Hope Kids

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Hope Kids is our environment for K-5th Grade.

What to Expect at Hope Kids:

On Sundays, you can check in your child on the first floor of the building. Our Host Team will sign you up whether you're visiting or you'd like to enroll your child. After check-in, head on upstairs to the worship gathering with your elementary school student for the beginning of the service. We encourage our families to worship together for the first part of the day (15-20min), then during the greeting time kids are invited to come to our kids classroom for a curriculum tailored for them.

Our fun Hope Kids curriculum includes an engaging Bible Study, prayer and activties such as crafts and games to help the kids connect further with that day's Bible passage.

Each week, our Hope Kids:

CONNECT- with each other and their leaders
GATHER – to hear from the BIG GOD STORY
RESPOND – to what the Holy Spirit is teaching them through creative worship
ENGAGE – with each other through fun and energizing games
BLESS – be blessed and prayed for by their leader each week to live out what they have just learned

Hope Kids Curriculum: TruStory by David C. Cook

1. Family Is Primary
God’s Design for faith replication is through the context of the family (Deut. 6; Ps. 78) while the church plays a supportive/equipping role to this endeavor (Eph. 4:12).

2. Spiritual Formation
Kids need a strong foundation of biblical knowledge in an environment where they can encounter the living God. Children open their hearts to God, learn to discern His voice, have a desire to obey Him, and do so in the power of the Holy Spirit (Phil. 2:13).

3. Holy Spirit is the Teacher
Parents and leaders have the opportunity to create "environments" where the Holy Spirit is free to move, teach, and lead (Jn. 14:26).

4. Authority of Scripture
The Bible is God's truth for daily living. God's Word holds instructions and inspiration that guides children to know God and interpret their lives through the lens of His will (2 Tim. 3:16-17).

5. The Big God Story
"The Big God Story" is God's ENTIRE story. It incorporates all of history, stretching from Genesis to Revelation and beyond. Kids understand that they not only play a part in this incredible story, but are also part of a much larger faith community of past, present, and future believers.

6. God-Centered
Because it is one story with the emphasis on God's love and redemption through Jesus (Col. 1:20), not the supporting cast in any given storyline (eg. "God Is Victorious" vs "David and Goliath").

7. Ministry Support
"Inspire, equip, and support" are three words you’ll see throughout Tru. We believe these three concepts encapsulate the mission of Tru. We seek to inspire, equip, and support churches as they do the same for their families.

For Parents
Tru provides families with materials to help them connect as a family and grow together spiritually.

HomeFront, a spiritual parenting resource, provides opportunities for families to come together and experience storytelling, God’s Word, new family traditions, fun games, recipes, family blessings, prayer, and more.

Free App for Parents
Introducing the first-ever mobile app for parents. HomeFront, a spiritual parenting resource, is also available as a FREE app in the App Store or Android Market. Learn more at www.homefrontmag.com

For questions about Hope Kids or to enroll your child, contact denise@hopechurchnyc.org