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    ThuThursdayDecDecember11th2014 What Will Your Gift Do?
    byDrew Humphrey Tagged No tags 0 comments Add comment
    ThuThursdayDecDecember4th2014 Meet the New Team Leaders
    byDrew Humphrey Tagged No tags 0 comments Add comment

    This Sunday marks the official launch of four new teaching teams that will be on the front lines of participating in one of the most incredible privileges imaginable: teaching young hearts and minds about Jesus Christ. Because I realize that it can be easy to take children's ministry for granted (did you know that our building has a basement?), I thought it would be helpful to introduce you to the four new team leaders who are blazing the trail for this new model of children's ministry. I asked each of them to answer a few questions about their respective teams so we can know more about them. Maybe this will prompt you to pray for them and their team members. Maybe this will help familiarize you with the joys and needs of children's ministry. Maybe it will even prompt you to join a team! Regardless, I hope it makes you grateful for these faithful servants in our church.

    2 YEAR OLD TEAM
    (Responsible for 2 classes each week)
    Team Leader: Mitti Wilson

    What's the most exciting thing about the team you're building? "As the team leader for the 2's class I'm blessed to have a team that is already working together thanks to Connie Williams who supervised all the children's workers for a long time. The current teachers are committed to be there once a month or so. The helpers are stepping up to fill the needs until we are fully staffed."
    What are you most looking forward to as a team leader? "I enjoy teaching in the 2's class and being a team leader is really secondary to that."
    What is your team's biggest need right now? "The biggest need we have at this time is to add a substitute teacher and one or two more helpers to share the load during the church service."
    How can the church pray for your team? "Please pray that our service would be done in joy for the Lord and for the body of Christ, and that we would "not lose heart" (Gal. 6:9-10). Missing the church service is a sacrifice that many children's workers are making and we can become weary in doing it."

    3 YEAR OLD TEAM
    (Responsible for 2 classes each week)
    Team Leader: Elizabeth Humphrey

    What's the most exciting thing about the team you're building? "I think the most exciting thing about the 3's team is the diversity of the team members. We have people who are younger in age and older in age, ones who have been around Kossuth for awhile and ones who are new, female team members and male team members....you get the idea. Very exciting!"
    What are you most looking forward to as a team leader? "I am looking forward to getting to know the members of the team better and seeing them serve the body of Christ in this very important role!"
    What is your team's biggest need right now? "I am so thankful for the team I have so far, but this is always room for growth! We specifically need volunteers to teach during Children's Church and Connections Hour. I know many people do not want to miss the service time (understandably so), but if we can build our team a little  more, we will be able to spread the work load more evenly."
    How can the church pray for your team? "Pray for  us as we dive into this new format and learn to work together. Pray for unity of mind and spirit. Pray for joy as we serve and that we will have a love for the children we are teaching. Pray for continued growth as we try to add to our team!"

    4 YEAR OLD TEAM
    (Responsible for 2 classes each week)
    Team Leader: Julia Grant

    What's the most exciting thing about the team you're building? "It is exciting to be able to work together as a team, all seeking one goal...teaching our children about God."
    What are you most looking forward to as a team leader? "As a team leader, I look forward to working with the team members and getting to know them better."
    What is your team's biggest need right now? "The biggest need of the team would be to add another person or two, as back-up."
    How can the church pray for your team? "The church can pray that we come up with creative ways to help the children understand the lessons we teach from God's word."

    ELEMENTARY TEAM
    (Responsible for 3 classes each week)
    Team Leader: Jessica Berger

    What's the most exciting thing about the team you're building? "I really enjoy seeing people come together to serve the church body. Sometimes the children around the church get overlooked as part of the body, but these people who spend their time preparing lessons and investing in their hearts are really special people. It is a great privilege to work with them and help to equip them to do their jobs."
    What are you most looking forward to as a team leader? "I hope to alleviate some of the things that tend to hold people back from serving more effectively. There may be people out there that want to serve in children's ministry but say, "I can't because..."  Maybe they are only available certain weeks, maybe they have small children and are afraid if they need to stay home with them due to illness it would be too hard to find a sub, or maybe they have just never helped before and the thought of being thrown into the basement for three months without coming up for air is intimidating. (Of course, I say "thrown into the basement" in the nicest way. It's really a very nice place to hang out!) I was one of those people, but through serving I have found a few things that can help in those situations and I hope to be able to share them in this area."
    What is your team's biggest need right now? "Of course, we could use more people to be teachers and helpers in the classrooms. We are also in need of some people just to be on our sub list in case any of the regular teachers or helpers cannot be here. Having a good, solid team will make everyone's job easier because we can be there to support each other."
    How can the church pray for your team? "You can pray for us that (a) our teaching is clear and truthful, and God's word is at the center, (b) the children are excited to learn and share what we hear about the gospel each week, and (c) each of us help one another through encouragement and studying what the lessons not only hold for our students but also for all of us."

    ThuThursdayDecDecember4th2014 Songs for December
    byAbraham Cremeens Tagged No tags 0 comments Add comment

    One of the most beloved aspects of the Christmas season is the music. From Frosty to Rudolph, we love our Christmas tunes. But for the Christian, the Christmas season affords not only the opportunity to sing of silver bells and snow, but to sing of the Son of God made flesh for our salvation. In the coming weeks, we'll be doing that very thing at Kossuth! We're excited to be using some new songs and arrangements for our corporate worship, courtesy of the new album Prepare Him Room, by Sovereign Grace Music. So as you ready yourself to worship with us in the coming weeks, enjoy this opportunity to familiarize yourself with these songs that we'll soon be singing together:

    ThuThursdayDecDecember4th2014 New Member Spotlight (12/4/2014)
    byMark Ridge Tagged No tags 0 comments Add comment

    The Membership Ministry Team would like to welcome Nicholas & April Lee and Corina Briggs as new KSBC members. They were voted in as full members at the November 23 worship service.  

    Nicholas & April are from Lafayette and have been attending Kossuth for approximately one year. Nick works in manufacturing at Coleman Cable Inc., while April teaches Math part-time at Ivy Tech Community College along with being a stay at home mother to their son Apollos, 2 years old, and daughter Calyca (Cali), 7 months old. Nicholas & April are regular attenders in the E3 Connections Group and Smelser Care Group.

    Corina is from Lafayette and is the daughter-in-law of Kossuth Members Paul & Geri Briggs. Sheis married to Jamie Briggs who works in manufacturing at Wabash National Corporation. Corina is currently a stay at home mother to their two children: Alexis, 4 years old, and Braxton, one year old. Corina & Jamie are also expecting a third child due in June 2015.

    Please introduce yourself as you see Nicholas, April, and Corina around church and welcome them to the KSBC family. 

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