K - 5th Grade
What if children were provoked to pursue a lifestyle of discovery, where their identity is determined by a personal relationship with Jesus and they are guided by His Spirit?
Adventure Zone Provokes Discoveryin the heart of a child
By the time your child goes to middle school we want them to discover more about who God is, learn more about the big story He’s telling and how He empowers them to join Him in this mission/adventure.
The story of God reveals the character of God. That’s why the curriculum is organized around key Bible stories that help kids discover Jesus and reflect His character to the world around them. Every month presents a new Life App to help children discover more about God’s character. And each Life App is unpacked through a weekly Bottom Line—a short phrase so easy to remember that it can be reinforced at home throughout the week.
The curriculum is designed to shape identity through planting these truths in the heart of every elementary-age child:
Sundays at 11 a.m.
We meet every Sunday at 11 a.m. Kids can arrive as early as 10:45 to hangout with some fun activities before we get started.
The environment in which kids come together for the Bible story presentation and fun, energetic worship that will get them moving!
This is the part where kids review the Bible story and participate in fun activities that help them to apply the story to their lives to grow in their relationship with Jesus. We elevate the role of the small group as a reliable and trustworthy environment to work through truths with peers and dependable adult leaders.
We will provide you with great weekly resources to continue the conversation at home.
What We Are Talking About
God wants what is best for us. He has called us His children, and given us great things. Because we know that God is good, WE CAN BE HONEST. Lying and cheating are a response to fear. They are what people do if they think no one else will take care of them. But when you trust in God, when you know His love, you have a different response. You can be truthful.
Beware of Scam (Naaman and Elisha’s Servant, Gehazi) When you’re not truthful, you lose trust.
We start the month in 2 Kings 5 and learn more about the prophet Elisha and his servant named Gehazi. After Elisha helped Naaman, Gehazi saw Elisha turn down an extravagant gift from Naaman. But Gehazi decided that he could take advantage of the situation and take the gift for himself. He went behind Elisha’s back, denied his actions, and inevitably lost Elisha’s trust. Bottom Line: When you’re not truthful you lose trust. If you continually tell lies and hurt people with dishonesty, eventually you will lose the trust of those around you. We hope kids realize that honesty helps them build relationships with others.
Logic Error (David and Ahimelek) When you’re not truthful, you hurt others
Next, we look to 1 Samuel 21-22. David is on the run from King Saul and escapes to the town of Nob where he asks the priest Ahimelek for help. Ahimelek asks some questions, but instead of telling the truth, David spins a tale that ends up getting Ahimelek killed when King Saul found out. David found out the hard way that lies have severe consequences. We tend to think that if we lie, we’re only helping ourselves get out of trouble or get something we want. But lies have consequences. Often those repercussions extend beyond ourselves to the people we lie to or lie about. We pray that kids will realize that telling the truth keeps everyone from experiencing unnecessary pain.
Planting a Virus (Haman’s Plot Against the Jews) When you lie to help yourself, you hurt yourself instead.
There’s an important story about honesty throughout the book of Esther. Haman has just been promoted as the king’s most important advisor. Haman lets this go to his head and commands that everyone bow to him. But there’s one man who won’t: Mordecai. Haman is so angry that he vows to destroy not just Mordecai, but all of his people, the Jews. Little does Haman know, but Mordecai has family in high places. Queen Esther risks everything to save her people. Once her plan with Mordecai is set in motion, Haman’s dishonesty to hurt others ends up hurting himself instead. When you lie to help yourself, you hurt yourself instead. Sometimes we have a tendency to lie in order to make ourselves look good. But we can’t keep the lie for long. Eventually we’ll be found out and our lie will only hurt ourselves.
Clean Your Hard Drive (Confession / Being Honest with God) Being truthful with God helps keep you close to Him.
We head to a principle found in 1 John 1:9 where we discover that not only is it important to be honest with everyone, but it’s even more important to be honest with God. God already knows what’s going on in your heart, but He wants to hear from you— even when it’s to confess the times we’ve messed up. Being truthful with God helps keep you close to Him. We don’t have to worry about telling God what we’ve done wrong. Our honesty with God will keep our relationship with Him strong.
Continue the Conversation at Home
Each week a Parent Cue will be delivered right to your inbox with a summary of the weekly lesson, things to think about, things to do, and words to say that you can easily do with your child during the regular rhythm of their week. The Parent Cue App helps you count the weeks and connects you with practical things to read, do or say to help you engage with the heart of your child this week.