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Superhero Training Academy Summer Sunday School
Sometimes superheroes do great things. Other times it’s the little things that make them super. Big and small things add up to a life that honors God and allows us to do some super things for others. Kids will learn that small acts done for Jesus can lead to a super life and they'll learn how to make life super for others. All students ages 3 years old to 5th grade will attend the academy. Older children will help lead by acting out the skits and leading small group activities and discussions!
Memory Verse: “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31b (NIV)
May 28 - Mission Sunday
We will end our school-year Sunday school by combining children's and youth Sunday school classes to complete service and mission projects such as assembling manna bags, making dog toys and treats for PAWs animal shelter, preparing for our lemonade booth benefiting Alex's lemonade stand, making a blanket for a sick or injured child, making comfort crosses for GriefShare and Stephen Minsitry, and baking cookies for the Sunday morning hospitality area!
June 4 - Love Your Parents
Scripture: Ephesians 6:1-3
Superman had a wise mom and dad, whom he listened to. God gave us parents to teach us to follow Jesus and do the right thing.
June 11 - Be Slow to Speak
Scripture: James 1:19-21
Ever notice how much super-villains love to run their mouths? Super heroes don’t let their tongues go untamed. They are slow to speak, and they use their words for good.
June 18 - For Good
Scripture: Genesis 45, Joseph saves his family
Bruce Wayne turned the greatest tragedy of his life into something good when he chose to become Batman. Bad things are going to happen, but it’s up to us to give those things to God so that something good can come from them.
June 25 - Power Source
Scripture: Luke 10:1-24
Green Lantern knows where his power comes from, and he never strays far from that power source. As Christians we need to stay close to Jesus, the source of our power.
July 2 - VBS Decoration Creation Stations!
Children's and youth classes will combine to join forces to get ready for our Hero Central VBS by creating decorations!
July 9 - Secret Lairs
Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-18, Elijah flees to the cave
Batman has the Batcave. Superman the Fortress of Solitude. To be real heroes, we need a quiet place to get away, to be silent, and spend time with Jesus.
July 16 - Superpowers (Gifted)
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12
Antman might get laughed at, but he still has some special powers. God has gifted all of us in special ways so that we can serve Him and others.
July 23 - Team Work
Scripture: Acts 10, Peter and Cornelius
The Avengers show us that we can make friends and get along with others who are different. God made us all special, and he wants us to love everyone.
July 30 - Do The Small Stuff
Scripture: Mark 3:1-5, Jesus heals a man with a crippled hand.
Superman saved the world. He also saved a cat stuck in a tree. Little things matter, and God wants us to have hearts that are always willing to lend a hand.
August 6 - Move Fast
Scripture: Luke 10:25-37, The Good Samaritan
Some heroes like Flash and Quicksilver become great because of their awesome speed. God wants us to move quickly when people are in need and not wait for someone else to act.
Objective: Kids will identify one way they can act quickly today to serve someone in need.
August 13 - Local Heroes
Scripture: Esther 4, Mordecai asks Esther for help
Batman is from Gotham. Spider-Man is from New York. The Guardians of the Galaxy live in space. God’s heroes serve at home, where God put them.
August 20 - With Great Power
Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20, the Great Commission
Peter Parker’s uncle taught him that with great power comes great responsibility. Having received the gift of Jesus, we have a responsibility to share that good news with others.
August 27 - Darkest Night
Scripture: Acts 16:16-40, Paul and Silas in prison
Green Lanterns are sworn to fight evil in the darkest of times. God can give us the strength to persevere when times are tough.
School Year Sunday School Classes
Frolic (0-2 years)
Nursery - Room 14
Our youngest learners will gather in the nursery, where they are well-cared for by nurturing, professional staff, in a warm, safe environment. During the Sunday school hour, children are invited to participate in once a month "Parent & Me" Faith Classes with a parent or caregiver. The rest of the month children will continue to learn about the monthly theme in the nursery. Learn more about our Frolic ministry for infants and toddlers.
Splash Pad (Ages 3 - Kindergarten)
Room 23 - Education Wing
Children in this age group are introduced to the foundational stories of the Old and New Testament, through Sparkhouse Publishing's "Holy Moly" curriculum. Every Holy Moly lesson follows a four-part sequence: Discover, Relate, Connect, and Create. Each week, kids watch a fun animated Bible story video, talk about the story, and read their Bible Storybook. They respond to the story with creative activities and group games. CLICK HERE to watch a sample Bible story video from "Holy Moly."
Godly Play (1st – 2nd Grade)
Room 28, Upstairs in the Education Wing
Our early elementary children are invited into a safe and worshipful environment to experience they mystery and joy of God. Godly Play values process, openness and person discovery, as students become active learners of the Christian language of parables, sacred stories, reflective silence and liturgical action. Based on the Montessori teaching method, Godly Play encourages children to use their curiosity and imagination as they enounter the stories of scripture. We are excited to offer new response options such as a sand labyrinth and magnetic mosaic blocks!
Bible Divers (3rd Graders)
Room 19 - Education Wing
Third Grade students receive Bibles as gifts from the congregation in mid-September. Through Sunday school, they embark on a year-long journey to explore and learn to use their Bibles. Students have fun with hands-on activities and Bible learning games. Our goal is for children to view Scripture as a life-long companion.
Wave Walkers (4th - 5th Grade)
Room 30 - Upstairs in the Education Wing
Older Elementary students will following the "Way of the Child" curriculum to help them develop an intimate, personal relationships with God, providing opportunity for them to experience and practice spiritual disciplines that will nurture that relationship for a lifetime!