Learn The Faith:  Birth - Fifth GraDE

Childhood is when our children learn the faith of our fathers through Scripture and Tradition

Learn The Faith

PreK - Songs of Faith (Jesus Loves Me, The BIBLE, This Little Light of Mine, He’s Got the Whole World, etc.)


Kindergarten – 

Shema/Great Commandment (Deuteronomy 6, Matthew 22:37-39)   Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.   And the second is like it: You must love your neighbor as you love yourself.


 1st GradeThe Lord’s Prayer and The Doxology  Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. 


Praise God from whom all blessings flow.  Praise him all creatures here below.  Praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen


 2nd Grade – John Wesley’s 3 Simple Rules, Disciples of Jesus  

Do No Harm, Do Good, and Stay in Love with God


Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddaeus, Simon and Judas


3rd Grade – Books of the Bible – 10 Commandments (Exodus 20) 

You must have no other gods before me

Do not make an idol for yourself

Do not use the Lord your God’s name as if it were of no significance

 Remember the Sabbath day and treat it as holy. 

Honor your father and your mother

Do not kill

Do not commit adultery

Do not steal

Do not testify falsely against your neighbor

Do not desire anything that belongs to your neighbor



4th Grade – Great Commission (Matthew 28:19), Apostles Creed, Gloria Patri

Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.


I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead;  he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.  As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be.     World, without end, Amen, Amen. 


5th Grade – Grace and Means of Grace  

Prevenient, Justifying, Sanctifying


Prayer, Discipline (Giving up Something that Separates you from God and and others), Bible Study,  Holy Conferencing (Practicing the presence of Jesus With Others), Worship (Communion), Acts of Kindness and Compassion ( I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. 36 I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me.  Matthew 25:35-36)


*The Children’s Ministry utilizes the Common English Bible