August 6, 2016

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August 2016: Noah

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Our Christ-like character-trait for this month is: perseverance

Perseverance is: “To keep going even when it’s difficult.”

Our bible story is: Noah and the ark.

Here’s a short video of our story in case you need a little refresher.

Thank you for creating a space in your busy day to serve others and help to make disciples!

God bless,

Mike

PS: How does God help you to persevere when life gets difficult?

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July 1, 2016

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July 2016: The Good Samaritan

Our Bible story this month is the Good Samaritan which will allow us to focus on the character trait of:  Friendship.

Friendship is: “Treating others the way you want to be treated.”

Our Scripture memory verse is:  “A friend loves at all times.” Prov.17:17

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Here’s a short video of our story in case you need a little refresher.

We have a great selection of Fun activities to get kids engaged in fun as soon as they walk in the door!  Kids can play “balloon baseball,” work together to play “ball toss” with the parachute, participate in several minute-t0-win-it cup games, or anything else they enjoy!

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We also have a Parent Take-Home page so parents know what their child is learning this month and they can help their child learn the Scripture memory verse.  In addition parents will also receive this month’s “Snapshots” (a concise summary of a popular parenting book!).

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Remember our ministry’s mission:  “To make our Special Friends Life Group the best 60-minutes of a kid’s week!”  Every Sunday that you serve and represent our Special Friends ministry you help to make this happen!

Thank you for creating a space in your busy day to serve others and help to make disciples!

God bless,

Mike

PS:  Who’s someone you can develop a friendship with and eventually share your testimony?

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June 2, 2016

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June 2016: The Parable of Two Sons

  The Parable of the Two Sons can be found in Matthew 21:28-32. The basic story is of a parent with two sons who told them to go work in the vineyard. The first son refused, but later obeyed and went. The second son initially expressed obedience, but actually disobeyed and refused to work in the […]

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April 30, 2016

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May 2016: The Parable of the Talents

Our story this month is the Parable of the Talents.  A parable is a type of story Jesus would tell so we would learn something from it.  Jesus’ stories had more than one meaning.  For example, this story is about talents which was a super large amount of money in Bible times.  Today a talent […]

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April 2, 2016

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Apr. 2016: The Prodigal Son

  The Prodigal Son is a parable of a wayward son reunited with his father and family after having squandered all his inheritance through wasteful living.  Our kids and teens will learn of God’s overwhelming love and forgiveness for those who humbly repent. Here’s a link where you can view a small portion of this […]

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February 2, 2016

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March 2016 He Is Risen

  The real Easter story is about love, faith, and sacrifice.  The He is Risen DVD will support our kids/teens in understanding the resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ.  During this Easter month our kids/teens will learn about the atonement, Jesus’ resurrection, and the great commandment He gave to the disciples (and to us).   From the […]

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December 31, 2015

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Jan. 2016: Jesus, Son Of God

People often found themselves speechless when they came face-to-face with the wisdom of Jesus–from the learned rabbis in the temple who were astonished at the words of a 12-year old Jesus, to the victory over Satan who unsuccessfully tempted the Savior. This NEST video begins with Jesus’ early years and follows with His triumph over […]

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December 11, 2015

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Our Core Values For 2016

Core values are important to us all… we are governed by them in our daily life, whether we recognize them or not, and they guide our decision making in everything that we do… should I change jobs? Is it the right time to look at starting a family? Should I tithe more next year? When […]

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December 3, 2015

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Our One Word for 2016

Every year our Special Friends ministry chooses One Word. One word that we can focus on every week, all year long.  One word that sums up what’s important to us and how we want to invest in others. It will take intentionality and commitment, but if we let it, our one word will shape not only our year, […]

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December 3, 2015

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December 2015: The King Is Born

The King Is Born is a video classic about the birth of Jesus based on the Bible.  Journey with Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and witness the humble birth of our Savior together with the shepherds! Our objective for this month is to help our kids/teens learn the story of Jesus’ birth. You’ll have two sets of […]

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