Cross Explorations Sunday School by CPH

A large group/small group program for elementary students


Engage kids in active learning and explore the Bible in three years with Cross Explorations!
This mixed-style Bible learning experience—similar to a site-rotation program—is perfect for teaching kids and their parents the same Bible story in age-appropriate ways so families can grow in faith together.




Overview

Step 1: Engage

15+ Minutes
Welcome kids and get them excited about learning God's Word through music, worship, prayer and a basic introduction to the Bible story.

Materials for the large group opening. Includes suggested activities and music.
Extra leader helps, music, and visuals to actively engage students.

Step 2: Explore

20+ Minutes
Dive into God’s Word with Bible story learning, review, and activities. During this time, students and adults break off into small groups for Bible study. Teacher and student leaflets are used to guide groups through the lesson.

Level 1 (Grades 1-3)



Suggested Materials

Teacher guide in easy-to-use, 4-page leaflet format.
Includes realistic Bible art, simple retelling of the Bible story, Bible memory words, and take-home activities. Order one per student.
Take-home activities and discussion cues to engage the whole family in faith-talk. Order one set per family.

Level 2 (Grades 4-6)



Suggested Materials

Teacher guide in easy-to-use, 4-page leaflet format.
Includes realistic Bible art, discussion questions, and review activities. Order one per student.
Take-home activities and discussion cues to engage the whole family in faith-talk. Order one set per family.

Adult Bible Study



Suggested Materials

Parents use study guide to explore the same story as the children.


Step 3: Express

20+ Minutes
Take students beyond basic learning with a variety of rotation sites that reinforce the lesson. With crafts, games, music, drama, and more, you have the flexibility to customize each Sunday for what works best for your program. Express activities are great for large or small groups.

A blend of hymns and children’s songs for use at opening and music site.
A short 5-8 minute skit for each week's Bible story.
Perforated craft cards for each lesson show craft, materials list, and suggested teaching direction.
Site activities for science, art, food, music, movement, service projects, and more.
The Cross Explorations Director CD includes a Director Handbook and other planning resources.

Summer Sunday School

Concordia's Summer Sunday School is a topical quarter that contains elements from both Growing in Christ and Cross Explorations, offering the flexibility you want for the busy summer months.

Information for Summer 2018 coming soon!