Summer Sunday Backyard Setup – Passion City Church
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Summer Sunday Backyard Set Up

// Create A Space To Come To Church…At Home

Written by: The Passion Kids Team August 14th, 2020 3 Minute Read

Families,

We see you. This season is not easy, and we are praying that you will find comfort in the fact that you are not alone and we are here for you. Our hope is in Jesus, and we know that His plans are the best plans. While this is not ideal, we want to help equip you for the season we are in now and for the next few months. Here are five tips to help engage with your kids on Sundays. You can also use these to help create a great atmosphere during the week using our Passion Kids videos!

 

    • Be consistent. Choose a time to watch the gathering together each week and make a habit of it, regardless of where you are viewing from.
    • Set the tone. Have a routine for getting ready to engage in the gathering together as a family. Depending on the ages of your children, allow them to choose a few things to make this special. For example, they could get dressed as if they are physically going to church or they can make a special church snack before the gathering starts.
    • Engage. Allow your children to see your actions during worship, as this is something that they may not have gotten to experience as a family yet. 
    • Participate. Allow your children to take notes just as you do during the talk. Designing a special template for them would make it fun and help them feel ownership in their participation during the gathering.
    • Pray. Open the gathering with a time of prayer, and allow your children to participate by leading or sharing what’s on their hearts.

 

We know that you and your kids are more anxious than ever to get outside and enjoy the amazing weather. These days we have more opportunities than ever for your family to go to church in new and exciting ways, so grab your snacks, a few crafts, and let’s get started!

During this season, gathering for church can happen anywhere! Whether you have a yard, a patio, or a nearby park, all you need is a screen to tune in. Creating a space for your kids to thrive during church is essential, so don’t be afraid to lay out a few favorite snacks or activities while your family joins!

Supplies:

  • Grab some popcorn, fruit, or whatever favorite summer snack your family loves.
  • Crayons and paper for the kids are key. Encourage them to draw their favorite story from Passion Kids, write the words to their favorite worship song or even write a note to the Passion Kids team!
  • Don’t forget your notebook or journal where you can take notes from the gathering. When your kids see you engaging with the gathering, they will want to follow your lead.

If you have a yard, it’s easier than ever to enjoy a picnic and a gathering! All you need is a sheet to hang up, and you’ve got yourself a fun and exciting way to tune in on Sunday nights! Depending on your space, this could even be a great way to enjoy church safely with another family!

 

This summer, don’t just watch church COME to church by tuning in with Passion City Online at passioncitychurch.com at 10a, 1p, 5p and 8p.

 

“We wait in hope for the Lord;

He is our help and our shield.” 

Psalm 33:20