“God’s Plan” is our theme for the 2017-2018 Sunday School year. This month, we will be studying about Moses and The Ten Commandments. In Exodus 19:5, the Lord calls to Moses saying, “Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.” By keeping this covenant, the people would set themselves apart from the nations around them. We need to read God’s Word, the Bible, everyday so we can listen to what God is saying to us. This way we can learn the correct way to live.
Rotation Station is a Bible History curriculum but covers the essential Bible Lessons in a thematic approach as opposed to chronologically. Rotations session themes are usually covered for four weeks but sessions can be shorter or longer depending on how many rotations we have connected with that theme.
Opening Station: This is where children gather each week for praise & worship as the lesson is introduced. We sing, tell stories, and begin thinking about our lesson.
Memory Mayhem: Children can get memory books to work on learning essential Biblical truths by heart. Teachers listen to children recite verses and children can earn points for the “Sonshine Shop.”
Samuel’s Storytime: This is the most “traditional” rotation where the lesson is taught directly. Student will cover all 4 points of the lesson in this rotation the week they are there.
Creation Station: A craft that ties into that rotation’s them and reinforces the learning that is taking place.
Bible Book Binders: Student will dress up as characters in the rotation’s lesson for a photo shoot. Then they will create scrapbook pages to retell the main points from the rotation.
Bethlehem Bakery: This rotation involves the children doing a project in the kitchen that, once again, reinforces the lesson of the rotation they are studying.
Galilee Games: In this rotation, children play a game that has a lesson attached that directly connects to what is being taught in the rotation.
Martha’s Movies: A video retelling the lesson complete with been bag chairs, popcorn, and juice!