What Your Kids Need Most

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 completely reliant on you for its survival is a big deal! There are so many things […]

By |January 20th, 2016|

Made in the Image of God

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. Every kid is a resemblance of God. I love what Reggie Joiner, founder and CEO of […]

By |September 24th, 2015|

Horizon Kids PRE-SCHOOL (September)

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 to have fun, but more importantly, they are sure to learn about caring and that […]

By |September 16th, 2015|

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

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 make you a little nervous when you have to talk to them. Maybe it’s a […]

By |September 16th, 2015|

Dirty Jobs

 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 the next month and look into a great example of a man who saw that […]

By |August 31st, 2015|

Dig Deep

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, fries and a soda is the wise choice. Sometimes the wise choice isn’t always as […]

By |July 27th, 2015|

The Relationship between Cabinets and Kids

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 a Thursday night. After seeking advice from a few different sources and friends, we learned […]

By |July 6th, 2015|

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

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 can be the offer to do anything small, that shows a gesture of Christ’s love.

By |July 6th, 2015|

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

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 people see them, how do others see Jesus?

By |June 29th, 2015|

2015 Kids Camp – Days 4 & 5

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 Acts 4:7-20. I shared how important it is to spend time daily in God’s word. […]

By |June 25th, 2015|