In our desire to equip parents as they “train their children up in the way they should go,” we have created a blog series to communicate the lessons our kids will be learning each Sunday, family verses to memorize together, and resources to help you as the parent to disciple your children.
The word “disciple” means to intentionally impact the life of someone in the direction of being more like Jesus.
Disciples follow Jesus and help others follow Him too.
Every week faithful servants enter into the disciple-making process with Renew Kids.
There are now FOUR classes every Sunday:
- Nursery (birth-2yrs),
- Preschool (ages 3-4yrs),
- Primary (ages 5-7yrs), and
- Challenge (ages 8-10yrs)
All of us begin the gathering together to sing, listen, and pray as a whole church family.
During this Christmas season we will be going through the Advent Catechism as a church family and encouraging our families to do it at home as well.
This Week’s Advent Catechism (Chapter 2: Silence Broken)
After many generations, the voices of the prophets stopped and there was only: silence
For 400 years, the people of God waited and wondered if they’d ever again hear God’s: voice
The years of silence were broken when God sent an angel to a priest named: Zechariah
Unable to have children, Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth would have a son named: John
This promise fulfilled prophecy that John would lead God’s people and: prepare the way
Our curriculum for the Primary class comes from The Gospel Project for Kids and will immerse our kids in the gospel through every story, theological concept, and call to mission from Genesis to Revelation. Ultimately, the gospel message changes everything; heart transformation can only take place when our children experience the gospel. Through The Gospel Project for Kids, our kids will understand the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story—God’s story of redemption.
Unit Focus: Christmas
God sent His Son, Jesus, to earth to be born as a baby in humble surroundings. Jesus was no ordinary baby. He was the One who would save God’s people from their sin. Christmas is the time to celebrate God’s greatest gift of Jesus Christ.
Unit Key Passage:
“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures.”
—1 John 4:9
Session Focus: Angels spoke to Mary and Joseph
Bible Passage: Matthew 1:18-24; Luke 1:26-56
Main Point: God chose Mary and Joseph to be Jesus’ earthly parents.
Big Picture Question: Why was Jesus born? Jesus was born to rescue us from sin.
Christ Connection: The baby Jesus fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecy, as well as other Old Testament prophecies, about the coming Savior. Through His life, death, and resurrection, Jesus fulfilled God’s plan of redemption that God planned before the world began.
The Challenge Class will be continuing their study this week on the Gospel of Luke. Luke gives a detailed account about the birth of Christ and the theme of Luke’s gospel is Christ, the Son of Man, and it narrates many of those events that demonstrated Christ’s humanity. In the Challenge Class we focus on learning to study and read the bible and learn what God is trying to tell us through scripture.
This week we will be learning about Advent and when God was silent for 400 years and sent an angel to Zechariah. This broke His silence to His people and foretold of the birth of John the Baptist.
In the Challenge Class we really encourage the kids to ask questions and think about how the scripture is alive for them today. We would really like encourage the parents to continue to model this at home with open ended questions about the scripture we are studying. The goal of the Challenge Class is for the kids to be able to read and study the bible themselves with the help of their parents and teachers as they grow in Christ.
- Where do we see the gospel in this Scripture?
- How does this scripture apply to your life?
- What does this scripture tell you about God?
- What did you learn this week?
Mission in Uganda
Working with Paul Hunter of Next Generation Ministries, he has found the Challenge Class a new mission in Uganda.
David is a young boy that is 12 years old who lives in Uganda and had his leg amputated as an infant. The Challenge Class is working on helping David buy a prosthetic leg in a couple of years when he is ready. How will they do this? Every week the kids in the Challenge Class have the opportunity to earn marbles to fill up a jar and every marble they earn will be worth $2 a piece to go towards David’s new leg. How do they earn marbles?
The kids in Challenge Class can earn marbles in these ways:
- Memorize the scripture verse for their Challenge Class
- Study the Bible at home
- Draw a picture of something they learned in the bible
- Learn a new story from the Bible
- Draw or Write in their prayer/thankfulness journal
- Pray or Read a Psalm during the week
- Bring their Bible to class