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Park Cities Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Dallas, TX

We are delighted you are visiting our PCPC Kids page. Our desire is to partner with parents, grandparents, Sunday volunteers, and others in making disciples of Jesus Christ in our children’s ministry. We deeply desire for our children to be part of extending the transforming presence of Jesus Christ to our world.

You should find many tools and opportunities to help enrich the discipleship making of children on our page. We include up-to-date lessons and curriculum, songs our children are singing, crafts, and worksheets that correspond to our scope and sequence, parent equipping material, and more.

If you have questions about PCPC Kids, contact us at childrensministry@pcpc.org.

Kids Resources for Sunday, May 09

Dear Parents, here is great content for your children this Sunday (May 9) from the Children’s Ministry staff. Please follow us on Instagram @pcpckids for more activities, info, and engagement.

“And having blessed them, he said that these also should be set before them. And they ate and were satisfied.” - Mark 8:7-8a

What is the difference between something you want and something you need? Most people define a needful thing is necessary for physical survival: food, water, shelter, clothing. A needful item is something you cannot survive without having. But what kind of survival needs did Jesus come to meet? He was teaching his disciples and followers about the kingdom of God. When we read Revelation and study heaven, we see all our physical needs met, but there is so much more to it. God designed us with physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs. All of these must be met on a basic level for us to be healthy and to survive well in this world. Even though God tells us that “Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Father,” that doesn’t mean we don’t need to ever eat. Perhaps when you are in a place where folks do not have adequate food, water, and shelter, sharing the gospel falls on deaf ears. All these people can think about is how hungry or thirsty they are, or how cold they are.

Jesus meets us where we are and supplies our every need. We may not have everything we want, but He promises to meet all our needs according to His riches in glory. He had compassion on these people who had been listening to him for 3 days. He knew they would faint on the way home if they did not have something to eat. Jesus took 7 loaves and a few fish and made more than enough to feed everyone with leftovers. This is the second time he’s done this. He gives us a glimpse of what he was sent to earth to do on a spiritual level as well. Henri Nouwen shares insight into this pattern in his book, The Life of the Beloved. Jesus being taken, blessed, broken, and given for our sins. Just the same way in which he took the bread, blessed it, broke it and gave it for the feeding of the 5000, the 4000, the disciples on the night he was betrayed and then also as he supped with the disciples after his resurrection. This clearly and relevantly modeled for his disciples how He had be taken from His Father’s side in heaven, blessed as his Anointed Son, broken on the cross for our sins, and given for the salvation of His chosen ones. Nothing is wasted in his teaching. He modeled exactly what he came to do spiritually in how he met their every need spiritually.

Jeanie Cox
Ministry Leader of Preschool

We Want Our Children to Be:

Worshippers of God!—We long to worship GOD together.

Bible-Saturated and Theologically-Grounded!—To know and live the word of God.

God-dependent and prayerful!—To pray bold and dependent prayers.

Gospel-Oriented!—To tell stories of rescue.

Culturally-Engaged!—Desire to change the world.

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer in the Children’s Ministry? If so, we would love to have you on the team! Between Nursery, Preschool, Elementary, and Special Needs there are plenty of opportunities for you to serve. Sunday mornings in Children’s Ministry provide an excellent place to get involved, build relationships with kids, and help them grow in their love for Christ.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Children’s Ministry, please click here (Volunteer Interest Form).

Questions? Email us at childrensministry@pcpc.org.