Babies - Preschool
Gives children birth through preschool a first impression of their loving, Heavenly Father in such a way that it creates a lasting impression in the heart of a child.
Adventure Zone Incites Wonderin the heart of a preschooler
We believe preschool ministry is more than just babysitting. It's laying a critical foundation for faith in the life of a child.
The curriculum incites wonder by giving preschoolers a first impression (or look) at their loving heavenly Father. The curriculum keeps it simple and fun, repeating one basic truth about God all month long. It also helps children understand worship and introduces them to small group time. It's all part of the plan to help a child believe the three key elements of wonder by age five.
The curriculum helps preschoolers embrace a God who is bigger than their imagination and is designed so that each preschooler will grow up believing that:
Sundays at 11 a.m.
We meet every Sunday at 11 a.m. Kids can arrive as early as 10:45 to play and engage with some fun activities before we get started.
The environment in which preschoolers come together for the Bible story 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. This safe environment builds trust as children learn about God through the loving care of consistent leaders who embrace them in order to see God’s love and meet God’s family.
We will provide you with great weekly resources to continue the conversation at home.
Children are never too young to hear about the God who made them and loves them.
Special words and rhymes are said/sung while rocking or changing babies
Playtimes activities are provided to teach the monthly bottom line through one-on-one as well as small group play
Large group, with worship and story, is introduced along with small group activities to reinforce the monthly bottom line
What We Are Talking About
Work of Art
We see other works of art every day that have a Maker and a plan. We pass them on the street, at work, and every Sunday they play around our feet. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yes, people! People are God’s works of art. He is our Maker. And, He has a plan for each of us. Every neighbor. Every preschooler. Every parent. God has a plan for all of us, because He made us and loves us. We want to teach our preschoolers this month that God has a plan for them. And we can’t think of a better story than the life of Joseph.
God has a plan for me
Week one, we’ll introduce the idea that God has a plan for me as we follow Joseph to Egypt, compliments of his older brothers. Joseph had to choose very early on in his life to trust that God had a plan for him. Not only did God have a plan for Joseph, but He has a plan for each and every one of us too.
I can trust God’s plan even when it’s hard
Joseph finds himself sitting in a jail for something he didn’t do. Talk about hard! But it’s during this time that Joseph learned to trust God’s plan, even when it is hard. We want our preschoolers to know that they will sometimes encounter hard circumstances—going to a new school, making new friends, not getting to do something you want to do. But, God is with us and has a plan for us even when it’s hard.
I am part of God’s plan
During week three, we’ll learn that we are all a part of God’s plan when we hear how Joseph saved the grain, which in turn saved an entire nation from starvation. We want preschoolers to know that each and every one of them is part of God’s big plan. What they do matters to Him, and they matter to Him.
God’s plan is always best
Week four is a tough one, but oh so needed. We will hear how Joseph forgave his brothers for the hurtful things they had done long ago because he trusted that God’s plan is always best. Even when we don’t understand what is happening in our lives, we can trust that God’s plan is always best.
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 preschooler 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 preschooler this week.