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56 – A Ministry for 5th & 6th Grade

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8:45 and 10:30 am | Lower Level in Pier 56

A youth group designed just for 5th and 6th graders. Join us for a positive learning environment designed to foster meaningful and relevant teaching, focusing on biblical values.

Contact Matt Noble, 56 Coordinator, for more information about our 5th/6th grade program.

Upcoming Events

An Emergency Release Form is needed to participate. If you do not have one on file for the year, please bring a completed copy to the event. One is needed for each guest.

Calendar for September through December

The 5th and 6th graders will be embarking on the 2019 New Year Recalibrate journey with the entire Newport Mesa Church family by taking the 21 Day Prayer Dare. During the four Sundays starting January 6 and ending January 27, the 56ers will learn about prayer and fasting as Jesus taught it. Jesus invited his disciples to “watch” as he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, then to “pray” as he prayed. What he was teaching in the most desperate time of his human existence will be what the 56ers are going to be learning. They will learn:

  • How to pray, as Jesus did, “take this cup (burden)” from me I cannot bear it.
  • How to pray, as Jesus did, “not my will but yours (God).”
  • What is fasting and how does it help me in prayer and my relationship with God?
  • What are my problems with prayer and how do I pray through my doubts and problems?

Jesus prayed both Take this Cup: Honest and Not my Will: Abandon. What happens when we pray through this tug-of-war of our own souls as Jesus did – honestly and with abandon and surrender to God.

We will consider Jesus’ Garden prayer in Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42, Luke 22:39-46 and John 18:11.

Activities for this series will be:

  • Prayer Dare Contest
  • Prayer Dare Games

For More Information:

  • Curriculum based on Elisa Morgan’s book The Prayer Coin. Be sure to watch her 25-minute video.
  • Discover the Word, a 15-minute podcast featured Elisa’s concepts for 10 sessions. A must listen that will surely help you recalibrate for the New Year as you learn to pray both sides of the prayer coin: Honestly and with Abandon, as Jesus did.