We desire to partner with families to help nurture a love and understanding for God’s Word and its essential doctrines in order to lay a strong foundation for a lifetime of faith for the Glory of God.
Here at church, our strong foundation starts in our nursery and preschool classrooms where we use the Truth 78 curriculum A Sure Foundation. In these classrooms, children are prayed over as they learn simple truths about God and hear foundational Bible stories. Then as the children grow, we transition into The Gospel Story Curriculum that is used with older preschool through fourth-grade students. This curriculum is a three-year program comprising 156 lessons equally divided between Old and New Testament. Each lesson has a “Where is Jesus?” section to help children connect the Bible story to God’s greater plan of redemption. There is a companion Story Bible used with this curriculum as well as a family devotion resource.
Additionally, there is a Scripture Memory program!
Memorizing Scripture is one of the best ways to pass on the gospel to children. Join other Calvary Kids families in memorizing monthly Sword Bible passages that are perfect for the whole family!
Each card is divided into three sections which are labeled with different shapes:
- Circle: Kindergarten and First-grade students memorize the verse under the circle.
- Circle and Square: Second, third, and fourth graders memorize the verses under the circle and square.
- Circle, Square, and Triangle: CHALLENGE! Adults and kids who like challenges memorize ALL the verses on the card, verses under the circle, square, and triangle.
Children have the opportunity to earn pins that reflect a theme or main idea from each month’s Sword Bible passage. These unique pins are to be displayed on a lanyard that has been gifted to each child, providing a tangible reminder of the truth of God’s Word.
We encourage kids to wear their lanyards to Sunday School each week!
Please reach out to a Calvary Kids Staff Member or email Ann Bagley with questions! email@example.com
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105
2023 Monthly Sword Bible Memory Passages
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
“For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.”
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”
“Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.”
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
I Chronicles 16:25
“For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.”
“He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.”
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
I Cornithians 10:31
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Reciting Bible Passages
Demonstrating memorization and mastery may look different for some children; here are a few ways children can demonstrate their memorization:
- Recite the passage to a Sunday morning volunteer.
- Complete a fill-in-the-blank verse quiz, provided by a teacher or helper.
- Record a video of a child (or all your children!) reciting the passage and email your video to firstname.lastname@example.org. We may play your family’s video during Large Group to encourage other children and teachers!
Families, please communicate with a Calvary Kids staff member if there is a different way for your child to demonstrate memorization. The staff wants ALL children to know the joy of hiding God’s Word in their hearts.