Newborn-3rd Grade

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


4 year olds - 3rd graders will gather together each Sunday for an opening activity, a video Bible Story, a craft and activity. The kids may be split into smaller groups depending on how many are present on a given Sunday.


Each month the Pathfinders will be learning a new "Life App" and will hear Bible Stories that help us see why these "Life Apps" 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.

DECEMBER

Christmas

Celebrating Jesus, God's greatest gift.

 

W E E K 1

We kick off December with an Old Testament prophecy found in Isaiah 9:6-7. The story of Christmas begins with promises that God made long before Jesus was born. God’s people had been waiting for hundreds of years for God to send the Savior. Many gave up hope, but God was still working in the background. The promises God made and fulfilled remind us that God’s plans are best!


Bottom Line: God always has a plan. Sometimes it’s hard to stay hopeful in the middle of a tough situation. We want things to happen a certain way, and when they don’t, we can become discouraged. Thankfully, when we look through the Bible, we can see that God has always been at work. When we remember that God faithfully kept promises in the past, we can find hope because God will continue to be with us through whatever we face.


W E E K 2

In week two, we head to Luke 1:5-66 where we find Zechariah, Elizabeth, and Mary. Zechariah and Elizabeth were older, and it seemed impossible that they’d ever have a child of their own. But one day an angel came to Zechariah and told him that he would have a son, and that son would prepare the way for the Promised One, Jesus. The angel also came to visit a young woman named Mary. No one would have guessed that God would use Mary to bring that promise of the Messiah to fulfillment—including Mary herself. Mary was awestruck when the angel came to announce that she was about to have a child who would be the Savior of the world.


Bottom Line: Anything is possible with God. We will face some difficult moments throughout our lives. But no matter what we face, we can trust God and remember that God can do anything. God may still allow us to go through whatever we’re facing, but God will be with us and will give us what we need to get through it.


W E E K 3

In Luke 2:1-7, we see how God’s greatest gift finally arrived. Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem for the census. The town was bustling with people, leaving no room for them to stay. Thankfully, they found a place where the animals were kept. In the humblest of locations, Jesus, the King of Kings, was born and placed in a manger to sleep. The Savior of the world had been born!


Bottom Line: Jesus is the greatest gift. God’s people had waited for so long for God to send the Savior. When Jesus was born, God’s promises came true. We pray that the kids in your ministry remember what Christmas is all about—that God sent Jesus to make a way for us to be with God forever.


W E E K 4

Jesus is born! God could have announced the birth of the Savior to anyone. But in Luke 2:8-20, we read that God didn’t choose to share Jesus’ birth with kings, government officials, or religious leaders. Rather, God sent an angel choir to announce this news to a bunch of shepherds on a hillside. The shepherds ran to find Jesus, where they worshipped Him. They were so full of joy that they made sure to tell everyone what they had seen!


Bottom Line: The good news is for everyone. The message of Jesus . . . the gift of His love . . . isn’t something we can keep to ourselves. Our relationship with Jesus changes us, and everyone needs to hear about it. This week, we want kids to start thinking about how they can share the good news about Jesus. From the words they say to the life they live; they can point people to Jesus and show God’s love to others.


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Week 2, December 11th

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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