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Connect with God

 
Every day our students begin in a Connect with God class. This is a time of prayer, worship, and biblical studies. 
 
Click the following to see what students will be learning each term along with ways you can connect with God as a family. 

Term 1

Overview | The foundational scripture at MC Prep is 1 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” During unit 1, Royal Priesthood, students will learn what it means to be a royal priesthood!  

Students will begin by studying the covenants that God made with His people throughout the Bible. Next, they will learn what it means to be a royal priesthood, discovering their identity as royal priests. Then, students will learn how God has purchased them with the blood of His Son, Jesus. Finally, students will be equipped to share the testimony of God’s faithfulness in their lives.    

Memory Verses  

Week 1 | “For you are a holy people, who belong to the Lord your God. Of all the people on earth, the Lord your God has chosen you to be his own special treasure.” Deuteronomy 7:6

Week 2 | “Now if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the peoples on earth; for all the earth belongs to me. And you will be my kingdom of priests, my holy nation.” Exodus 19:5-6    

Week 3 | “And I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who shall do according to what is in my heart and in my mind. And I will build him a sure house, and he shall go in and out before my anointed forever.”1 Samuel 2:35    

Week 4 | “And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.” Revelation 12:11

Connect with God Way Highlight | Movement  

Throughout this unit students will connect with God through movement.  

There is only one way to God and that’s through Jesus, but in Jesus there are many ways we can connect with God. One way we can connect with God is through movement. Connecting with God through movement is being intentional to run, walk, dance, and move to encounter Him. It’s through movement that you fully show your pursuit of Him. James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” Know that when you are moving to encounter God, He is moving to encounter you. This is the daily personal encounter!

Connect with God as a Family  

Connecting with God as a family is a key to raising up children in the ways of the Lord. During these first four weeks, try the following during your family encounters:

Connect Way | Movement

  • Go on a walk, run, or bike ride as a family. Before you leave, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal Himself to each of you while you are moving. Ask your children to notice God’s creation, His attention to detail, and what it all says about His character during the walk. After you return, talk about what the Holy Spirit spoke and what He showed to each of you.  
  • Dance as a family while worshipping. Place your favorite worship music and have a dance party as a family. The Lord loves to have fun with you!  

Scripture Study | Hebrews  

Read through the book of Hebrews as a family. Reflect on the following questions as a family while you read this book:  

  • What is God speaking to us through this passage?
  • What is this passage teaching us about Jesus?  
  • What from this passage can we apply to our daily lives so that we can show others Jesus in us?  
Overview | One of the unique characteristics here at MC Prep is Uncompromising Biblical Worldview. We shape the world view of students by infusing Biblical truths about creation, the fallen world, and being reconciled to a loving Father through Jesus Christ, in order to defend their faith. During this unit, students will learn why we believe that the Bible is an authority, all so that they are able to defend their faith. 
 
Memory Verses  

Week 1 | “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16

Week 2 | “Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God.” 2 Peter 1:20-21

Connect with God Way Highlight | Learning

Throughout this unit students will connect with God through learning.  

There is only one way to God and that’s through Jesus, but in Jesus there are many ways we can connect with God. One way we can connect with God is through learning. When we encounter God through learning, Jesus Himself lifts the veil by giving us revelation (insight) into His word and His thoughts. Every bit of revelation not only teaches us His ways but allows us to look more fully upon His face and know Him. As you read through Scripture and something grabs your attention, don't mistake an invitation into learning as a distraction. Instead, pull on the loose thread that the Lord has laid before you. He is inviting you down Holy rabbit trails! When He is giving you insight on a topic that leads to another, follow where He is leading you! He is giving you access to something once hidden, allowing you to encounter Him in a new way.

Connect with God as a Family  

Connecting with God as a family is a key to raising up children in the ways of the Lord. During this unit, try the following during your family encounters:

Connect Way | Learning

  • Pick a topic to research as a family. Ask your children what in the Bible they are curious about or have questions about. Then, research that topic within scripture together! Use a concordance to locate scriptures about the topic. Additionally, you can find tools online through BibleHub.com or BlueLetterBible.org

Scripture Study | Psalm 119

  • Read Psalm 119 as a family. This powerful Psalm is all about God’s word and how His word has the power to transform our lives.  

