Another year has come and gone...but there isn't a better time to make a fresh start and dive deeper in our relationship with Jesus. Check out what we have planned for your kids in April.
April: Preschool (Age 2-4)
We have the awesome privilege of telling preschoolers that Jesus is God’s Son, He is alive, and He wants to be their friend forever. It truly is BIG NEWS! For many of the preschoolers who will be celebrating Easter with us, this will not only be big news, it will be NEW news as well! We get to tell the amazing story of Easter to so many for the very first time. Imagine preschoolers running around telling the BIG NEWS that Jesus is alive—now THAT would be an awesome Easter.
After Easter, we get to share with our preschoolers how the BIG NEWS that Jesus is alive spread throughout the land. We will hear the stories of how the early church began, how men traveled far to tell the news, and how people were changed because of the big news. Finally, we will remind preschoolers (and ourselves) that telling others the BIG NEWS truly is the best gift of all.
April: Elementary (Grade K-6)
GOD VIEW: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PATIENCE AND GOD’S CHARACTER, AS SHOWN THROUGH GOD’S BIG STORY
God is patient. Why? Well, because God is in control and He knows how the story ends. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we know how the story ends, too. Because of Jesus, WE CAN WAIT. We can trust that God is in control. We can have hope that things will work out in the end. And we can be patient because we know all that God has done.
We start the month with The Bible. No, that wasn’t a typo. Think about it, in some ways the entire Bible is lesson in patience. Not because it takes so long to read from cover to cover, but because often people are seen waiting . . . for God to speak, for the rescuer to arrive. That’s why we kick off April with the Easter story and the story of the Bible that introduces us to Jesus—His life, death, and most importantly His resurrection. Jesus is alive! We continue the month looking at more stories of patience: Hannah waiting for a child, Proverbs 14:29 – keeping your cool, the Israelites waiting for Moses at the foot of Mount Siani, and finally ending with Esau so impatient to eat that he sacrificed his birthright.
For more information about our cirriculum, please see below.
Camp by Memory
One great program we have for our Sardis Kids is Camp by Memory. Camp by Memory is a program to help kids memorize God’s Word and get money for camp!
Kids are given portions of scripture to memorize throughout the school year and recite what they have memorized to someone who will test their accuracy. If the scripture was memorized sufficiently, kids are awarded money for camp. We are happy this program is back for the 2017/2018 year and we encourage you to get your kids involved! Information is available through our Church Office.
Sardis Kids Cirriculum
Your kids mean the world to you. And we understand that you want them to develop a foundation of understanding in God to help them through life's questions and choices. That is why we pour ourselves into making kids experience at church relevant and meaningful in an age appropriate way.
Family is very important and we recognize you as the spiritual leader to your children. Our children's curriculum keeps that in mind. Our Sunday School curriculum for ages 2-grade 6 is from thinkorange.com. With this style of curriculum, each month focuses on a single Bible memory verse & life application ("Life App"). Through the month, kids explore this theme with Bible stories, games & discussion to make that truth memorable.
We're especially excited to partner with you in new ways to carry on that faith dialogue at home. Watch for the info your kids bring home and check out the online resources. (For Preschool: http://thinkorange.com/firstlook and for Elementary: http://thinkorange.com/252basics and interactive online resources at https://studio252.tv/
Sunday School at 10am
Our Value Statement
To create a safe, fun and loving environment for children to grow in their faith, ask questions and share. To experience engaging teaching, with meaningful and relate-able lessons that apply to each child.
Plan to Protect
We take your children's safety seriously. Volunteers are screened and policies are in place for security and well being. We also work hard to create an environment where the children feel safe to express their opinions, ask questions, and always feel welcomed.
For more information on our Plan to Protect policy for children, please contact our Church Office.