Roots and Wings
Roots and Wings is a program for 4th to 6th graders and their parents.
The program seeks to deeply root kids in their Christian faith so they may soar as people of faith for the rest of their lives. We meet the second Friday of each month from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. We begin with a meal and then continue together with worship. After worship, the leaders (Pastor Josh and Miss Lizz) help kids explore the theme of the evening through games and conversation. The parents break off to have their own conversation about the same theme. This gives parents and their children a common experience with which to talk about faith.
Over the course of three years, the program provides participants with the opportunity to do the following:
- Explore who God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are.
- Consider who we are in relation to God, who others are in relation to God and what creation is in relation to God.
- Discuss why we go to church and articulate what it means to be a Christian.
- Hear about Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Mary, Peter, and Paul. Read the book of Philippians.
- Learn about the history of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and elements important to the Disciples’ tradition, including the importance of Christian unity, the central role of scripture, the openness of the table and the leadership of our laity.
- Discuss the history of other religious traditions including the Catholic Church and the Reformation, as well as Judaism, Islam and other world religions.