But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

Luke 18: 16

Trinity Kids provides spiritual guidance, education, & community for children from infancy through 5th grade. For Preschool through 5th grade, the “contemplative model”; of children’s ministry is used to provide the framework for learning about the stories of the Bible, with a focus back to the gospel & salvation of Jesus Christ. Lessons and discussions are hands-on, reflective, and open-ended. Please contact Julia Guy (julia@trinityanglicanmission.org) with any questions or to learn more about Godly Play and the contemplative model.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Learning through the Parables; Preparing for VBS

     During Vacation Bible School this summer, students will be focusing on the parables that were told during Jesus’ ministry. When we teach about parables on Sundays, we often say, “A parable is like a door… sometimes that door opens easily and we are able to clearly see what is happening inside. At other times, the door seems to be locked. We try to understand, but it is still a great mystery. That is the way parables often are. Sometimes, you will open the door one day, but when you return to it, it will seem more difficult to open and understand. That’s okay. Jesus told parables to help us to better understand the Kingdom of Heaven. It is such a great mystery that these stories help us to begin to see what Jesus was talking about. They can be very confusing, but that is why we return to them again and again, even as we get older.” Throughout the week of VBS, we will address the many parables of the New Testament, but we will also learn about story-telling and the power of sharing life through our own stories, imaginary or anecdotal.
     Children entering Kindergarten- second grade will attend from 9:00 am- 12:00 noon daily . Children entering third- fifth grade are welcome to stay from 9:00 am- 3:00 pm daily. Also, Youth in sixth- eighth grade may participate as Junior Counselors. Saturday will be a celebration picnic and field trip: from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm for all children and their families. Please join us in studying the parables through story-telling, singing, play, creation, and service!! 

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