Preschool Bible Study Curriculum
from David C. Cook
Immanuel Kids' Preschool Ministry uses the curriculum Tru Blessings for 2 & 3 year olds (for both services, 9:15 and 10:50) and Tru Wonder for Fours, Fives & Kindergarten (during the 9:15 service) . Kindergarteners coming to the 10:50 service will continue to have the opportunity to participate in Take 2, a worship service specifically designed for Kindergarteners and 1st Graders. We embrace the truth that parents are the primary spiritual guides for their children (Deuteronomy 6) and we desire to come alongside families to offer support in this endeavor. Here are some of the key features of our new curriculum that help us help parents:
Tru provides Homefront Weekly, an information sheet for parents to help them to share the Bible story their children will learn on Sunday and work on Scripture memorization together. It also includes a beautiful blessing that parents can pray over their children each day during the week. We encourage you to take a day during the week to read Scripture with your children and prepare them for Sunday School. If you would like Homefront Weekly to be emailed to you, please stop by the reception desk and provide us with your current email address.
Another thing we love about Tru is its focus on the Big God Story. The ENTIRE Bible is God’s unified narrative; it's not just a collection of random stories, but incorporates all of history, from Genesis to Revelation. We hope our children will learn that they are part of this incredible story and are part of a much bigger faith community than their families or Immanuel Baptist Church--a community that includes past, present, and future believers! Another way to put that is that the curriculum is God-centered with its emphasis on God’s love and redemption through Jesus. As our teachers go through the lesson each week, they will focus on God’s part in the story: not just David and Goliath, for example, but seeing how God was victorious in using David to defeat Goliath. God is not the supporting cast in the story, He has the starring role.
Finally, as a companion to our curriculum, Tru offers a monthly magazine called Homefront. This magazine has Christian family fun, stories, recipes, and fun activities that you can do with your family. For more information about Homefront, please visit www.homefrontmag.com
We hope you will not only bring your children to Sunday school, but that you will let us join you in helping to nurture and love these little ones. If you have questions about the curriculum or other resources, please contact Kim Alford or Tania Rucker at (909) 425-1777