Trinity Baptist Church
Saturday, December 20, 2014
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

 
 
 There is no GODQUEST Sunday program on December 21st and 28th.  
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and we'll see you on January 4, 2015!
 

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

Turning Point -- Wise Men Seek Him
December 7 - January 18
 

In this rotation, the GODQUEST children will focus on the story of the Wise Men’s journey to find and worship Jesus.  It is designed to provide the children, who should be familiar with the Christmas story, a different window into the birth of Jesus and also help them distinguish between popular traditions and what is actually recorded in Scripture.  Along with many adults, the children may be surprised that the story of the Wise Men appears only in the Gospel of Matthew with the actual number of men never disclosed.  They were not kings but learned men and they did not visit the baby Jesus in the manger with the shepherds, but most likely arrived when Jesus was much older.
 

Lesson Themes

Children will…  

  • locate the book of Matthew in the Bible and be able to retell the story of the Wise Men.
  • learn the timing of when events took place and distinguish popular traditions of the story from what is actually in the text.
  • define key words:  Wise Men, Magi, astrologer, prophecy, Epiphany, frankincense, myrrh, gold.
  • understand the Wise Men were not Jews.  Jesus came fro all people and we are all called to seek, find and worship Him.
  • know that the best gift is the one God gave the world -- His Son, Jesus.  We should respond by sharing that gift with others.
  • recite Matthew 2:2 (NIV) and Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV).
  • enjoy their study; be blessed by the study; have fun!  
 

 

 Unit & Quest Verse:  Matthew 2:2 (NIV) and Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)


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