Bible Explorers (BE) is faith formation programming for children held on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Children ages 3 to 4th grade meet in small groups to explore Bible stories, learn to pray, connect with one another, and participate in mission projects.
Children will go through the milestone of receiving their first Bible at age three or when they first begin BE, and a Bible retreat in 3rd grade. Parents can choose to register for either Sunday morning or Wednesday evening for the year.
learning focuses for bible explorers
Connecting in relationships through conversations, fun games, songs and activities.
Learning the stories of the Bible and working to find how God’s word and stories connect in our lives and in the
world. “Finding our place in God’s unfolding story.”
Growing in the spiritual practice of prayer by modeling, sharing and connecting in prayer together. Strengthening
our relationships with God and each other through prayer and conversation.
Participating in the act of blessing one another, as a simple reminder that, “we are blessed to be a blessing.” We
share God’s love with others through our words, actions, and living out our faith.
Partnering with the Mount Olivet community, local organizations, and the ELCA to serve others by collecting
offering, participating in KidPack, and engaging in other special projects.
BE Sunday // 10:15 - 11:10 am
Bible Explorers on Sunday mornings starts downstairs in their classrooms and releases around 11:10 am to join parents in worship for the children's offering and holy communion.
BE Wednesday // 7:00 - 7:45 pm
Bible Explorers on Wednesday follows worship and dinner-on-the-go, and begins at 7:00pm. We meet in our classrooms downstairs and children are picked up at 7:45pm by parents during large group. Extended childcare is available for students of parents in Adult Faith Formation, from 7:45-8pm.