This year OCEC KIDS are exploring the EPIC TEACHINGS
of the Bible.
Our kids are discovering the enduring lessons of the Old and New Testaments. We are digging into great stories like: the Fruit of the Spirit, the Armor of God, the Ten Commandments and Psalm 23. These picture point us to the amazing realization that the Bible matters and is a loving letter from a God who understands us.
Every week we have a single Bible point and we try hard to communicate it the way that will best connect with each individual age and developmental stage. We use multi-sensory, educationally sound experiences that make it easier for kids to grasp and remember. Our goal is to learn, remember and believe, which is a lot to ask, so we do everything we can to engage kids along the way. Rather than simply learning Bible facts (“I learned about Jesus’ birth”), kids are learning what these facts help us know about God (“I learned that God does the impossible.”)
Classes at the 9:00 and 10:45 hours teach the same Bible point and Bible lesson every week in every single class, but we use some different activities and methods in each hour to help kids understand the story in a different way. That way children who attend both hours have a better and deeper understanding (as opposed to just hearing the same thing twice) and more experiences to help them explore more deeply what Scripture has to say about their lives.