On September 13 we will begin our class for 5th and 6th graders designed to cover some of the basics of the faith and to help them prepare for some of the big transitions they will soon face.
The class will cover four major units: The Story, The Creeds, Prayer, and the Beatitudes.
In The Story unit we'll take those random Bible stories they've heard growing up and help pull them together in one coherent, overall story about God and his work in the world. We'll encourage students to begin to see this story as their own story, a story that shapes and forms them in powerful ways.
In the unit on The Creeds we'll explore questions like, "What is baptism for?," "Why is the church important?," and "What is the role of the Holy Spirit in my life?"
In our unit on The Lord's Prayer we'll spend some time exploring what prayer is and working through Jesus' example for us in prayer.
In our final unit on The Beatitudes we'll consider what it means to follow Jesus and live in his upside down kingdom.
I. The Story
Judges and Kings
Jesus’ Life and Ministry
Death to Life
Renewal of All Things
II. The Creeds
God the Father, Almighty
Forgiveness of Sins
III. The Lord’s Prayer
Intro: What is Prayer?
Our Father in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name
Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done
Lead us not to Temptation, Deliver us from Evil
IV. The Beatitudes
Poor in Spirit
Hunger for Righteousness
Pure in Heart
Persecuted for Righteousness