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Two Plus Class

(2 and young 3 year-olds)

This class is designed to introduce your child to basic concepts of God as Creator, loving Parent and Friend.  Simple Bible stories, songs, games, and creative play will be utilized.

The duration of the class is 45 minutes, from 10:15 until 11:00.

Godly Play:  A Place to Play with God!

I Wonder….

Godly Play is offered for children ages three through six years and is a Montessori-based liturgical curriculum.  Trinity offers two Godly Play classes, one for children who are 3-4 years old and one for 5-6 year-olds.  Godly Play offers an imaginative method of presenting biblical stories to children that takes advantage of a child’s natural curiosity and ability to learn by playing.  Godly Play gives young children a way to experience God while learning about God.  Children hear biblical stories with the help of visual and hands-on aids.  This curriculum enables each child to enter the story, wonder about it, and then create meaning in their own particular way. 

Seasons of the Spirit

Trinity uses Seasons of the Spirit for 2nd – 3rd graders, 4th – 5th graders, and middle school (6th – 8th graders). 

Seasons of the Spirit is lectionary based; the lessons they hear in church on Sunday are the lessons they learn about in the classroom. The curriculum is based on the Revised Common Lectionary. 

Even though these three classrooms use the same curriculum, emphasis is placed on different aspects of the Christian life.

2nd – 3rd grades:  The curriculum allows for encounters with the Bible through drama, storytelling, crafts and the arts.  Through active engagement with the Bible, imagination, the arts and the global Christian community, children deepen their faith, their relationship to God and each other.

4th – 5th grades:  The curriculum encourages students to develop Bible skills, ask questions, and explore faith traditions. Projects help them connect with issues of justice and fairness. 

Middle School:  The curriculum uses a variety of ways to explore the scriptures.  It brings the Bible to life and allows opportunities to explore faith and the world and to understand mission and service at a deeper level. 

Making it Real and Relevant

(High School youth)

Making it Real and Relevant is a youth Bible study curriculum.  The lectionary-based format follows the 3-year lectionary cycle as found in the Revised Common Lectionary.  Therefore, one or more of the readings that will be heard in church during the Sunday morning service will be the focus of the class that Sunday.  The curriculum is designed to address multiple learning styles by incorporating small group discussion, movie clips, music, current events and a variety of interactive activities to bring Bible readings to life.  Through this varied style of presentation, youth can explore God, Jesus, the Bible, their faith and values in ways that show them how real and relevant these topics are in their lives.  

Last Published: August 14, 2018 8:27 AM