Date: October, 2022
Early Childhood Essential: God is with his people
Memory Verse: “He will strengthen you and protect you.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3
Bible Story Focus: “P” is for Protector
Lesson Overview:

In this lesson, kids will hear how God protected Daniel in the lion’s den. Children will learn that God does not leave his people to fend for themselves, instead he guides and protects them. By hearing of Daniel’s trials, children will grow in their understanding of who God is and trust that God is with his people.


Date: October 2, 2022
Early Childhood Essential: God is with his people.
Memory Verse: "He will strengthen you and protect you.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3
Monthly Topic: “P” is for Protector
Bible Story Focus: David and Goliath
Lesson Overview:

In this lesson, children will hear the story of David killing Goliath as a small boy. Children will learn that David trusted in God as his protector, and God was with David. We can trust in God to be our protector too because God is with his people. 

Circle Time Questions: (Preschool Purple Only)
  • Have you ever tried to do something, but were too little?
Activities:
  • Nine Foot Giant

Date: October 2, 2022
Early Childhood Essential: God is with his people.
Memory Verse: “He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3
Monthly Topic: “P” is for Protector
Bible Story Focus: The Walls of Jericho (Joshua 5:13-6:27)
Lesson Overview:

In this lesson, we’ll discuss God’s protection of his people as the walls of Jericho came down. Trusting that God is with his people will be the center of this lesson. Joshua’s army didn’t bring down the walls by themselves, God was the only one who could do that. By hearing how the people marched around the city, never even touching the walls, to bring them down, children will know that God is with his people. He is our protector. 

Circle Time Questions:
  • Have you ever seen a parade? What was your favorite part?
I Wonder Questions (Snack Time Discussion):
  • What was keeping the Israelites out of Jericho?
    • A big wall was keeping the Israelites out of Jericho.
  • What happened after Joshua and his men marched around Jericho?
    • After they marched around the wall, the walls fell down.
  • Who is God with?
    • God is with his people.
Activities:
  • 8:30am/11:00am: Memory Verse Bricks
  • 9:45am: March Around the City

Date: October 2, 2022
Unit: Creation
Elementary Essential: God is Sovereign: In the beginning he created everything. Nothing is too hard for him.
Memory Verse: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 (NIRV)
Unit Overview:

In the beginning God...Thus begins the “big God story” and creates the focus for this unit: God is our creator. God created the world and all that is in it. This unit will take kids through retellings of Genesis 1-2 and draw out the key themes of God’s sovereign love and his desire to be in fellowship with us.


Lesson Title: It is Good (Sculpting)
Lesson Overview:

Just as God looked upon his creation and saw that it was good, kids will celebrate - with music and model magic! Kids will also learn that God rested and how important it is for us to also find rest and peace.

Lesson Scripture: Genesis 1:31, 2:1-3
Lesson Objective: Kids will understand the importance of being still since God rested, declaring a time of holy worship and rest.
Lesson Application: I can celebrate the ways I am both the same and different from others. I can reflect God’s image and character into the world.

Date: October 2, 2022
Unit: Abraham: Promises Given
Elementary Essential: God is good: God always keeps his promises, and we can trust in his ways.
Memory Verse: The Lord said to him, “Abram, do not be afraid. I am like a shield to you. I am your very great reward.” Genesis 15:1
Unit Overview:

In this unit, kids will learn how God uses Abraham and his descendants to carry out his plan of redemption. Children will study God’s covenant promise to Abraham and Isaac’s miraculous birth. They will also discover that through Christ all believers are children of Abraham who receive the promise of the ultimate Promised Land—Heaven.


Lesson Title: Abram Turned Abraham, Father of Many Nations
Lesson Overview:

In this lesson, kids will study Abram’s name change to Abraham. They will discover that through Jesus, Abraham becomes the father of many nations, and we too are part of his family. Students will then create a small poster with their name to help them remember that through Jesus, they are the seed of Abraham (Galatians 3:29) and part of God’s covenant promise of the ultimate promised land.

Lesson Scripture: Genesis 17:1-8; 17:15-19; Galatians 3:29; Romans 4:13-25
Lesson Objective: Children will learn that through Jesus, we are children of Abraham and receive a Promised Land—heaven.
Lesson Application: I can trust God and know that I am part of God’s family.


Date: October 2, 2022
Elementary Essential: He does what is best. We can trust that his ways are good, even in the midst of hard things.
Lesson Title: The Israelites & Their Use of the Ark of the Covenant
Lesson Overview:

4th and 5th graders will read about Israel’s conflict with the Philistines and the way they viewed The Ark of the Covenant not as a place where God dwelt, but as a good luck charm by reading The Action Bible. Israel superstitiously believed that the Ark’s presence would give them the victory rather than depending on God himself. We will discuss the ways that we sometimes view God and his gifts the same way in our lives today, by taking them for-granted and treating him like a lucky rabbit’s foot rather than the God of the universe. We’ll hear how the Israelites ultimately repented and God rescued them.

Lesson Scripture: 1 Samuel 4-7
Lesson Objective: Children will learn that God can help us view him, view prayer, and view the good gifts he gives rightly.
Lesson Application: I can trust that God’s ways are good and best for my life.