Our kids ministry is here to help your children (babies-6th grade) have fun learning about Jesus at their own level, in a way they can understand. We want all children to know Jesus in a personal way and have a growing relationship with Him. Our well trained volunteers work every weekend to make sure your kids feel loved, have fun, and encounter God.

We know how important it is to make sure your children are safe, protected, and healthy with us. You’ll feel comfortable checking your kids in each week with our secure check-in process. A friendly volunteer at the kids check-in area can help you navigate our security system on your first visit. All of our teachers love kids and pass our screening process, which includes thorough background checks. Our goal is for you to enjoy the weekend worship celebration service, knowing your kids are secure while having a great time.

Del Sol Kids ministry is available at all of our locations, every weekend!

RECAP OF LESSON FROM MARCH 22

Last week, March 22nd, we learned how Jesus was dedicated at the temple. At the temple, Jesus and his family meet Simeon and Anna who praise baby Jesus as a king! We also learned how Jesus is both fully God and fully man. This week, we’ll learn how Mary and Joseph took Jesus back to the temple as a child.

RESUMEN DE LA LECCION DE MARZO 22

La semana pasada, el 22 de marzo, aprendimos cómo Jesús fue dedicado en el templo. ¡En el templo, Jesús y su familia se encontraron con Simeón y Ana y alabaron al niño Jesús como Rey! También aprendimos cómo Jesús es plenamente Dios y plenamente hombre. Esta semana, aprenderemos cómo María y José llevaron a Jesús de vuelta al templo cuando era niño.

JESUS AS A CHILD | MARCH 29

Bible Story (from Luke 2, Matthew 2)

Parent tip: if your kids are younger, you’re welcome to try focusing on just the words in bold.

After Jesus was born, wise men came to Bethlehem to worship Him as King. When they left, an angel told Joseph in a dream to leave Bethlehem because King Herod wanted to hurt Jesus. So Mary, Joseph, and Jesus went to Egypt until Herod died. Then they went back to Israel and lived in Nazareth. Jesus grew up in Nazareth.

Every year, Jesus’ parents took a trip to Jerusalem for a special celebration called Passover. On Passover, the Jewish people got together to remember when God saved His people from slavery in Egypt. They celebrated all the things God had done for them.

When Jesus was 12 years old, He went with Mary and Joseph to Jerusalem. After the celebration, Mary and Joseph started to go home. They traveled with a large group of people, but Jesus was not with them. Mary and Joseph thought that Jesus was somewhere in the group, but He had stayed behind in Jerusalem.

Mary and Joseph walked for a whole day. Then they started looking for Jesus. They searched among their friends and family, but they could not find Jesus anywhere! Mary and Joseph hurried back to Jerusalem. They looked for Jesus, but they could not find Him. Jerusalem was a big city, and Jesus was just a boy.

Finally, Mary and Joseph found Him in the temple. Jesus was listening to the teachers and asking them questions. The people were surprised at how much Jesus understood. Jesus’ parents were surprised too. Mary said, “Son, why have You done this? Your father and I were worried. We’ve been looking everywhere for You.”

Jesus asked, “Why were you looking for Me? Didn’t you know that I had to be in My Father’s house?”

Mary and Joseph did not understand what Jesus was talking about. Jesus went home with Mary and Joseph. He always obeyed them, and Mary remembered these things. Jesus grew taller and wiser. God was happy with Him, and so was everyone who knew Him.

Christ Connection: Jesus came to earth to do God’s plan, and even as a boy, Jesus knew that. Jesus got ready to do what God sent Him to do. God sent Jesus into the world to die on the cross and rescue people from sin.

 

Family Activities:

The following activities are all different options that help kids understand the story. Feel free to choose the activities that work best for your family!

Family Discussion Starters:

· How did Jesus surprise the people at the temple?

· How did Jesus understand so much?

· What did Jesus mean when He said He had to be in His Father’s house?

· What was God’s plan for Jesus?

