Teaching kids the difference between wants and needs can be daunting. We automatically want our kids to have everything their friends want. We would be kidding ourselves if we say no to that statement. As human beings we want to be included and accepted, we don’t want our kids to stand out and not have it all. But we know that would be an unhealthy way to live morally and financially. Continue reading
As the director of Kids Connection here at Powerhouse Church, I pray to the Lord to show me signs that we are doing His will. I ask God to use our teaching staff and me and let God speak to the children through us. Continue reading
Easter has begun for our kids here at Powerhouse. This past Sunday we had our Easter Egg Hunt. The kids were ready to go with their baskets and enthusiasm. Now from my past experience Easter egg hunts usually end with a few tears. At least one child if not two or three don’t get enough eggs or want the eggs their sister or brother or friend got. Someone usually falls or trips or gets run over by a bigger kid. So as I counted down from ten to let the madness begin, I stopped and told the kids lets pray first for your safety as you go hunting for eggs. Continue reading
Coach, guide, mentor, preacher, moralizer these are all synonyms for the word teacher. Every Sunday in our Kids Connection you will meet the people who bring these words to life.
The men, women and young adults that teach our children about God are people strong in their knowledge and faith in God. They are passionate about your kids. They want to help your children grow in their relationship with God. We have one teacher who always wants to bring the Bible to life. When he teaches he leaves nothing on the table. He is a “go big” or “go home” type of person. If he is teaching the story of creation the room will be transformed into the Garden of Eden. I love to watch the children’s spirits come to life as they ready themselves to hear the story. Continue reading
The Easter season is under way here at Powerhouse’s Kids Connection. This month we are asking the question, “Who is Jesus?” All of our classes are learning about the life of Jesus. Our younger classes are learning about the miracles Jesus performed and the impact they made in His ministry. Our older classes are taking it a step further and learning about the prophecies of the coming Messiah and His ministry. Our kids are learning how every aspect of Jesus’ ministry was very intentional from the prophecies to the parables, to the miracles and the people He chose to share His ministry with. Our kids are opening their eyes and ears to the word. They are leaving church full of the Spirit and with an enthusiasm for their faith and all that it can do for others. God is good and we praise him for our kids and the teachers who minister to them.
Join us every Sunday to learn and live the life Christ wants us to. Our church serves everyone including the towns of Ramsey, Allendale, Wyckoff, Suffern, Mahwah, Oakland, Waldwick, Glen Rock, Ridgewood, Saddle River, and many more towns.
A few years ago my husband and I went through a lawsuit. It was related to our business, we tried time after time to settle but to no avail, it did not happen. Our trial was set for the spring and with some irony the trial took place over 2 weeks leading into Easter. Each day we would arrive in court and hear our names and reputation put to trial. I remember feeling like I was in the Garden of Gethsemane. I would pray everyday for God to end this nightmare. To stop the suffering, the horrific words, the judgmental stares, and the fear of the unknown. I placed my family and myself at God’s feet. I asked God to give us the faith and strength to get through whatever was going to happen. I don’t believe it was God’s will for us to go through the trial, but it was God’s will for us to trust in Him and know He would get us through. Continue reading
When my son Ben was little and he got in trouble or got mad at me or my husband he would fold his arms, put a frown on his face and exclaim he was running away. He would stomp out the front door and go to the corner of our street and sit himself down. I would never lose sight of him as he ran away, I would wait till the first tears formed and I would go get him. I would scoop him into my arms and tell him I loved him, all the fear and anger would be replaced with a great big hug.
This week in Kids Connection our kids learned the parable of the Lost Sheep, Matthew 18:10-14. As I was planning the lessons I kept remembering my son. Sometimes we all wish we could run away from our demons, from our disappointment in ourselves and our constant falling short of pleasing God. So we run, we stop going to church or attending our small group, we distance ourselves from the people we know will hold us accountable and we hide from God. By disconnecting from all of these facets of our lives we will feel lost and alone, just like that sheep.
But just as my husband and I never lost sight of our son, God never loses sight of you. He will always be watching and waiting, to comfort you, to forgive you, and to give you grace. We are never truly lost, God always knows where we are. He’s just waiting for us to return to Him.
Join us every Sunday at 9 am or 10:45 am and let your children experience the Living God in our classrooms, they will learn and grow and so will you!
Our church’s countdown to its first ever Vacation Bible School or VBS for short, is underway. Our crews are meeting and planning, decorations are being made, snacks are being prepared, and prayers are already being said for the children, parents and volunteers who will attend.
Our theme this year is, “Trust God!” Continue reading