Holy Cross Kids

Resources for parents & Sunday volunteers

Parents and volunteers, to help you better prepare to serve in our ministry to kids, you can find the downloadable and printable low-prep lesson plan for upcoming lessons below. 

Be sure to select the appropriate pdf corresponding to the Nursery, PreS-K, or 1st-5th lesson. 

Questions? Email Peter Zimmer.


Unit 13: Elijah and Elisha

Israel and Judah, ruled mostly by evil kings, continued to disobey God. God sent prophets like Elijah and Elisha to challenge Israel's kings about their idolatry and injustice. The prophets also revealed God's power, love, and faithfulness to His people. God reminded His people of His plan to send a Rescuer, Jesus, to take away their sin. 

Key Passage

Isaiah 42:8 "I am the Lord; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols."

Big Picture Question

Q: How many gods are there? 

A: There is one true God who alone deserves worship.


Unit 14: The Northern Kingdom of Israel

Despite His people's continued sin, God used Hosea's life to show that He still loved Israel, though she was unfaithful. God called Jonah to a godless nation, showing that no one is beyond God's compassion. Ultimately, God judged Israel's sin and punished them. Jesus took our punishment for sin upon Himself. Jesus brings us into God's presence and keeps us there.  

Key Passage

2 Peter 3:9 "The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance." 

Big Picture Question

Q: Why should we obey God?

A: We should obey God because He made us, He loves us, and His plans are good.


Unit 15: The Southern Kingdom of Judah

God called Jeremiah to tell the people about a new covenant in which sin can be forgiven once and for all. Judah continued in sin and was removed from the land. God was right to punish His people for their sin, but He kept His promise to provide a king through David's family. Ultimately, God punished our sin through His Son, Jesus, and made Him our King forever. 

Key Passage

2 Chronicles 7:14 "if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

Big Picture Question

Q: How did God plan to fix what sin broke?

A: Before He created the world, God planned to send the Messiah to save sinners.