We use the TruStory Curriculum for our elementary-aged kids with a small group and large group format. The grades 1-3 kids gather in mixed small groups while the grades 4-6 girls and boys each have their own small group.
Here is what the general flow of the morning looks like:
10:15 am to 10:50 am – CONNECT & EXPLORE – Children gather in their small groups for a time of building relationships with one another; this is done by participating in creative activities together, sharing about their weeks, and praying for each other.
10:50 am to 11:20 am – GATHER – Kids gather in a large group to experience and learn more about God by participating in traditions, connecting through fun activities, experiencing the Big God Story through creative storytelling techniques, and responding to God in worship.
11:20 am to 12:00 pm – RESPOND – In their small groups, children reflect on what the Holy Spirit is teaching them and respond to God through creative activities and games.
Movers & Shakers (Ages 3-5)
We use Tru Wonder Curriculum for our preschool-aged children.
Here is what the general flow of the morning looks like in the preschool room:
10:15 am to 10:45 am – EXPLORE & PLAY – Children engage in fun, creative activities designed to pique their interest about the day’s portion of the Big God Story.
10:45 am to 10:55 am – CONNECT – Kids are given the opportunity to build relationships with their leaders and one another as they participate in games and fun activities together.
10:55 am to 11:20 am – GATHER – Children gather in the special Storytelling Room, where they participate in worship and Bible verse memorization, experience the Big God Story through interactive storytelling techniques, and are given the opportunity to pray for each other.
11:20 am to 11:30 am – SNACK & REFLECT – Kids reflect on the Big God Story with “I wonder…” questions while enjoying their Arrowroot cookies snack.
11:30 am to 11:40 am – RESPOND – Children reflect on what the Holy Spirit is teaching them and respond through creative activities and games.
11:40 am to 12:00 pm – EXPLORE & PLAY
Cuddlers & Explorers (Ages 0-2)
Although there is a Bible story, snack and activity time in the nursery, the primary focus is to provide a loving and safe environment in which our babies and toddlers can have their first look at who God is. Each Nursery Small Group Leader is committed to praying for a small group of children and their families.