One idea to instill in our youngest children:


“‘. . . with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 22:37-39, NIV



9 Core Insights
What we want Children to learn


DESIGN of God’s Creation

What I see around me reveals a Creator who cares about me.


IDENTITY based on God’s Image

I am created in the image of God and have unique potential and worth.


CONNECTION because of God’s Love

I live in pursuit of an infinite God who desires an eternal relationship with me.


FAITH in God’s Son

I believe in Jesus and will continue to trust Him even when life doesn’t make sense.


TRANSFORMATION by the power of God’s Spirit

God’s Spirit is transforming my unique and imperfect life into the character of Jesus.


TRUTH according to God’s Message

What Jesus said and did impacts how I should respond to God’s Word in my everyday life.


RESTORATION through participating in God’s Story

I am designed to participate in God’s story to restore a broken and hurting world.


COMPASSION that reflects God’s Character

My faith in Christ is revealed by my compassion and care for others.


COMMUNITY in the context of God’s Family

I choose to live in the complexities of family and community because God values them.