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Aletheia Jr. Core Values

Pointing Kids to Jesus

  1. Partnering with families
  • The church must partner with families, because God intends kids to learn in the context of family relationships
  • Two combined influences make a greater impact than two separate influences.

How we accomplish this:

  • Connect with parents intentionally in hallway/at the door of classrooms
  • Take home sheets (verse, what they’re learning)
  • Provide resources, Parenting Classes
  1. Targeting the heart
  • God’s word teaches that behavior is rooted in the heart. Therefore, we want children to have a heart to follow God, not just go through outward motions.
  • Teaching must focus on cultivating a heart that loves God and trusts His promises above all else, rather than just seeking to change behavior.

How we accomplish this:

  • Choose curriculum that does just that!! Can’t be a curriculum that focuses primarily on what kids should “do.”
  • Provide resources to parents that reinforce this.
  • Make sure that when we talk with children, even in moments of discipline, we are targeting their heart, not just the behavior.
  1. God-centered, Grace-centered teaching
  • Teaching must be centered on God’s word
  • Teaching must focus on the gospel of God’s grace as the primary motivation for obeying Christ—A RESPONSE to the love that He has already shown us.
  • Teaching must be application- oriented, rather than just imparting knowledge.

How we accomplish this:

  • Again, choosing a curriculum that meets this criteria and ensuring our conversations with kids reflect this.
  1. Relationships with others
  • Relationships with others in the church are an essential component of spiritual growth
  • Learning and relationships should always be in a safe, caring and comfortable environment for children.

How we accomplish this:

  • Recruit volunteers that love to invest in the personal lives of children…who understand discipleship (or who can be taught about discipleship! J )
  • Provide opportunities for kids to develop relationships with other kids in their class through being in small groups, playing games together, etc.
  1. Serving
  • We must teach children that everything we have is given to us from God and should be used to bring Him glory.
  • We must provide opportunities for children to express their faith through serving, giving, and reaching out to others both inside and outside the church

How we accomplish this:

Operation Christmas Child boxes for each class, food drives, Middle/High Schoolers serving in Aletheia Jr, allowing kids to help with teardown after the service…

  1. Kid- Relevant teaching
  • Teaching must be appropriate to a child’s physical, social, cognitive, and spiritual development.
  • Different children have different learning styles, so we must teach in a variety of creative ways.
  •    We must seek to understand a child’s cultural influences and relate to that                           culture, while never compromising biblical truth.

How we accomplish this:

  • FUN CURRICULUM!!
  • Large group/small group format
    • Large group- fun, upbeat music and worship made just for kids
    • Small group- interactive curriculum where kids are a part of the learning process