Our Sunday morning program for elementary-aged kids (K- 6th grade) meets at the 10:00 and 11:15 services. We believe the Bible should never be boring, worship can be really fun and good leaders always care. Before kids head off to middle school, we want to make sure these 3 things stick: 1. I need to make the wise choice. 2. I can trust God no matter what. 3. I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
Kids are challenged every weekend to trust God, make wise choices, and build lasting friendships. Here's what a typical morning looks like: Welcome: Each child is greeted in the Student Life Center by a volunteer leader or staff member. Kids connect with their small group leader and friends through an activity or playtime. Worship: Shortly after arriving, kids join together for worship, kid’s style. This fun and active worship time is led by our worship team which is made up of both adult and kid leaders who are dedicated to help kids worship God. Large Group Teaching: Kids stay in our large group environment where they hear the Bible story. We use costumes, props, and characters from the story - anything that makes the Bible come to life. Small Group Time: Kids then travel to their small group room where their leaders help them understand how the day's bottom line can fit into their everyday life. Small group leaders are serious about having fun with kids and passionate about teaching the TRUTH. We want kids to see how God's word fits into their lives, to learn how to talk to Him, and to build friendships that will last. Every Sunday they connect with the same small group of kids and the same small group leaders. That way they get connected and we have the best chance to establish a relationship that's going to matter when they need it most.
We use 252 Basics, a web-based curriculum for K-6th graders. Based on Luke 2:52, the curriculum is built around our Three Basic Truths. 1. Wisdom: I need to make the wise choice. 2. Faith: I can trust God no matter what. 3. Friendship: I should treat others the way I want to be treated. The Three Basic Truths are amplified through 36 monthly virtues (such as kindness, generosity and faith) and 150 Bible stories. Every week there is a key TRUTH or bottom line that we drive home. It's the ONE THING we want kids to understand and grab onto during their hour.