Welcome to the Explorers program at Emmanuel Church in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The goal of our new program is to get the children excited about God while learning the bible, applying it to their everyday lives, and developing friendships.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Exploring in October!

The Explorers in October
“David is King”
2 Samuel
Memory verse: For God does not see us the way people see us.  They look at our outward appearance, but God looks at our heart.  1 Samuel 16:7.


This month the Explorers (ages 5-11) are going to learn about David as King.  They will be learning about what it means that David was a man “after God’s own heart”.  David made lots of mistakes and did things that God didn’t want him to do.  But he always turned back to God.  And God never turned away from David; instead He worked actively, faithfully and patiently with David his whole life.  This story is one of the most realistic, human stories of God’s faithfulness and of His desire that we love Him and serve Him with our whole heart. 

Blastoff Week (October 10th):            The children will listen to the stories of the some of the events from David’s reign.  Following this, the younger children will rotate through centers, having the option to create a craft related to kingship, work creatively in their journals (for example, draw a cartoon version of the story) or choose a coloring-based activity. 

Drama Week (October 17th):                  The children will be guided through dramatic exercises that help them reflect on the meaning of David’s kingship.  
Technology Week (October 24th):   The children will be divided by age and given the chance to play with story-specific gaming software that has been purchased.  We have two programs available that will provide different levels of challenge and ease based on the age and experience of the children. 

Life Application Week (October 31st):           

Several games will be designed (for example a Jeopardy style game) to challenge the children to think through the meaning of the David story in their own lives. 


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