Kid-Venture is our elementary ministry that serves children in kindergarten through third grade. At Kid-Venture we believe the Bible should never be boring, so we teach it in a fun and exciting way in a Large Group setting. Then the kids break out into age-appropriate small groups where they play games and learn how the Bible lesson applies to their everyday life.
In Kid-Venture we go all out to win a child’s heart and mind for Christ. We want to teach kids that they are never too young to stand up for what is good and right in their homes, schools, neighborhoods, and communities. We use a curriculum called 252 Basics, which follows an intentional three-year cycle that highlights character studies and passages of Scripture that personalize 36 virtues in your child’s life. The idea is that God demonstrates these virtues toward us, and He wants us to live out these virtues to those around us.
252 Basics is founded on Luke 2.52: And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
These are the three core truths your children will learn throughout their time in Kid-Venture:
- I can trust God no matter what. (Favor with God)
- I need to make the wise choice. (Wisdom)
- I need to treat others the way I want to be treated. (Favor with Man)
So what does this look like for your child?
First is “Plugged In”. Each child is greeted at their classroom by their Small Group leader. Kids are able to experience community by sharing about their week and reviewing their monthly Bible verse.
Next, is the Large Group or “teaching” time. Shortly after arriving, kids are moved to their Large Group environment where they hear the Bible lesson presented in a fun and exciting way. We use drama, lights, props, music, and video to make lessons relevant to their everyday lives
Last is the Small Group environment. After the dynamic teaching time, kids travel back to their Small Group classroom where their leaders model who Jesus Christ is while loving and mentoring your kids. Small Group leaders are serious about having fun with kids and passionate about teaching the TRUTH. We want kids to see how God’s word fits into their lives, to learn how to talk to Him, and to build friendships that will last. Every Sunday they connect with the same Small Group of kids and the same Small Group leader. That way they get connected and we have the best chance of establishing a relationship that’s going to matter when they need it most.
Kid-Venture strives to be a place where kids can learn about how great and awesome God is, in such a fun and exciting way that they can’t wait to come back next week!