June 20 – 23 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • 573 North Main Street

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”2 Corinthians 5:17

The Program


Throughout human history, water has been a matter of life and death. We cannot control the oceans or the rivers or the rain, but we depend upon these to keep us in good supply so that we can live. Without it, we die of thirst and shrivel up. Too much of it, and we drown. This is why all the great civilizations have been centered around bodies of water. Water has the power of life and death.

Water is one of the most common things on earth. Around 70% of the planet and over 80% of your body is made of water! The air we breathe has water in it – we call this humidity. Most of the food we eat and beverages we drink would not arrive at our table except that water has been involved. It feeds crops and livestock and is an ingredient in most recipes (or makes up an ingredient).
The bible is full of stories where God uses what He created to convey a message to His people. Water is one of those creations that God uses … a lot. From Genesis to Revelation, water is mentioned again and again, both as literal H2O and also in more spiritual senses. At Deep: Water + The Word, we will discover God working through water and His word in the lives of His people.

We begin each morning at 9:15 in the sanctuary, where we’ll sing praises, offer prayers, and get a sneak peak on the day’s events. After that, it’s off to five 25 minute workshops in the fellowship hall. Each workshop tells the same story from a different angle, and all of them reinforce the day’s “big idea.” Once through, we reunite in the sanctuary for the closing before heading home for the day.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith.
And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God”Ephesians 2:8

The Themes


Monday


In a dying world, God promises new life to those who follow him. Noah spent 100 years building an ark because he believed God’s warning about the coming flood. Through his faith, God saved the human race.

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Tuesday


We are slaves to sin but God sets us free. This freedom is God’s gift. The Israelites fled Egypt only to find themselves trapped by the armies of Pharaoh, but God worked through Moses to provide an escape.

Wednesday


Repentance means turning toward God and away from sin. God sent Jonah to Ninevah, but ran the other way – right into the belly of a big fish! There he learned that God’s forgives all who repent of their sins.

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Thursday


God’s word makes us holy. By God’s word we are washed clean from our sins. Bathing in the Jordan river was not Naaman’s idea of a cure – the rivers in Damascus were much cleaner – still, he obeyed God’s Word, and was healed.

“For the wages of sin is death,
but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”Romans 6:23

The Method


Workshop Rotation

Kids remember best when they can approach learning from several angles. Some are visual learners, some auditory; some need to get up and move around, while others do better with hands-on discovery. Our twenty-five minute workshops do just that.

Each day, kids will rotate through five classes that each appeal to different learning styles, while reinforcing the same daily Bible stories and memory verses. This way, we can pack a whole lot of learning and a whole bunch of fun into every morning!

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    Games

    Play games that strengthen not just our muscles and bones but our memories and faith as well!

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    Kitchen

    Taste and see that the Lord is good! Bible stories and memory verses are what’s cookin’ here!

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    Drama

    Become part of the story as we walk through the scriptures each day using puppetry, felt-boards, and imagination!

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    Dance

    Praise the Lord to the rhythms and the beat as we dance in our UV-lit under-the-sea disco room!

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    Crafts

    Creatively kindle faith by making crafts to take-home for show and tell!


“Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.”John 15:3

The Schedule


09:15 – 09:30 Opening
09:30 – 09:55 Games
09:55 – 10:20 Kitchen
10:20 – 10:45 Drama
10:45 – 11:10 Dance
11:10 – 11:35 Crafts
11:35 – 12:00 Closing
09:15 – 09:30 Opening
09:30 – 09:55 Crafts
09:55 – 10:20 Games
10:20 – 10:45 Kitchen
10:45 – 11:10 Drama
11:10 – 11:35 Dance
11:35 – 12:00 Closing
09:15 – 09:30 Opening
09:30 – 09:55 Dance
09:55 – 10:20 Crafts
10:20 – 10:45 Games
10:45 – 11:10 Kitchen
11:10 – 11:35 Drama
11:35 – 12:00 Closing
09:15 – 09:30 Opening
09:30 – 09:55 Drama
09:55 – 10:20 Dance
10:20 – 10:45 Crafts
10:45 – 11:10 Games
11:10 – 11:35 Kitchen
11:35 – 12:00 Closing