Resurrection is honored to have a part in helping you help your children ages 3 through 5th grade learn how much Jesus loves them. Our Christian Education Director, Kay Humbert, creates ways to engage your child and help them to listen to and respond to God in authentic and meaningful ways.
Here are a few ways in which we do that:
Godly Play during Sunday School (3LT)
More than just your regular Sunday School.
On Sundays from September thru May, children gather in the education wing at 9:45 to play -- but it is so much more than playing -- it is Godly Play. Godly Play emphasizes building a relationship with God through a deeper understanding of the Bible. God is present in the Word, and invites us into and pursues us in the midst of scripture.
Godly Play’s imaginative approach to working with children supports, challenges, nourishes, and helps guide their lifelong spiritual quest. Godly Play is different from many other approaches to children’s work with scripture. After hearing a story, children are given time to “wonder” about where they might see themselves in the story. Then they may work with art expression materials, building materials, or story manipulatives. Godly Play assumes that children have some of the “mystery” of the presence of God in their loves already, but that they lack the language, the permission and the understanding to express and enjoy that spiritual experience in our secular culture. In Godly Play, we “enter into” the parables, sacred stories, silence, and liturgy in order to discover God, ourselves, one another, and the world around us. If we leave out these experiences, we risk trivializing the Christian way of life. We also miss the profound fun of existential discovery, a kind of “fun” that keeps us truly alive!
For more information on Godly Play, please check out these
Godly Play https://www.godlyplayfoundation.org/
Godly Play Videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd8UFTdIPH2cy7uJP33iCWK4I4Utxv8Wi
Click HERE for the 2019-2020 Sunday School Calendar
Click HERE to register kids for Sunday School.
Vacation Bible School
Summer fun for kids and their families
Resurrection provides a "family-style" VBS experience where kids and their parents gather in the evenings for 3-4 days in the summer to grow in their faith, help others, and have a lot of fun!
Our theme for 2019 was "Christmas in July” where we revisited the Christmas Story and made it come alive in new and exciting ways!
Make sure to check our front page for announcements about our 2020 Vacation Bible School as next summer gets closer! Below are some pictures of this past year.
Offered every summer
Resurrection encourages all kids to attend any of the summer camps offered by the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Indiana-Kentucky (LOMIK). Our confirmands attend camp to attend summer confirmation classes, but kids of all ages have something to look forward to at the many camps offered by LOMIK.
Find out more about summer camps at:
Check our home page for more information in the spring.
Service to Others
Throughout the Sunday School year, the children participate in outreach programs that help foster their care for others. Whether it's sending cards to the homebound, or packaging Christmas goodies for the less fortunate during the holidays, the kids learn that helping others lifts spirits of others -- as well as their own!