What an incredible time to be a part of what God’s up to at the Church on 68! As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there have been a lot of exciting changes throughout the whole body. Our kids department has been renamed Generations and each class assigned a new name.
I’m glad you asked! If you’ve been around this church for any length of time you know that we believe God is a God of generations. Throughout scripture it is clear that God’s promises and intentions for His people are not limited to age and time. We believe that what God is doing here is significant not only now, but for generations yet to come.
The concept of renaming the classes as arrows is based on Psalm 127 “… Children are a gift from the Lord, they are a reward from Him…like arrows in a warrior’s hands…how joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them.” We believe we are equipping children to be launched and used mightily for the kingdom. We believe this is not limited to moms and dads, but includes the church family as well. In archery, an arrow maker is called a Fletcher. As parents and teachers, we have an incredible opportunity to be a part of the crafting and shaping of these children…these arrows! How cool is that!? We are equipped to be Fletchers of the next generations!
Why the different colors?
In archery, each archer has his own color scheme which identifies his particular arrow. The crest is the decoration on the arrow. Each class has their own crest and color which is how they are identified.
We look forward to this next season and are thankful you are a part of the unfolding story God is writing in this place!