Newborn-2nd Grade

Our Nursery and Toddler Room is open for newborns - 3 year olds each Sunday. These rooms will be staffed by a trained volunteer, who will care for your child while you enjoy the Worship Service. 


4 year olds - 2nd graders will gather together each Sunday for an opening activity, a video Bible Story, a craft and activity. 


Each month the Pathfinders will be learning a new virtue and will hear Bible Stories that help us see why these virtues are important and we will be given a "bottom line" to help us easily remember the big picture from the week. The Pathfinders will also be learning a memory verse each month to present to Big Church at the end of each month.  You can see a brief description of what you kid(s) will be learning each week below. 


If you can't join us every week, we have the Bible Story video shown below, or you can visit our YouTube Channel to see all of the Pathfinder lessons.

March

Peace

Proving you care more about each other than winning an argument.

 

WEEK 1

In week one, we look at something Paul wrote in Romans 12:18: “If possible, live in peace with everyone. Do that as much as you can.” This is a big challenge! Do as much as you can to live in peace . . . with everyone! Paul was stressing how important it is for us to do everything in our power to fix what is broken—and make connections with the people around us. After all, this is what God did for us through Jesus.


Bottom Line: Make peace whenever you can. When God made peace with us through Jesus, God showed us that peace with others is possible. This doesn’t mean that it will be easy, but living in peace with others is worth our best effort. We pray that kids will discover how they can show God’s love by the way they make peace with the people in their lives.


WEEK 2

For week two, we head to Genesis 13:5-18. We read how Abram and Lot’s herdsmen were arguing because there wasn’t enough land for both men’s herds. Abram chose to make peace with Lot by letting Lot choose the land he wanted. Abram could have taken the best land for himself, but instead, he trusted God and allowed Lot to decide.


Bottom Line: You can show you care by letting go of what’s fair. Sometimes creating peace with someone means giving up what might seem most fair to you. It takes a strong person to have the self-control to make a compromise and walk away. We pray that kids will learn how they can choose peace when it would be easier to argue and fight.


WEEK 3

In 1 Samuel 25:1-35, we find a story about a woman named Abigail. We read how King David was furious with a man named Nabal who had mistreated his men. David decided to get revenge . . . until Nabal’s wife, Abigail, intercepted him, apologized, and offered gifts as a way to make peace. Even though Abigail wasn’t responsible for her husband’s offense, she realized that she could play a role in making peace


Bottom Line: You can help others make peace. Peace is often about helping stop an argument before it can escalate into something worse. It takes time and energy to act as a peacemaker between other people, but God can give us the strength to help others make peace. For kids, this might mean getting the help of an adult who can calm down a situation. Sometimes an outside perspective is what someone needs to see a peaceful solution to an argument they’re having. We pray that God will give kids wisdom to see how they can step in and help make peace.


WEEK 4

We kick off Easter week with the story of Palm Sunday as described in Matthew 21:1-11. By this time, God’s people had been waiting hundreds of years for God’s promised Savior. As Jesus’ ministry grew, the people were starting to believe that Jesus WAS that Savior. They were sure that God’s promises were finally coming true! So when Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey, just like a prophesy foretold, the people celebrated and worshipped Him. And while they might not have fully understood how Jesus was about to make peace, they could celebrate because God was faithful to send a Savior.


Bottom Line: Jesus came to be our Savior. Jesus was more than a good teacher and miracle worker. Jesus is God’s very own Son. God promised that Jesus would come and save us from the consequences of our sin. When Jesus came, He fulfilled all of the promises that God made. On top of that, Jesus is the Savior we all need to have a forever relationship with God. We pray that all kids choose to trust Jesus as their Savior this Easter season.


WEEK 5

We finish March by celebrating Jesus’ resurrection as described in Luke 24:1-12, 36-49. God went to great lengths to make peace with us. All of God’s promises came true, and everything that Jesus said and did led up to this moment. When Jesus paid the price for our sin on the cross and then came back to life, He made it possible for us to have peace with God forever! THAT is something to celebrate


Bottom Line: Jesus is alive. As we celebrate Easter this year, we want kids to know why we make such a big deal about this special day. Jesus isn’t just some person that said and did some cool things a long time ago. We believe that Jesus is God’s Son . . . and through Him, we can have life forever with God. That’s only possible because Jesus is alive! We pray that kids will understand what Jesus has done for them and choose to put their trust in Him.


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Week 4, March 24th

Each week we will have the video uploaded for you and your student to access. If you click on "resources" you will have access to the Parent Guide, that will help you each week. 

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Pathfinder Registration Form

If you have a Kid or Student that will be participating with us on Sundays or you would like to receive information about upcoming events for your Kid or Student, please fill out the form below. You will need to fill out ONE form per child.