New Holy Week Family Tradition

Amanda Family Friendly, Holidays, Kid Friendly, parenting, Spiritual Formation

[supplies included ;)] Family time is valuable and precious. Family traditions are the foundation to a child’s development of self and values. This Easter season VictoryKids wants to encourage our families to integrate a Jesus-centered tradition into the mix. We love Easter egg hunts, pictures with that lovable Bunny, and dyeing eggs, but we also want to remember that Easter …

Choosing Wonder Over Answers

Amanda Leadership, parenting, Spiritual Formation

94% of people choose to follow Jesus before they are 18 years old according to Barna Group.  For some people, this incites fear and almost emergency-like responses in the way they communicate with young people and children today.  It’s easy to believe the odds are against us when we see a statistic like that. However, we actually don’t have to …

Kindness Elves – Incorporating Compassion into Christmas

Amanda parenting, Spiritual Formation

This Christmas our kids are learning about how compassionate God was to send His only Son to rescue us. VictoryKids are being encouraged to grow in their personal compassion to others in LifeGroups, which you can reinforce at home with our take home Advent calendars. In addition, we want to share what one of our amazing VictoryKids’ LifeGroup leaders and …

Orange is my favorite color

Amanda parenting, Young Family

If the church is yellow (a beacon of light) and the family is red (the heart), together they make ORANGE. An encouraging nexus for kids to grow in their faith of God.  When families and church partner together to invest in a child’s life to demonstrate the message of God’s story, the next generation can be influences.  It’s BOTH family …

Why leading kids grows my faith

Amanda Leadership, parenting, Spiritual Formation

This past month VictoryKids have been learning about seeking peace with others and finding peace with God.  We defined peace as “caring about others more than winning a fight.” I was particularly touched this month by the lesson of Abram and Lot. Abram kept his word and sacrificed when he didn’t have to for the sake of peace with his …

VBX is coming – why it matters to your family NOW

Amanda Leadership, LifeGroups, parenting, Vacation Bible Experience Leave a Comment

It’s January – I’m talking about July.  Why should you be thinking about VBX now? Vacation Bible Experience at Victory is one of our biggest outreaches of the year to families in our community.  I’m the product of Vacation Bible School – I wouldn’t know Jesus without a neighbor taking me to VBX. Families in this area make their vacation …

Teaching kids to talk to Jesus

Amanda parenting, Spiritual Formation Leave a Comment

One of the phrases I most often repeat in kids’ church happens when a kid is about to pray aloud for the whole group.  What I’ve observed is that often times when one person prays, the rest of us either tune it out or just listen along instead of actively praying along with the person.  I think that a group …

Let your kids play with the nativity

Amanda Holidays, parenting Leave a Comment

I grew up with a mom who had a ‘special’ nativity just for my sister and me.  I don’t know if my mom set out for the angels wings to be broken off and Joseph to have bite marks, but after years of play, her nativity was well-loved and well-worn. This Christmas, consider letting your kids play with your decorative …