Friday, March 25, 2022

March 27

Supported Workers for this are the Nielsen's

This includes the weekly information:  Age group / Title / Theme / Passage / Memory Verse

Hannah visits Samuel 
God blessed Samuel for serving Him
1 Samuel 2:18 – 26
Joshua 24:15

God cared for an enemy
God’s love extends to all people, even enemies
2 Kings 5:1 -15
John 3:16 

1 Sunday School
Victory in Sight
God teaches us to walk by faith
2 Kings 6:8 – 7:20
2 Cor. 5:7

2nd & 3rd Grade Sunday School
Jesus has power over creation
Matt 14:22 -33; Mark 4:35- 41; Luke 5:1-11
Col. 1:16, 17

 4th & 5th Grade Sunday School
Surrender control 
God gave us the Spirit to help us obey him
John 14:16-18; Acts 3,4
Acts 1:8 

Children’s Church (1st – 5th)
Jacob wrestles with God
Genesis 32:1- 33:17, 35
Ps 37:4, 5

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Foster Robust Partnership

This is the second of seven monthly posts from the book 
Zealous: 7 Commitments for the Discipleship of the Next Generation.  The podcast and other links are at the bottom of this boast.

For more about this series of posts go to the Introduction post

These posts will contain a summary of the commitment along with some ways we are trying to implement that commitment at Trinity Baptist Church.  

The second commitment is "Fostering a Robust Partnership Between Church and Home." 

"The church is not primary, and parents are not sufficient." 

Trinity Baptist Church wants to help parents joyfully pursue the Living God.  Parents are responsible for the discipleship of their children.  "The church is not primary."  The church has been given the Great Commission - to go into all the world and make disciples.  Individual family units cannot do this on their own.  "The parents are not sufficient."

The children's ministry at Trinity Baptist Church has acknowledged this both/and relationship between the family and the church.  We want to continue doing this and grow in our parent equipping ministry.  What does this mean?  First, as a church, we need to pray for the children and families God has brought to us.  The second part of this equipping ministry is providing resources for children and parents to grow more and more into the image of Christ.  This website, the curriculums we use, the books near the check-in station, and other many other resources are not meant to replace God's Word but they are meant to help families learn and live out the truth of God's Word. Third, we want to train parents on how to use these resources in a way that is helpful to individual families.  

Podcast:  Fostering Partnership Between Church and Home

Article/Video:  Should Childrens Ministry Be Church-centered or Family-centered

Friday, March 18, 2022

March 20

Supported Workers for this are the Bettings

This includes the weekly information:  Age group / Title / Theme / Passage / Memory Verse

Samuel Helps Eli  - 
God is pleased when children serve Him
1 Samuel 1:24 – 2:11
Josh 24:15 

God cared for His prophets
God takes care of those who serve Him
2 Kings 4:38 – 44
Ps 37:3

1st Grade Sunday School
New Freedom & New Life  - 
God is the provider of needs and giver of life
2 Kings 4:1-37
Ps 14:15, 1

2nd & 3rd Grade Sunday School
Jesus offers eternal life
John 4:1-42
John 3:16

 4th & 5th Grade Sunday School
Draw your sword  - 
God gave us the Bible so we might know and live the truth
Eph. 6:17; Heb 4:12, 13
Eph 6:17

Children’s Church (1st – 5th)
A Bride for Jacob
Gen 27:46- 28:5, 10-22; 29:1- 30:24
Ps 37:4, 5

The Salvation Poem 
We will be doing this song every week leading up to Easter.

Whom Shall I Fear - God of Angel Armies
We plan to do one song with the 1st - 5th graders that was sung in the service.

More Than Conquerors 
We plan to do one song that is Biblically true and energetic.
More than Conquerors is one we have done a couple of times.

Friday, March 11, 2022

March 13

Supported Workers for this week are the Betting's

This includes the weekly information:  Age group / Title / Theme / Passage / Memory Verse

God Answers Hannah’s Prayer 
God answers our prayers
1 Samuel 1:19-28
Ps 64:1 

God cared for a family
God gave life to show He cares for people
2 Kings 4:8 – 37
1 Peter 5:7

 1st Grade Sunday School
Mountain Showdown 
God is the one true God and is worthy of our worship
1 Kings 18:17-40
Deut 4:39b 

2nd & 3rd Grade Sunday School
Jesus is perfectly holy
Jesus qualifies to be our savior because he is perfectly holy
Matt. 4:1-11; 17:1-8
John 1:14

4th & 5th Grade Sunday School
Put your armor on
God provides “armor: to protect us from Satan’s wily ways
Ephesians 6:10-17
Eph. 6:10, 11

Children’s Church (1st – 5th)
Esau Sells His Birthright
Gen 25:19-34; 27:1-45
Ps 37:4, 5

Friday, March 4, 2022

March 6

Supported Workers for this is Rochelle Visser and the Bible Clubs

This includes the weekly information:  Age group / Title / Theme / Passage / Memory Verse

Praying in God’s House
God Hears Our Prayers
1 Samuel 1:1-18
Ps. 64:1

God cared for a widow
God loves and cares for the needy
2 Kings 4:1 – 7
Gal 6:10

1st Grade Sunday School
God’s unlikely providers
God is trustworthy because He keeps his promises
1 Kings 16:28–17:24
Lam 3:22b, 23

