Spirit Quest – 9:45am Sunday Education
Spirit Quest is the name of our Sunday morning education program for children in grades 1-5. In five or six-week units, children come to know God through a series of interactive workshops. Each Spirit Quest workshop utilizes a particular learning style for its approach to the lesson such as drama, art, storytelling, music, games, computers, science and cooking.
At 9:45am, the children are divided into groups according to their grade. Each group will start in the workshop they will be participating in that day. The groups gather together for opening worship and hear the story before they return to their workshop. Groups rotate to a different workshop each week to learn and know God through different experiences. Shepherds, high school youth and adults lead the groups of students and take an active part in the class along with the students, develop relationships with the children, pray with them, and assist them in processing the lesson through discussion and journaling.
Children’s Church – 11am Sunday Education
At 11am, students in grades 1-5 begin in worship with their families, come forward for the Children’s Message and then are dismissed for activities for the remainder of the hour. Students travel as a group to a different workshop each week.
Wednesdays @ the Well – 6:30pm Wednesday Education
Elementary students are encouraged to worship at 6pm with their families and then come to a large group Bible activity time at 6:30pm. Following Bible Time, children have the opportunity to further explore the Bible lesson through art, drama, games, science, video, computers and cooking. Through the Workshop Rotation Model students rotate to different activities as they learn and know about God.
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Other Wednesdays @ the Well Elementary Classes
All Stars (5th graders)
Sheridan offers the prevention program, All Stars, during Wednesdays @ the Well for 5th graders and their parents. The goal of All Stars is to delay the onset of substance use, reduce violence and delinquency and prevent premature sexual activity. The emphasis is on prevention, keeping adolescents from starting to participate in these problem behaviors. Contact Julie Hestermann for more information.
WAM (1st-5th graders)
WAM stands for “Worship and Music” and is our Wednesday night music opportunity for 1st-5th graders. WAM students will create their own praise team by rotating through music stations of vocals, drums, chimes and boomwhackers. This group rehearses from 6:30-7:30pm and regularly leads worship at Wednesdays @ the Well. Children can join in at any time between Sept. – April.
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