The Gospel Is First
THE GOSPEL IS FIRST
We understand that it is the parent's primary role, not the church's, to develop the faith of their children. Because God has designed and called parents to be the primary influences of their kids, we are going to equip you with some tools to create a weekly family time focused on God and his word. To do this, we are using an incredible free resource called the Bible Project.
The Bible Project uses animated videos and other resources to tell the story of the Bible to people of all ages. In fact, this is not just for kids, we guarantee you will learn something new every time you watch a video and engage your kids in the process. Each week, half sheets will be available at church or here on this resource page for you to use alongside the video. The questions follow the acronym H.E.A.R.D. H to highlight and discuss something key from the video, E to explain something important, A to apply this bible story to our lives, R to respond with specific action, and D to delight in something amazing about God and the Bible!
These videos can be found at www.thebibleproject.com, by searching thebibleproject on Youtube, or by visiting the CrossPoint Kids and T.G.I.F facebook page! Every Monday the next video is shared on our Facebook page.
THE GOSPEL IS FIRST
Our goal in CP Tots is to begin building a firm foundation of faith in Jesus Christ. The lessons in our Toddler (2- and 3-year-olds) and Preschool (4- and 5-year-olds) classes are designed to help the children understand important truths such as: God loves us and God is with us, as well as important concepts such as: who God is, how we see Jesus throughout the Bible, and how the Holy Spirit helps us live out our faith.
As parents, you play a vital role in discipling your children. You can find a quick recap of the Toddler lesson and copies of the Preschool take-home sheets for each week via the links below. We encourage you to use these resources to engage with your child and talk about what they learned both after church and throughout the week.
Our purpose in CP Kids is to help our kids see Jesus in all of the Bible and in all of their lives.
In CP Kids we follow a pattern of HEAD, HEART, HANDS, and FEET for the kids' discipleship. The verses and the story help them treasure the word in their HEAD so that they can connect their whole life to God’s Big Story in their HEART. What will they do next with their HANDS in prayer and friendship and FEET through action? Let’s find out!
Each week the kids work on discussion sheets that contain H.E.A.R. questions. With their grade-based small groups the kids HIGHLIGHT things they learned, EXPLAIN major points from the story, APPLY the story to their life, and RESPOND with next steps and by praying for each other at the end of our small group.
Click through the link to find some great resources. You can find PDF's of our schedule for CP Kids, the Kindergarten and First grade booklet, the Second through Fifth grade booklet, even that weeks' discussion questions! Please work on the verse with your kids in preparation for each week's lesson. Additionally if you are new to the faith or want to work with your kids through the building blocks of faith in Jesus, you can also find the G.O.S.P.E.L. booklets! They lead our kids through 5 major bible verses that teach us all about Jesus and what He has done.