Lower Elementary kids stay in the worship service until dismissed at around 8:20 am to the Kids’ Praise and Worship Choir (K4-2nd grade) or the Credo Choir (3rd – 6th grades). Younger children staying through 2nd service will be transferred to their second-service classes by the choir teachers. Learn more about Kids Choirs here.
Kids’ classes meet during the entire service time for worship, Bible story, and related activities.
K4: Orange Room (B126)
K5 – 1st grades: Gym
2nd – 4th grades: Mess Hall (A-wing, lower level)
Check-in: Lobby Kiosks, the Gym, Mess Hall (Room A005)
During third hour, our K5 students have Sunday school with K4 in the Orange Room (B126) and Grades 1-6 are together in the A-Wing (Lower Level).
By 2nd grade, most kids grasp the differences between the spiritual world and the physical world. Because we want them to understand the reality of the spiritual world and to grow stronger in their faith, we encourage kids to deepen their friendship with God through prayer. Our 2nd graders work through a special unit on prayer throughout the month of January during second service Sunday School. This unit culminates with a special Prayer Retreat and recitation of the Lord’s Prayer in weekend worship services.
Most children by the age of 10, unless they have a special need, are reading for comprehension. This means they can read the bible by themselves and in so doing listen to God. Learning to intentionally spend time with God alone is a milestone to celebrate. For 4th graders a six week unit on the value of God’s word is offered during Sunday School. The students also learn the scripture passage Psalm 119:9-18. They recite this passage one weekend in early spring during the worship services. A celebration of their growing ability to have God time is celebrated during that same weekend with a dessert reception after the Saturday service.
Kids Clubs for Grades 3-6 meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. Students participate in gym time, a study of God’s Word, and time to have fellowship with their friends. Special events through the year include Gift Making Night in December and Pinewood Derby
in the spring.