J12 stands for Jesus at 12. The only account we have of Jesus between his birth and the beginning of his ministry is when he went missing on his trip home from Jerusalem after the Feast of Passover. His parents found him in the temple listening and asking questions. When they asked him why he would do this to them he replied, “Didn’t you know I’d be in my Father’s House?” or in the NKJV, “Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business?” We want to help our 5th and 6th graders to be like Jesus at their age – about their Father’s business.
Each Sunday 5th and 6th graders should stay in the main service during the worship time. Before the preaching begins the 5th – 12th graders will be dismissed for their time of Church. At that point go to the left side of the auditorium to the open door. There will be many other teens headed there so just follow the other teens. All teens will then have a fun time with a couple of games and then J12 will break off to our own time with the 5th and 6th Graders. We will meet in our J12 Huddle. At the end of the time the teens will be dismissed to go meet up with the parents on their own.
On Tuesdays we meet at the Downtown Ministry Center on 132 E st Suite 250 in Downtown Davis from 4-6. We meet to have fun, build relationships and a time of growing together in our pursuit of being about our Fathers business.
We will have fun while we find out what it means to be about our Father’s business by
• READING & REWRITING GOD’S WORD
• SHARING OUR TESTS AND TESTIMONIES
• BEING VULNERABLE WITH THE LORD AND OTHERS THROUGH CONFESSION AND PRAYER
Each one of us will also start our own Bedroom Bible College – Kids will be encouraged to take spiritual growth into their own hands – learning to spend time in prayer and in God’s Word to find the wisdom and truth he has for each of them!
Parents- we want to be a support to what you are doing at home not a substitution. In studying Jesus at 12 we will be able to reinforce the importance of relationship with God and their parents as Jesus did. Right after Jesus told his parents that he must be about his Father’s business he went with them back to Nazareth. He knew to obey his parents while still doing God’s work.