What is Route 56?
Route 56, Four Oaks’ ministry to 5th and 6th graders exists to walk alongside parents in teaching and modeling the gospel during one of life’s most transitional times. We see this transitional time as one where students are moving from learning Scriptural truths to applying those truths while continuing to learn them at a deeper level. Here, students can safely explore the “what?” and “why?” of Christianity while focusing on the kind of personal character created by a heart believing the gospel.
When does Route 56 meet?
Weekly Programming: Sunday Morning Groups (Sept-May, both services)
Time together: The church is not merely a place where people receive teaching, it is the household of God where believers live out the truths of the gospel (I Timothy 3:15). Setting aside a time for students to simply be with one another is in keeping with this truth.
Teaching/Table Groups/Prayer: After the teaching time, 5th and 6th graders break into groups delineated by gender for a time of discussion and prayer led by a Table Group leader. Our desire is for 5th and 6th graders to begin moving from spiritual milk to spiritual solid food (Hebrews 5:12-14). In Kindergarten through 4th grade, children are learning the contents of Scripture. The 5th and 6th grade years should be a season where children move from primarily storing up Biblical knowledge to applying the Biblical knowledge they have learned/are learning. The Table Group setting is an effective way to come alongside parents to aid in this transition.