Our desire is to partner with parents to prepare students
for a lifetime of walking with Jesus
LOVING OUR CHILDREN
We believe children are a vital part of our ministry and community and that the life-long journey of faith begins and ends with the gospel. This means that children can comprehend the good news about Jesus' life, death, and resurrection (and ... consequently ... it is impossible for adults to ever "graduate" from that truth into something greater or deeper). We therefore build our children's ministry the same way we do our adult ministries ... centered around the gospel of Jesus Christ, and with His mission to the world as the central command. We are proud to use curriculum that strives to do exactly this. The Gospel Project curriculum aims to impart to children a vision of God, who He is, and who we are in relation to Him, and to establish them with a foundation of doctrine and truth. We use this curriculum with children PreK-3rd grade, and it takes them through the Bible every two years giving them a good foundation of Bible stories and a feel of the flow of redemptive history. At times we also use the Jesus Storybook Bible curriculum, which paints a beautiful portrait of Jesus and invites children to see that He is not only at the center of God’s great story of redemption—He is at the center of their story too.
We view our 4th and 5th grade class as a transition to help prepare students for youth group and ultimately for life as adults in the church. Here they dive deeper into topics such as prayer, what the Bible is and how to use it, the Church, justification, and the attributes of God.
Our youth group is grades 6-12. In these years we seek to build on the foundation that has been laid in previous years. At times we will read, teach, and dig deeper into specific books of the Bible. At other times we will do topical studies or take a few weeks to examine Christian confessions and creeds to see what they say, what they mean, and what that means for us today.
Every two years we take five weeks and teach through our membership vows with every class at age-appropriate levels. Our desire is that when a student graduates high school they will have a good understanding of what it means to be a member of Christ’s church.
WHAT WE ARE UP TO NOW
Our youth group is currently working through the book of Genesis and doing some apologetics (reasoned arguments or defense of the faith) along the way. We are currently planning for our summer retreat and look forward to getting into God’s Word while enjoying His creation.
Our PreK-5th grade students are taking the summer to look at some of the lesser-known stories from both the Old and New Testaments. We are using the Jesus Storybook Bible to teach from and encouraging them to memorize three assigned questions and answers from the Children’s Catechism each month. This is a great opportunity to expand our knowledge of God’s Word while learning about our God who is the same from beginning to end.
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