Master Plan for Children and Youth

Pre-School Children

Study Topics
  • God is Love
  • Jesus loves you
  • Bible stories (e.g. Creation, Noah, Exodus)
  • Prayer (talking to God, thanking God, unscripted)
Experiences
  • A safe and loving experience during church activities

Lower Elementary (K-1st, 2nd-3rd grades)

Study Topics
  • Some repetition of lower level topics in more detail
  • How does God show His love for you
  • Feeling love
  • Showing love for others
  • Behaving like Jesus
  • Seeing Jesus as a friend
  • Revisit Bible stories with meanings
  • Sacraments
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Bibles distributed to third graders
Experiences
  • Participate in worship (Children’s Moment, participate in prayer)
  • Exposure to worship (both Traditional and Contemporary worship)
  • Music (Learn bells during Sunday school, Children’s choir)
  • Service projects
  • Visit assisted living residents
  • FMSC (participant)
  • VBS (participant)
  • Church Camp

Upper Elementary (4th-6th grades)

Study Topics
  • Some repetition of lower level topics in more detail
  • Trinity
  • God as a loving Father
  • God’s love
  • Attributes of God
  • Prayer – taking problems to God
  • The Apostles’ Creed
  • The Ten Commandments
  • Sin, God’s discipline and forgiveness
  • Studying the Bible
  • What is Church?
Experiences
  • Some repetition of lower level experiences with more responsibilities
  • Participate in worship (Children’s Moment, participate in prayer)
  • Exposure to worship (both Traditional and Contemporary worship)
  • Music (Learn bells during Sunday school, Children’s choir)
  • Service projects
  • Visit assisted living residents
  • FMSC (participant)
  • VBS (participant)
  • Church Camp

Jr. High (7th-8th grades)

Study Topics
  • Some repetition of lower level topics in more detail
  • Elements of Vital Christianity
  • What it means to be “fallen people”
  • Prayer – talking to God; conversation
  • Daily discipline (prayer, devotion)
  • God is in the world
  • How to live like Jesus (Christian living)
  • Practical issues in their lives
  • Beatitudes
  • Highlights of other religions
  • Bible Promise Book distributed to eighth graders
Experiences
  • Some repetition of lower level experiences with more responsibilities
  • Participate in worship (liturgist, reader, usher, greeter, communion server)
  • Music (bells, choir, praise team)
  • Work camp
  • Service projects (inter-generational)
  • VBS (volunteer)
  • Church Camp

Sr. High (9th-12th grades)

Study Topics
  • Some repetition of lower level topics in more detail
  • Faith that withstands (faith as an anchor)
  • Framework of Christian ethics
  • Key ethical issues
  • Making a case for your beliefs
  • God’s promises
  • The Holy Spirit in our lives
  • Using the Bible to answer life’s questions
Experiences
  • Some repetition of lower level experiences with more responsibilities
  • Participate in worship (planning)
  • Work camp
  • Support special needs kids
  • Gifts inventory