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Super Summer Sneak Peak

Jesus Superhero Person

We’ve got some SUPER fun Sundays coming up this summer as kids learn about what it means to be a hero in God’s Kingdom through the examples set through people throughout history.

June 4: Toddlers-Preschoolers will set off on another Bible Adventure with Emily and friends and hear the story of Adam and Eve.  Elementary students will blast off into space to join the crew of the Konnect Space Station as they learn to put others first.

June 11: Toddlers will set off on another Bible Adventure with Emily and friends and hear the story of Joseph in Egypt.  Preschool-Elementary students will attend their first fun-filled day of SKA: Superheroes of the Kingdom Academy, where they’ll learn how we can love like Jesus.  Preschoolers will hear the story of how Jesus showed love to Zacchaeus while Elementary students will hear about the self-sacrificial love of Anabaptist Dirk Willems.

June 18: Toddlers will set off on another Bible Adventure with Emily and friends and hear the story of Moses and the burning bush.  Preschool-Elementary students will, in their second week of SKA, engage with the idea of trusting God to provide what we need. Preschoolers will be amazed by the trust of Abraham while Elementary students will be astonished at faith of children’s advocate George Muller.

June 25: Toddlers will set off on another Bible Adventure with Emily and friends and hear the story of young Samuel.  Preschool-Elementary students will, in their third week of SKA, hear how they can help others know Jesus.  Preschoolers will hear how the Apostle Paul helped others know Jesus while Elementary students will find out how a young rapper named Jordan Heywood is doing the same through his music.

July 2: Due to the holiday weekend, we will be returning to video this week with Toddlers-Preschoolers going on a Bible Adventure to hear about David and Goliath while Elementary students learn about responsibility with the crew of the Konnect Space Station.

July 9: Toddlers will set off on another Bible Adventure with Emily and friends and hear the story of Daniel.  Preschool-Elementary students will, in their fourth week of SKA, discover that, with God’s help, we can forgive others.  Preschoolers will learn from the example set in the story of the Prodigal Son while Elementary students will hear how Corrie ten Boom was able to forgive with God’s love the man who had betrayed her family in World War II.

July 16: Toddlers will set off on another Bible Adventure with Emily and friends and hear the story of Esther.  Preschool-Elementary students will, in their fifth week of SKA, hear how we are to do what’s right, even when it’s hard.  Preschoolers will see this demonstrated through the story of Nehemiah while Elementary students will look to the example set by Martin Luther King, Jr. as he worked for justice in the Civil Rights Movement.

July 23: Toddlers will set off on another Bible Adventure with Emily and friends and hear the story of Jesus healing a paralyzed man.  Preschool-Elementary will, in their sixth week of SKA, be encouraged to look for ways to serve and help others, especially those in need.  Preschoolers will look at how Jesus helped Jarius and brought his daughter back to life while Elementary students will hear how Mother Teresa gave her life to helping the poorest of the poor and the outcast.

July 30: Toddlers will set off on another Bible Adventure with Emily and friends and hear the story of how Jesus taught people about God’s Kingdom.  Preschool-Elementary students will, in their final week of SKA, be reminded that God is always with us.  Preschoolers will learn this through the story of the Lost Sheep while Elementary students will hear first-hand how God was with Brother Yun when he was arrested for preaching about Jesus in China.

August 6: Toddlers-Preschoolers will set off on another Bible Adventure with Emily and friends and hear how Jesus fed over 5,000 people only five loaves of bread and two fish.  Elementary students will blast off into space to join the crew of the Konnect Space Station as they learn what it means to have courage.

August 13: Toddlers-Preschoolers will set off on another Bible Adventure with Emily and friends and hear the story of Palm Sunday.  Elementary students will blast off into space to join the crew of the Konnect Space Station as they learn more about what it means to have courage.

August 20: Toddlers-Preschoolers will set off on another Bible Adventure with Emily and friends and hear how God sent His Spirit to the first Jesus-followers.  Elementary students will blast off into space to join the crew of the Konnect Space Station as they learn more about what it means to have courage.

August 27: Toddlers-Preschoolers will set off on another Bible Adventure with Emily and friends and hear how everyone is welcome in God’s family.  Elementary students will blast off into space to join the crew of the Konnect Space Station as they learn more about what it means to have courage.

May Preview Pack

Here’s a look ahead to what we’ll be learning in Heroes Gate this May:

May 7: Toddlers-4th Grade will hear how the Early Church did life together, loved and cared for one another, and sacrificed for each other (May 2:42-47; 4:32-37).  Club 56 kids will talk about the question: What does faith look like in real life?

May 14: Toddlers-4th Grade will be amazed as they hear about Peter’s miraculous escape from prison and the power of prayer (Acts 12:1-17).  Club 56 kids will talk about the question: What is a soul and how does it affect my life?

May 21: Toddlers-Preschool will engage with a fun, interactive video about God’s Big story.  Kindergarten-4th Grade will play a fun, interactive review of this year’s Bible stories via a game show!  Club 56 kids will talk about the question: Why is it important to serve others?

