*Please Note: During this unique season, to assist us in preparing well for your arrival on Sunday morning, please click here to register any children you’d like to have attend BFL in advance of Sunday (offered for ages 12 mo through 5th grade).
These classes provide an opportunity for your child to have healthy interaction with other children under the supervision of members of FBC Durham. The children are divided into classes based on their birthdate and mobility.
Butterflies (Newborns & Babies) :: Room G123
Currently we are not offering “Butterflies” during BFL; we are offering classes for children ages 12 mo through 5th grade.
Turtles (Learning to Crawl & Crawling) :: Room G122
Please note: We’re offering BFL classes for children ages 12 mo through 5th grade.
Penguins (DOB Sept 1, 16 – Aug 31, 17) :: Room G121
The Wonders He Has Done
Young toddlers are taught The Wonders He Has Done, which present four lessons (repeated throughout the year) on creation, our love for Jesus, and His love for us, along with a series of simple truth statements.
Frogs (DOB Sept 1, 15 – Aug 31, 16) :: Room G132
His Praiseworthy Deeds
His Praiseworthy Deeds, teaches older toddlers 13 key Bible stories (repeated throughout the year) along with monthly foundation verses to memorize.
Bears (DOB Sept 1, 14 – Aug 31, 15) :: Room G130
He Established a Testimony
God has testified of His glorious deeds and His mighty power. The Bible is full of stories that point to His greatness and worth. This curriculum explores God’s greatness by noting key themes found chronologically throughout the Old Testament.
Lions (DOB Sept 1, 13 – Aug 31, 14) :: Room G131
He Has Spoken By His Son
The New Testament beautifully unfolds the wonder and power of Jesus Christ. This curriculum explores the greatness of God in Christ by noting key themes found chronologically throughout the New Testament. Teachers are encouraged to study the Scripture itself and then utilize the key themes to acquaint children with a great God who has spoken by His Son.
Kindergarten :: Room G105
The kindergarten class is studying “Jesus, What a Savior.” We were created to enjoy the glory of God. But as sinners, we fail to treasure Him as we should. This chronological study on redemption explores the incomparable greatness and worth of God, the desperate condition of helpless sinners and the all-sufficient work of Jesus Christ to redeem sinful people.
1st Grade :: Room G107
The first grade is studying “The ABC’s of God.” With the alphabet as a framework for teaching the attributes of God, the children explore the delight that God has in Himself as the source, means and purpose of all things. Each lesson asks and answers three key questions (“Who is God?”, “What is He like?” and “How should I act toward Him?”), developing a sound theology of God for children.
2nd Grade :: Rooms G106
The second grade is studying the fact that God’s promises are gifts to the believer in “Faithful to His Promises.” The challenge of the Christian life is not to simply know the promises of God, but to place unshakable confidence in them. The children learn God’s character is trustworthy; therefore, His promises are true and reliable.
3rd Grade :: Room G109
Through “In the Beginning…Jesus” third graders learn that the Bible is one complete, true story that progressively reveals God’s redemptive plan. They learn that His plan comes to complete fulfillment in the person and work of Jesus Christ. The study starts at the beginning of the Bible and moves chronologically through the Old Testament text as students search for clues that foreshadow the coming of Jesus and His redemptive work on the cross.
4th & 5th Grade :: GIRLS Room G102 :: BOYS Room G104
The fourth and fifth graders study both “How Majestic Is My Name” and “My Purpose Will Stand” in alternating years. “How Majestic Is My Name” is a study in learning that the names of God are wonderful revelations of His majestic character. Hebrew names of God in the Old Testament and the names of Christ and the Holy Spirit in the New Testament are presented. “My Purpose Will Stand” teaches that God is not an idle God. He is continually involved with all created things, directing them to accomplish His eternal purposes. This study teaches children to recognize God’s providence in their lives and to joyfully trust His good purposes for them.
6th – 12th Grades – Room 348
This year for Youth Bible for Life, we’ll be studying Romans. We’re so very excited about this class! Romans is Scripture’s clearest and most detailed explanation of the gospel. It is a letter about God’s gospel, a gospel worth treasuring, living out, and worth proclaiming, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes. We will meet at 9:15am every Sunday for announcements and hang out time, and then we will divide into smaller classes (e.g., Middle School Girls; High School Guys; etc.) for the Bible study.