Kids Program Redesign: One Year In
About a year ago, we began a new way of structuring the 3 years - Kindergarten and 1st - 5th Grade classes at Blue Sky. We designed a class flow that reflects key values for Blue Sky and Kids Program: real relationship and Bible truth applied to our lives.
Teachers and assistants for these classes serve in the same classroom every week for the length of the session, usually one or three months. They plan their own classes, so their lessons reflect their personalities. Over the past year, the kids have built deeper relationships with each other and the adults who lead them—and they’ve had tons of fun together!
For the core of the curriculum, we chose a kids’ bible, the Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones, that connects each story from the Old and New Testament with the overarching narrative of Jesus’ life and his “rescue plan” for humanity. It has been amazing to see powerful truths about God made plain for the kids Jesus has entrusted to us. Our kids are growing in their love for God and their understanding of how to respond to Him. In their classes this fall, they will be focusing on celebrating what Jesus has done and sharing it with others. Please pray with us that our kids will get this, and they’ll love to talk about Jesus all the days of their lives!