Throughout the month of April, our toddlers will learn the story of Easter.

Two-Year Olds - Kindergarten

God created us to be in a relationship with Him and in relationships with people here on earth. He wants us to have friends, and He wants us to be a good friend. In fact, He wants it so much, God sent His one and only Son, Jesus, to show us how to be a good friend and make a way for us to be friends with Him forever.

Friendships are a big part of preschoolers’ lives. Through these first relationships, they are learning how to be a friend, have fun with friends, get along with friends, problem-solve with friends, resolve conflict with friends, and above all, love friends.

April 7: We begin this month with the story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. Can you imagine how the disciples felt when Jesus kneeled down to care for their dirty feet? In this story, Jesus shows us that a good friend will do the hard jobs. A good friend will serve those he or she loves.

April 14: Week two is all about celebrating our good friend, Jesus. When the people were shouting and waving those palm branches on what we now celebrate as Palm Sunday, they really had no idea just how amazing Jesus really is. Now that we know, we should praise Him even more!  Jesus is so amazing! He deserves our praise. Preschoolers will shout, “Hosanna! Hosanna! Yay, Jesus!” as they march and praise their friend, Jesus.

April 21: Week three, we will celebrate the event that changed everything. We call it Easter. This is when the meaning of Christmas and Jesus’ birth came full circle. Easter is when people realized that God sent Jesus to be our friend forever. Because of Easter, we can know God personally and God will be with us, always.

April 28: Week four, we will talk about something else Jesus did to show He is a special friend. After He rose from the dead, Jesus visited His friends, the disciples, and made them breakfast on the beach. Imagine sitting around a fire eating and listening to your best friend Jesus. Jesus wants to be with us always and forever.

This month, we hope preschoolers will learn that Jesus is their friend—the best friend they will ever have. If our preschoolers finish this month knowing that Jesus wants to be their friend forever, that is a huge win! That will make it a very Happy Easter!

Treehouse (1st-3rd Grade)

April 7: By faith Rahab believed God would win the battle, and she asked the spies to show mercy to her family and keep them safe. When the Israelites attacked Jericho, Rahab and her family received mercy and became part of God’s people. Jesus has won against sin and death. Everyone who trusts in Jesus receives mercy and becomes part of God’s family forever. (The Battle of Jericho, Joshua 1-4)

April 14:  Today, we have our Second Sunday (missions emphasis) program as well as celebrate Palm Sunday.

April 21: The death and resurrection of Jesus is the center of the gospel. We deserve to die because of our sin, but Jesus died in our place. Because Jesus is alive, we do not need to fear anything. Those who trust in Jesus have forgiveness and eternal life, and we can joyfully obey Him. (Matthew 26-28)

April 28: Joshua’s name means “The LORD is salvation.” God fought for Joshua and the Israelites, saving them and giving them victory over their enemies. Sinners can look to God for victory over sin and death. God brought us salvation by sending His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross and rise again. (Taking the Land, Joshua 10-11; 24)

Route 45 (4th and 5th Grade)

This month, our preteens will wrap up their, Bible Trivia series, celebrate Easter and begin a brand new series.

April 7: In today’s lesson, preteens will learn who the Major and Minor prophets are, how they are connected to Jesus, and why they are an important part of the Bible. (Isaiah 53:1-12)

April 14:  Today, we have our Second Sunday (missions emphasis) program as well as celebrate Palm Sunday.

April 21: In today’s lesson, preteens will learn about Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection and why all of the Bible points to Jesus’ life. (Luke 2, Luke 5, Matthew 28)

April 28:  Today, our preteens will begin a brand new series called “Transforming Faith”.  They will study Thomas, a man who doubts.  All of us have moments of doubt, but with God’s help our doubt will be transformed to faith. (John 20:19-29, Thomas Doubts)