Our version of children's church, Elevate, is unlike any other
children's worship experience as we compete for team
energy, team participation, & team attention. We worship
Jesus, learn how to live as holy kids, grab hold of some
incredible realities from the Bible, test our memories with
Scripture, & have a great time doing it all! You're not going
to want to miss it.
Sunday mornings, we all begin together as families in the
worship center, & just before the offering, we dismiss kids 4 years to 4th grade from corporate worship to head to Elevate while parents can stay & listen to the message in the worship center.
Each week, kids get a parent flyer with the high points of what we've studied along with some ideas of how to reinforce that at home. They also meet in small groups to share prayer requests & review some important points about the morning.
Overall, Elevate is a positive experience that kids enjoy, & parents are welcome to visit anytime.
Our current series is
May 1 : "God Gives Us Gifts To Help Us!"
Bible Story - Solomon is given wisdom (1 Kings 3)
Bible Verse - James 1:17
Lesson Goal - The children will learn that all of our gifts and abilities come from God, and that He gives us gifts in order to help us.
May 12 : "I Will Use My Gifts The Way God Wants!"
Bible Story - Samson's gifts of strength (Judges 13-16)
Bible Verse - Luke 12:48b
Lesson Goal - The children will learn that we should use our gifts and talents for God's purpose, rather than our own.
May 19 : "Our Belongings Are A Gift From God!"
Bible Story - Nabal and Abigail (1Samuel 25:2-43)
Bible Verse - 2 Corinthians 9:8
Lesson Goal - The children will learn that everything we have is from God, and as He gives generously to us, we can use our belongings to help others. We are blessed to be a blessing.
May 26 : "Opportunities Are A Gift From God!"
Bible Story - Esther's opportunity to save her people. (Book of Esther)
Bible Verse - Galatians 6:10
Lesson Goal - The children will learn that God gives us the gift of opportunities to do good things, and through them, we can have great experiences and even impact the world for Him.
June 2 : "God Gives Everyone Different Gifts So We Can Work Together!"
Bible Story - Priscilla and Aquilla Help Apollos (Acts 18:24-28, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11)
Bible Verse - 1 Peter 4:10
Lesson Goal - The children will learn that God has given us all different gifts, and when we work together with these gifts, we can make a big impact for God.
June 9 : "I Will Use My Gifts To Share Jesus With Others!"
Bible Story - Disciples share the Gospel at Pentacost (Acts 2:1-41)
Bible Verse - Acts 1:8
Lesson Goal - The children will learn that we can share the good news of Jesus with others by using the unique gifts and talents that God has given us.
June 16 : "Other People Are A Gift From God!"
Bible Story - God sends Aaron to help Moses (Exodus 3-4)
Bible Verse - Ecclesiastes 4:9
Lesson Goal - The children will learn that God puts other people in our lives to support us, and we should be willing to accept their help.
June 23 : "God Is Preparing Me For More Gifts!"
Bible Story - Elijah trains Elisha to replace him. (1 Kings 19:19-21, 2 Kings 2:1-4)
Bible Verse - Philippians 1:6
Lesson Goal - The children will learn that God is preparing us for gifts and abilities He will give us later, when we are ready. Until then, we should train and work hard in preparation for these gifts.
Kidzhaven@Easthaven Children's and Families Ministries exist to encourage and equip strong, healthy, growing families committed to their purposes according to God's will.