· How is Jesus part of God’s plan for us?

· Why were Mary and Joseph confused by Jesus’ answer about being in His Father’s house?

· What was God’s plan for Jesus?

· How can we be a part of doing God’s plan, too?

Sing a Bible Story Song (this activity is great for babies and younger preschoolers)

Sing to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb” :

“Jesus is God’s only Son, only Son, only Son!

Jesus is God’s only Son; there’s no one like Him!

Jesus came to rescue us, rescue us, rescue us!

Jesus came to rescue us; there’s no one like Him!”

Parents can lead by saying: Jesus is God’s Son. As a boy, Jesus knew about God’s Word. Jesus grew, and God was with Him. THERE IS NO ONE LIKE JESUS.

Make Playdough People (this activity works great for all ages)

You will need: Playdough, rolling pins, people or gingerbread shaped cookie cutters (optional)

Encourage kids to make play dough families. Retell the Bible story as they play.

Parents can lead by saying: When Jesus was a boy, Jesus went to the temple to worship God with His family. When His family went home, Jesus stayed and talked about God’s words with the teachers. They were surprised! Jesus knew about God’s Word. THERE IS NO ONE LIKE JESUS. Jesus came to earth to do God’s plan.

Measure Height (this activity is great for older preschool/ younger grade school)

You will need: ruler or tape measure, tape, marker

Invite each member of the family to stand tall with their back against the wall. Place a ruler horizontally on top of her head to determine their height. Print their name on a strip of tape and attach it to the wall to mark how tall she is. Allow them to stretch a tape measure and read the numbers to see how tall she is.

Parents can lead by saying: You may have heard Bible stories about when Jesus was a baby. In today’s Bible story, Jesus was 12 years old. The Bible says Jesus got taller, just like you are getting taller! Today’s story tells us what Jesus was like as a kid, like you!

Paint with Cotton Swabs (this activity is great for all)

You will need: paper for each family member, cotton swabs, plates, washable paint

Squeeze washable paint onto a plate. Show everyone how to dip a cotton swab into the paint encourage them to spell JESUS or paint a church. Mention that Mary and Joseph took Jesus with them to the temple in Jerusalem to celebrate Passover.

Parents can lead by saying: When it was time for Mary and Joseph to return to home, Jesus was not with them. When His parents noticed Jesus was gone, they worried. They returned to Jerusalem and began to search for Him. They found Jesus in the temple talking to the teachers. Jesus came to earth to do His Father’s plan, and even as a boy, Jesus knew that. Jesus got ready to do what God sent Him to do.

Discussion and Bible Skills (this activity is great for grade schoolers)

Have a member of the family reread the Bible story or read Luke 2:41 -52.

Ask the following questions. Lead the group to discuss:

1. Why did Mary and Joseph travel to Jerusalem each year? (for the Passover, Luke 2:41)

2. How long did it take Mary and Joseph to find Jesus? (three days, Luke 2:46)

3. What about Jesus astounded people? (His understanding and His answers, Luke 2:46-47)

4. Why do you think Jesus’ understanding and wisdom were so surprising? Help kids understand that Jesus would have seemed like an ordinary 12-year-old just by looking at Him. Remind kids that Jesus is fully God and fully human. Jesus was able to understand and explain God’s Word as One who had studied it for many years, despite His young age.

5. Why do you think Jesus said it was necessary for Him to be in His Father’s house? Guide kids to understand that Jesus’ Father is God. Remind them that Jesus is God the Son, and He knew God’s plans for His life: to make the way for sinners to have eternal life. Jesus understood that He would need to rely on God’s power to obey Him, and Jesus wanted to obey God always.

6. How can we live out God’s plans for us? Discuss the idea that God’s plan for all believers is for us to glorify Him by loving others, obeying Him out of love, and sharing the gospel throughout the earth. Remind kids that we can live on mission no matter where we are.

