Children’s Christian Education
This age group participates in a curriculum called “Godly Play,” a Montessori-based religious education program designed by Jerome Berryman. Godly Play encourages the children to listen to Bible stories and then make their own discoveries about the Christian faith through play and open-ended questions. This class takes place in the Godly Play room, on the lower level of the church building, near the back door.
The children of these grade levels participate in “Spirit Movers,” a rotation program which we began in 2007. Children rotate through three classrooms over a three-week period focusing on one Bible story all three weeks and allowing them three different expressions of response (such as art, drama, outreach, etc.) to the stories. The three classrooms are the “Imagination Station,” “Creation Station,” and “Service Station.” This curriculum allows for an in-depth study of one story per rotation, and a summary of the lesson on the fourth week that wraps up the rotation. This program takes place on the lower level of the church building.