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 StudyTurning 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.
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