Trinity Baptist Church
Sunday, March 01, 2015
An international and multi-generational community dedicated to making disciples of Jesus who are growing in faith, obedience, & joy, as we go out to advance God's kingdom

1st-5th grades

 
 

GODQUEST Bible Adventure Workshops is a Bible study designed exclusively for Trinity to meet the needs of our own 1st through 5th grade kids!  In GODQUEST, the children work on key themes and concepts of a particular Bible story for a period of several weeks.  This allows the children time to dig deeper into the meaning of the story learning how to apply it's principles to their own lives.  Each week, the children rotate to a different workshop. While the main objectives of the study remains constant in each of the workshops, the children get the chance to explore the same story several different ways!  Some of the kid-friendly workshops offered over the course of the year include....ART, DRAMA, MUSIC, GAMES, COMPUTERS, COOKING, SCIENCE, STORYTELLING, VIDEO & MORE!

 

Our Program Overview 
 
Our morning begins at 9:30 in Classroom B/C with all the children joining together for 15 minutes of worship time.  The format follows Trinity's Sunday church service schedule and the fourth/fifth graders are encouraged to play an active role in this part of the program. 
 
The children then break into the color group they have been assigned to for that unit of study (Red, Blue, Green, Yellow) and head off to work in one of four different workshops where hands-on learning takes place. Teaching teams of two adults are assigned to help facilitate each workshop for the entire length of the unit of study.
 
At the end of each unit of study and after each color group has had a chance to "rotate" through all four workshops, the children meet together as a large group for a fun review activity that reinforces what was learned.
 
GODQUEST leaders bring all the children back to Classroom B/C to be picked up by parents after first service is over.
 

Over the year, the children earn points that they will be able to use at a year-end auction/party.  Points are awarded for:  1) attendance; 2) bringing Bibles; 3) memorizing the key verse that accompanies each study; and 4) giving a weekly offering that helps support two World Vision children (.25 cents suggested, any amount is fine).
 
Periodically, the children will be encouraged to "go the extra mile" and memorize a special QUEST verse for additional points.  The QUEST verse is always more challenging so your child will need your support and encouragement at home.  Each child can work at his/her own pace to complete the QUEST verse anytime throughout the year.
 
 

  Our Current Study

The Last Supper
March 1 - March 29
 

In this rotation, the GODQUEST children will learn about the very last supper Jesus shared with His disciples before His crucifixion.  This meal was a Passover Seder observed by Jews to commemorate the time when God spared the Hebrew people from the plague of death on every firstborn child in Egypt.  Jesus used elements from the Passover meal to symbolize His own death and resurrection and to signify the replacement of the Old Testament Covenants (set free from slavery) with the New Testament Covenant (set free from sin).  As God commanded the Israelites to always commemorate His great deliverance through the Passover meal, we Christians are instructed by Christ as well, to continually remember His sacrifice on our behalf.  When we eat and reflect on the elements during Communion, we show our deep gratitude for Christ’s work and our faith is strengthened.

 

Lesson Themes

Children will…  

  • locate the book of Luke in the New Testament to learn the historical facts of the Last Supper and know that this event is also recorded in the other three Gospels.
  • connect Jesus’ Last Supper shared with His disciples before His crucifixion to the Passover meal eaten by Jews each year to remember the Hebrews escape from Egypt.
  • understand that Jesus used elements from the Passover meal to symbolize His death and resurrection and to signify the replacement of the Old Testament Covenants (set free from slavery) with the New Testament Covenant (set free from sin).
  • recognize that the Lord’s Supper, the Last Supper and the Eucharist are interchangeable words for Communion.  When we celebrate Communion, we show our gratitude for Jesus’ great sacrifice on our behalf and our faith is strengthened.
  • identify the bread and wine we eat during Communion as special symbols representing Jesus’ body and blood.  These elements are always treated with respect.
  • recite Luke 22: 19-20.
  • enjoy their study; be blessed by the study; have fun! 

 

 Unit & Quest Verse:  Luke 22: 19-20


Our 2013-2014 Studies   

David's Anointing -- Jesus' Birth thru Isaiah's Eyes -- If You Love Me...Nicodemus -- Judge Deborah

Holy Week -- Great Commission 

Our 2012-2013 Studies        

Father Abraham -- 5 W's of Prayer -- Mary's Christmas -- The Master's Touch -- Trial & Crucifixion
Roots of Our Faith -- I AM

 

Our 2011-2012 Studies

 Adam & Eve -- A TEN Life! -- The Birth Narrative -- Solomon's Temple -- The Beatitudes
The Empty Tomb -- Paul's Amazing Conversion