Bible Explorers (Grades 1 & 2)

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    During Grades 1 & 2 (6 or 7 years old by September 1), Bible Explorers learn about God's big picture by studying major Bible stories throughout the Old and New Testaments, followed by an in-depth study of the Lord's Prayer.

    Sunday Services

    On Sunday mornings, Bible Explorers learn about God's big picture by studying major Bible stories throughout the Old and New Testaments. The second graders begin the year with an in-depth study of the Lord's Prayer—one of our Faith Markers. After this, they focus their study on the Fruits of the Spirit displayed by various characters in the Bible.

    8 AM

    Kids stay in the worship service until dismissed at around 8:30 am to the Kids’ Praise and Worship Choir (K4-2nd grade). Children staying through 2nd service will be transferred to the gym classrooms by the choir teachers.
    Check-in: lower level of the school building.

    9:30 AM

    We are excited about our new curriculum: Follow the Bible! In addition to Bible story comprehension and life application, our 1st/2nd graders will have hands-on practice, learning to use the Bible. This year, our units will include:
    We Worship God Because He is Powerful
     We Worship God Because He Helps People
     We Obey God Who Helps Us
     We Worship Jesus Because He is the Son of God
     We Worship Jesus; He Does Great Things
     We Tell What Jesus Can Do Because He is God’s Son
     We Obey God Who Helps Us
     Check-in: EAST side of the gym, at the beginning of the worship service

    11 AM-12:15 PM

    Kids stay in the worship service until dismissed to their classes. This year, K4 - 2nd grade will be learning about the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) as shown in the lives of people from both Old and New Testaments. Lessons include: object lessons, interactive Bible story, art or game.
    Check-in: Orange Room (1st Floor B-Wing)


    Please label all of your child’s belongings and let the caregivers know of any particular needs your child may have. This may include food allergies, other issues, and tips on how to comfort your child.

    Prayer: 2nd Grade Faith Marker

    At about 7 years old, most children can separate fantasy from reality and they are beginning to understand a spiritual dimension that exists along-side the physical. This is a wonderful time to emphasis prayer. Prayer is talking to the real and living God. Through conversation children build a relationship with God. In second grade Sunday School we take four months to teach about prayer. Children are shown that prayer is more than asking God for things, but includes worship, confession, requests for others, for protection and for our needs. Part of this teaching includes learning the Lord’s prayer and reciting it for the congregation. In mid-winter the 2nd graders gather with their parents to celebrate their growth as praying children. This event happens the same weekend as the students recite the prayer in the worship services.

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    Laure Herlinger
    Pastor of Children and Family

    414.228.5220 x236

    To proclaim and embody the love of Jesus Christ in the city and in the world.

    Church: 5353 N Green Bay Ave.   |   Milwaukee, WI 53209
    Office: 5385 N Green Bay Ave.   |   Milwaukee, WI 53209
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