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Children's Ministries

Children, Youth and Family

Sunday School Description/Plan
The curriculum for 4 years – 2nd grade will follow a more traditional Sunday School pattern and include singing, foundational Bible Stories, weekly offerings, and prayers including the Lord’s Prayer, meal and bedtime prayers. Partnership with parents will be very important and the congregation will have opportunities to welcome these children into worship to share their songs and learning experiences.

Sunday School Ministry Goals/Outcomes:
Each child knows they are a beloved and special child of God and has experienced some of what that means through the words and actions of their leaders, songs, stories, and activities. The basic concept of prayer and God being everywhere has begun to be grasped by the children and integrated into their homes and everyday lives. And from the experience of greeting at a Trinity Worship Service, bringing weekly offerings, and observing the actions of their parents, a beginning knowledge of stewardship has been born.

Bible 101 Ministry Description/Plan
Grades 3 & 4 will meet together on Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:30 pm. Curriculum will be rotated with “A” and “B” years. Students will receive a NRSV Bible and taught how to navigate it as well as basic history and understanding of how the Bible came to be. The same lectionary being followed by the congregation on Sunday mornings will be the basis for the Bible Stories learned in Bible 101. These students will be given encouragement and opportunity to creatively help make Bible Stories come alive through a variety of mediums. Weekly offerings will be taken for a specific cause related to Bibles.

Bible 101 Ministry Goals/Outcomes:
Students are excited that they can navigate the Bible and they want to read more about the love stories of a faithful God through the lens of many who experienced that love. Through study of stories, characters and overall themes from the Bible, as well as relationships with their peers and leaders, students have personally experienced God’s love. And through intentional practices, they have grown as stewards of their time, energy and resources.

5/6 BOC Ministry Description/Plan
Grades 5 & 6 will meet together on Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:30 pm. Curriculum will be rotated with “A” and “B” years. The curriculum will include the Apostles Creed, Worship 101, and Stewardship 101. Students will also learn how God created them as a unique, integral member of the body of Christ. They will identify their stewardship style and be given opportunities to use these strengths for the good of their class, the church and the larger community. Bible stories will follow worship lectionary and weekly offerings taken.

5/6 BOC Ministry Goals/Outcomes:
Students know the Apostles Creed and use it as a point of reference along their lifelong “what I believe” journey. Through use of the Stewardship Style Assessment Tool and intentional practices, they have begun to figure out how they best express their beliefs through worship, generous giving and everyday living. Through study of Bible stories/characters as well as relationships with their peers and leaders, students have grown in confidence and excitement regarding their important role as members of the Trinity & broader Body of Christ.