MercyKids at home
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coronavirus updates for parents
We are living in a time that has not been experienced by anyone in our lifetime. Children are experiencing all of the same emotions as adults, but they might not know how to navigate them. And let’s be honest, sometimes we don’t know how to as adults either. The MercyKids at Home page is meant to give your family activities and resources to navigate this crisis. The resources are color-coded. Red is for parents, blue is for the family, and green is for children (with some parental oversight). Many, if not most, of the resources, do not need to be printed so you are not limited if you do not have access to a printer. The resources are compiled from social media, curriculum websites, and books that relate to spiritual, mental, and emotional growth.
In addition to these resources, we will be updating the MercyKids at Home page weekly with our MercyKids Gospel Project for Kids Lesson for you to do at home. The story guides, videos, and activity sheets our MercyKids Team uses each week will be available for you to view, download and/or print. Because these materials are copyrighted, please do not post/share them online or post the password provided in your weekly email to access them. If you know someone that would like access to the materials, please encourage them to join our mailing list.
We hope you find these resources useful and we hope to continue to compile resources for you to use and update this document as this crisis continues. For this season, when events that normally pull us in 20 different directions at 100 mph are canceled and our “family time” has exponentially increased, let’s try to see the good in this crisis and make the most of our time together.
As always, if you need anything or if we can help you in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be praying that the Lord would use this time to strengthen our families, strengthen our walks with the Lord, and strengthen ourselves.
Your MercyKids Ministry Team
MercyKids is committed to partnering with families to raise disciples who love Jesus, love each other, and love our world. Our desire is to build relationships with families and their children, and it is our hope that kids see the beauty of the gospel and choose to follow Christ with their whole lives.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb, a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. (Psalm 127:3-4)
What To Expect
MercyKids welcomes children ages 6 weeks – 5th grade in every service. Each weekend, we seek to engage every child with the gospel. We do this with fun and age-appropriate activities that demonstrate what it means to love God, love each other and love our world. We use The Gospel Project for Kids curriculum to walk through Scripture in a way that shows kids that the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but is one story of God’s love for us!
Our MercyKids check-in is located in the main lobby of our worship facility. When you arrive, you will be greeted by our Mercy Kids check-in team, who will help guide you through the check-in and drop-off process!
At MercyKids we do our best to love on, guide, and share the gospel with each of your kids, week-in and week-out. But we believe that we are only partners in shepherding your child’s heart. Our desire is to give you tools to have devotionals, conversations, and nights of worship at home so that you can be the main disciple makers.
If your child is old enough, encourage them to begin reading their own bible during your family devotions. This is a great way to get them involved. Our prayer is that the home would be a place of significant spiritual growth and joy for your children, and we want to partner with you in making this a reality.
We desire to partner with you as you raise your child to be a disciple of Christ and commission you as the primary disciple-makers in your family!
During Parent Commissioning, we come together to celebrate the fact that you want to raise your child up in a God-centered home! On the day of this celebration, we will bring you up on stage and pray for you as a church family, commissioning you as parents and committing to come alongside you as a church family as you raise your child to know and love Jesus!
If you’d like to sign up for Parent Commissioning, please let us know.
Parent Commissioning is for Covenant Member families. If you’re interested in becoming a member, we invite you to attend the next Starting Point! Find out more and register at mercycharlotte.com/connect/startingpoint. If you’ve already attended Starting Point, your next step is to attend a Membership Class. For more information about the upcoming Membership Class visit mercycharlotte.com/connect/membership.
- Long Story Short: Ten Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God
- Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing
- It’s All About Jesus Bible Storybook
- God Made All of Me by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb
- The Donkey Who Carried a King, & Other Kids Titles from R.C. Sproul
- Raising a Modern Day Knight by Robert Lewis
- Bringing Up Girls: Shaping The Next Generation of Women by James Dobson
- Right Click: Parenting in the Digital Age
- Give Them Grace, Elyse Fitzpatrick