It is so important for our kids to be able to share God's Word with others. We discuss the meaning of the memory verses and the Bible stories we are studying. We encourage a team atmosphere because we are a family in our church Body. We see our class as a wonderful opportunity and responsibility to teach and instill a joy and excitement in coming together to learn and love God, His Word and His Church.
3 Months–2 1/2 years
Our focus is to help these little ones to learn how much God loves them and that He made them. Through this class they will learn to love coming to Church and learn to love God.
Even though they are very young, they are learning constantly. We teach them four different concepts throughout the year: God Made the World, God Made Animals, God Made Me and God Made Families. We do this through songs, rhymes, and playtime. Every child gets their own Bible to play with. They learn to recognize their Bible, to find Jesus, love Jesus and love their Bibles. We also use many other toys throughout the class to help with these concepts. It is a very interactive class with repetitive lessons. The teachers in this class love each and every baby that attends.
2 1/2 years–Kindergarten
The Beginner Class teaches young students to begin to use their Bibles. They learn lessons from the Bible through interactive Bible stories, review sheets, songs, Bible drills, an application activity and a coloring page that brings the application verse into their modern lives. They also learn that the Bible is God's Word and that we can always trust it and use it in our lives.
They begin to understand the parts of the Bible and start learning all 66 books! Once they learn all of their books they receive their own Bible. We also begin Scripture memory, based off of the ABC Verses. We encourage them to 'hide God's Word in their hearts" (Ps.119:11) We have recently started using Badges to also encourage our students to learn scriptures and basic bible facts. Every badge helps us see their progress as they grow and learn more about God and His Word.
This class is a very energetic…filled with movement and activities. The students learn to stay focused in a classroom environment. It is a fun class for both the teachers and the students.
1st and 2nd Grade
In this class we add to the Bible basic facts learned
in previous classes that the Bible is God's Word, it is true, trusted and is for our daily lives.
We also learn how to:
decipher the Bible text
locate the story
understand chapters and verses
find scriptures and read it
use a time-line to locate our lesson
use maps to see where people from our study actually lived and traveled
memorize scripture based on our Fighter Verse Program.
We use Bible drills, games, visuals and activities to reinforce learning and retention of Bible information. And, of course, we discuss how each lesson applies to our lives.
3rd and 4th Grade
In this class, our kids are growing from the previous
classes. We are still following the same Bible Curriculum. But we are focusing
on the application portion more. Each student has their own journal where
they get to write about their thoughts on each lesson and how it can apply to them. We still use the bible maps, time lines and Bible Book summary cards.
Now that most of the students in our class have learned all the books of the Bible and have memorized many (or all) of the Foundation Verses in the Fighter Verse Program, we are working on memorizing a verse (or verses) from every book in the Bible -- 66 in all! It's a fun way for them to learn and remember what is in each book
Our focus is to make sure every student has a love for God, His Word and for each other. Discussion is a big part of our class.
5th and 6th Grade
In this class, our kids learn more about how to actually study the Bible
themselves. Our curriculum provides an interactive, illustrated Bible study;
review games; Bible drills; timeline and map drills; and application activities to help them implement the Bible's teachings in their daily lives and behavior. Above all, we want them to understand and believe that God loves them and sent His one and only Son to save them, and to encourage them to live their lives with Jesus as their example.