20 01, 2016

What Your Kids Need Most

By |January 20th, 2016|Elementary, Family, High School, Horizon Families, Kids, Middle School, Parents, Pre-School, Toddler, Youth|

I am days away from meeting my first child and getting to be part of bringing him into the world. I am extremely excited, but nervous. There are so many things that I feel like I am unprepared for. Having a new baby who is […]

24 09, 2015

Made in the Image of God

By |September 24th, 2015|College, Culture, Elementary, Horizon Families, Kids, Parents, Pre-School, Toddler, Youth|

In Genesis 1:27 it says,

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (NIV)
This verse is so simple, yet it is so profound. Each child is made in the image of God. […]

16 09, 2015

Horizon Kids PRE-SCHOOL (September)

By |September 16th, 2015|Kids, LifeApp, Pre-School, Toddler|

It’s time to visit the We Care Pet Shop where we care for your pets and you! The First Look team has had so much fun planning this month. It’s full of dogs and frogs and birds and mice! Oh my! Your kids are sure […]

16 09, 2015

Horizon Youth: What We’re Talking About: Real Talk (September 13-20)

By |September 16th, 2015|Esperanza, High School, Middle School, Parents, Sherwood, Tualatin, Youth|

We’re Teaching This

Talking to some people is easy. You can hang out with your friends for hours and never run out of anything to say. You feel like you can talk to them about anything. But you probably also know people who just seem to […]

31 08, 2015

Dirty Jobs

By |August 31st, 2015|Elementary, Kids, LifeApp, Parents|

 Initiative – That is what we are going to spend the next four weeks talking about with our Elementary kids. Initiative is seeing what needs to be done and doing it. This Life App is something not all kids have learned at this age. We want to take […]

27 07, 2015

Dig Deep

By |July 27th, 2015|Elementary, Kids, LifeApp, Parents|

Wisdom is finding out what you should do and doing it. This month we will be digging into what wisdom is. As adults we usually know what the wise choice is. We know that choosing a chicken salad instead of heading to Burger King and grabbing a burger, […]

6 07, 2015

The Relationship between Cabinets and Kids

By |July 6th, 2015|College, Elementary, Horizon Families, Kids, Parents, Pre-School, Serving, Toddler, Youth|

Happy belated 4th of July! My wife, Audree decided she wanted to paint our kitchen cabinets from a golden oak to white. When she first was thinking of doing this, she thought we could be done by the end of the weekend, we started on […]

6 07, 2015

25 Quick Tips for Parents of Students: 25. Personal Service

By |July 6th, 2015|Esperanza, Horizon Families, Parents, Sherwood, Tualatin|

One of the best ways that we can show Christ to others is through serving them. Pick a neighbor or a friend and find a small way to “serve” them with your student. Could you bake them cookies? Could you both mow their lawn? It […]

29 06, 2015

25 Quick Tips for Parents of Students: 24. Picture Perfect

By |June 29th, 2015|Esperanza, Horizon Families, Parents, Sherwood, Tualatin|

Copy a recent picture of your student or send it to them in a text. On the back of the picture, or in the a text talk about all the qualities you see that are “Christ’s” reflection. How are they kind? Compassionate? A servant? When […]

25 06, 2015

2015 Kids Camp – Days 4 & 5

By |June 25th, 2015|Elementary, Kids|

Today started even slower than Wednesday. Kids were even more tired this morning. Everybody is moving a little slower today. We have one more full day of camp, then we head home.

In chapel this morning I got to speak to the kids and talked through […]