Recently, we introduced the new curriculum we will be using –
252 Basics. We are SO excited about this new teaching material!!
The name of the program is based on Luke 2:52, “…And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man.”
This plan for our kids bases everything on 3 ‘basic truths’ we want to instill in them:
- Make wise decisions.
- Trust God.
- Treat others the way we want to be treated.
It also reinforces 4 Faith Skills:
- HEAR – Listen to God’s word.
- PRAY – Dialogue with God.
- TALK – Articulate your faith.
- LIVE – Worship with your life.
How does it do that? Every week there will be awesome lessons that teach the children a Life App. Each month will focus on a new topic. These are biblical life applications that are reinforced with the lessons each week of that month. For example, in February 2016 (the month we will be launching this new material) it was Cooperation. Working together to do more than you can do alone. For the 4 Sundays in February there will be bible stories that focus on cooperation. These are videos that the kids watch and then break off into small groups where the teachers have activities for them based on the story. At the end of that time, the children meet back up together for worship time together. But it doesn’t stop there!
When parents pick up their children from Sunday School they will have papers to take home that have ideas on how to keep this topic at the front of your child’s mind all week. There are activities to do at home so that rather than us teaching your children or you teaching them alone, we are partnering together! Parents keep the learning of the Life App going all week and then next Sunday we will build upon that app some more. Because just like the Life App from February says: We can do a lot by ourselves but we can do a whole lot more when we work together!!
You can visit the 252 website for families here 252 , there is a wealth of activities, videos, and information there.
Here is a link to our Westside Kids Ministry page on Facebook, where there is daily content for parents to check out.