During the Gathering
We use the TruStory Curriculum for our elementary-aged kids with a small group and large group format. The grades 1-3 kids gather in mixed small groups while the grades 4-6 girls and boys each have their own small group. Here is what the general flow of the morning looks like:
10:15 am to 10:50 am - Small Group: CONNECT - As kids begin arriving they can choose a game to play. Before Large Group, kids split into their small groups and take turns sharing about their week and praying for each other. Small Group Leaders encourage kids to see how God is at work in their lives through the good and the bad. Gems are passed out to kids who know the monthly verse and/or have brought their Bibles. Gems are collected during large group. There will be a special celebration to celebrate once the gem jar is full.
10:50 am to 11:20 am - Large Group: DISCOVER - Grades 1-6 gather for traditions, connect games, the Big God Story, and worship response.
11:20 am to 12:00 pm - Small Group: RESPOND - Kids reflect on the story and respond to what the Holy Spirit is teaching them through creative activities and games.
Preschool (Ages 3-5)
We use Tru Wonder Curriculum for our preschool-aged children.
Here is what the general flow of the morning looks like in the preschool room:
10:15 am to 10:50 am - Explore & Play - Children engage in fun, creative activities designed to pique their curiosity about the day’s portion of The Big God Story.
10:50 am to 10:55 am - Connect - Kids gather in their small groups to share and pray together.
10:55 am to 11:15 am - Discover - Children participate in discovering God’s Word through Bible verse memorization, interactive storytelling techniques, and wonder questions.
11:15 am to 11:25 am - Snack & Timeline - Kids review questions from the story and add to their Big God Story Timeline while enjoying their Arrowroot cookies snack (gluten free options available).
11:25 am to 11:45 am - Respond - Children reflect on what the Holy Spirit is teaching them and respond through creative activities and games.
11:45 am to 12:00 pm - Explore & Play
Nursery (Ages 0-2)
Although there is a Bible story, snack and activity time in the nursery, the primary focus is to provide a loving and safe environment in which our babies and toddlers can have their first look at who God is. Each Nursery Small Group Leader is committed to praying for a small group of children and their families.