Beginner Teacher Manual Winter 2021
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Throughout history, God’s light and love have reached into humanity’s darkness, powerful enough to offer hope and purpose. This quarter explores God’s love as described in the Book of I John, the Old Testament promises spoken by some of the minor prophets, and Paul’s epistles of instruction to young Timothy. As teachers tie together lessons from across the pages of Scripture, students will learn how big and powerful God’s light and love are and how to be a light in their world.
First and second graders (typically ages 6-7) are fun to teach, as it is exciting to see the “light bulb” moments when they get what is being taught. This group is ready to move past basic facts and start grasping concepts that go beyond mere echoing of “Our God is one.” Age-appropriate crafts, games, discussion questions, and Bible stories will lead them to understand in their hearts and minds that our God is one! As God’s story is told through active interaction such as puppet skits, drama role-play, echoing, and expressive storytelling, your beginners will learn that they too are key players in His story today. Options to include every learning style (e.g., music, logic, movement, introspection) somewhere in the session allow the teacher to pick and choose what will work best for the students’ capabilities.