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, September 26, 2012

The Classroom Sanctuary

     When children enter into the classrooms at Trinity, we encourage them to consider what a special place it is. Each week, we remind them that “This room is different than your classroom at school…. or your living room at home…. or a playground at the park. This room is different. It’s a SANCTUARY. A place to meet with and encounter God. We walk differently in the Classroom Sanctuary (we don’t need to rush or hurry). We talk differently in the Classroom Sanctuary (we use a soft voice and peaceful words). We even learn and ask questions differently in the Classroom Sanctuary. This is a place- not for having all the answers- but for spending time with God and asking him to be a part of our lives as we grow and better understand HIS story.

     Many of us spend our weeks in a busy state of to-do lists and full schedules. Entering the SANCTUARY (whether in the larger church worship space or in the classroom spaces), will often feel, look, and sound different than the rest of lives. Thank you for speaking with your children about how they can demonstrate their understanding and appreciation of the Classroom Sanctuary.

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