Sundays at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Elementary

Discovery

We seek to provoke discovery, inviting kids to live out their new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus and others

Shape Identity

Through planting these truths into the heart of every child: I need to make the wise choice, I can trust God no matter what, and I should treat others the way I want to be treated

Consistent Leaders

Your child will be connected with two consistent small group leaders for the year that truly care about your child and want to help you win as a parent

Sundays at 11 a.m.

We use a curriculum designed for elementary students called 252Basics. By the time your child goes to middle school we want them to discover more about who God is, learn more about the big story He’s telling and how He empowers them to join Him in this mission/adventure. The story of God reveals the character of God. That’s why 252 Basics uses Bible stories to teach core virtues. We believe a virtue is either a piece of the character of God or a way we can respond to God. We will focus on one virtue each month, such as respect, love, obedience. And to make it easy to understand, each principle is supported by a weekly bottom line – a short phrase so easy to remember that it can be reinforced at home throughout the week.

Small Groups

K/1st
2nd/3rd
4th/5th

What We Are Teaching - Humility

Humility

Humility is a response of the character of God. Jesus is the ultimate example of humility. Jesus is the Son of God. And in the beginning, Jesus was part of creating the heavens and the earth. And as the Son of God, there is nothing in Heaven or on earth that isn’t under Jesus’ command. Yet Jesus chose to become one of us. He was born as a baby and walked among us. He developed calloused hands as He worked in a carpenter’s shop. The dirt of the road caked His feet as He traveled to show love to others. Jesus willingly left the majesty and glory of Heaven to laugh and cry as He fully became a human. Jesus’ ultimate act of humility on Earth was His sacrificial death. We live in a world that’s all about putting ourselves first. Jesus lived in a world like that too. He could have looked out for Himself, called 10,000 angels to come and rescue Him. But He didn’t. Out of His love for us He chose the humble route and put us first. It cost Him everything. Putting others first will cost you something: your time or money. Maybe it will cost you some pride. But when we choose to follow Jesus with our lives, believing that His death and resurrection made it possible for us to be right with God, the least we can do is put others first even if it’s a bit uncomfortable and cost us something. We think it’s important, especially at Easter, for us to help our kids and families discover more about humility–putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.

2 Apr 2017

Feet First (Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet)

I can put others first by serving them.

We start our discussion about humility in John 13:1-17 where we find Jesus and His disciples celebrating Passover in the upper room. Jesus wanted to give His disciples an example of what it meant to be a servant leader. With humility, Jesus washed His disciples’ feet. He served them by doing the job of a servant. Bottom Line: I can put others first by serving them. Kids will learn that they don’t need to wash their friends’ feet to show humility, but they can serve them and put them first. We pray this will be a powerful week for kids as they see how much Jesus did for them and how they can respond to Him by how they treat others.

9 Apr 2017

Follow the Game Plan (Jesus Praying in the Garden)

I can put others first by letting go of what I want.

In Matthew 26:36-56, we take a look at the very garden where Jesus showed an unbelievable understanding of how important it was to put the will of the Father ahead of His own. Jesus knew why He came to earth. While He prayed for His Father to make another way, ultimately Jesus knew that He had to let go of what He wanted for the sake of saving the world from sin. Bottom Line: I can put others first by letting go of what I want. At some point in our lives, we’ll be faced with a decision to give up something we want for what someone else wants. For Jesus this was a matter of life and death. While that may not be the case for us, showing humility in these situations is still important. We pray that kids will realize that showing humility is often more important than getting their way.

16 Apr 2017

The Comeback (Jesus Is Crucified, Buried, and Resurrected)

I can put others first because Jesus put me first.

We’re excited to celebrate Easter as we spend time in John 18:12–20:23. We’ll start with Jesus’ trial and end with celebrating the resurrection. The religious leaders are up in arms because Jesus has claimed to be God. Doesn’t matter that it’s TRUE; they’re still ready to dish out the ultimate punishment. And Jesus chose to give up everything and take that punishment, so that no one else has to. Bottom Line: I can put others first because Jesus put me first. It cost Jesus everything to put us first. He gave up His life, so we could be with God forever. As we respond to God and His gift of salvation, we can follow Jesus’ example and put others first.

23 Apr 2017

Pass It On (The Great Commission / Ascension)

I can put others first by doing what Jesus said.

Next, we head to Matthew 28:16-20. Now that Jesus was alive, the disciples would have thought that now it was time for Jesus to become king, but that wasn’t God’s plan. Jesus gave them a new job: go and tell everyone about Jesus and be like Jesus was to the rest of the world. Bottom Line: I can put others first by doing what Jesus said. We get to continue the mission that Jesus gave His disciples all those years ago. When we choose to share Jesus’ love with others, we’re putting them first. We pray that kids will realize that they have an important role in God’s One Big Story.

30 Apr 2017

Team Player (Humility of Jesus)

Put others first.

Finally, we’ll take a closer look at the passage where we find our memory verse. In Philippians 2:3-8, Paul tells us how Jesus is the ultimate example of humility. He gave up everything to come to earth and save us. Bottom Line: Put others first. We hope that when kids take a look at the people around them, that they will start to understand just how much Jesus loves them, it will change the way we treat them, and they’ll make sure to put them first.

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