April 2015 Theme: Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

Toddler – K

April’s theme is called “Why Did Jesus Have to Die?”. The children will learn about the death and resurrection of Christ, and what His death accomplished for us. This month's Bible story for Pre-K is when Jesus appeared to the disciples after He rose from the grave. We want them to understand that Jesus came back to life and is still alive today!

1st Grade- 6th Grade

Week 1: Resurrection Sunday
We're going to celebrate Jesus this Easter Sunday and have a special rotation rather than regular classes. The children will see two dramas about Peter and Mary Magdalene, as well as make special crafts and walk through a re-creation of the empty tomb.

Week 2: His Death Washes Away Our Sin
Jesus paid the price we never could. Our sins are washed away when we trust in the power of His death and resurrection.

Week 3: His Death Sets Us Free
We are all slaves to sin and held in bondage until Jesus sets us free by the power of the Cross. Kids will learn that He purchased our freedom and that we must receive it by faith.

Week 4: His Death Makes Us New
The Bible says if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation (1 Corinthians 5:17). Just like a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly, God