Child and youth faith formation needs to be holistic in nature. Families have the primary responsibility of leading and guiding their children in faith formation, however the church community should have a supportive role in helping parents.
Children are not an isolated segment of Haven Field; they are a vital part of the church community. They must and will be trained to be disciples of Christ.
Discipleship for children and youth is twofold: the presentation of biblical information as well as imitation. Many times congregations have been more focused on the information with less emphasis on imitation. At Haven Field, we want our children to learn the Gospel and the biblical story and have it imitated by their family, their Community, and the church at large.
Young children (through 2nd grade) have age-appropriate discipleship and learning breakout times during a portion of The Gathering. Children remaining in The Gathering have activity sheets available each week to help them take notes, reinforce teaching through word search, fill in the blank, drawing, etc.
Think Orange curriculum is used for preschool, children and students in the Communities of Haven Field.