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 252 Kids. 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 Kids 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 - Determination

Determination

Determination is a response of the character of God. Throughout Scripture, we can discover that God has been faithful to His people. He rescued them from slavery in Egypt. He sent Jesus to rescue us from our sin. He remained faithful to the early church as they spread the message of Jesus throughout the world. When we see how God gave His people what they needed to continue following Him, we can respond with determination believing that God will give us what we need to finish what we start.

7 May 2017

The Start (Peter and John Before the Sanhedrin)

Keep going even when it gets hard

We start our discussion about determination in Acts 3 and 4. Peter and John are arrested for healing a man and teaching about Jesus. They are brought before the Sanhedrin where they tell them to stop talking about Jesus or face severe consequences. Peter and John show determination as they proclaim that nothing can keep them from talking about Jesus. Bottom Line: Keep going even when it gets hard. Life will be difficult. As much as we might try, we can’t escape hardships. But in those times, we can trust God to give us what we need to show determination and keep going.

14 May 2017

A Bottleneck (Peter and Cornelius)

Keep going even when the job is bigger than you think.

In Acts 10, Peter was a Jewish follower of Jesus. Cornelius was a Roman commander. These two were unlikely friends even in the best of circumstances. But through a couple of visions, these two men were about to cross paths. And through this meeting, Peter discovered the mission Jesus gave the disciples was way bigger than he originally thought. Bottom Line: Keep going even when the job is bigger than you think. There are times we start a job and soon realize that it will be a much larger endeavor. Our first instinct might be to give up all together, but we need to keep going. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can push through and show determination right up until the end.

21 May 2017

Outer Wall (Armor of God)

God gives you what you need to keep going.

In Ephesians 6:10-18, we read a portion of a letter Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus. The early church is feeling attacked from all sides, and Paul encourages them by reminding them how the Holy Spirit can help them. We have armor that stand against anything that we might face in this world. Bottom Line: God gives you what you need to keep going. We pray that through this lesson, kids will realize all they have available to them right now to help them show determination when they feel like giving up.

28 May 2017

The Goal (Heaven)

Keep going because God knows the end of the story.

Finally, we head to Revelation 21:1-8, 22-27 and 22:1-5. John’s vision of the New Heaven and New Earth is an encouragement to anyone facing trials in their life. Through Jesus, we have the opportunity to spend forever with God in a world where there is no sorrow or pain or suffering and where our hope in Jesus is fully realized. Bottom Line: Keep going because God knows the end of the story. Showing determination in the face of difficult situations is never easy. However, because of Jesus we have a hope that God will make all things new and someday everything will make sense once and for all. God does know the end of the story, and we can trust Him no matter what.