The curriculum from Sparkhouse provides an engaging resource that trusts in our middle schoolers’ ability as theologians to think critically about tough questions about faith and the Bible. Each week will present the youth with a few different perspectives on a topic and a series of questions that don’t necessarily have one right answer. This means that we do not expect our teachers to know everything and to have all the answers, but rather to wrestle with these topics alongside our middle schoolers.
Our desire for this class is to give youth the tools for critical thinking, faithful reflection, and discovery. These tools are essential to supporting the foundation for lifelong faith formation. Each lesson provides a reading from Scripture, a few sets of questions, and conversation prompts to make the learning both content and student-centered.
This class meets during our 10am worship service on Sundays throughout the school year. At least 3 times per month, this class joins the main service after the sermon to celebrate Communion together.
For more information contact Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries Bobby Outterson-Murphy at 857-576-6084 or firstname.lastname@example.org.