Monthly Theme

Spark | Age 3–K

OCTOBER | Super Kids

OVERVIEW | Kids love to show adults how BIG they are . . . “Look at my BIG muscles! Look how BIG I can jump! Look at this BIG bite!”
We don’t have to teach kids to show everyone how big they are. And, if we’re all honest, there’s something deep inside us that wants to do something big, too. We want to show the world that we can do things that matter—things that really matter.
Could it be that we were all made to do big things? We think so. That is why we have planned an entire month around what being a Super Kid really looks like—doing the things God made us to do. God made us to do BIG things!

QUESTION | Who made you to do big things? God made me to do big things.

MEMORY VERSE |“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV

October 3 | David Chosen as King | 1 Samuel 16:6-13 | God sends Samuel to look at Jesse’s sons, and God chooses David to be the next king.
October10 | David Protects Sheep | 1 Samuel 17:34-37 | David trusts that God is with him and has the strength and courage to protect the sheep from a lion.
October 17 | David and Goliath | 1 Samuel 17:1-50 | David battles Goliath with only a sling and a stone when King Saul and his army are too afraid.
October 24 | David Helps Mephibosheth | 1 Samuel 20:14-17; 2 Samuel 9:1-13 | King David helps Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth, and shows kindness to Jonathan’s family.
October 31 | David Praises | 2 Samuel 6:12-15 | King David praises God to say, “Thank You!”

Monthly Theme

Surge | Grades 1–6

OCTOBER | Custom Creations: There’s only one you.

OVERVIEW | God is one of a kind, with no beginning and no end. Everything God has created is unique and one of a kind, including people created in God’s image. Every person is an original reflection of God in how they love, care for others, imagine, create, and solve problems.
To see how we can do this well, we should look to Jesus. Jesus showed us what it means to be created in God’s image in the way He loved all people and helped people feel like they had value—no matter who they were or what they had done. We can reflect this as we discover who we’re meant to be and live out the individuality God gave us.

LIFE APP | Individuality is discovering who you’re meant to be so you can make a difference.  

MEMORY VERSE | “How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that. What you have done is wonderful. I know that very well”. Psalm 139:14, NIrV

October 3 | Image of God | Genesis 1:26-28 | You were made in God’s image. 
October 10 | Matthew | Matthew 9:9-13 | Knowing Jesus changes how you see yourself. 
October 17 | Lydia | Acts 16:13-15 | Use your gifts to help others. 
October 24 | Timothy | 1 Timothy 4:12 | You can make a difference right now. 
October 31 | One Body but Many Parts | 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 | We can use our gifts together to make a greater difference.

2022 Pledge

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