At Paradox Kids, we are passionate about teaching our kids to embody the love that God has for humanity and this world. This means we dive into topics ranging from "The Jesus Story" and "Fruits of the Spirit" to "Anti-Racism" and "Queer Love." Through the Bible, stories, activities, and conversation, we are committed to exploring and celebrating the radical, all-encompassing love of Jesus Christ, which calls us to embrace all people as siblings created in God's image. We'd love for you to join us on this incredible journey!
Join us for our Paradox Kids series "Glad You Asked!" on Saturday mornings as we attempt to answer our kids' questions about God, Jesus, and the world! We hope to teach the importance of curiosity and the need to hold answers loosely when we talk about God. There will be A LOT of "I don't know!" answers, and that's perfect. This series is more about teaching how fun it can be to explore God rather than indoctrinating them with the "right" answers!
SATURDAY MORNINGS AT 10:15A IN-PERSON &
LET'S ASK QUESTIONS!
WHY DON'T HUMANS TAKE CARE OF THE EARTH?
WHY DOES GOD FORGIVE OUR SINS?
WHO WROTE THE BIBLE?
DOES GOD MAKE THE BAD PEOPLE TOO?
WHAT + WHERE IS HEAVEN AND HELL?
WHO/WHAT IS GOD?
WHAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT? HOW DOES IT WORK?
RECAP: QUESTIONS ARE GOOD!
THE LIFE OF JESUS
Split into three sub-series, we learned about the stories of Jesus that taught us how to love like God loves. We learned about the humanity of Jesus and his feelings of anger, fear, joy, and love. And we learned about Jesus' interactions with women + outcasts and why those friendships are significant for us today.
THE CHRISTMAS STORIES
We explored the Christmas story from the perspective of the wise men and the shepherds, while learning why Jesus' birth was meaningful for those in all of society's corners.
We learned how anti-racism and the Jesus way go hand in hand. We learned to recognize and celebrate differences, to understand racism and why it is harmful, and to explore how to act against racism in our daily lives.
You're the God who crosses lines
who meets the ones who've been denied
You're always near no one's too far from you
And You're the God who knows the song
of every tribe and every tongue
and as we are we all belong to you.