Trinity Baptist Church
Friday, October 24, 2014
Taking people to deeper intimacy with the Savior.

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 
 
The GODQUEST 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 WorldVision children (.25cents 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

A Mentor's Spirit
October 19 -- November 16
 

In this rotation, the GODQUEST children will focus on two of the Bible's greatest prophets, Elijah and Elisha.  As his ministry was drawing to a close, Elijah gave Elisha his mantle (cloak) as a sign that he was to be the next lead prophet of Israel.  God blessed Elijah's choice and when Elijah went to heaven, Elisha assumed the role faithfully continuing to God's work.  The story reminds the children that while it is important to have great teachers to learn from, we must one day be willing to take up the "mantel" to pass our faith on to others.  God used both Elijah and Elisha for great things because they were willing to be used.  When we are willing to listen and obey as they did, God will fulfill His purposes in us, too.
 

Lesson Themes

Children will…  

  • locate the book of 2 Kings in the Bible and be able to retell the story of Elijah and Elisha.
  • define key words prophet, disciple and mantle.
  • understand the relationship between Elijah and Elisha - teacher/disciple.
  • explore the meaning of Elisha's request for a double portion of Elijah's spirit and the meaning behind Elijah's passing the mantle to Elisha.
  • discuss ways the children learn from their teachers and parents to pick up "mantles" of faith and then pass their faith on to others.
  • recite Proverbs 27: 17 (NIV) and Romans 8:28 (NIV).
  • enjoy their study; be blessed by the study; have fun! 
 
 

 

 Unit & Quest Verse:  Proverbs 27:17 (NIV) and Romans 8:28 (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