CAMP TRUTH, CAMP WISDOM, 

CAMP DISCOVERY

Meets on Sunday Mornings from 10a-12p


Camp Truth: grades K-1

Camp Wisdom: grades 2-3

Camp Discovery: grades 4-5 (Preteen)

APRIL

Each month we will be taking a deeper look at a "life app"  and stories in the Bible that go along with it. Each week we will leave with a bottom line to sum up what we had learned that Sunday morning. 



PATIENCE

Waiting until later for what you want now


WEEK 1


Key Question: How do you celebrate Easter? When was the last time you went big and celebrated something? A birthday? Definitely Christmas. But how do we celebrate the reason we can celebrate at all? Jesus is alive! We want kids to figure out some ways they can go big and celebrate Easter with their family and friends!

We start the month with The Bible. No, that wasn’t a typo. Think about it, in some ways the entire Bible is lesson in patience. Not because it takes so long to read from cover to cover, but because often people are seen waiting . . . for God to speak, for the rescuer to arrive. That’s why we kick off April with the Easter story and the story of the Bible that introduces us to Jesus—His life, death, and most importantly His resurrection. A fitting way to celebrate that Jesus is alive!


Bottom Line: Jesus is alive! God sent Jesus to rescue us from the consequences of our sin. This week, we want to be sure that every child leaves knowing how much God loves them and made a way for them to have a relationship with Him forever.

  

WEEK 2


Key Question: When is it hard to have patience? Often kids don’t plan on being impatient; they just find themselves in situations where their patience is tried. As we get older though, we’re able to understand the sorts of moments where we might find ourselves needing a good dose of patience. We hope that kids start to discover the times they might need patience and figure out what God can help them do about it.

For our first week focused on patience, we look to 1 Samuel 1:6–2:1 where we discover the story of Hannah. She had waited years for a child. Rather than become frustrated and angry toward God, she prays and tells Him all about it. When God answers her prayer, she gives her son back to God. He honored her waiting and blessed her with even more children.


Bottom Line: When you think you can’t wait, talk to God about it. It’s important for us all to remember that talking to God about waiting will help us stay patient through whatever circumstance we might face. He may not change our circumstance, but He’ll give the strength to keep waiting well.

 

WEEK 3


Key Question: What do you do when it’s hard to wait? Having a plan for your impatience is important. Rather than just letting your frustration get to you, you can know the steps you can take to make sure that you don’t lose your cool. We want kids to discover how they can make patience a priority.  

There’s an important patience principle King Solomon wrote in Proverbs 14:29.Anyone who is patient has great understanding. But anyone who gets angry quickly shows how foolish they are (NIrV). How we respond to waiting shows others our character. Getting frustrated and angry doesn’t make the wait any less; it just makes us look foolish.


Bottom Line: When you think you can’t wait, keep your cool. Sometimes when you’re waiting, becoming angry and frustrated with others is the first thing that pops into our minds. But when it comes to waiting, often there’s very little we can do to make the wait any less. While you’re waiting, don’t make yourself look foolish by taking it out on the people around you.

 

WEEK 4


Key Question: What can you think about when it’s hard to wait? When we’re waiting, we often think about what we don’t have, what we’re waiting for, how long it’s taking . . . anything besides what we should be considering—that we can trust God no matter what. Even in their waiting, we hope that kids can understand how they can think about what’s true.

In week four of April, we head to Exodus 32:1–35 where we find the Israelites at the foot of Mount Sinai. Instead of obeying God and waiting for Moses to come down off the mountain, the entire nation of Israel grew impatient. They built a golden calf and began to worship it instead of worshiping God. Their lack of patience had some severe consequences.


Bottom Line: When you think you can’t wait, think about what’s true. It’s easier to wait when you remember all the times God has helped you before. You can trust Him, knowing that He’ll help you wait.

 

WEEK 5

Key Question: What could you miss out on by not waiting? God wants His best for us. Sometimes when we’re waiting, we rush to what we can get now instead of what is best. We hope that kids can discover that waiting for God’s best is the wisest choice they can make. We don’t want kids to miss out on something God has planned for their life because they weren’t patient.

We’ll finish out the month with one of the best examples of what happens when you’re not patient; you lose something of value. In Genesis 25:24-34, we discover the story of Esau sacrificing his birthright for a bowl of stew. Because Esau was impatient, he lost something he could never get back.


Bottom Line: When you think you can’t wait, think twice. Don’t let your lack of patience cause you to make a decision you’ll regret. Think twice about what really matters. Ask God to help you wait patiently for what matters most.

 



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Camp Truth & Camp Wisdom

God Time Cards
(Grades K-5th)

Each week your kid(s) will be given a God Time Card to take home. There are four different devotions on each GodTime card. Each devotion is designed to be done on a different day. Each day’s devotion includes: 1. a verse(s) to read 2. a devotion paragraph that teaches something about God and an explanation of today’s verse(s) 3. an activity that makes real-life application of the day’s devotion 4. a suggested prayer.

  • April 1st

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  • april 8th

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  • april 15th

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  • april 22

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  • april 29

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Camp Truth & Camp Wisdom Parent Cue (K-5th)

Each month we want to keep parents engaged with what their kid(s) are learning during our worship time Sunday mornings. The Parent Cue is a great way to stay connected. 


The Parent Cue is a Morning Time, Meal Time, Drive Time and Bed Time cue for each month. By following these simple Cues based on Deuteronomy 6:7—“Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up”—a parent can make the most of everyday moments to instill faith and character in the heart of his or her child.


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Camp Discovery Parent Cue (Preteen)

Each month we want to keep parents engaged with what their kid(s) are learning during our worship time Sunday mornings. The Parent Cue is a great way to stay connected. 


The Parent Cue is a Morning Time, Meal Time, Drive Time and Bed Time cue for each month. By following these simple Cues based on Deuteronomy 6:7—“Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up”—a parent can make the most of everyday moments to instill faith and character in the heart of his or her child.


**click on the image to view/print this months Parent Cue**

Camp Discovery God Time Cards

(Preteen)

Each week your kid(s) will be given a God Time Card to take home. There are four different devotions on each GodTime card. Each devotion is designed to be done on a different day. Each day’s devotion includes: 1. a verse(s) to read 2. a devotion paragraph that teaches something about God and an explanation of today’s verse(s) 3. an activity that makes real-life application of the day’s devotion 4. a suggested prayer.

  • April 1st

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  • april 8th

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  • april 15th

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  • april 22nd

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  • april 29th

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