God's Big Story is our homegrown Children's Ministry curriculum. It is hands-on, age appropriate, faithful to the Bible, and equips children to know and love God, and their place in His story of salvation.
We believe that the Bible is God's written Word, inspired and authoritative, true and trustworthy, coherent, sufficient for salvation, living and powerful as God's guide for belief and behavior. Therefore, the use of the Bible in our Children ministry is essential.
Response or reflection time is time set aside after the formal teaching for a child to interact with the Bible story presented. It is a time for them to reflect on what has been learned, to dwell on the story, and to think about how if applies to their life. The activities provide the time required for that kind of reflection to occur.
After a unit of several stories, we take a week to review the stories and have an Art Day. Children are put in groups to prepare artwork for their story. The artwork may be a poster, word art, or stopmotion playmobil movie.
See the Children's art projects page for more examples of different kinds of art projects such as posters, plasticine pictures, banners and memorization word art.
We mark Good Friday together with the entire church family. Children hear the Good Friday story in an interactive way. Activity stations are set up for the kids to further explore this story in a hands-on way through art, prayer, building, and in writing.
Children's ministry continues year-round. Each summer we have a distinctive theme, such as the Psalms, Parables, the Good Shepherd, or Boats in the Bible.