Until we can safely meet together regularly for VKids again our prayer continues to be that you and your families continue to grow in faith together. That you together:
"... being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
However, although we can't meet together physically, we are meeting together on Zoom each Sunday morning!
We will play, we will worship together and we will do the Imaginative Prayer session together.
Although we will be going through the Imaginative Prayer Course together on Zoom, this can also be done together with your kids in your own time.
What is the Imaginative Prayer Course?
The Imaginative Prayer Course, is a new course launched by Jared Patrick Boyd, a Vineyard pastor in the US which digs into the contemplative practices for families so that families may journey together in their faith. Here's a quote from the author of the course:
"The work we're doing with Imaginative Prayer with our children is participating with God to make these little tiny micro-deposits about who God is and what God is like. We can trust that God can use these moments as we partner with him in the spiritual formation of our children".
In this clip the author of the course expresses something that has been at the heart of what we have been doing through the pandemic, of the huge benefit to our kids to growing in faith with us as parents and carers journeying alongside them. What we think we have in the Imaginative Prayer course is one of the best tools we have found for that purpose.
Details of how to join the Zoom sessions and join the course have been sent to parents. Please let us know if you haven't received it or if you would like to.
VKids Worship at Home
We would also love our kids to continue their journey of worshipping God!
Here're some VKids worship sets for you and your kids to worship along to! They are labelled Studio which is aimed more at pre-school kids and Gym - aimed more at Primary age kids, but all them are fun for everyone!
You should be able to find the lyrics for all the songs online, you could learn the songs with your kids and have a worship session together - you could even create your own family actions?!?
Vineyard Churches have produced a couple of sets of resources which we have been encouraging parents to use:
Twitter & Instagram
Do check there for some extra pics of some of the craft and Lego each week!
We are, we expect, planning for a situation that looks set to carry on for months rather than weeks. We will therefore be working on other ways to stay connected with you and share resources with you as you parent your children at this time, look out for more to come as we refine and develop ideas!
Manny & Sinead