Children's Sunday School is Awesome!
Sunday School Classes begin at 9:00 in the Children’s Ministry hall. Look for signs by the doors to direct you to your child’s class. Godly Play meets at 11:00 am. in the Dunnavant Chapel.
Curriculum –WHIRL and CONNECT:
Children age 4 to 3rd grade follow a 4-part lesson format called WHIRL (Welcome, Hear, Respond & Launch). Each Sunday begins with Welcome time. We have fun conversations and enjoy a warm-up activity. Then we watch a video where the animated Whirl Kids apply real life situations to what they’ve learned in church. During Hear our class explores the Bible story together. We’ll get moving around with a playful activity that is connected to the lesson. After Communion, kids are guided in Respond to apply the theme and Bible message to their lives. We wrap up with Launch which sometimes includes watching the video again to make more connections to our Bible story, and we finish with a blessing for the week ahead.
The CONNECT Curriculum
The 4th through 6th graders use a program developed specifically for tweens called CONNECT. This curriculum takes them on a journey through the Old Testament and into the New Testament, exploring the connections between several stories each week. Each unit has six lessons, and every lesson has three components (See, Explore & Make) structured the same way each week. During See, tweens watch a fun and quirky video that focuses on a key biblical topic. In Explore, they read, highlight, sketch on, and search through their own Connect Bible for passages that relate to the theme. In Make, tweens relate themes to their own lives with activities that get them moving and thinking.
For more information please contact
Chrissie Coombs – Director of Children’s Ministry