2nd & 3rd Grade Sunday School
Jesus is the eternal word of God  -
Jesus is the eternal son of God
Matt. 3:13-17; John 1:1-9
John 1:1, 2

4th & 5th Grade Sunday School
Glorify the Commander  -
God wants our thoughts, words, and deeds to glorify him
Matt. 5:14- 16
1 Cor 10:31

Children’s Church (1st – 5th)
A Match Made In Heaven
Genesis 24:1 – 25:11
Ps 37:4, 5

Here are songs we did in 1st - 5th Children's Church

How Deep the Father's Love for Us
This song is about how BIG God's love is
even for a wretch, a despicable, sinful person life me.
What an amazing picture of the Gospel.

More than Conquerors
This song is one the memory verses the Bible Clubs memorized.
Remember to pray for Rochelle and the different Bible Clubs.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Spring Quarter Lesson Summaries

This blog is designed to help parents lead their families in talking about what the children at Trinity Baptist Church are learning. 

A very basic goal is to take at least ONE DAY a week to sit down and talk about what everyone has been learning at church.

Starting this Friday, the upcoming lesson information will be posted so you can prepare for Sunday (before) and review lesson truths (after).  
This weekly, Friday post will include the title, theme, passage, and memory verse for each age group.

The rest of the information contains the overviews for each of the class so you can see where the teaching is going over the next three months.

Because of cancellations this past quarter some of the teachers are a week or two behind so they might not be on this specific lesson.  However, next week (February 13) classes should be back on schedule.

If you have any questions about what we are doing in children's ministry, please be sure to contact Pastor Dave.

2 & 3 years old Sunday School & Children Church
God sees and hears us

Bible Truths

  • Serving in God's House
  • Worshipping God's Son
  • Worshipping in God's House
Bible Passages
  • 1 Samuel
  • 1 & 2 Kings
  • Matthew, Mark, and John

4 & 5 years old Sunday School & Children Church
God helps.

Bible Passages

  • Elisha:  God is caring
  • Daniel:  God is close by
  • Esther: God is in control

Bible Passages

  • 2 Kings
  • Esther
  • Daniel
  • Luke, John

 1st Grade (Primary) Sunday School
God provides

Bible Truths: 

  • God’s prophets in the Promised Land
  • Jesus, God’s prophet from Heaven
  • God’s leaders in captivity

 Bible Passages:

  • 1 & 2 Kings
  • Daniel
  • John 

2nd & 3rd Grade (Middlers)
Crowns and Provision

Bible Truths

  • Jesus, the Powerful Teacher
  • Jesus, the Willing Sacrifice

Bible Passages

  • Matthew – John

 4th & 5th Grade (Junior) Sunday School

  • God is worth fighting for

Bible Truths

  • Spiritual Warfare
  • Stewardship

Bible Passages

  • Proverbs
  • Acts
  • Epistles

1st – 5th Grade Children’s Church
The Birth of a Nation 

Bible Truths

  • God teaches submission and truth
  • God demonstrates his sovereignty
  • God enables his leader

Bible Passages

  • Genesis 24 – Exodus 15

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Camp is Great Church is Better

It is time to think about Summer Camp!!  I want to share three camp things with you:

  1. Different Camp Opportunities
  2. Financial Help
  3. Why Camp is Great and Church is Better

  1. Different Opportunities for everyone:  At Trinity Baptist Church, we don't have one specific camp that we promote.  There are many different, awesome camps in Michigan.  Here are a few that TBC families have gone to and are planning to go.
    • Lake Ann Camp - Before registering for Lake Ann Camp, contact Pastor Dave for Lake Ann's scholarship info. 
    • Camp Michawana  -  Before registering for Camp Micawana, pick up a Camp Michawana scholarship code form at church or contact Pastor Dave.
  2. Pine Ridge Camp - You can find out more about scholarship info by going to
  3. Financial Help if needed:  Scholarships are available to families who consider Trinity Baptist Church their home church.  Request forms are available in the literature rack by the church office or by emailing Pastor Dave.
  4. Camp Is Great and Church is Better:  Camp is a special place God uses at a special time to do very special things in a child's life. This camp-fire, mountain top experiences can often be such an encouragement to those who attend.  Personally, God saved me when I was at a youth camp and God used a camp experience to confirm my call to the Dominican Republic. 
But life is not only camp-fires and mountain-top experiences.   
God's plan, as found in His Word, is the church.  God established the church, the Bride of Christ and God's Body, to show others who Jesus is and make much of what Jesus has done.  
A camp that I have been a part of for many years, Camp Patmos, begins its mission statement with "Camp Patmos exists to assist the church..."  That is a proper understanding of camp and the church.  I love having the opportunity to speak truth into campers' lives for a week at camp. 
I love sending my children to camps. 
Even more so, I love being part of the church's weekly, even daily, ministry in the lives of individuals and families.  

At Trinity, we consider it a privilege and responsibility to help families intentionally disciple their children towards godliness and we recognize that one of the many resources God provides His church is camp.