Thursday, March 16, 2017

3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Bible for Your Child

God’s Word tells us to hide Scripture in our hearts (Psalm 119) and to teach it to our children constantly (Deuteronomy 6). As parents, nothing is really more valuable for us to do for our kids, is there? Introducing them to God, the creator; His Son, their Savior; and the truth, His Word, is an honorable job. What’s more exciting than seeing your children grasp the love that God has for all of us? Now, admittedly, this hefty task can be daunting. Here are three things to consider when choosing a Bible for your children.

The age of your children

LifeWay has compiled a list of biblical concepts children can understand at certain ages, and the results are fascinating. It is so important to understand is how your children view God and Scripture as toddlers, preschoolers, young children, older children, and beyond. By understanding what they can grasp at each age, you are more empowered to not only have appropriate conversations with them but also able to choose biblically based products that reinforce your dialogue.

The actual product

It’s no lie that it would be hard to capture the mind and attention of your wiggly toddler if you just opened your Bible and started reading a passage from Leviticus. Needless to say, the age of your child determines which product is best when it comes to introducing biblical themes and stories to your kids. One series offered by B&H Kids, an imprint of LifeWay Christian Resources, The Big Picture Interactive, highlights and reinforces concepts and lessons taught in the Gospel Project for Kids curriculum and offers products for each age group. For babies and toddlers, there are board books, which use simple words and colorful pictures. For kids who are able to sit still a little longer or who are starting to read with help or on their own, Bible storybooks—products that faithfully summarize passages of Scripture in storybook form—are an easy way to engage with the Bible. For kids who can read on their own, it might be time for a full-text Bible, which leads us to . . .

The Bible translation

There are hundreds of Bibles on the market that seek to help engage kids. They contain colorful pictures and features and even marry technology with God’s Word so that kids really desire to dig in. The actual translation, however, is probably one of the features most overlooked in regards to choosing a Bible for kids, but one of the most important. When choosing a translation, look for one that is both faithful to the original text but also readable. A standout option is the new Christian Standard Bible, which combines accuracy and readability without compromise. This translation is available in a number of editions for readers of all ages, including The Big Picture Interactive Bible, which helps connect Christ throughout God’s story. When kids can read and comprehend without getting frustrated, reading becomes more enjoyable, which equates to more time spent in God’s Word.
Regardless of where you are in your journey, or how old your children are, it’s never too late to introduce them to God’s Word—truth that will carry them throughout their lives and that will not return void!
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
December Christmas Schedule

Sunday, December 11th at 6:00 pm--Children's Choir Program "Come, Let Us Adore Him"

Saturday, December 17th at 6:00 pm at Glenwood Campus--Adult Christmas Cantata (Nursery will be provided for Birth through 4 year olds)

Sunday, December 18 at 6:00 pm at Hill Road Campus--Adult Christmas Cantata (Nursery will be provided for Birth through 4 year olds)

Wednesday, December 21st & 28th--No activities due to Christmas and New Year's

Sunday, December 25th at 10:15 a.m.--We will have ONE combined service at each campus--No Sunday School but nursery will be provided for Birth through 4 year olds.  No evening service.


Thursday, November 3, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
On Monday, Oct. 31, Indian Springs Baptist Church is hosting a “Trunk or Treat”.  We’re excited to provide a safe place for trick or treating, we are inviting children from the church and the community to come do their “trick or treating” at OUR church parking lot. Last year, we had over 800+ people come through.


HOW CAN YOU HELP? (As of Sunday, Oct. 9th, we only have 5 cars!)
As a volunteer you can choose to help make “TRUNK OR TREAT” happen in a variety of ways.  First, if you have a vehicle, you can offer your “trunk” for use in the event.      All persons interested in participating must sign-up individually or with a team by Wednesday, October 19th.  Next, you can donate CANDY (collection boxes at nursery & main entrances) or MONEY (Turn money into Cyrena at the preschool check-in desk)!  Finally, sign-up for a 30 minute volunteer slot at registration table, an inflatable or face painting.

If you have any questions regarding Trunk or Treat, please contact Ms. Cyrena at preschool@isbc.org or       423-967-4146.



Wednesday, August 10, 2016
AWANA begins tonight August 10th!  
Come & Join Us from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

If you still need to register your child for Awana, please use this link: Awana 2016-17 registration.  There will be computers set up in the gym if you need to register at church.    We will also have supplies set up in the gym to purchase for clubbers who need them.  It is very important that you stop by the Awana registration table and sign a permission form for your child if you haven’t already.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
VBS 2016 REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!!!

To register for VBS 2016 click here & follow the instructions.  

Register EARLY to get your name in a drawing each week till Sunday, May 29th
for a FREE VBS Submerged t-shirt.

Our last VBS meeting will be on Sunday, May 22nd at 4:45 pm.  We still have a few opportunities where you can Dive Into VBS listed below.

Preschool
2 year olds--2 Adult Tour Guides--will be responsible for children from 5:45 to 8:45 in getting them to their rotations
4 year olds--2 Adult Tour Guides--will be responsible for children from 5:45 to 8:45 in getting them to their rotations

Kids
1 Adult Bible Study Activity Leader for K & 1--will assist the Bible Study Teacher & Assistant with doing the Bible Study Activity or Game in 2 rotations
1 Adult Bible Study Activity Leader for 2 & 3--will assist the Bible Study Teacher & Assistant with doing the Bible Study Activity or Game in 2 rotations
1 Adult Bible Study Activity Leader for 4 & 5--will assist the Bible Study Teacher & Assistant with doing the Bible Study Activity or Game in 2 rotations
1 Adult Tour Guide for 4 & 5 grade--will be responsible for children from 5:45 to 8:45 in getting them to their rotations



Tuesday, February 23, 2016

AWANA News

Awana News

This week: Feb. 24th

Crazy Boot Night – wear boots, wear non-matching boots, wear one boot and one shoe, be creative with Crazy Boot Night.

**Grand Prix car kits are now available for sale in the Awana office for T&T clubbers only (grades 3-5) for $5. See below for more info on the Grand Prix event. **