The Big Picture

Sunday 9:10am Class for 5th & 6th graders and parents (optional)

Meets in the Fellowship Hall & via Zoom
Taught by Pastor Doyle and Jeanine Theimer.


The preteen years are unique. Children enter these years believing and behaving like their families, but then they start believing and behaving more like their peers. This is why we also invite the parents to join our class. We want the Sunday morning faith conversation to set a tone that will help our preteens stay in touch with their faith as they become more independent.


This is a great age, by the way, for a Bible overview. We don’t want Sunday School to give the impression that the Bible is simply a rulebook. In fact, one of the main themes of the Old Testament is that rules cannot really help us become the kind of people God meant us to be. When God’s rules were broken it was evidence that his people that needed fixing. In the Big Picture we want to highlight how the God of the Bible has taken it upon himself to repair broken people, which he accomplishes through his Son and the Holy Spirit. 


We want kids and their parents to grasp how deep and wide and broad is the love of God, and how we can know him personally. We will show how the many stories in the Bible form one big story. Each year we rotate between the Old and New Testament, covering the whole Bible in two years. We don’t just try to fit pieces of the Bible’s truth into our lives, we learn to see our lives in the Bible’s Big Picture. With this practical foundation laid early on, students will find it easier to understand and apply the Word of God for the rest of their lives. 


The Big Picture class uses the New Living Bible translation. Wide margin Bibles can be purchased in the class. More and more people are using their cell phones to read the Bible, and that is okay too.

Please contact Pastor Doyle with any questions (email doylet@christ4u.net or call or text 832-233-7837).

Social Activities

We plan to have whole family activities from time to time in conjunction with Ablaze middle school activities. These will be announced through emails to the Big Picture distribution list.

First Communion Instruction

First Communion classes for 5th & 6th graders are generally offered in the spring. TBA

Independent Study communion instruction is always an option. This course is formatted as a downloadable Bible study. A student may work independently or together with a parent. Once the work is completed, contact Pastor Doyle for a follow-up interview.

For Independent Study Document Click Here