Toddlers/Two Year Olds through Kindergarten
It’s time for a Beach Party! Jesus spent a great deal of time on or near the beach. In fact, He performed MANY miracles near the water. So, the beach is the perfect environment for our preschoolers to learn that Jesus can do anything.
Our preschoolers learned that God gave us Jesus in December, and now they will learn that because Jesus is God’s Son, He can do anything! With God all things are possible!
January 5: Our week one focus is our bottom line—Jesus can do anything. Preschoolers will hear about the time Jesus saved a wedding celebration by turning water into wine, or what we like to call “super fancy party drink.” John, one of Jesus’ disciples, said Jesus just told the people what to do. One minute there were jars of water and the next there were jars of wine.
January 12: In week two, we focus on the idea that Jesus can do things we can’t. Children will learn about the time Jesus told Peter to take Him out in his boat to go fishing. Peter and the other fisherman hadn’t caught anything all night, but because Jesus told him to try again, he did. Do you know what happened? Jesus and Peter caught so many fish the boat almost sunk! Only Jesus could do that!
January 19: Week three, our focus is nothing is too hard for Jesus. Preschoolers will hear about Matthew, another one of Jesus’ disciples. He wrote about a time when Jesus fed 5,000 people with just five loaves of bread and two fish. Five thousand people—and that’s not even counting the women and children!
January 26: In week four, we focus on the fact that Jesus can do the impossible. Well, what seems impossible to us. The children will learn what Matthew tells us about another time when he and the disciples were out on a boat. They were out a pretty good distance and guess who comes walking towards them on the water? Jesus! Jesus was walking on water. Wow!
Throughout their lives, children will encounter things they can’t do. But, in Jesus, they have a friend who can do it all. Jesus can do anything! There is no better friend than Jesus, and He wants to be our friend forever.
Treehouse (1st-3rd Grade)
January 5: This month, we are answering the question, “Why do we pray?” We’ll start off the year in the book of Daniel. God was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fire. Only He could rescue them. God rescues us too, through His Son, Jesus. Only Jesus can save us from our sin. Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross provided the way for us to be rescued from sin and have eternal life. (Daniel 3)
January 12: Pride steals God’s glory. God humbled King Nebuchadnezzar so he could see that God alone deserves glory. Jesus is the King of kings who humbled Himself by coming to earth and dying on the cross. Jesus saves sinners so we can live for God’s glory. (Daniel 4)
January 19: God showed His power to rescue Daniel from the lions, but Daniel was just a small part of a much bigger story. God ultimately rescued us from a much bigger problem—sin and death—through His Son, Jesus. (Daniel 6)
January 26: God showed Daniel in a dream what would happen to earthly kingdoms, and also the one King who rules forever. (Daniel 7)
Route 45 (4th and 5th Grade)
January 5: Our preteens are jumping into a new 4-week series called “Unstoppable”. They will be encouraged to become determined, bold, passionate and strategic in their faith. First up – looking at the determination of Job. With God’s help, no matter what happens, you can remain unstoppable in your faith. (Job)
January 12: Our preteens are continuing our “Unstoppable” series, where they will be encouraged to become determined, bold, passionate and strategic in their faith. This week is all about boldness. Who better to study than Peter? Our preteens will be reminded that when we are bold in our faith, fear is unable to stop us. (2 Peter 1:3; Acts 4:31)
January 19: Our preteens are continuing our “Unstoppable” series, where they will be encouraged to become determined, bold, passionate and strategic in their faith. This week is all about the passion of David. His story will remind our preteens that God has an unstoppable love for them. (Acts 13:21-22)
January 26: We’ll conclude our “Unstoppable” series, where they will be encouraged to become determined, bold, passionate and strategic in their faith. Strategic Moses’ story will encourage our preteens to plan to be unstoppable in their faith—never give up! (Exodus 4:10-17)