AMPED is not only an opportunity for your kids to influence their oikos, but one for you as well. Let me tell you what we mean...
Many times we tend to “shoot out” in life and then try to define the target later on – hoping that we’ll hit something significant. As our HDC Kids Team was debriefing our past attempts to provide entry points for oikos kids, we recognized that while we may have seen hundreds of new kids on our campus, we found very few families who continued to attend HDC after these events. And we know that since its kids’ moms and dads that are the greatest influencers in children’s lives, we need to be more effective at creating opportunities for entire families to see what HDC and the Gospel is all about.
So, for “Beach House AMPED,” we’re defining “the target” as unchurched families with elementary-aged kids in your oikos – that’s who we want to see on our Apple Valley and Victorville campuses during our weekend services for AMPED on May 22/23. “The win” will be when those families not only come and see what HDC is all about, but when they continue to attend and hear how Jesus came to change their worlds and when they become worldchangers themselves!
So, here’s how to start:
- Begin to pray as a family that God would prepare the hearts of unchurched families in your oikos.
- Pick up an AMPED Packet this weekend and encourage your child to use the resources in the packet – the bracelet and the “rave cards” – to invite the elementary-aged kids from your family’s relational world to join them at “Beach House AMPED.”
- Check back here for some ideas intended to better equip you to invite families to HDC.
Thanks again for letting us join you in this partnership of raising the next generation of worldchangers. We can’t wait to see how God will use your family to change your world this summer!