About Faith Forest
About FAITH FOREST
'Faith Forest' is a thematic, rotational model for doing children's Christian education. Rather than having children attend the same class with the same teacher from week to week, this model has children rotate between "stations" as they learn and experience Bible stories over 4-6 week periods. This model seeks to not only help children learn the Bible better, but more importantly seeks to touch on all of the different learning styles that exist in children. The "stations" that the children visit all seek to teach the Bible story of the month in different ways...through science, recreation, story-telling, computers, crafts, etc. It is an exciting, visual, and Christ-centered learning environment for all children!
Fun is also a large part of the Faith Forest experience. From the moment a child enters the Forest through the Ranger Station, the goal is to create an environment in which every child feels special and loved. Children who attend Faith Forest are rewarded with "Ranger Bucks" that can be spent in the "Ranger Store", and they will be entertained by a cast of characters who seek to share God’s grace with them on a level that they can appreciate and relate to.
Indeed, the entire Faith Forest project is driven by our vision of Jesus holding the children in Judea and the words that He spoke there:
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Matthew 19:14, NIV
SAFETY IN FAITH FOREST
The volunteers in the Forest are there because they truly care for children and, therefore, all of the Rangers that serve in Faith Forest are required to sign and maintain on file a personal history statement and are checked against the SRS Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry. At least two Rangers will always be present with each group of children. Rangers will wear picture identification at all times in order to allow you to clearly identify them, and your child will never be released to anyone except the person that has the ticket that was given to you at the Ranger Station.
Should a child participate in disruptive behavior it will be handled with positive verbal instruction and/or time outs. In the event of persistent behavior problems, parents of the individual will be asked to pick up their child.
In the event of an accident resulting in any physical injury, the Ranger will first obtain proper medical treatment for the injured child before completing an accident report form. One copy of the form will be provided to the parents or guardian of the child and one filed in the Church office.
Please contact Pastor Ragan with any questions.
FAITH FOREST SCHEDULE AND ROOM ASSIGNMENTS
Under construction. Contact the church office.