• Camp Minecraft
    Camp Minecraft
    Have you ever played with Legos?  The game Minecraft is much like Legos for the computer and it is popular with kids from elementary age all the way through early high school.  Many parents and adults see kids playing it and are left scratching their heads wondering if this is just another mindless video game.  We have created a camp using Minecraft that brings a team of one adult, one kid, and one computer together at the church with other teams to explore a virtual world where they encounter items from the Bible and discuss them together.  These files are our collection of what we used to run the camp and some instructions on how to do it yourself.  We hope these might be helpful for you to replicate your own camp or create a whole new experience with these tools.
  • Early Childhood Curriculum Series on The Life of Moses
    Early Childhood Curriculum Series on The Life of Moses

    A 4 week early childhood curriculum series on the life of Moses. Each week includes lesson plans for 2 year olds, Pre-K and a Family Activity card. 

  • Early Childhood Small Group Overview
    Early Childhood Small Group Overview

    This is a sample schedule for an early childhood classroom at Church of the Resurrection. It illustrates the timing, flow and sequence of activities such as Welcome Time, Friendship Circle, Worship Time and Small Group Exploration.

  • Elementary Bible Exploration Event
    Elementary Bible Exploration Event

    So you gave them a Bible, now what? How about an event just for them to explore their new Bibles! Church of the Resurrection created an event to give 3rd graders, who had just received their 3rd grade Bibles, a tour of the Bible and some great background so they will understand and want to learn more.

    This Bible Exploration event is an interactive 3 hours of fun and learning about the Bible. It includes large group time, station activities, and lots of other fun! Resurrection hosts this event with 3rd graders on a Friday night in January.

  • Elementary Curriculum Series on the Life of Moses
    Elementary Curriculum Series on the Life of Moses

    A 6 week elementary series on the life of Moses. Each week includes small and large group elements along with graphics and videos.  This is a great curriculum series that follows a large group/small group format that can be used on weekends, Wednesday night, or any time you have elementary kiddos together.

  • Family Ministry Resources
    Family Ministry Resources

    This Resource contains some helpful documents used at Church of the Resurrection for the care of families and programming for families.

  • Favorite Early Childhood Worship Songs
    Favorite Early Childhood Worship Songs

    A list of favorite worship songs used at Church of the Resurrection during early childhood worship time.

  • Revival - 3 Week Elementary Series on John Wesley
    Revival - 3 Week Elementary Series on John Wesley

    A 3-week elementary curriculum explaining and celebrating the origins of Methodism, including small group and large group components.

  • Vacation Bible Camp Toolbox: Jesus & Me
    Vacation Bible Camp Toolbox: Jesus & Me

    Vacation Bible Camp is an excellent opportunity for outreach, not only to your church family with children but also to the greater community. Learn how Church of the Resurrection plans and organizes Vacation Bible Camp around a common theme and executes for all age levels.

    In this Resource, you will find: detailed lesson plans for Early Childhood through 5th grade, large group time drama, graphics and videos, volunteer training materials, missions details and more. Everything you need to provide an amazing experience for your kiddos is included, from detailed craft plans and snack ideas to recreation plans and how to pull off a successful shaving cream party.  Feel free to use bits and pieces or the entire thing!  

    Our theme, Jesus & Me, was based on the books Wonder, Auggie & Me and 365 Days of Wonder written by R.J. Palacio.  If you haven’t had a chance to read them, we encourage you to do so!  She has also written a book for younger readers titled We’re All Wonders.  These books inspired a move to Choose Kind, teaching empathy, compassion and acceptance.  In the story, the children learn from a favorite teacher about precepts (rules for very important things, mottos, famous quotes and things to help motivate and guide us).  We decided to take the week of VBC to teach our kids three precepts:
        
    Precept 1:
    You should treat people in the same way that you want people to treat you.  Matthew 7:12

    Precept 2:
    “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”  Psalm 139:14

    Precept 3:
    Do all the good you can,
    By all the means you can,
    In all the ways you can,
    In all the places you can,
    At all the times you can,
    To all the people you can,
    As long as you ever can.
        -Commonly known as John Wesley’s Rule

  • Welcome to Church – 2-Week Early Childhood Series
    Welcome to Church – 2-Week Early Childhood Series

    A 2-week early childhood series used to kick off the new school year at Church of the Resurrection. During the first couple of weeks in a new classroom, this is used to build excitement and help young children transition. Each week includes small and large group elements.