Term 2

Overview | Understanding that the solar system, world, and everything in it was created by God is foundational. When we believe that God created all things for a purpose, we can become stewards of His creation. During this unit, students will not only learn about the creation of everything but also God’s purpose and plans for His creation.  
 
Memory Verses  

Week 1 | “In the beginning the word already existed. The word was with God, and the word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through Him, and nothing was created except through Him.” John 1:1-3

Week 2 | “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10

Connect with God Way Highlight | Creation  

Throughout this unit students will connect with God through creation.  

There is only one way to God and that’s through Jesus, but in Jesus there are many ways we can connect with God. One way we can connect with God is through creation. When you connect with God through creation you are joining in with all of nature in glorifying Him. In every gust of wind, flower in bloom, sunrise, sunset and bird building a nest, you have eyes to see the goodness of what God exhaled. There is an invitation to encounter God outside. He is saying, “Come away with Me” (Song of Solomon 2:10).

Connect with God as a Family  

Connecting with God as a family is a key to raising up children in the ways of the Lord. During this unit, try the following during your family encounters:

Connect Way | Creation

  • Go on a picnic. Pack a picnic breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner and get outside to eat and enjoy all of God’s creation. Ask the Lord to encounter your family while you enjoy a meal outside.  
  • Find a trail to go for a hike or bike ride. Before hitting the trail, pray together, ask God to speak to each of you through His creation. Afterwards, ask your children to share what God spoke to them.  

Scripture Study | Genesis 1-2

Read Genesis 1-2 together as a family. Ask the Holy Spirit to make the story of creation fresh and new to your family.  

Term 3

Overview | Our culture has gone to war for the identity of our youth. Understanding that you are created is the first step in discovering ones true identity, and that is as a son or daughter of God Most High. During this unit, students will learn about who God made them to be, why God made them, and their God-given purpose.  
 
Memory Verses  

Week 1 | “Lead me by Your truth and teach me, for You are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in You.” Psalm 25:5

Week 2 | “We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.” Romans 6:6

Week 3 | “For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of Him who sent me.” John 6:38

Connect with God Way Highlight | Conversation  

Throughout this unit students will connect with God through conversation.  

There is only one way to God and that’s through Jesus, but in Jesus there are many ways we can connect with God. One way we can connect with God is through conversation. When you connect with God through conversation you are engaging with God through prayer. It’s easy to hear God when you are in His presence! When you have a conversation with God, you feel close to Him because His answer reveals His nearness to you. There is an encounter with God waiting for you when you ask Him questions!

Connect with God as a Family  

Connecting with God as a family is a key to raising up children in the ways of the Lord. During this unit, try the following during your family encounters:

Connect Way | Conversation

Make a list of questions as a family that you are will take to God in prayer together. Is there a device your children have been wanting? Ask the Lord if now is the time! Seek God’s heart on simple, everyday things.  

Scripture Study | 1 Corinthians 2:9-11

Ask God to give your family spiritual eyes to see and spiritual ears to hear all that God is doing.  

Term 4

Overview | Being Holy Spirit led is a necessity to thrive as a Christian today. But how do we become Spirit led? By leaning into the gifts, fruits, and defenses that the Holy Spirit provides to us. Throughout this unit students will study and put to practice the gifts of the Holy Spirit, His fruits, and learn how to live empowered by the armor of God.  

Term 5

Overview | How should we interact with those around us? During this unit, students will seek to answer that question through the perspective of the Bible. 

Term 6

Overview | During this unit students will study the life and ministry of Jesus, seeking to understand how to be like Jesus. 
Overview | After Jesus defeated death, hell, and the grave, He rose from the dead. He then spent time with His disciples, charging them to go into all the world and make disciples. This is the Great Commission! In this unit, students will learn what it means to put the Great Commission into action by reading the book of Acts, Ehe Epistles, and reading about modern day missionaries who have worked to make Jesus famous.