Because it’s Big Sunday this Sunday, the elementary kids don’t have a lesson, so I’ll give you an overview of what your kids will learn throughout their time in Munger Kids.
At the beginning of this school year, Munger Kids launched a whole new curriculum. We weren’t satisfied with the pre-made curriculum we were using, so we asked how we could best foster faith formation in our kids. We eventually arrived at the answer: we needed to write our own curriculum with the goal of helping our kids achieve biblical literacy.
Here’s how we’re doing it:
PreK and nursery:
We’re hitting the highlights of Scripture – the big stories you hear about all the time (i.e. Noah, Adam and Eve, David and Goliath, etc.) and we’ll repeat them each year. With little kids, it’s important to repeat what you think is important. I’m sure you can relate: “Don’t run with scissors.” “Don’t jog with scissors.” “Don’t skip with scissors.”
We’re using the six years of elementary school to walk them through the entire Bible. This year, we’ve started in Genesis, where we’re hitting the good (God’s Creation), the bad (sin entering the world through Adam and Eve), and the ugly (Sodom and Gomorrah). Though we’re using Genesis in all our grades this year, next year we will only use it for kindergarten.
For the next five years we will add one more year of curriculum. Here’s what we will cover:
- Year 2 – History – we’ll cover Exodus, the judges, and the kings. Some highlights are Moses parting the Red Sea, Samuel receiving God’s call in the night, and King David – a man after God’s own heart.
- Year 3 – Prophets – we’ll cover both the major and minor prophets. Some highlights are Isaiah telling of a coming Savior, Elijah vs. The Prophets of Baal, and Jonah getting swallowed by a fish.
- Year 4 – Widsom Literature – we’ll cover the Psalms, Proverbs, and a few others. Some highlights are the 23rd Psalm, listening to your parents (bonus!), and iron sharpening iron.
- Year 5 – Gospels – we’ll cover…the gospels. Highlights here are The Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ miracles, the “I am” statements in John.
- Year 6 – Acts, Epistles, and Revelation – we’ll cover the acts of the apostles, Paul’s letters, and John’s revelatory dream. Some highlights here are the Romans road to salvation, Paul’s conversion, and all the craziness of Revelation.
By the time your children graduate from elementary school they’ll be renowned biblical scholars. To make sure you are too, make sure to read our Sunday blog posts about what’s happening in our lessons!