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 - Respect

Respect

God is the all-powerful, Creator of the universe. There is no one else who has the position or power of God. We can’t help but respond to Him with respect. When it comes to people, everyone is important for two reasons: God made them in His image and Jesus died for them. That’s why respect is also a reflection of the character of Christ in us. When we see people like Jesus sees them, we can show everyone they matter to God. RESPECT is a response to the character of God.

6 Aug 2017

Keep Calm and Respect God (Faith of the Roman Commander)

Show respect to God because He’s in charge of everything.

We start the month in Matthew 8:5-13 where we find a Roman Commander. The commander was in charge of his men, who did whatever he told them to do. Yet, when his servant became seriously ill, he realized that he wasn’t in charge anymore. He had no power over his servant’s health. He respected that Jesus had authority to heal his servant and had faith He could do it. Jesus honors the centurion’s faith and heals the servant. Bottom Line: Show respect to God because He’s in charge of everything. Our respect begins and ends with how we respond to the all-powerful creator of the universe. Our respect for others flows from how we understand God’s power over the world.

13 Aug 2017

Keep Calm and Respect Others (Don’t show favoritism principle)

You respect God when you respect the people God made.

In James 2:1-4, 8-9, we discover that people in the early church struggled with how to respect people who were different from them. James reminds us that it doesn’t matter what we look like on the outside. It’s what’s on the inside that shapes our respect for others. Bottom Line: You respect God when you respect the people God made. We pray that kids will start to see others like God sees them. All people are created in God’s image and deserve our respect not because of what they’ve done or have but because of who they are.

20 Aug 2017

Keep Calm and Respect Your Parents (Children honor your parents)

You respect God when you respect your parents.

In Ephesians 6:1-3, Paul writes about God’s clear instruction to honor our parents. But he wasn’t the first one in the Bible to say this. Moses said this way back in Deuteronomy 5:16 when God’s people were entering the promised land. Honoring one’s parents is foundational to showing respect to God. Bottom Line: You respect God when you respect your parents. Showing respect to our parents can be difficult, but it is something God wants us to do. Since God put us in our families, we pray that our kids will start to understand how respecting their parents is related to how they can show respect to God. And He can help us respect them even when it’s difficult.

27 Aug 2017

Keep Calm and Respect Your Leaders (David spares Saul)

You respect God when you respect the people He’s put in charge.

Lastly, we head to 1 Samuel 24 and find David running away from King Saul. Yet, when David had a clean shot at taking out Saul, he decided to respect the position God gave King Saul. David took the high-road and let God take care of the situation between them. Bottom Line: You respect God when you respect the people He’s put in charge. We can’t only respect people in charge because they have earned our respect. We should show them respect because God made them and God gave them their authority.