What’s the Big Idea?
It’s something that every parent wants their kid to learn. We would like to say that we came up with these ideas first, but actually, they are God’s Big Ideas, such as self- control, honesty, patience, and gratitude . There is a different Big Idea each month that is the over-riding theme in Hangtime and Mainstreet. Every element of Hangtime and Mainstreet is centered on the Big Idea.
Why does Hangtime exist?
Hangtime exists to partner with parents. We believe that parents are ultimately responsible for the spiritual development of their children (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). We also recognize that parents have a whole lot more time with their kids than anyone at church. In fact, each year kids spend about 3,000 hours with their parents versus the 40 or so that they will spend attending church on Sunday. As a result, no one has more influence over a child than his or her parent. Because of this, we believe that what happens at home is more important than what happens at church. We believe that it is our role to partner with parents by providing a plan that will give them the tools they need to lead their kids spiritually. This plan is launched at Hangtime LIVE on the first Wednesday of the month. During the rest of the month, it continues with Hangtime FX on Wednesdays and Mainstreet on Sunday mornings.
Who should attend Hangtime?
Kids (Kindergarten through 4th grade)!
Preschool children are welcome (if parents attend); however, will be childcare available as well.
How does Hangtime partner with Mainstreet?
These two environments are synched together to provide the best experience possible for your family! In both of these environments, they are learning about the same Big Idea. Hangtime LIVE is a monthly, shared experience for families that launches the Big Idea for the month. The FX (family experience) is to motivate, equip, and inspire PARENTS to apply the Big Idea at home all month long!
Mainstreet happens every Saturday and Sunday during the main service. It is where kids meet in small groups with other kids their age and connect with an adult small group leader. Each week they are taught a different Bottom Line and Bible story that focuses on a different aspect of the Big Idea.