It is our goal to teach our children how to love and trust God in these important and early years of their lives. This is done through Chapel on Fridays, where the preschoolers ages 2 through Pre-K come together for a time of praise and worship and hear Bible stories of how God wants us to live our lives and have a relationship with Him. Every week the children are presented with a Bible lesson designed to help them focus on spiritually developmental concepts. These themes vary from month to month and year to year.
What follows is an example of lessons we have used. Each week children would be presented with key ideas and a discussion about how to apply that concept to life. Children are given materials and instructions to take home with them so that parents can reinforce these concepts at home. On Wednesdays, a Pastor reinforces these lessons through Bible Circle Time, engaging the children in discussion. Bible Circle Time also includes singing songs appropriate to the theme.
Bible Verse: "Be kind to each other." (Ephesians 4:32)
LESSON 1 - Joseph Receives a Special Coat
Talk About / Life Application: God wants us to be happy for others.
Family Fun: Make Joseph's special coat using lunch snacks.
LESSON 2 - Reuben (one of Joseph's brothers) Tries to Be Kind
Talk About / Life Application: God wants us to be kind.
Family Fun: Bake some goodies, make a card, and deliver them to someone to show kindness.
LESSON 3 - Joseph's Brothers' Lie
Talk About / Life Application: God wants us to tell the truth.
Family Fun: Play a game of hide-and-seek and when everyone has been found, explain to your child that hiding the truth is lying.
LESSON 4 - Joseph Shares with His Brothers
Talk About / LIfe Application: God wants us to share.
Family Fun: Do a puzzle together and give each member of the family a few pieces. Tell your child that the puzzle can only be completed if we share. When the puzzle is complete, be sure to give praises to everyone for sharing.
LESSON 5 - Joseph Forgives His Brothers
Talk About / Life Application: God want us to forgive each other or say we are sorry.
Family Fun: Draw happy faces to show how Joseph and his brothers felt after Joseph forgave them.