Kindergarten-2nd Grade Saplings at home

In Person Information:

ROOTED, PreK-5th Grade, is open IN PERSON!!! Below is all of the information you will need for it, and if you have any questions, please email!

Covid Protocol:
To see our Covid Protocol, click HERE

Please RSVP HEREIt is SUPER important that every family RSVP's before coming on Sunday so that we make sure we stick to our limited capacity in each class.

K-2nd Graders can be checked in right as you exit the Gathering Room after checking yourself in for the service. HERE is a video that shows you where all kids can be checked in.

Who is teaching?
The Saplings will be taught by Ray Hensel and Karen Perez for the month of May.

This Week's Bible Verse

"There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people 
by which we must be saved."
Acts 4:12

Try to memorize the verse above!

The Gospel Project made a song to help us learn this month's Bible verse! Click HERE to access it.


Try to write it down on a piece of paper or white board, and then after saying it once or twice, cover up or erase a word, and then say it again. Do this over and over until half the verse is gone! Then try to say it on your own without looking at the verse.

Print out this activity to engage more with the story
of The Jerusalem Council.

Click the picture on the right or the heading to access the activity.

After the activity, say:
Depending on what kind of trouble you are in, you might need a different person to save you. Sin is our biggest problem, and only Jesus can save us from that problem.

If you do not have a printer to print out the activities each week,
please email, and you will get each week's
activities sent to you in the mail.

As the church grew, they encountered various problems, like false teachers and confusion about what Jesus taught. The church leaders sometimes had to meet to make sure everyone was on the same page and teaching the true gospel. That’s what our story today is about. It’s called “The Jerusalem Council.” This story is from Acts 15.

Click the picture on the left or the heading to watch the video.

After the Activity and Video, I think we have been sitting a little too long...  Let's get up, move around, and WORSHIP!

This week's worship song is Peace Like a River! Try to follow along with the motions!

Discussion Questions

1. How are people saved from sin?
By grace though faith, Acts 15:9-11

2. Why can’t we be saved by obedience to the Law?
Guide the kids to discuss the ways our hearts are dead in sin. We cannot obey God perfectly because our hearts lead us astray. We needed Jesus to come and obey on our behalf, die in our place, and rise again to defeat death.

3. Why is it important to obey God if obedience doesn’t save us?
Remind kids that obedience is a sign of our love for God. Help them see that God saves us so that we are able to obey, not so that we can continue to disobey. When we have faith, the Holy Spirit changes us so that we want to obey God.

4. How can we learn more about God and how to obey Him?
Guide the kids to discuss the Bible’s role as our perfect source of truth. Help them understand that it teaches us what is true about God and about ourselves. Talk to them about ways to study Scripture and the importance of reading the Bible daily.

Christ Connection

The church leaders met in Jerusalem to answer a tough question: Can a person be saved by faith alone or is something more needed? The early church agreed that because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, He alone is all we need to be saved.

The Gospel Project provides a step-by-step way of explaining what the Gospel is to children.
Try to talk through each of these steps with your child today!


Ask: "Who is in charge at home?" Explain that because God created everything, He is in charge of everything. Read Revelation 4:11.


Ask: "Have you ever done something wrong?" Tell kids that everyone sins, or disobeys God. Our sin separates us from God. Read Romans 3:23.


Explain that God is holy and must punish sin. God sent His Son, Jesus, to take the punishment we deserve. Read John 3:16.


Ask: "What is the best gift you've ever received?" Say that Jesus took our punishment for sin by giving His life, and He gives us His righteousness. God sees us as if we lived the perfect life Jesus lived. This is the best gift ever! Read 2 Corinthians 5:21.


Explain that everyone has a choice to make. Ask: "Will you trust Jesus as your Savior and Lord? You can turn from self and sin and turn to Jesus." Read Romans 10:9-10.
On the LifeWay Kids app, you can color the activity pages digitally on a phone or a tablet, play games that connect with this week's story, watch Gospel Project videos for this week's bible story, and more! Check it out on the links below:
To find this week's materials:

1. Download and open app
2. Scroll down to The Gospel Project For Kids
3. Click on "Volume 11 - Spring 2021"
4. Click on "Get" and let it download
5. Click "Read"
And Enjoy!
The time your child learns a Bible story from us on Sundays does not have to be the only time they hear His Word!
The Bible App for Kids is a great resource for you to spend more time reading the Bible with your children. This app has:

  • 41 Bible stories just for kids
  • Kid-friendly navigation
  • Games and activities that help kids remember what they're learning
  • Touch-activated animations

Check it out on the links below: