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!
For the next eight weeks, we will be diving into Genesis 1. First, we'll learn about the genre of poetry and how we use this genre to understand the first Creation story in the Bible. Then, we'll spend the following weeks focusing on a poetic day of creation (ex. day 2: the separation of waters: the seas and the sky). We'll explore these aspects of creation through stories, through science and experiments, and through practices that help us care for the earth in important ways. We'll end the series by going on a short hike together after church on Saturday, October 2 - to marvel at God's creation in our local area. We hope this series inspires our kiddos' eyes to grow wide in wonder, to be filled with awe and excitement, and to listen to God's call for us to care for this precious gift: Earth.
SATURDAY MORNINGS AT 10:15A IN-PERSON &
GLAD YOU ASKED!
We attempted to answer our kids' questions about God, Jesus, and the world! We taught the importance of curiosity and the need to hold answers loosely when we talk about God. There were A LOT of "I don't know!" answers, and that's perfect. This series was more about teaching how fun it can be to explore God rather than indoctrinating them with the "right" answers.
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.
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.