There’s a new adventure for school-aged kids at Tree of Life! Our goal was to create the most meaningful and effective ways to teach our children about our faith. Among the goals mentioned were familiarity with the major stories of the Bible, a connection between Sunday School and worship, a desire to keep older kids engaged, and a commitment to teaching our students in a hands-on way what it means to love your neighbor as yourself. What is this – Mission Possible!
Mission Possible is held every Sunday morning: students are encouraged to attend worship with their parents for the first part of worship. Then they will leave to attend Mission Possible before the sermon starts. ( Children who prefer to stay in worship are welcome to do so. Activity bags will continue to be available.)
Each month, Mission Possible will focus on one story from the Bible that is also being used in Sunday worship. Different creative storytelling and activities each week will help the students learn the story well. The story will also connect with the service focus for the month. Each month, students will work together to complete a project that will help them serve their neighbors in God’s name. Some of the activities they’ll do will include visiting and leading worship at Harlee Manor, working on a Peacemaking project, learning about hunger and helping with the Souperbowl of Caring, and serving homeless people through Connect by Night.
Our hope is that through this adventure in faith and learning students will learn that faith isn’t just about reading old stories from a book, but living out their faith in their daily lives.