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.
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.
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.