As parents and a congregation, we promise at each child’s baptism that we will put God’s Word in his or her hands. In worship we give every child (from age 3-grade 2) a Spark Story Bible which contains all 150 stories taught in their Spark curriculum. Older children (grades 2-5) receive a New Living Translation Version (NLT) Bible.
Bibles for Three-year-olds
The Spark StoryBible is given to 3-year-olds and new students age 4-grade 1 in October of each year.
Bible Instruction Class
Saturday, March 23, 9:00 a.m., meet in the Worship Space
Grade 2 students, to receive your NLT Bible, you and a parent are asked to attend this Bible Class. You will learn how to use your Bible and make a special Bible cover. Grade 2 families -- if your child is unable to attend the class or the presentation, contact Kate Roettger, email@example.com or 763-434-6117 ext. 116, to make arrangements.
Grade 3, 4, and 5 students who would like more Bible training are encouraged to participate in the Bible Class. Be sure to bring your Bible. Families who are not registered for KidShine Sunday school or Ignite Wednesdays may participate by contacting Kate.
Sign up for Bible Class online today at Bible Instruction Class Registration.
Bible Presentation for Second Graders
Sunday, March 24, at 10:00 a.m. worship
Wednesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. worship
Bibles for all 2nd grade and new 3rd-5th grade students (who have not received a Bible), will be presented during the 10:00 a.m. service on the 24th and during the IGNITE service on the 27th. To receive a Bible, be sure to attend the Bible Instruction Class described above.
Bible Q & A
- You might notice that the Bible is different this year and presented at a different time. Why is that?
Bibles in the past were the NRSV translation. This is an excellent translation, but is written at a much higher reading level. The language in the NLT is at a younger reading level, more readable and more modern. The NLT translation avoids some of the difficult phrases and words.
This particular NLT Bible was selected for it’s engaging activities. The Hands-On Bible uses the same experience-based learning to communicate God’s Word in an active, understandable way. This new edition features updated tip-ins, a more portable size for kids, an attractive cover, and online parenting helps.
- Why are Bibles presented for 3-year-olds in the fall?
Our Saviour’s wants to get Bibles in their hands right away! One of the great things about the Spark Story Bible, is that it is age appropriate for preschoolers and early elementary (really great for early readers).
- Why are Bibles now presented to 2nd graders in the spring?
Reading level; even with the change to an easier to read translation it is still at a higher reading level. Presenting Bibles in the spring allows 2nd graders to have that much more learning under their belt. We will teach your reader how to use their Bible at the Spring Bible Class and work with them in class. Then we will provide summer reading opportunities for them to work on their skills and encourage them to make their Bible their own!
- My older child was presented a Spark NRSV Bible, will church provide a new one?
No. The NRSV translation is still a very good translation. The NRSV Bible will still be the Bible used in classrooms. Does it matter that there will be more than one translation of the Bible in a classroom? Not at all, having multiple translations helps with comprehension and enhances conversation.
- We have a NRSV translation at home. Would it be possible to purchase a NLT Bible?
Absolutely! Here is the Amazon Link to the Hands On Bible.
- Can my kid use the Hands on Bible in Confirmation?
Absolutely! It is a great Bible that will be with them through Confirmation.
- My Child lost their Bible, will church replace their Bible?
Unfortunately the church is not able to replace lost Bibles. Please put your child’s name on their Bible along with the date it was presented or child's DOB. This allows us to find the home of lost Bibles. If your child has lost their Bible and it appears to have disappeared, please use the Amazon link above to purchase a new Bible.
- Should my child bring their Spark Bible to Sunday School/Ignite Wednesdays?
Yes! All children should bring their Bible to class. This helps make the Bible their own. It also helps with learning.
I have more questions!
Talk to Kate Roettger. If Kate can’t answer them, she will find someone who can!