As part of the congregation’s strategic plan, King of Glory will implement a five-week Sunday morning education program in January and February 2013.
Classes 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 Executive Committee 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 of 2013.
Curriculum for each of the age groups is unique. They are not tied into the education 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
According to Ministry Coordinator Julie Burnside, King’s Kids Discipletown will be the name of the Sunday Kid's five-week pilot project.
The theme 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” from the “Experiencing Christ Together” series.
According to Student Ministry Coordinator Kyle Helder, “our time will be spent learning together from our adult leaders and small group discussion. Our life in Christ Jesus is a continual journey so come grow with us together in Jesus.”
Pastor Rich will lead the adult education classes. The adult classes will feature special teaching on caring for the next generation as parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and as a church body as a whole.