Our church has a special graduation service for the fifth graders to mark their transition into Thrive, our junior high ministry. This is a big deal at our church because once kids are in Thrive, they sit with their parents during Sunday morning worship.
Each fifth grader gets a box filled with notes of encouragement from special adults in the church. The box also includes that child’s “life verse” on the cover. We chose Psalm 25:4-5 for Andrew. It was a really special day for us!