In elementary, we focus on the character traits of God and how to apply them to our lives.

IIn preschool, we started by teaching children that God made and loves them and Jesus wants to be their friend forever. In elementary, your child takes the next step by learning what it means to trust God no matter what. They will start to discover who God is and His character through learning biblical truth each week. Our vision is that by the end of 5th grade, your child with have context for God’s big story of the bible.


Life Change

Children learn that the character matters to God. As children in Elementary learn about the character of God, they come to expect that He can be trusted. In turn, it teaches them how to apply this to and respond to the world around them.

Community

As children are placed into small groups, they begin to see how relationships are an essential part of growth. They also realize that there are other adults around them that can be trusted. DV also provide service opportunities in order for children is impact those around them in a tangible way.

Service

Children take a next step in what it means to serve, often in the family and home. While younger children are introduced in concept to what it means to serve, the elementary children are encouraged to participate with their families in the church wide mission and service projects. In DV, we also allows kids to reach kids with specific mission opportunities. 

Curriculum and 3 Basic Truths

In Elementary, your child will learn to apply three main truths
  • I can trust God no matter what.
  • I need to treat others the way I want to be treated.
  • I need to make the wise choice.

Structure

large groups/small groups

Designed to help your child understand how the day’s virtue, bible story and bottom line applies to them. They will discuss real life experiences, interact with a close-knit group of peers, and participate in a variety of activities that appeal to different learning styles. In order for small group leader to develop a relationship with the children in their group, we ask that you make it a priority to consistently attend the same service each week.

Events

more ways to connect

In addition to Discovery Village during the weekend services, there are several fun events throughout the year for your child to interact in a social setting with their peers and leaders. These include things like a PJ Party for preschoolers, Beach Party for younger kids, a Bowling day for families, a Fall Harvest Party for 4th and 5th graders and a 5th grade celebration.

Camp Discovery Village: Each Summer, Camp DV (Discovery Village) is run by Ada Bible Church staff and volunteers. All current 2nd through 4th graders are welcome! Activities include: games, crafts, swimming, rock climbing, archery, and a zip line (only to mention a few)! Not only will kids have an exciting and incredibly fun time at Camp DV, they will discover things about God and His word that they can apply to their lives today!

Milestone Events

celebrating the big occasions

Child Dedication: Child Dedication is a special service where parents of young child commit to raising their kids in the way of Jesus. This service takes place several times a year and is the Milestone event for Nursery-Preschool. This is a significant moment in the life of a family when faith is shared between parent and child.

sign up for child dedication

Kindergarten Transition: The summer before your child starts K, we come together to talk about where your child has come from in DV preschool program and talk about what elementary programming looks like as well as what to expect during the elementary aged years.

5th Grade Transition: In late spring (usually May) before your child goes off to 6th grade, we come together to talk about where your child has come from in the DV program and talk about what lifeline programming looks like as well as what to expect during the teen-aged years.

For more information on any of these events, please email us at discoveryvillage@adabible.org.

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