Wonder About God’s Amazing Plan

Session Focus Scripture
1. The Birth of John the Baptist God surprised Zechariah and Elizabeth with the promise of a special baby. Luke 1:5-25, 57-66, 80
2. The Angel's Message God surprised Mary with the promise of a baby—Jesus, the Messiah. Luke 1:26-38, 46-56
3. Jesus Is Born! God surprised the world with the birth of the Savior. Luke 2:1-20
4. Simeon and Anna Simeon and Anna gladly welcomed the Savior. Luke 2:21-38
5. Jesus in the Temple We worship Jesus because he is God's own Son. Luke 2:41-52
6. Jesus Is Baptized We worship Jesus, whose baptism shows he is God's own Son. Luke 3:1-22
Dear Family Text

Like us, kids are busy. Their lives are filled with split-second images, fast food dinners, quick conversations, and extracurricular competitions. This year we’re going to give kids less noise and more time to experience God as we dwell in God’s Word together each week. Your child’s group is called “Wonder”—every time we meet we’ll be entering one of God’s stories, and then living into and out of it together. For the next six weeks we’ll be learning stories about the events leading up to and including Jesus’ birth, as well as his early years on earth. 

Each week your child will bring home a Show and Share paper designed to help kids show and share what they’ve learned at church with you at home. Every story we learn has a story symbol that will help your child recall the story and see it as one part of God’s big story. You’ll find that story symbol on the Show and Share papers and also inside the God’s Big Story cards you can use each day at home. (Need a set of God’s Big Story cards? They can be purchased from FaithAliveResources.org)

In addition to singing songs of praise, we’re going to be learning verses from Scripture by singing them! (You may purchase your own copy of DwellSongs or download individual songs on the Leader Support page of DwellCurriculum.org—just ask me for the titles!) 

We’re excited to begin a new year of children’s ministry and can’t wait to begin this faith journey with you and your child! Please contact us if you have any questions.

The Birth of John the Baptist