At MCC, we call our Sunday Morning Programming Discovery Kingdom because we believe what happens at church is different than what happens at school. It is important to not just read the Bible, but to learn the stories within historical contexts and discover the meaning in ancient words for our lives today.
In order to ensure inclusiveness, please fill out a registration form for your child, which can be found here.
During the program year, all ages begin worship together in the sanctuary. After the children’s moment, PreK-5th children are invited for a time of continued worship together. Here, children learn and are exposed to common liturgical elements such as offering, prayer, song, and Scripture. The children then break up in to age-specific groups to experience a rotation model style of learning and engagement.
The Rotation Model is a fun, exciting way to get children to want to come to church, and also helps children learn and remember bible lessons. Every child has a different learning style, and the Rotation Model uses multiple experiential learning styles to teach the Bible lessons through story, service, cooking, science, art, games, and musical theatre. Repetition of the Bible lesson at the six different activity stations also allows for higher retention of the story.
After the children’s moment, the 6th-8th grade class heads down to their own classroom where they discover the same story as the young children, but do so with current popular movies and TV shows.
We always welcome teachers to discover with us each week. There is no prep required for the lessons! Materials and lessons are prepared for you each week by Sandra Summers, Pastor of Youth and Families.
For more detailed information about our programming, please read below. You are also welcome to send questions to Sandra Summers at youth[at]mccsudbury.org