GODQUEST Bible Adventure Workshops is a Bible study designed exclusively for Trinity to meet the needs of our own 1st through 5th grade kids! In GODQUEST, the children work on key themes and concepts of a particular Bible story for a period of several weeks. This allows the children time to dig deeper into the meaning of the story learning how to apply its principles to their own lives. Each week, the children rotate to a different workshop. While the main objectives of the study remains constant in each of the workshops, the children get the chance to explore the same story several different ways! Some of the kid-friendly workshops offered over the course of the year include….ART, DRAMA, MUSIC, GAMES, COMPUTERS, COOKING, SCIENCE, STORYTELLING, VIDEO & MORE!
Our Current Study
March 17 – April 14, 2019
This Easter Rotation the children will focus on some of the events that occurred during Holy Week beginning with Palm Sunday and concluding with Judas betrayal early Friday morning. Though the lessons will end with Christ’s arrest on Good Friday, the children will be well reminded that the story doesn’t end there, but with the incredible gift granted to all of us through Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday!
Story:Matthew 21-26:56; Mark 11-14:52; Luke 19:28-22:53; John 12:12-18:11 – Each workshop will focus primarily on a different scripture reference from one of the four Gospels accounts of the Easter story.
Key Memory Verse:
Psalm 118:26 (NIrV) – “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.”
John 11:25 (NIrV) – “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.”
Lesson Objectives – Students will:
- locate where the story of Holy Week takes place in all four New Testament Gospel books – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
- explore the sequence of events that took place during Holy Week and understand their importance in the story.
- re-tell the story using symbols to represent different events that occurred during the week leading up to Easter.
- realize what the true meaning of Easter is: That through the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ our sins are forgiven.
- recite John 11:25 (NIrV) and Psalm 118:26 (NIrV).
- enjoy their study; be blessed by the study; have fun!
The four workshops for this rotation are:
Large Group Video: The children will view a clip of the events of Holy Week. Afterwards, they will work together to create a large Holy Week banner depicting what Jesus did or what happened to Him on each day of Holy Week.
Mapmaking: The children will listen to the story of Holy Week and learn about some of the events that occurred each day. To understand that Jesus lived, taught and died in a real place that exists today, they will mark the events on a map of Jerusalem and connect each to visually see the route that Jesus traveled during his last week of life.
Storytelling: The children will review the story Holy Week and discuss key words in order to understand the events better. They will then make their own set of Resurrection eggs to take home. These eggs contain symbols that relate to different elements in the story and will help the children explain Holy Week to their family and friends.
Games: The children will use a life-size game board of stepping stones to wind their way along events that occurred during Holy Week. Older children will locate and read passages of Matthew’s account of Holy Week, and younger children will hear the passages to advance along the path. The main focus of this lesson is the sequence of events during Holy Week.