Summer Book Club

This summer, New Hope’s Children’s Ministry Team is sponsoring an online summer book club. We will read and discuss Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids by Jack Klumpenhower. We have provided a copy of the book to everyone who currently teaches a Sunday School class or volunteers in Children’s Fellowship. (If you’re not on that list, you can still join in the discussion – click here to purchase the book from Amazon.com.) Here’s how it will all work: 1. Each Monday, starting June 9 and running through August 25, a member of New Hope’s Children’s Ministry Team will […]

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Show Them Jesus – Chapter 11

It’s time to go back to school! Kids are already filling up classrooms during the week, and a new year of Christian Education will start at New Hope on Sunday, September 7. Be sure to check your email for info about our Open House that morning. You and your children will be able to get to know their teachers for Sunday School and Children’s Fellowship and hear about how we plan to help them see, trust, and love Jesus this fall. To finish out the summer, Laura Renegar has pulled together some thoughts from the final chapters of Show Them […]

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Show Them Jesus, Chapter 10

It’s time to go back to school! Kids are already filling up classrooms during the week, and a new year of Christian Education will start at New Hope on Sunday, September 7. Be sure to check your email for info about our Open House that morning. You and your children will be able to get to know their teachers for Sunday School and Children’s Fellowship and hear about how we plan to help them see, trust, and love Jesus this fall. To finish out the summer, Laura Renegar has pulled together some thoughts from the final chapters of Show Them […]

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Show Them Jesus, Chapter 9

It’s time to go back to school! Kids are already filling up classrooms during the week, and a new year of Christian Education will start at New Hope on Sunday, September 7. Be sure to check your email for info about our Open House that morning. You and your children will be able to get to know their teachers for Sunday School and Children’s Fellowship and hear about how we plan to help them see, trust, and love Jesus this fall. To finish out the summer, Laura Renegar has pulled together some thoughts from the final chapters of Show Them […]

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Show Them Jesus – Chapter 8

And here are Laura Munn’s takeaways from Chapter 8 of Show Them Jesus. Hard to believe that it’s almost time to start another school year! Chapter 8 – The Grapes that taught Good News My take aways from Chapter 8 were captured in this sentence “Where can kids find a place where contentment that springs from being joined to Jesus and not approval from others?” Wow! Isn’t that awesome? I could apply that to most adults too, myself included! It reminded me of the hymn, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus” and Martin Luther’s admonition to “preach the gospel to yourself”. […]

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Show Them Jesus – Chapter 7

Here are Laura Munn’s thoughts on Chapter 7 of Show Them Jesus. Read and enjoy! Chapter 7: The Longest List in Church My “take aways” on Chapter 7 on teaching children( or anybody, actually!)were: 1. Look at the work of Jesus 2. Look at the Person of Jesus Both take more prep time than we usually give to teaching children SS. However, Jack makes it sound super simple and fun. First off, do what you always do, read the passage! Then take 30 minutes to just observe details about the work and person of Jesus. In the book, Jack gives […]

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Show Them Jesus, Chapter 6

Jodi not only summarized this chapter, but tested it out in a recent Children’s Fellowship Class. If you’ve wondered about how these ideas can be fleshed out with real kids and real lessons, read on. Great stuff! – JL I promised a report of the first lesson I taught after reading Chapter 1 in my comments on John’s post on Chapter 1. Chapter Six was my guide – now in Section 2 of the book we get down to “How to Teach The Good News”. Here is how it went. Read through my lesson on Joshua at Jericho from the […]

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