Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Created in God's Image

Our Fusion Director, Leah Pinckney, wrote an insightful article based on the recent teaching for 5th & 6th graders.  They have been discussing what it means to be a man (boy) or woman (girl) who has been created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27).  They used the following core callings:
  • Men pursue, provide, and protect
  • Women encourage, help, and care
The article not only explains these core callings, but there is also some practical examples of how this can play out for children in elementary and middle school.  I encourage you to read the full article.

Additionally, this topic will be touched on (but on a more basic level) this fall in our preschool curriculum.  We will start the school year with an updated, four-week series on God is Our Creator (based on Genesis 1).  Immediately following, we will have a new series on God is Relational, where we focus on Adam and Eve, as we study Genesis 1-3.  The four topics will be:
  1. Adam and Eve were created (male and female) to reflect God and His glory
  2. Adam and Eve were given work and roles to carry out
  3. Adam and Eve rebelled and sinned, after being tempted by Satan
  4. Adam and Eve received consequences for their sin, but God had a plan to redeem them and all mankind
We're excited about this series, as we come alongside parents by helping to lay a foundation of truth.  You can read related posts by clicking on the label "gender."

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