The kids have really been enjoying our J.A.M. Time projects so far! If you’re new to When One Teaches, Two Learn, J.A.M. Time, which stands for “Jesus and Me,” is what we call our children’s Sunday School program. At the end of the Sunday School hour each week, we set aside about 15 minutes to work on projects that serve our community, church family, or others. This past Sunday the kids completed their first project as they led the congregation in worship. The Sunday prior we practiced together and then I explained that leading the congregation in worship is a big responsibility – that we would certainly have fun, but we also needed to do our best. They took my words to heart and practiced earnestly throughout the week. Not only was I thrilled that God used our kids in such a powerful way, but that it turned into an incredible opportunity for the kids to invite family members to church. One child had several family members with her in both services (some of whom are not regular church attenders), then gave a second performance at her house later that afternoon for other family members who couldn’t make it! I plan to post a step-by-step guide to helping your children lead worship sometime soon, so keep your eyes peeled!
This October will be a busy time for J.A.M. Time Projects, as we will have not one, not two, but three projects. A little crazy on my part? Maybe, but I know the kids are going to love them! I’ll keep you posted over the next few weeks as we reveal each project!