“Teach them big truths they will grow into not little truths they will grow out of.” -Tedd Tripp
Children are precious. God has been gracious in making their little brains and hearts to be easily molded while they are young. In Kaleo Kids Ministry, we try to paint a picture of a good God that sent a beautiful Savior by giving them big truths that we pray will sink into their minds and souls. The curriculum has been hand picked to display these big truths while also being age-appropriate. If it’s true that children are sinners just like us, then our children should also be hearing about the Good News! That’s exactly what we have privilege of sharing!
As we share we recognize that salvation is of the Lord so we pray as if we are fully dependent on the Holy Spirit to do a work that we cannot. We pray that the children walking into our classrooms would come to see themselves in the Story of God and come to see Jesus as more beautiful and lovely than anything in all the world. Saturday night kids service is one way we do that.
We have a small time with the children, while care-givers have all week! That is why we make the most of our time and why we are also here to be a resource to parents looking to have this same vision not just on Saturday but throughout the whole week. Children’s Ministry as well as the larger Kaleo Family are here to help!
SHEEP CLASS: 8 MONTHS – 3 YEARS OLD
The nursery is a safe place for little ones to learn about God. We work hard to be intentional with these precious children for the short time we have them on Saturday nights. Things like story-time, songs, memory verses, and prayer are always included during your child’s stay with us. Each class the kiddos will receive a coloring sheet with the lesson high lights on the back, so that you can be teaching the children the same story all week long.
DEER CLASS: 4 YEARS OLD – 6 YEARS OLD
Just like the Pre-K class we are intentional about pointing these little ones to a BIG God that showed us his love through his Son Jesus. So through an age appropriate Bible Story, a coloring sheet or craft , memory verses, games and even free time we work hard to make the most of every moment we have with them. It is our goal that the Pre-K-Early Elementary aged students will eventually come to grasp their great need for Jesus and be called into a loving relationship with the Triune God.
EAGLE CLASS: 7 YEARS OLD- 11 YEARS OLD
We are very intentional with these kids in teaching them Christ in all of the Scriptures. They get to hear and process a biblical story together and hear how Christ is the point of that story. They also journal what they learn in class as a way of processing and encouraging them to apply this in their everyday life.
*Families also have the option of worshiping with their children in the main service. Once they are dismissed by the Pastor, they will walk with a teacher to their classroom.
WHAT TRAINING IS REQUIRED OF THE VOLUNTEERS?
- have had background checks.
- have been apart of Kaleo for a required amount of time.
- have committed to being a part of a Missional Community and the Main Service.
- have been recommended by a church leader that knows them well.
- have learned about sharing the Gospel with Children in a child-appropriate way.
WHAT CURRICULUM IS USED WITH KALEO KIDS?
- Eagle Class: The Gospel Project
- Deer Class: The Gospel Project
- Sheep Class: Desiring God Curriculum
ARE THERE RESOURCES FOR PARENTS TO IMPLEMENT LESSONS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK?
Yes, on the back of your child’s weekly coloring sheet you will find:
- memory verse of the week
- overview of the lesson