• * See below for registration information for Pointe Kidz 2016-17 and important dates and details for this ministry. *

    Trinity understands that parenting is hard work, yet it is an awesome opportunity to influence children emotionally, socially, and most importantly spiritually. Sound like a daunting task? Trinity is committed to partner with parents to engage, equip, and empower them to become the spiritual leaders in their home. Deuteronomy 6:4-7 and statistics indicate that parents are the #1 and #2 influencers of children's' faith. This is a very important job!

    To help support parents in this role, Trinity has adapted the Pointe Kidz, Sunday School, ministry for children and their parents 18 months to 4th grade to include:

    Family Discipleship Gatherings (twice a month) - Parents and children, kindergarten through 4th grade, gather together in the gym for activities and lessons.

    Parent Discipleship Groups - Parents will have small groups for discussing weekly Bible lesson, prayer, and support in the important job of parenting.

    Children's Classes - Children will meet in their classroom with a qualified teacher to lead them through the same Bible lessons that parents and Starting Pointe (formerly known as Power of the Word) go through on an age appropriate level.

    Fireflies Class (every week) - Parents and children 18 months-preschool will be in their own classroom called "Fireflies." One parent must be in the classroom with their child each week.

    Curriculum - Trinity has adopted the D62GEN curriculum (moving away from 252, the former curriculum). This is a comprehensive discipleship plan for all ages so all groups track the same Bible content each week in a very organized, yet fun, and age appropriate way.

    All Ages Track Together - Grandparents, parents, and friends can have discussions about what they learned and share points on the same topic, which builds intergenerational learning and relationships.

    Parent and Child Participation - Parents and children are asked to attend each week.

    Trinity wants to help parents pass the torch of faith and disciple children during the important formative years of their child's life. Please pray about this commitment and your participation in this ministry. Together, we will raise boys and girls who love Jesus and want to make Him known.

    Stephanie Genske
    Children's Ministry Director
    stephanie.genske@trinitywaconia.org
POINTE KIDZ
Sundays (September 11-May 21)
9:30 - 10:30 am
Gym & Various Classes


Preschool 3 through 4th grade classes begin by gathering in their classrooms, except for Family Gathering Sundays listed below.

Due to the holidays, Pointe Kidz will not be held on the following dates:

December 25, 2016
January 1, 2017
March 27, 2016
April 16, 2017

FAMILY GATHERING DATES/TOPICS:
Families are encouraged to join their children in the gym for a lesson and family activity during the following Family Gathering dates:

September 18 - Christian Conduct
October 2 & 16 - Moses / Leadership
November 6 & 20 - Difficult Questions
December 4 & 18 - Jesus is God's Son
January 8 & 22 - 10 Commandments
February 5 & 19 - Grace
March 5 & 19 - Joshua / Faith
April 2 & 23 - Jesus as King / Easter
May 7 & 21 - God's Design

FAMILY GATHERING TREATS:
During Family Gatherings, Trinity is asking the class listed below to set up tables and chairs, handout materials, greet families, handout drawing tickets, bring treats (donuts, cookies, or mini muffins, oranges, etc.) and operate the Bible memory booth during that month.

September 18 - Children's Ministry
October 2 & 16 - Kindergarten
November 6 & 20 - 1st Grade
December 4 & 18 - Kindergarten
January 8 & 22 - Pointe Kidz Staff
February 5 & 19 - 1st & 2nd Grade
March 5 & 19 - 3rd Grade
April 2 & 23 - - 4th Grade
May 7 & 21 - Pointe Kidz Leaders

SINGING IN CHURCH:
Pointe Kidz children will sing in worship during the following services:

Saturday, December 24 at 2:30 pm (Christmas Eve)
Sunday, April 9 at 8:15 & 10:45 am (Palm Sunday)

BIBLE MEMORY:
Learning Scripture is a vital part of raising children in the Christian faith. Children who learn and recite the Bible memory will receive Bible memory tickets to be used at our store on December 18 and May 21.  Bible memory will begin on October 23. Children will receive Bible memory booklet with the verses to memorize each week.

BIBLE MEMORY BOOTH:
The Bible memory booth (concession stand) is located near the Kingdom Kids room (#165) and school entrance G. Children are encouraged to stop by the Bible memory booth before they go to their classroom. The Bible memory booth will be open from 9:15-9:40 am.

OFFERINGS:
Offerings are collected every Sunday during Pointe Kidz. Pointe Kidz and Trinity Lutheran School work together to collect offering for these selected missions:

September - Camp Omega
October - Feed My Starving Children
November/December - Waconia United Food Shelf
January - Mission TBD
February/March - LCMS Military
April/May - Guatemala

Offering envelopes were sent home with the children. If you need more, please stop at the Trinity office.

FAMILY RESOURCES:
Splink is a simple way to spiritually link your family together. It is a free weekly email packed with ideas to help you and your family engage in conversation. Sign up for Splink at D6family.com/Splink. The D6 Family App, for Android and Apple products, intentionally empowers parents to live out the story of Deuteronomy 6. This app helps parents accomplish God’s design of generational discipleship. Download this free app today.

PARENT GROUPS:
Casual parent groups will be offered weekly to track the parent topic that will be discussed at Family Gatherings. The first Sunday of the month will include a teaching time led by Trinity’s ministry staff. The topics include:

September                        Getting to Know You
October                             Self Image
November                          Faith Conversations
December-                         Encouraging Your Kids
January                              Healthy Boundaries
February                            Teachable Moments
March                                 Service
April                                   Family Prayer
May                                    Bible Reading/Devotions

PARENTAL SUPPORT:

Trinity understands that parenting is hard work, yet it is an awesome opportunity to influence children emotionally, socially, and most importantly spiritually. Trinity is committed to partner with parents to engage, equip, and empower them to become the spiritual leaders in their home. Feel free to visit, email, or call Stephanie Genske, Trinity's Children 's Ministry Director, for support in your parenting journey.

 

POINTE KIDZ REGISTRATION FORM 2016-17