When is the Next KidStuf?
Our next KidStuf is happening in December. We’ll post the details and open online registration as soon as possible.
What is KidStuf?
KidStuf is where kids and parents learn together about God’s Big Ideas! It’s a quarterly, 45-minute, fun, digital, multimedia, interactive experience designed for families. KidStuf is for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade and their parents. (Your preschoolers are welcome to come to KidStuf with you.)
What are the Big Ideas?
We would like to say that we came up with these ideas first, but actually, they are God’s Big Ideas such as self- control, honesty, patience, and gratitude. There’s a different Big Idea each month that is the over-riding theme in KidStuf and UpStreet. Every element of KidStuf and UpStreet is centered on the Big Idea.
Why Does KidStuf Exist?
KidStuf exists to partner with parents. We believe that parents are ultimately responsible for the spiritual development of their children (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). We also recognize that parents have a whole lot more time with their kids than anyone at church. In fact each year kids spend about 3,000 hours with their parents versus the 40 or so that they will spend attending church on Sunday. As a result, no one has more influence over a child than his or her parent. Because of this, we believe that what happens at home is more important than what happens at church. We believe that it is our role to partner with parents by providing a plan that will give them the tools they need to lead their kids spiritually.
How Does KidStuf Partner with UpStreet?
These two environments are synched together to provide the best experience possible for your family! The same kids that go to KidStuf also attend UpStreet. In both of these environments, they are learning about the same Big Idea. KidStuf is a quarterly, shared experience for families that launches a Big Idea.
UpStreet happens every Sunday during the main service. It’s where kids meet in small groups with other kids their age and connect with an adult small-group leader. Each week they are taught a different Bottom Line and Bible story that focuses on a different aspect of the Big Idea.