K - 5th Grade
What if children were provoked to pursue a lifestyle of discovery, where their identity is determined by a personal relationship with Jesus and they are guided by His Spirit?
Adventure Zone Provokes Discoveryin the heart of a child
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 the curriculum is organized around key Bible stories that help kids discover Jesus and reflect His character to the world around them. Every month presents a new Life App to help children discover more about God’s character. And each Life App is unpacked through a weekly Bottom Line—a short phrase so easy to remember that it can be reinforced at home throughout the week.
The curriculum is designed to shape identity through planting these truths in the heart of every elementary-age child:
Sundays at 11 a.m.
We meet every Sunday at 11 a.m. Kids can arrive as early as 10:45 to hangout with some fun activities before we get started.
The environment in which kids come together for the Bible story presentation and fun, energetic worship that will get them moving!
This is the part where kids review the Bible story and participate in fun activities that help them to apply the story to their lives to grow in their relationship with Jesus. We elevate the role of the small group as a reliable and trustworthy environment to work through truths with peers and dependable adult leaders.
We will provide you with great weekly resources to continue the conversation at home.
What We Are Talking About
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.
Mapped Out (Easter Story) Jesus is alive!
God sent Jesus to rescue us from the consequences of our sin. This week, we want to be sure that every child leaves knowing how much God loves them and made a way for them to have a relationship with Him forever.
Baby on Board (Hannah Prays for a Baby) When you think you can’t wait, talk to God about it.
We look to 1 Samuel 1:6–2:1 where we discover the story of Hannah. She had waited years for a child. Rather than become frustrated and angry toward God, she prays and tells Him all about it. When God answers her prayer, she gives her son back to God. He honored her waiting and blessed her with even more children. It’s important for us all to remember that talking to God about waiting will help us stay patient through whatever circumstance we might face. He may not change our circumstance, but He’ll give the strength to keep waiting well.
Are We There Yet? (A Patience Proverb) When you think you can’t wait, keep your cool
There’s an important patience principle King Solomon wrote in Proverbs 14:29. Anyone who is patient has great understanding. But anyone who gets angry quickly shows how foolish they are (NIrV). How we respond to waiting shows others our character. Getting frustrated and angry doesn’t make the wait any less; it just makes us look foolish. Sometimes when you’re waiting, becoming angry and frustrated with others is the first thing that pops into our minds. But when it comes to waiting, often there’s very little we can do to make the wait any less. While you’re waiting, don’t make yourself look foolish by taking it out on the people around you.
Watch for Livestock (Golden Calf) When you think you can’t wait, think about what’s true
We head to Exodus 32:1–35 where we find the Israelites at the foot of Mount Sinai. Instead of obeying God and waiting for Moses to come down off the mountain, the entire nation of Israel grew impatient. They built a golden calf and began to worship it instead of worshiping God. Their lack of patience had some severe consequences. It’s easier to wait when you remember all the times God has helped you before. You can trust Him, knowing that He’ll help you wait.
Souped Up (Esau’s Impatience) When you think you can’t wait, think twice
We’ll finish out the month with one of the best examples of what happens when you’re not patient; you lose something of value. In Genesis 25:24-34, we discover the story of Esau sacrificing his birthright for a bowl of stew. Because Esau was impatient, he lost something he could never get back. Don’t let your lack of patience cause you to make a decision you’ll regret. Think twice about what really matters. Ask God to help you wait patiently for what matters most.
Continue the Conversation at Home
Each week a Parent Cue will be delivered right to your inbox with a summary of the weekly lesson, things to think about, things to do, and words to say that you can easily do with your child during the regular rhythm of their week. The Parent Cue App helps you count the weeks and connects you with practical things to read, do or say to help you engage with the heart of your child this week.