Learning through Collaboration

Collaboration has helped our heroes think more deeply during discussions, especially when they disagree with an idea or need to convince another hero to agree with them instead of leaving the group. They are developing empathy for others’ perspectives even through arguments and frustrations. They work hard problem-solving and arriving at an agreement to achieve their goals, whether they may be deciding who to work with, what Bible story to role play, or what character they would like to portray. They worked on providing clear arguments with evidence, disagreeing with another hero respectfully, provide substantive feedback, and understand each one’s responsibilities for group learning.

Collaboration has also increased creative thinking during project time. They readily take action and maintain team organization as they manage tasks that require multiple perspectives and several sources to find information on Bible stories, heroes, verses, and songs. Our heroes worked independently during their research and displayed leadership roles in generating ideas, communicating their ideas, and providing each other constructive feedback. Our heroes have learned the most from one another as they engaged in conversations, wherein they generated multiple chains of logic together and contributed to their learning. They were able to generate new knowledge and work at a higher learning level through collaboration.

Our young heroes are truly beginning to grasp the importance of working together in the Body of Christ through collaboration. One hero demonstrated this truth using an illustration of a spaceship and pointed out that when someone leaves the body, this could be like losing the engine of the spaceship! Another hero used the illustration of a constellation and indicated that someone leaving the church would be like losing one star. Then one of the youngest heroes confidently revealed a most important truth that when we are not part of the body of Christ, then we can’t love others.

Our Week at a Glance

Session 4 Week 2: January 8 – 12, 2018

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

 Friday

Launch

How can we have unity as the body of Christ? Can we have unity even when we are different?

There is one body and one Spirit. And God called you to have one hope.

Ephesians 4:4

When working together in the body of Christ, is it more important that you are happy or that your friends are happy?

…one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God, one Father of all

Ephesians 4:5-6

What is your spiritual gift? How do you know? How will use your gifts to help others?

Christ…gave gifts to His people…so Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers Ephesians 4: 7, 11

Why does Jesus give us different gifts? What would happen if we all have the same gifts?

The whole body depends on Christ. And all the parts of the body are joined and held together. Each part of the body does its own work. And this makes the whole body grow and be strong with love. Ephesians 4:16

What spiritual gifts could you share with the Body of Christ? How can you share God’s love through your gifts?

…to equip His people for works of service Ephesians 4:12

 

Relaunch

What is the church? Is it a building? Is it the people? Do you think it is important to be part of a church? Is the church the only way to serve Jesus?

What is our mission as the body of Christ? How can we accomplish this mission?

If the body of Christ is like a giant robot made up of little robots saving the world, does that sound exciting or scary?

Will you use your voice to praise the Lord or change the world?

What is worship? Why do we worship? Why do we sing worship songs? What other ways do we worship?

Project time

Bible story

Role play

Bible heroes

poster

Christian heroes book

Bible verse art

Christian song concert

Close

How did we have unity in our studio today?

How did you make your friends happy today?

How can you be like your favorite Christian hero?

How did you walk like Jesus today?

How did you use your gifts to show Jesus’ love?

Upcoming Events

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Friday, January 19

Field Trip

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