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?
Summer 2019 for Route 56: On Sundays from June to August, Route 56 students (rising 5th & 6th Graders) can join in with Four Oaks Kids for Summer Camp Sundays during the 11:00 service only. For the 9:00 service, students join their families in worship. School year programming begins Sept. 8, 2019 (see below for info). In addition to Sundays, check out the Summer Calendar for great opportunities for rising 5th & 6th graders to connect with Youth Ministry and get to know each other better this summer!
School Year Programming: 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. During the school year (beginning Sept. 8, 2019), Route 56 joins together starting in the Youth Room for both the 9:00 & 11:00 services. This school year, we will continue working through the New City Catechism, curriculum designed to deepen our students’ faith through learning the Truth of God’s Word. 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.