Parents can lead by saying: Even as a child, Jesus wanted to do His Father’s plan. He perfectly obeyed His earthly parents and all of God’s commands, eventually dying for our sin.

Copyright 2019 Lifeway.

THE GOSPEL FOR KIDS

JESUS COMO UN NIÑO | MARZO 29

Historia bíblica: (Lucas 2, Mateo 2)

Consejo para padres: si sus hijos son más jóvenes, puede intentar enfocarse solo en las palabras marcadas en negro.

Después de que Jesús nació, los sabios vinieron a Belén para adorarlo como Rey. Cuando se fueron, un ángel le dijo a José en un sueño que dejara Belén porque el rey Herodes quería herir a Jesús. Así que María, José y Jesús fueron a Egipto hasta que Herodes murió. Luego regresaron a Israel y vivieron en Nazaret. Jesús creció en Nazaret.

Cada año, los padres de Jesús hacían un viaje a Jerusalén para una celebración especial llamada Pascua. En la Pascua, el pueblo judío se reunía para recordar cuando Dios salvó a su pueblo de la esclavitud en Egipto. Celebraron todas las cosas que Dios había hecho por ellos.

Cuando Jesús tenía 12 años, fue con María y José a Jerusalén. Después de la celebración, María y José emprendieron el regreso a casa. Viajaron con un gran grupo de personas, pero Jesús no estaba con ellos. María y José pensaron que Jesús estaba en algún lugar del grupo, pero Jesús se había quedado en Jerusalén.

María y José caminaron durante todo un día. Entonces empezaron a buscar a Jesús. Buscaron entre sus amigos y familiares, ¡pero no pudieron encontrar a Jesús en ninguna parte! María y José se apresuraron a regresar a Jerusalén. Buscaron a Jesús, pero no pudieron encontrarlo. Jerusalén era una gran ciudad, y Jesús era sólo un niño.

Finalmente, María y José lo encontraron en el templo. Jesús estaba escuchando a los maestros y haciéndoles preguntas. La gente se sorprendió de lo mucho que Jesús entendía. Los padres de Jesús también se sorprendieron. María dijo: “Hijo, ¿por qué has hecho esto? Tu padre y yo estábamos preocupados. Hemos estado buscándote por todas partes.

Jesús preguntó: “¿Por qué me estaban buscando? ¿No sabían que tenía que estar en la casa de mi Padre?

María y José no entendían de lo que Jesús estaba hablando. Jesús se fue a casa con María y José. Siempre les obedecía, y María recordaba estas cosas. Jesús seguía creciendo y cada vez era más sabio. Dios estaba feliz con él, al igual que todos los que lo conocían.

Conexión de Cristo: Jesús vino a la tierra para cumplir con el plan de Dios, e incluso de niño, Jesús lo sabía. Jesús se preparó para hacer lo que Dios le envió a hacer. Dios envió a Jesús al mundo para morir en la cruz y rescatar a la gente del pecado.

Actividades familiares:

Las siguientes actividades son opciones diferentes que ayudan a los chicos a entender la historia. ¡Siéntase libre de elegir las actividades que mejor funcionen para su familia!

Como iniciar la conversación familiar:

• ¿Cómo sorprendió Jesús a la gente del templo?

• ¿Cómo entendió tanto Jesús?

• ¿Qué quiso decir Jesús cuando dijo que tenía que estar en la casa de su Padre?

• ¿Cuál era el plan de Dios para Jesús?

• ¿Cómo es Jesús parte del plan de Dios para nosotros?

• ¿Por qué María y José estaban confundidos por la respuesta de Jesús acerca de estar en la casa de su Padre?

• ¿Cuál era el plan de Dios para Jesús?

• ¿Cómo podemos ser parte del plan de Dios y también cumplir con ese plan?

Canta una canción de la historia de la Biblia (esta actividad es ideal para bebés y niños que tienen una edad preescolar mayor)

Canta al ritmo de “María tenía una ovejita”:

“Jesús es el único Hijo de Dios, ¡único Hijo, único Hijo!

