In the same that Jesus “grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man, ” (Luke 2:52) we seek to partner with parents in the spiritual development of our children. We do not seek to replace the parents as spiritual leaders in the lives of children, our goal is to supplement spiritual growth in the home. Our Bible classes meet at 9 a.m. for Cradle Roll through 6th grade.
Our Bible classes start with our youngest who are able to sit up in a highchair type seat. Cradle Roll is for babies up to 23 months. Cradle Roll, 2 year olds, and 3 year olds teachers are using Palma Smiley’s curriculum. These classes are taught by song and rhyme. The children remember and anticipate the lessons that are based on repetition.
Pre-K through Kindergarten Bible class teachers are using the Immerse curriculum, Heartshaper, to shape the hearts of students. HeartShaper is built on specific Life Focus each week – taking the Bible and bringing its lessons to each student’s life. Balancing Bible learning with life application, the HeartShaper feature teaches students how to apply the Bible to their lives on a daily basis and form a relationship with God that will last a lifetime.
Northside Church of Christ has chosen The Gospel Project to help us teach and train our children 1st through 5th Grade. The Gospel Project takes kids on a Christ-centered, chronological journey through Scripture. Kids will discover how the gospel unfolds from Genesis through Revelation. When kids truly experience the gospel, their hearts are transformed. It is the gospel, not good behavior, that changes everything.
The Gospel Project for Kids will help you teach kids to:
- See the Big Story: Kids will understand that the Bible is not a collection of stories, but God’s unified story of redemption.
- Read scripture as Christ-centered: The Leader Guide and Activity Pages provide a deep, Christ-centered Bible study experience for all ages.
- Grasp Essential Christian Doctrines: The Big Picture Questions and Answers are designed to help kids understand essential theological doctrines of the Christian faith.
- Study the Old and New Testaments: Kids spend equal time in the Old and New Testaments, learning the key distinctions of each and how they fit together.
6th Grade begins a 3 month study in the book of John in the month of June. They follow this study with an extensive study in the book of Acts starting in September and continue it through the end of April. This study is unique in that each chapter will be linked to a letter of the alphabet instead of a number. For example: chapter 1 is A, chapter 2 is B, chapter 3 is C, and so on… This is a helpful way to memorize the main idea of each chapter in Acts.
During the month of May, the 6th graders are introduced to our youth minister and taught by him for the month of May what to expect when entering the youth group.
Our children are important! Come join us at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings!