Date: June, 2022
Early Childhood Essential: God is with his people.
Memory Verse: “So you will be my people, and I will be your God.” - Jeremiah 30:22
Bible Story Focus: Hero-Up!
Lesson Overview:
This lesson will introduce the “Hero-Up” curriculum and help children know that God is the ultimate hero. Children will hear the story of Noah and see that God was with Noah and rescued him. Noah had to “hero-up” by obeying God’s instructions. Obeying God is an important way that we can “hero-up” too!

Date: June 26, 2022
Early Childhood Essential: God is with his people.
Memory Verse: “So you will be my people, and I will be your God.” - Jeremiah 30:22
Bible Story Focus: The Burning Bush (Exodus 3)
Lesson Overview:
In this lesson, children will hear about Moses being afraid of the “hero” job God had given him. By learning about Moses and the burning bush, children will see that God is with his people. If God calls us to “hero-up” he will be with us and help us get the job done!
Circle Time Questions: (Preschool Purple Only)
  • Is there anything you’re too scared to do?
Activities:
  • Tissue Paper Burning Bush

Date: June 26, 2022
Early Childhood Essential: God is with his people.
Memory Verse: “So you will be my people, and I will be your God.” - Jeremiah 30:22
Bible Story Focus: The Red Sea (Exodus 14)
Lesson Overview:
Josh is a boy from California who is learning to swim, and he’s afraid to jump into the water. Our superhero recruits will hear the story of God parting the Red Sea to remind them that God is with his people. We can do big or scary things because God is with us.
Circle Time Questions:
  • What is something you’re afraid of?
I Wonder Questions (Snack Time Discussion):
  • What did Pharaoh do when God’s people left Egypt?
    • Pharaoh changed his mind and tried to bring them back.
  • How did God’s people feel when Pharaoh’s army chased them?
    • God’s people were afraid.
  • What can we remember when we are afraid
    • We can remember that God, our ultimate hero, is with us!
Activities:
  • 8:30/11:00am: Water Moving Experiment
  • 9:45am: Red Sea Sensory Tub

Date: June 26, 2022
Elementary Essential: God is glorious: he is worthy of all praise.
Unit Overview:
Not only are books a way to connect and build community, but they can also teach us, help us understand emotion, and give us perspectives that may be different than our own. Echoes of Eden is a curriculum written by Crossing Kids that uses popular children’s picture books and helps pull in concepts of the Gospel, or “Echoes of Eden”. In this unit, children will examine the way the Gospel helps us to make sense of all of life—including art in the words and illustrations of great books. Together we will search for places where the beauty of the Gospel intersects and points to the greatest story of all and discover how to engage with our culture in winsome ways. Each week kids will read a book and hunt for Gospel truths within while focusing on one key verse connected to the literature. They’ll do an activity (ex. craft, game, science experiment) to help them have a tangible reminder of what they just learned.

Lesson Title: Little Red Riding Hood
Lesson Overview:
The classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood comes to life in this vibrant retelling, perfect for beginning readers. Using real life scenarios, children will play “Stay or Go?” to help them identify when they should stay from temptation, or go toward what is good.
Lesson Scripture: 1 Peter 5:8
Lesson Objective: Understand why we need to be alert and sober minded.
Lesson Application: When I am tempted, I can look to God because he is good.

Date: June 26, 2022
Unit: The Lord’s Prayer: Teach Us to Pray
Elementary Essential: God is relational: He invites us to talk to him through prayer.
Unit Overview:
Jesus’s friends and followers asked Jesus how to pray. He gave them the Lord’s Prayer as a model. Jesus gave this prayer for his followers then, but also for his followers today. Throughout the summer, children will learn that prayer is talking with and listening to God. They will explore what prayer is, how to pray, and work to memorize The Lord’s Prayer. Each week will unpack a phrase of this famous prayer in hopes that children will understand why Jesus uses this as a model prayer to teach us how to pray to God.  

Lesson Title: In Heaven, Hallowed Be Your Name
Lesson Overview:
This week we’ll focus on the phrase: “In heaven hallowed be your name.” We’ll discuss that the word hallowed means holy and set apart. We’ll learn that God is in charge of everything. He rules and reigns from heaven, his royal throne room, where he is in control of all things. We’ll read about what the prophet Isaiah saw and recorded in Isaiah 6 where he heard from the angels that cried out, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” This means that God is the best, the biggest and the brightest in the whole world. It means he’s better than we can imagine. It means when we really get to know God, we’ll know how much we are not God. Kids will also play musical chairs as a reminder that God is the only one on the throne and is in control of all things.
Lesson Scripture: Matthew 6:9-13, Isaiah 6
Lesson Objective: Kids will understand that when we pray, “In heaven, hallowed be your name” we are reminded that a big part of prayer is about worshipping and praising God for who he is and what he’s done.
Lesson Application: Because Jesus lived a perfect life, died for my sins, and rose again, I can pray to God.


Date: June 26, 2022
Unit: Questions Jesus Asked
Elementary Essential: God is our rescuer: the Bible is one big story of God rescuing people from sin.
Unit Overview:
In this 13-week unit, 4th and 5th graders will spend their time looking at some of the questions Jesus asked real people in the New Testament. Each week, students will explore a question and the context surrounding it. They will discover that Jesus did not ask questions to learn the answer but rather to help us learn more about him. Students will explore the life and ministry of Jesus, and most importantly, they will learn about the Jesus who sees us, hears us, and loves us. Students will discover that far more than our outward actions, Jesus cares about the desires of our hearts and invites us into a relationship with him.  Each lesson will be rooted in building a greater understanding of how the entire Bible points to Jesus’s work on the cross. All of Jesus’s encounters with people were built around pointing them toward the good news of his death and resurrection and how that brought us into a reconciled relationship with our Heavenly Father.  

Lesson Title: Why Don’t You Believe?
Lesson Overview:
Students will look at the ways Jesus taught the crowds the truth about who he was and confronted them in their unbelief. Students will also play a fact or fiction game where they write down something true or false about themselves and the other students guess if it’s fact or fiction. 
Lesson Scripture: John 8:42-43
Lesson Objective: Students will understand that Jesus was sent by God to reveal himself to us.
Lesson Application: I can ask God to help my unbelief and remember the Bible is true.