Jesús es el único Hijo de Dios; ¡No hay nadie como él!

¡Jesús vino a rescatarnos, rescatarnos, rescatarnos!

Jesús vino a rescatarnos; ¡no hay nadie como él!

Los padres pueden guiar diciendo: Jesús es el Hijo de Dios. Cuando era niño, Jesús sabía acerca de la Palabra de Dios. Jesús creció y Dios estaba con él. NO HAY NADIE COMO JESÚS.

Hacer Personas con plastilina: (esta actividad funciona muy bien para todas las edades)

Necesitará: plastilina, rodillos, cortadoras de galletas, si tienen en forma de gente.

Anime a los niños a hacer familias con la plastilina. Vuelva a contar la historia de la Biblia mientras juegan.

Los padres pueden guiar diciendo: Cuando Jesús era un niño, Jesús fue al templo para adorar a Dios con su familia. Cuando su familia regresó a casa, Jesús se quedó y habló de las palabras de Dios con los maestros. ¡Estaban sorprendidos! Jesús sabía acerca de la Palabra de Dios. NO HAY NADIE COMO JESÚS. Jesús vino a la tierra para cumplir el plan de Dios.

Pintar con bolas de algodón (esta actividad es ideal para todos)

Necesitará: papel para cada miembro de la familia, bolas de algodón, platos, pintura lavable.

Ponga pintura lavable en un plato. Muestre a todos cómo sumergir la bola de algodón en la pintura, anímelos a deletrear JESUS o pintar un templo. Mencione que María y José llevaron a Jesús con ellos al templo de Jerusalén para celebrar la Pascua.

Los padres pueden guiar diciendo: Cuando era hora de que María y José regresaran a casa, Jesús no estaba con ellos. Cuando sus padres notaron que 

Jesús se había ido, se preocuparon. Regresaron a Jerusalén y comenzaron a buscarlo. Encontraron a Jesús en el templo hablando con los maestros. Jesús vino a la tierra para cumplir el plan de su Padre, e incluso cuando era niño, Jesús lo sabía. Jesús se preparó para hacer lo que Dios lo envió a hacer.

Platicar y buscar los versículos bíblicos: (esta actividad es ideal para estudiantes de escolares)

Pida a un miembro de la familia que vuelva a leer la historia bíblica o que lea Lucas 2:41-52.

Haga las siguientes preguntas. Dirija al grupo a compartir ideas:

1. ¿Por qué viajaban María y José a Jerusalén cada año? (para la Pascua, Lucas 2:41)

2. ¿Cuánto tiempo le tomó a María y a José encontrar a Jesús? (tres días, Lucas 2:46)

3. ¿Por qué las personas se asombraban de Jesús? (Su entendimiento y sus respuestas, Lucas 2:46-47)

4. ¿Por qué creen que el entendimiento y la sabiduría de Jesús fueron tan sorprendentes? Ayude a los niños a entender que Jesús habría parecido un niño ordinario de 12 años con sólo mirarlo. Recuerde a los niños que Jesús es plenamente Dios y plenamente humano. Jesús fue capaz de entender y explicar la Palabra de Dios como aquel que la había estudiado durante muchos años, a pesar de su corta edad.

5. ¿Por qué creen que Jesús dijo que era necesario que estuviera en la casa de su Padre? Guíe a los niños para que entiendan que el Padre de Jesús es Dios. Recuérdeles que Jesús es Dios el Hijo, y que conocía los planes de Dios para su vida: Ser el camino para que los pecadores que arrepientan tengan vida eterna. Jesús entendió que tendría que confiar en el poder de Dios para obedecerlo, y Jesús quería obedecer a Dios siempre.

6. ¿Cómo podemos vivir los planes de Dios para nosotros? Analicen la idea de que el plan de Dios para todos los creyentes de Jesús es que lo glorifiquemos amando a los demás, obedeciéndolo por amor y compartiendo el Evangelio por toda la tierra. Recuerde a los niños que podemos vivir en la misión sin importar dónde estemos.

