student goals and benchmarks
- Each child will develop an age-appropriate understanding of the gospel.
- The children will learn that God's revelation to us is written in a book called the Bible.
- Each child will own his/her own copy of the Bible
- They will learn to bring their Bible to church with them.
- The children will be accustomed to referencing a book when learning about God.
- Reading to them from their Bible.
- Following along with the words.
- The children will work towards becoming comfortable praying aloud with others.
- They will learn the elements of godly prayer--not just asking for things.
- The children will be taught the importance of regular church attendance.
- The children will learn that there is an attitude of reverence that accompanies Christian worship.
- The children will be introduced to the Biblical concept of living in the fear of the Lord, which simply means to live in awe and respect of our Creator--knowing that He is the highest authority to whom we will one day give an account for our lives.
- The children will learn the importance of forming Christian friendships.
The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible. At the center of the Story is a baby, the child upon whom everything will depend. Every story whispers his name. From Noah to Moses to the great King David---every story points to him. He is like the missing piece in a puzzle---the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together. From the Old Testament through the New Testament, as the Story unfolds, children will pick up the clues and piece together the puzzle. A Bible like no other, The Jesus Storybook Bible invites children to join in the greatest of all adventures, to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God's great story of salvation---and at the center of their Story too.
What is Catechizing? It is systematic instruction using simple questions and answers. Catechizing has proven to be an effective means for the spiritual nurturing of children. It would be ideal then, if children began learning the answers as they begin to talk. By doing so, they will add to their vocabulary the words that reflect biblical truth.
‘So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God’ (Rom 10:17). According to God’s sovereign will, our hope and prayer is that as our children are taught the truths of Scripture they will be brought into the bonds of the covenant of grace through saving faith.