Our young fives group is learning what it means to love God and to love people. This bulletin board hangs in their classroom to remind them of that. The verse that is displayed on it is Mark 12:30-31, where it states to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength..and your neighbor as yourself.
What might that look like in this classroom? A few key elements come to light as these students attempt to live this out. One of those is sharing space and another is sharing things. The social aspect of this age group and how they live out loving God and people is a monumental goal. The world tells them it's all about "me." Our teaching points everything to Jesus, then to others, then to yourself. That is Biblical -- that is truth, yet sin and the pressures around these little ones tell them otherwise. We consider it an honor to partner with you in this.
Our challenge and our opportunity is to love God and love people!