March 19, 2008

How Faith Kids Works

Faith Kids is our program for children K-6th grade. It takes place during our worship service, as well as our adult community hour. Each week, we focus on teaching the children a Bible story or concept, all centered around one "bottom line" (or big idea).
Most weeks we follow a standard format (All times are best estimates):
Worship Service: 10:00 am - 10:10 am
The children begin upstairs in the auditorium with the adults as we open the service with a time of worship through singing. They will then be prompted to head downstairs for Faith Kids.

Lesson Time: 10:10 am - 10:40 am
At the same time the adults are upstairs listening to Pastor Smith's sermon, the kids will be downstairs having their Bible lesson. Usually focused on a particular Bible story, this time shapes up differently each week. Sometimes we act out the story; other times we draw the story or mold it out of clay. Some times we present the story in the form of a game show

Worship Service: 10:40 am - 11:00 am
When Pastor Smith is finished with his message, the children will be lead back upstairs to join everyone in a closing time of worship through song.

Activities: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
During the adult community hour, the children will spend time doing various activities that reinfornce the "bottom line" (or big idea) of the week's lesson. This time can include games, crafts, discussion, and prayer.

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