Rock Solid (K-6th Grade)
Rock Solid First Hour (9:00 am)
The quality of programming continues in the lower floor of the church that has been transformed into a medieval castle. This castle houses our k-6th grade programming. Broken down into 6 age specific classrooms and headed by an outstanding bunch of faithful ministry partners (mentors), children come to enjoy a time of building relationships with each other and their ministry partners as they learn more about and grow in a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
The programming uses a large group/small group format in which children spend time in their classrooms prior to the start of the service. They then head to the gym (worship area) for some announcements, worship, games, Bible memory and extras. Then we transition back to their room where their ministry partners share a dynamic action packed lesson with them.
Group K - Group 4 are building upon truths that were initially presented in preschool and cover Old and New Testament accounts in developmentally appropriate lessons. Groups 5 & 6 spend time "grappling" with faith questions such as "Is Jesus who He says He is?" They can use them to understand their faith better and be able to share it with others.
Rock Solid Second Hour
Our Second Hour (10:45 am) of programming is completely different, and at the same time complementary, to our First Hour of programming. We use a curriculum called 252 Basics which is virtue driven and Biblically sound. Children learn about a virtue such as respect for an entire month. They spend time focusing on what the Bible has to say about that virtue and then how to apply that virtue to everyday life. There are awesome take home activities that allow children and parents to continue the learning at home.
The format for this service is also a little different. Children are combined in groups: K-2, 3-4, 5&6. The children briefly spend time in their rooms for an introduction to the lesson, usually done through a game or activity, and then they head to the gym for a dynamic Bible lesson, worship, games, and more before traveling back to their rooms for reinforcement activities.
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