What Your Kids Will Be Learning In July at HDC

Early Childhood
(Birth - Kindergarten)

Basic Truth: God loves me.
Key Question: What does God want you to do?
Bottom Line: God wants me to do the right thing!
Memory Verse: “Learn to do what is right" - Isaiah 1:17 (NIrV)
If we truly want to get serious about teaching our children to do the right thing, we must start doing the right thing. When was the last time your child saw you reading the Bible? When was the last time your child heard you talk to God? Get alone with God and ask Him to help you do the right thing each day. No one has more influence in the life of your child than you.

Beach House
(Grades 1 - 6)
Do you remember the question we asked last month: “what in the world are you doing?” Well, this month we are going to ask the same question again. But this time, we aren’t talking about doing what is expected of you; we are talking about doing more, going the extra mile because you have Christ in your life. We want children to know that they have the potential to change the world around them when God begins to work in their lives.

Last month, we talked about responsibility but this month we are focusing on the idea of service. We define service as lending a hand to help someone else. We all want our children to grow up and recognize that they are not the center of the earth—that the world doesn’t actually revolve around them. The reason we’re asking the question, “what in the world are you doing?” is because we’re trying to get children to understand that they really do have an important role in this world to give, to serve and to help others.

As parents and leaders, we want to raise a generation of children who understand what it means to be the church. We want them to learn to do what is not expected to show the character of God and the love of Christ to the generation around them. What would happen if we raised an entire generation of extra-mile thinkers?
The question is: “what in the world are you doing?” We want to make sure as we wrap up this two-month series with the idea of service, that we stress how important it is to have an extra-mile way of thinking, to look for opportunities to help other people that others might ignore, to make sure our children are looking for ways to put others first and that in the back of their mind, they’re remembering that everything they’re doing isn’t to be recognized but is something they’re doing because they have Christ living in them.

It’s our prayer this month that as you unpack this principle of service, kids will actually get excited about getting on God’s team and participating with what God is up to in the world around them. We hope that every time you ask the question: “what in the world are you doing?” you’re emphasizing the fact that God is doing something in the world.