Why does msFUEL meet Sundays at 9:15am?
- We chose 9:15am because it’s in the middle of our 3 services and it is also a bit earlier in case families have other plans on Sunday mornings. Families can come at 9:15 then leave or can choose to come to service at 7:55am and then have their kids go to msFUEL or they can come to msFUEL and then attend 11:00 service together. It gives families a lot more flexibility.
- Parents will have something to do while their kids are here (attend service or serve somewhere) which should increase consistency of students and their parents on Sunday mornings
- We never have to cancel a Sunday morning due to weather (unless we cancel church), we will occasionally have Family Worship Weekends where we will not have elementary or middle school programming.
What will Sunday Morning msFUEL look like?
We will be meeting in the NextGen Worship Center
General Schedule (may be adjusted slightly each week):
- 8:45-9:20am – Check in/Hang out/game time
- 9:20 – Welcome/Interactive (up front game, group game, object lesson, etc.)
- 9:30 – Intro praise song
- 9:35 – Teaching Time (primarily video teachings but will alternate a bit)
- 9:50 – 1 or 2 worship response songs w/ communion time
- 10:00 – 1 more praise song to energize students for small group discussion
- 10:05-10:35 – Small Group time (separated by gender and grade to be most effective; groups will make circles around the NextGen Worship center)
- 10:35-10:50am – More hang out/game time
What about students/families who can’t come at 9:15am?
We realize families will have to make a choice. Our desire is that every family will choose to be here at 9:15am. But the reality is that some will choose not to. We also know that families will adjust their schedule for what is important to them and best for their kids (i.e. if baseball practice is at 6pm Thur., families will adjust to make it work)
What will 5-8th graders do at 11:00am?
Students will have 2 main choices if their family stays for the 11:00am service:
- Attend the main worship service together as a family at 11:00am (we believe it is so important to begin to develop the habit of attending an adult worship service at this age so it becomes a discipline and a habit for a lifetime)
- If students can be mature and responsible we would love for them to find a place to serve with our younger children (at least 4 full years separation; 5th graders could help with 1st grade and down, 8th graders could help with 4th graders and down). If you are interested in serving in NextGen visit: www.yes2God.org/volunteer