What We Teach

We take seriously our opportunity to teach the word of God. Colossians 1:28-29 says to "teach everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ." And to that end, we (First Colleyville Student Ministry) strenuously labor with Christ's energy that works within us. We've developed what we call a "Teaching Blueprint" that takes a unique approach to "when" and "what" we teach students from the Bible. Our Teaching Blueprint answers their biggest life questions at the very moment our students are asking it. We believe having this high level of intentionality and timeliness is what will present all of our students "fully mature in Christ." So, please look below for a detailed look at these developmental phases and how we've harmonized our Christ-centered/Bible focused curriculum with it.

6th Grade

The phase when there’s never enough groceries, too many hormones, and a dramatic kid that needs someone to prove, “who cares.”

THEIR BIGGEST LIFE QUESTION:  Who/what do I like?
OUR ANSWER:   Who/what God likes.
 

 * You have approximately 364 weeks until they graduate high school.

FALL CURRICULUM

SPRING CURRICULUM

7th Grade

The phase when nothing you do is cool, what they feel right now matters  most, and one suddenly social kid wants to know, “who’s going?”

THEIR BIGGEST LIFE QUESTION:  Who am I?
OUR ANSWER:  Fully known by God.
 

* You have approximately 312 weeks until they graduate high school.

FALL CURRICULUM

SPRING CURRICULUM

8th Grade

The phase when it’s cool to have choices, it’s not cool to answer  questions, and one smart kid will remind you, “Yeah… I know.”

THEIR BIGGEST LIFE QUESTION: Who am I?
OUR ANSWER: Made new in Christ.
 

* You have approximately 260 weeks until they graduate high school.

FALL CURRICULUM

SPRING CURRICULUM

9th Grade

The phase when friendships shift, grades count, and interests change so often your teenager has to explain, “This is me now.” 

THEIR BIGGEST LIFE QUESTION: Where do I belong?
OUR ANSWER: In the family of God.
 

* You have approximately 208 weeks until they graduate high school.

FALL CURRICULUM

SPRING CURRICULUM

10th Grade

The phase when everybody else can… nobody else has to…and your resolute teen will  push you to answer, “why not?”

THEIR BIGGEST LIFE QUESTION: Why should I believe?
OUR ANSWER: God is the only way to answers.
 

* You have approximately 156 weeks until they graduate high school.

FALL CURRICULUM

SPRING CURRICULUM

11th Grade

The phase when there’s less drama, more stress, and your very busy teenager answers all  your question with, “just trust me.”

THEIR BIGGEST LIFE QUESTION: How can I matter?
OUR ANSWER: Do what matters.
 

* You have approximately 104 weeks until they graduate high school.

FALL CURRICULUM

SPRING CURRICULUM

12th Grade

The phase when your emerging adult pulls away, gets closer, does things for the last time, and you both start asking, “What’s next?" 

THEIR BIGGEST LIFE QUESTION: What will I do?
OUR ANSWER: Know and follow Jesus.
 

* You have approximately 52 weeks until they graduate high school.

FALL CURRICULUM

SPRING CURRICULUM

College

The phase when “adulting” is forced and they start saying, “Remember when life was easier?” 

THEIR BIGGEST LIFE QUESTION: Will I matter?
OUR ANSWER:  You already do. Stop comparing yourself.

 

FALL CURRICULUM

SPRING CURRICULUM