A child’s years in grade school can be the most formative years he/she will ever experience. It’s during these years that children learn the most basic skills of reading, writing, and math. So, it only makes sense that they should also be invited to discover the truths of loving God’s word and loving others.
In Uptown (K-5th Grade), we will spend each month looking at a specific virtue, which is a character trait of God we should have in our own life. Each week, we will look to God’s word to discover how He demonstrates them and how we, in following Him, can make simple applications in our lives.
Kids will be invited to plug into the central topic for the day through interactions with others and leaders in a small group setting. From there, each small group will meet together in the Studio for a time of energetic worship and teaching from God’s word. They will break down a simple truth from God’s word that is relevant and memorable. After that, it’s back to small groups where they will look at that same truth again and learn how to apply it in everyday life.
By the time a child leaves fifth grade, we want them to know:
1. I can trust God no matter what.
2. I need to make the wise choice.
3. I should treat others the way I want to be treated.