Los padres pueden guiar diciendo: Aun cuando era niño, Jesús cumplió con el plan de su Padre Dios. Obedeció perfectamente a sus padres terrenales y a todos los mandamientos de Dios, y ya cuando Jesús fue adulto murió por nuestro pecado.

Copyright 2019 Lifeway.

EL EVANGELIO PARA NIÑOS

EVENTS

Vacation Bible School

June 22-26, 

VBS is a one week program for kids who have completed 1st grade – kids who have completed 6th grade. There is no cost.

Mother’s Day Out

Hours of Operation: Wednesdays and Fridays

Where: East Location

Full Day: 8:45 AM – 2:15 PM

Half Day: 8:45 AM – 11:15 or 11:45 AM – 2:15 PM

Mother’s Day Out (MDO) occurs twice a week and provides care and teaching for children (babies-3rd grade). Children are taught how to work together while learning about the Alphabet, numbers, colors, and the Bible. A nominal fee is required. Contact Jennifer Minton at (915) 479-0114 or Jennifer@delsolchurch.com  for more information.

AWANA

Where: East Location

Wednesdays: 6:30pm to 8:15pm

(2 years old- 6th grade)

The goal of AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) is to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him. 2 Timothy 2: 15. Clubbers learn that God is real, that He loves them and that He has expressed that love through Jesus Christ. They also learn how to apply the truths of the Bible to their daily lives. The program includes game time, handbook time for scripture understanding and memorization, and council time which includes a Bible message and missions emphasis. Our AWANA program will run from September through April. Classes are provided for 2 year olds through pre-kinders for parents attending Small Groups here at church and for parents who help in AWANA.

Parent-Baby Dedication

The purpose of Parent-Baby Dedication is for parents to make a commitment before the Lord and before our church family that they will raise their children in a Christian home, committing to teach their children Christian values and to model behavior that honors the Lord. Our hope is that each child, when old enough, will make a decision to accept Christ as their personal Savior based on what has been modeled for them in their home and in our church.

If you are interested, please contact the children’s minister at your campus.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

When: September – May

Where: East Location 

MOPS Morning:  2nd & 4th Thursdays, 9:15 – 11:30 am

Mother’s of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a program for moms who are expecting, or have kids under the age of 5, and are looking for fellowship with others moms. Because we believe that mothering matters, we would like you to join us! Come find the support you need!

Info: Contact Becky Davis at (915) 603-0504

Preteen Camp

July 20-24 (Monday-Friday)

The camp is for kids who have completed 3rd grade – kids who have completed 6th grade and takes place at Fort Lone Tree Camp located at Capitan, New Mexico

 

LOCATIONS

EAST CAMPUS

Kids classes are available every Sunday during the 9:00 am, 10:30 am & 12:00 pm worship services.

For more information contact our East Campus Children’s Minister, Cheryl Reed at cheryl@delsolchurch.com

NORTHEAST CAMPUS

Kids classes are available every Sunday during the 9:00 am, 10:30 am & 12:00 pm worship services.

For more information contact our Northeast Campus Children’s Minister, Savannah Reed at sreed@delsolchurch.com

EAST MONTANA CAMPUS

Kids classes are available every Sunday during the 9:30 am & 11:00 am  worship services.

For more information contact our East Montana Campus Children’s Minister, Jennifer Minton at jennifer@delsolchurch.com.

TRANSMOUNTAIN CAMPUS

Kids classes are available every Sunday during the 10:30am and 12:00pm(español) worship service.

For more information contact our Transmountain Children’s Minister, Mary Campos at marycampos@delsolchurch.com

CENTRO CAMPUS

Kids classes are available every Sunday during the 9:30 am worship service.

For more information contact our Centro Children’s Minister, Lilia Armijo at liliaarmijo@delsolchurch.com

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