Four Cheap and Easy Easter Crafts

By , Contributing Writer| April 7th, 2020|

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Easter has crept up on us. Since we’re all cooped up, this is a good time to resurrect some enthusiasm for crafts. Many people are out of work, so here are some dirt-cheap ideas to keep you and/or your little ones busy. To boot, no craft store is required. The Dollar [...]

10 Online Resources for Holy Week

By , Communications Pastor| April 5th, 2020|

This Palm Sunday, we will remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, a prophecy fulfilled that revealed Jesus Christ was the Messiah, the King of kings. Palm Sunday kicks off Holy Week, the last week of Lent, during which many of us will reflect on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. To help you [...]

3 Easy and Fun Preschool Bible Crafts for This Season

By , KidzKlub Coordinator| April 2nd, 2020|

As parents and children are forced into shelter-in-home orders, we know how hard it is keep things fun and creative at home with your children. So, the KidzKlub Team has assembled three of their favorite preschool Bible crafts that you can do with things you already have around the house! We hope you enjoy these [...]

Three Easter Traditions to Do With Your Family at Home

By , Contributing Writer| March 31st, 2020|

Easter is coming! Are you ready to add to your families’ Easter traditions? Our residents have shared with us some of their favorite Easter traditions that they do with their families at home. Rocks in Baskets The day before Easter, give kids empty baskets so they can walk around the neighborhood, park, or just around [...]

Resurrection Eggs: An Easter Advent Activity

By , Teams Resident| March 25th, 2020|

Oftentimes, when we think of advent, we think of Christmas. But Easter also has an advent season. Easter Advent is during Lent—a time where we prepare our hearts to reflect on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This season, try resurrection eggs, a fun way for your family to count down to Easter [...]

How Can We Experience Resurrection Power?

By , Contributing Writer| April 16th, 2019|

What Is Resurrection Power? In many religions, prophets and leaders have died for what they thought and believed. What made Jesus unique is not His death but His resurrection. No one has ever seen a dead man overcome death through His own power. They even “sealed the tomb and posted guards to protect it” (Matthew [...]

Four Festive Family Easter Crafts

By , Contributing Writer| April 4th, 2019|

Jesus…and bunnies and eggs? Oh my! This blog has Easter crafts for families on either side of the bunny debate. But first, He comes first. Let’s get our Jesus craft fix. 1. Jesus’ Tomb Treats My son made this craft at church when he was three years old. I picked him up from Kidzone, and [...]

Four Family Easter Activities That Can Become Traditions

By , Contributing Writer| March 21st, 2019|

Easter is a time to celebrate Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. It is the event that seals our destiny in heaven and helps us experience unbelievable grace and love on earth. We celebrate this holiday in spring as a time of renewal in our lives as the time rolls forward giving us more daylight hours [...]

Five Things You Can Do for Lent This Year

By , Contributing Writer| March 3rd, 2019|

What Is Lent? Lent is a time of reflection and preparation for the Easter season. It is a time to reflect on the human condition and on the goodness of God. It is a time to examine our hearts in light of the amazing love and grace demonstrated on the cross where Jesus laid down [...]

What Is Good About Good Friday?

By , Contributing Writer| March 29th, 2018|

The Confusion of Good Friday Good Friday is the day Christ-followers observe Jesus Christ’s death on a cross. It is the Friday before Easter. Some denominations hold special services to commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion while other denominations hold regular Easter services throughout Easter weekend. Whether you observe Good Friday or not, you might wonder why we [...]