your life.

Be a witness to what you have experienced.  And when you do seize those opportunities for gospel conversations, write the date on The Power of One wall in the Gathering Place.  We can't wait to see that wall fill up with dates as a testimony to our church intentionally and passionately sharing their faith this year.

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