CrossLife Kids Leadership Resources


Important Dates:
July 25 – Change in lesson – skip Unit 36, Session 2 and instead teach session 3
August 1 – 5th Grade Graduation
August 1 at 4:00 p.m.– Leadership Summit
August 4-8 – Global Impact Conference
August 8 – Promotion Sunday

Leadership Summit – Mark your calendars for August 1 at 4:00 p.m. This meeting is for all returning Elementary Small Group leaders. Meet in the Christian Life Center gym before we break out into groups.

5th Grade Graduation – We will be honoring our 5th Graders on their last Sunday in Kids Connection on August 1. They will receive gifts (candy, devotional and free coupons to Jeremiahs, Culver’s and more). They will also have the chance to sing some of their favorite worship music and we will prayer over them. 5th Grade teachers – encourage your student’s parents to RSVP at

Calling Your Class – We only have a month left until promotion. Make sure you are working on your phone calls. We are asking you to call every family on your list who HAS NOT attended Small Group this year. Invite them to class, share a little about what the lesson is and see if they are planning to return. Please make notes of anything we should know (a family has moved, switched church, will be back, etc.) and send me or Amanda an email when you are finished.

Curriculum Change – With Promotion Sunday comes a new quarter of curriculum. You should find your new binders, activity sheets and more in your classroom this Sunday. If you are missing anything, please contact Amanda at Your new classroom roster will be emailed to you on either Monday, August 2 or Tuesday, August 3.

Do you have any praises and prayer requests you would like to share with us? Do you have any changes to the prayer requests that we have listed? Please let us know of your changes or requests in E.L.I.S. or fill out a Weekly Care Ministry Report.


Brenda Baran’s father will soon be transitioning back into a 3-month IV chemo treatment per his doctors recommendation. Please pray for good results and a healthy treatment process with no side effects (loss of appetite, nausea, etc.) Ask the Lord to continue to lift up his spirits, provide comfort and give purpose.

Please pray for our follow-up on children who have made decisions over the summer. Pray that we are able to connect and guide these children correctly in their spiritual walk.


This summer we have seen over 100 decisions for Christ in our children’s ministry (from VBS, Kids Camp, Upward and more)! It has been wonderful to see God move in the hearts of children. Boy, did we miss our summer activities last year!




July 25 – Ella Kaye Baker
July 25 – Shiloh Tjong

July 4 – Gary Bowers
July 16 – James Baran
July 19 – Brenda Baran

Weekly Attendance

July 18
Small Groups: 114
Kids Worship: 94

Next Lessons

July 25 : Unit 36, Session 3
August 1: Unit 36, Session 4

Wednesday Nights

Choir –  Registration is open at! Returning August 18!
AWANA – Registration is open at! Returning August 18!

Resource Room Requests

We are blessed to have numerous Resource Rooms stocked with supplies & equipment for teachers to use in their classrooms. It’s our goal to provide you with the tools you need to be effective in ministry each week.

Resource Room Locations

Resource Room #1 – In the lobby of Courtyard Building 1 – predominately contains active play equipment, manipulatives, and books. It also contains the refrigerator & microwave.

Resource Room #3 –  Mid-way down the hall of the 1st floor of Courtyard Building 1 – contains art supplies, postcards, puzzles, office supplies, donate-able supplies, kitchen-type supplies, stickers, posterboard & colored butcher paper.   This is also the  location of basket pick-up for any pre-ordered supplies.

Dolphin Resource Room –  On the Main hallway of Friendship Island – stocked with art supplies, office supplies, stickers, kitchen-type supplies, hula hoops, posterboard & colored butcher paper.   This location is the home to the Ellison die cut machine – Die Cut List. Baskets filled with requested supplies for Starfish, Dolphin & Pelican rooms will be in this location.

Parrot Resource Room – On the Parrot hallway of Friendship Island – contains manipulatives, books, puzzles, postcards and donatable supplies.  This is also the location of basket pick-up for any preordered supplies for Parrot rooms.

View a list of the specific supplies available and which of these Resource Rooms you can find them in.

Resource Room Supply Requests

Don’t you wish you could give someone a list of things you need and they would gather them for you? Well, you can make that happen!  Submit a Resource Room Request form online! Requests submitted by Wednesday will be ready for you to pick up on Sunday morning from the following locations:

Resource Room #3 for K-5th grade
Dolphin Resource Room for Starfish, Dolphin & Pelican Classrooms
Parrot Resource Room for Parrot Classrooms

Have a question? Need some help? Please email your question or call the Preschool or Children’s Ministry Office at 407-365-3484 to leave a message for Susan Bailey or Scarlett Merckel, Resource Room Coordinators.

Leader Links

Access Teaching Tools

Gospel Project Curriculum

Evangelism Training Video

Check Out Upcoming Elementary Events

Interested in helping in other areas of the Elementary ministry? Check out our service opportunities.

Mark your calendars for upcoming Elementary events!

Communicate with the Elementary Office
Access Your Class Information

Contact the Team

Please contact us with any questions you have!

Barry Edwards

Minister of Elementary Children

Amanda Nash

Elementary Administrative Assistant