Sunday Nights

Parents and Guardians,

Thank you so much for bringing your kids to Sunday nights in the Children's Area. We have been having so much fun getting to know them as well as continuing to learn our verses and what they mean.

We have special nights throughout the year - You can find this calendar on our website. If you would like to know more about Cubbies (Preschool group) or Sparks (Kindergarten - 1st grade) - Visit Awana's website. 

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We are fairly familiar with Awana, but maybe not as much with the Gospel Agency. Now that we have been meeting for a few weeks, we thought it would be good to go over the books and answer any questions you may have.

2nd & 3rd Grade:

The Gospel Agency is what the church does, we are agents of the gospel. For kids in the Children's Area, we are learning what the gospel is and how to live it out in our lives. The 2nd & 3rd graders are learning the specifics of the gospel: God loves us. Our sin keeps us from Him. Jesus provided Himself as a solution to this problem. We give an answer to this gift. The verses in their book go through the different parts of the gospel. By the end of March, they will have learned verses that help them be able to know what the gospel is.

Specifics:

 Lesson time: We have different teachers in our church come and explain the verse they are learning that evening.
 Game time: A powerful component of Sunday nights is playing and having fun. We reserve 20-25 minutes for just running around and teamwork.
 Book time: We work with your child to learn the verse of the night, or ideally they can come with it already memorized. There is a section in their books for you to initial if you have talked about the Gospel Agency, the verse or practiced it with them. They get stickers each time. During this time, we also discuss the questions in a group time - again earning stickers. We also have a set of activity pages and crafts that reinforce the verse they learned - and get... stickers 😉

4th & 5th Grade:

4th & 5th graders in the Gospel Agency are also agents of the gospel. They have been through the first year's training and know the gospel, or an introduction to it. This year, their book goes through more in-depth study of the gospel. We review what we learned last year, but we also focus on who God is - how He feels about us and then how we respond to His love.

Specifics:

 Game time: A powerful component of Sunday nights is playing and having fun. We reserve 20-25 minutes for just running around and teamwork.
 Lesson time: We teach the kids how to study their verse of the night. We also bring in teachers from our church and interview them and how they use the gospel in their lives.
 Book time: We work with your child to learn the verse of the night, or ideally, they can come with it already memorized. We also have a themed-book that helps them interact with the verses they are learning, as well as a few crafts that reinforce the lessons they are learning. They get stickers too.

Extras:

  • We have missions 3 times a year. These missions are prayer, interviewing someone and sharing the gospel. The kids earn extra prizes that are given out at the end of the year for completing these missions as agents of the gospel.
  • At the end of the year, the kids also will receive awards based on how long they have been an agent.
  • Another extra, the kids - by memorizing all the verses in their books - get a $90 scholarship for Lincoln Lake Baptist Youth Camp. This scholarship is provided by the church on their behalf. (Sparks' scholarships are based on the number of completed verse sections in their books). Kindergartners and Preschoolers who will become Kindergartners in Fall 2023 earn a $60 scholarship.

We are hoping to post videos that put their verses to songs. Children's Area Facebook group