At Friedens, we are deeply invested in the spiritual development of children! Our Sunday School classes and midweek programs are designed to help kids know and love God and build healthy relationships with God, friends, family, teachers, and those who don't know Jesus.
Sunday School classes are offered for the following age groups: 2s-3s (based on the age they are by Sept. 1 of the current school year), 4K-5K, 1st-3rd grade, and 4th-6th grade.
Beginning in 4K, our classes walk through the entire Bible in a multi-year cycle. While each class will study the same lesson each week, the teaching, games, crafts, and activities are designed specifically for each age group. Because of this, a family with kids in multiple classes will be able to discuss lessons together!
The curriculum is based on "The Gospel Story Bible," which we give to all new first graders at the start of the ministry year. We also give Student Study Bibles to new fourth graders as their class transitions from using the children's Bible to reading passages out of the ESV Bible. Families that decide to make Friedens their church home mid-year are also able to receive Bibles.
Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30pm
For children in 4K-4th grade
At iGnite, we encourage kids to internalize and apply God's Word through weekly Scripture memory. Each week, our opening time and lesson time focus on a verse from the Bible. We spend time singing, chanting, playing memory games, and learning what the verse means, so that the kids leave each night with a good foundation for memorization. While we don't "test" kids on their verses, we do encourage families to work together to memorize and review past verses! Many of them have applications for daily life that can be used immediately, such as being "kind and compassionate to one another" (Ephesians 4:32). Others lay the foundation for internalizing the Gospel message--that God loves us and wants a restored relationship with each of us through the forgiveness found in Jesus.
While our learning focus is on Scripture memory, we also have lots of other fun activities at iGnite! Each week we have a theme that involves dressing up, telling a joke, show-and-tell, or something similar. Most don't require much (or any) prep, and themes are always optional. We also play games and have time to connect in our small groups to share and pray together.
Kids have the opportunity to earn tokens every week for staying focused and participating in themes and activities. On monthly "store nites," they can spend tokens on fun items!
New friends are always welcome at iGnite! Our themes and verses are posted on Facebook weekly, or you can pick up a complete schedule when you arrive.