Trinity Baptist Church
Sunday, February 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

Esther
January 25 - February 22
 

In this rotation, the GODQUEST children will learn about a young Jewish queen named Esther.  The story of Esther is not just a story with a moral, but is about a very important historical event.  It tells about the horrible plot to annihilate the Hebrew nation, but the evil plan was thwarted by God’s protection and Esther’s bravery and instead the Jews were safely delivered.  God was and is all powerful.  He kept the Jewish people safe and protected the family line of our promised Savior.  This beautiful, young Jewish girl of long ago played her part in paving the way for Christ to come.

 

Lesson Themes

Children will…  

  • locate the book of Esther in the Old Testament and be able to retell the events that took place in the story.
  • understand the significance of Ester and her story, not only to the Jewish faith, but also to the coming of the world's Savior 500 years later.
  • connect the Jewish celebration of the Feast of Purim to the story of Esther.
  • realize that God often uses ordinary people to accomplish His will and just as He had a plan for Esther, He also has a plan for each one of us.
  • know that God always helps His people and is always watching over them.
  • recite Esther 4:14b & Philippians 4:13.
  • enjoy their study; be blessed by the study; have fun!  
 

 

 Unit & Quest Verse:  Esther 4:14b and Philippians 4:13


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