What is Challenge?
Challenge is for 4th-6th grade students. We know that children at these ages begin reexamining information they previously learned, asking more complex questions, and making deeper connections. This God-given development in their minds and hearts makes it the perfect time to equip them with the tools they will use for a lifetime of spiritual growth. The goal of Challenge is to encourage and mentor kids to pursue God through personal Bible study and prayer. We want to see them fall in love with the Lord more and more as they grow in knowledge and understanding.
How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
By living according to your word.
I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.
I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
2021-22 Season Focus
This past season, Challenge was all about "Redemptive History." As Christians, we believe that all of history is God's story—He is the main character and is accomplishing His plan. To see this in action, we are working our way through the whole Biblical storyline, discovering how God works with forgetful and rebellious people to show His grace and mercy to the world. This story shows us how sin has broken our world and our own, individual need for forgiveness. It also shows us that even when things look their darkest, there is hope in the power of God to bring good from evil and glory from ashes.
We use a “come and learn, go and practice” routine. Challenge meets on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month (during 10:30 service) and consists of Bible teaching, small group discussion, and a ton of fun and games. After each gathering, kids will take home a Challenge Card, which provides a variety of ways to continue learning until the next gathering. We encourage kids to work at their own pace, to challenge themselves but not worry about keeping up with others. It is our hope to see each Challenge kid take their next step toward spiritual maturity.
Challenge is wrapped up for the 2021-22 school year. To get more info and updates about our mid-summer Check-in and the fall restart, contact Brittany using the form below.
Because we want kids to increasingly take ownership of their faith, we encourage them to attend service alongside their families. For this reason, Challenge does not meet every week. Our goal is not to take the place of gathering with the church family but to equip kids to be active participants in services.