May 28: Toddlers-Preschool will enjoy another fun, interactive video, this one about Creation.  Kindergarten-6th Grade will have a fun day with games and live worship.

April Preview Pack

Here’s a look ahead to what we’ll be learning in Heroes Gate this March:

April 2: Toddlers-4th Grade will learn the importance of putting God and others before material possessions and money (Luke 12:13-21).  Club 56 kids will talk about the question: Why and how does God want me to overcome fears?

April 9: Toddlers-4th Grade will discover the love and forgiveness Jesus shares with us through the story of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10  Club 56 kids will talk about the question: How can I live a fearless life?

April 16: Toddlers-4th Grade will celebrate the joy of the Easter story and the truth of Jesus’ resurrection (Matthew 26:17-28:10; Mark 14:12-16:11; Luke 22:1-24:12; John 18:1-20:23).  Club 56 kids will talk about the question: How do I deal with an anxious heart?

April 23: Toddlers-4th Grade will be reminded that God is always ready to forgive us through the story of Jesus reinstating Peter (John 21:1-19).  Club 56 kids will talk about the topic: Revolting against religion.

April 30: Toddlers-4th Grade will be amazed as they hear how God’s Holy Spirit came to live in the disciples at Pentecost and how that same Holy Spirit lives in His followers today (Acts 1:6-2:41)

March Preview Pack

Here’s a look ahead to what we’ll be learning in Heroes Gate this March:

March 5: Toddlers-4th Grade will learn the importance of having an attitude of gratitude through the story of the 10 lepers (Luke 17:11-19).  Club 56 kids will talk about the question: Why and how does God want me to overcome fears?

March 12: Toddlers-4th Grade will listen to the parable of the sower and discover it’s important to plant yourself in “good soil” (Matthew 13:1-23; Mark 4:1-20; Luke 8:1-15).  Club 56 kids will talk about the question: How can I live a fearless life?

March 19: Toddlers-4th Grade will discover the depths of Jesus’ love as they hear the parable of the lost sheep (Luke 15:1-7).  Club 56 kids will talk about the question: How do I deal with an anxious heart?

March 26: Toddlers-4th Grade will rejoice as they hear about God’s forgiveness through the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32).  Club 56 kids will talk about the topic: Revolting against religion.

February Preview Pack

Here’s a look ahead to what we’ll be learning in Heroes Gate this February:

February 5: Toddlers-4th Grade will hear how Jesus healed the servant of a faithful Roman centurion (Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10). Club 56 kids will talk about the question: Why does God want us to encourage others?

February 12: Toddlers-4th Grade will learn that Jesus loves all of us, no matter what we’ve done or what others may think of us with the story of the calling of Matthew (Matthew 9:9-13; Mark 2:13-17; Luke 5:27-32). Club 56 kids will talk about the question: How do we see people as God does?

February 19: Toddlers-4th Grade will be amazed as they hear how Jesus feed over 5,000 people with just five loaves of bread and two fish (Matt 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-15). Club 56 kids will talk about the question: How do I overcome fear?

February 26: Toddlers-4th Grade will be reminded that God is with us even when we’re scared as they hear how Jesus surprised His disciples by walking to them across the sea (Matt 14:22-36; Mark 6:45-56; John 6:16-24). Club 56 kids will talk about the question: How can I follow God when pressure against me is strong?

December Preview Pack

Here’s a look ahead to what we’ll be learning in Heroes Gate this December:

December 4: Toddlers-4th Grade will take a look at the incredible bravery and faith of Mary and Joseph (Matthew 1:18-24; Luke 1:26-38, 2:1-7). Club 56 kids will talk about the question: How Do I Give Thanks in All Circumstances?

December 11: Toddlers-4th Grade will rejoice with the shepherds as they announce the good news of the birth of Jesus (Luke 2:8-20). Club 56 kids will talk about the question: Why and How Should I Spread Thankfulness?

December 18: Toddlers-Kindergarten will worship with the Wise Men as they discover the Savior (Matthew 2:1-12) while Elementary students will celebrate the holiday with Team parties.

December 25: There will be no services this day.  We encourage you to gather as a family and celebrate the birth of our Savior together!

November Preview Pack

Here’s a look ahead to what we’ll be learning in Heroes Gate this November:

November 6: Toddlers-4th Grade will take part in a courtroom drama as Joshua’s leadership is put on trial and they hear how he chose to follow God no matter what (Numbers 13-14:35; Joshua 1, 3, 5:13-6:20). Club 56 kids will talk about the question: Who is Jesus?

November 13: Toddlers-4th Grade will learn the power of love as they hear the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz (Ruth 1-4). Club 56 kids will talk about the question: Is Jesus a Liar, a Legend, or Lord?

November 20: Toddlers-4th Grade will discover that choosing forgiveness is the best way to live through the story of David and Saul (1 Sam 15-24; 26; 31; 2 Sam 1-2). Club 56 kids will talk about the question: Why take Jesus seriously?

November 27: Toddlers-4th Grade will be encouraged to step up and help others as they hear the story of the brave Queen Esther (Esther 1-10). Club 56 kids will talk about the question: Why should I have an attitude of gratitude?