King of Glory will be implementing a five-week pilot program during January and February to test the need for education opportunities on Sunday mornings. Classes for all ages will be held from 9-9:40 a.m. on January 13, 20, 27 and February 3 and 10.
Pre-school and elementary school classes will be held in the middle school gym currently used for Kids’ Worship. The middle school and high school classes will be held in the high school coffee shop area, while the adult classes will be held in the elementary cafeteria.
At the end of the five-week sessions, the Trustees will examine the pilot project to determine if Sunday morning education classes will be offered on a full-time basis, most likely beginning in September.
Curriculum for each of the age groups is unique and is not tied into the programming currently in place on Wednesday nights.
Here is a closer look at the curriculum options during this five-week period.
Pre-School - Fifth Grade
The theme for the King’s Kids will be "How to Pray.” In order to give children a simple mental framework, we will break down the many aspects of prayer into four areas, each starting with a letter of the word “PRAY” — Praising, Repenting, Asking, and Yielding.
While there is certainly more to prayer than can be captured in four simple words, each lesson will expand on the broader aspects to show kids that they will enjoy a lifetime exploring the power and the joy of connecting with God. This will be for children 4 years old to 5th grade.
Middle School - High School
The curriculum for middle school and high school students is going to be an adaptation of Doug Fields' “Growing in Jesus.”
“Our lives are so busy, and that becomes even more apparent during the Christmas season,” Student Ministry Coordinator Kyle Helder said. “This curriculum will give us insight into resting in Jesus, dealing with temptation, prayer and where our treasures lie. Our goal is to dig deeper into what it looks like to be a disciple of Christ.”
Please join us as we walk through the book of James together from the New Testament. Pastor Rich and Randi Helder will be teaching the class.
The book of James gives very specific teaching on how we live out our faith in the world. This is a great class if you have not participated in any previous Bible studies as the topics relate to things we deal with every day. There will be no requirements to share during class but people can ask questions or make comments if they desire.
This class is not just for beginners but also for those who have studied the Bible a lot as it will force us to as the question, is my faith active or do I just have information that doesn't affect the way I live? It will be a laid back and relaxed atmosphere so grab a coffee and join us as we study God's Word.