Monday, March 8, 2010

What is the Focus of Our Curriculum?

As we said in the beginning of this series, our Camp Grace (elementary) curriculum was implemented about 5 years ago. The scope is a 2-year walk-through the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. The focus is on main people in the Bible – not just the people themselves, but the Biblical principles that we can learn by studying their lives. Furthermore, we seek to delve into applications that are relevant for these 1st – 4th graders.  If there is one thing we want these children to see over and over again, it’s that they are sinners in need of a Savior. We don’t want children to merely "grow up in church," doing lots of "good things," and thinking this is what Christian life is all about. We want them to know that it is only by the grace and mercy that God has shown us through His Son Jesus Christ that we can have life and fulfillment. 

The focus of our Preschool Curriculum is on the attributes of God. We want our young ones to first off learn who God is, and then we can get into application of how we respond to Him. For example, it is by the fact that God is holy that we learn to respond by repenting of our sin. It is by knowing that God owns everything that we learn that we should freely give to others. Usually, each divine attribute is presented in a 3- or 4-week unit.

On our website, you can see our current outlines for both Camp Grace and Preschool.

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