Character Building 2023-2024

Each year we pick a Biblical theme to journey through in our Character Building classes. While most of our families come from a Christian faith, and this class is based on Biblical principles, it is beneficial to all of our students! We discuss how to reflect the characteristics of godly Biblical characters and how to love others–ours peers, families, and communities well.

”A Year of Blessings, Through the Scriptures”

September 11 – 15

1. For God’s Favor, Protection, & Peace (Numbers 6:24-26)

“‘The Lord bless you  and keep you;  the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you  and give you peace.

September 18 – 22

2. To Grow In The Fruit Of The Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

September 25 – 29

3. To Root Their Identity In Christ (1 Peter 2:9)

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

October 2 – 6

4. To Experience God’s Love For Them (1 John 3:1)

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

October 9 – 13

5. To Live Courageously (Joshua 1:9)

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

October 16 – 20

6. To Feel Content/Satisfied With What They Have (Hebrews 13:5)

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

October 23 – 27

7. To Overflow With Gratitude (Colossians 2:6-7)

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

October 30 – November 3 

8. To Experience Peace That Passes Understanding (Philippians 4:7)

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

November 6 – 10

9. To Shine Their Light (Matthew 5:16)

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

November 13 – 17

10. To Feel Unspeakable Joy (1 Peter 1:8-9)

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

November 27 – December 1 

11. To Love God With All They Have (Matthew 22:37)

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

December 4 – 8

12. To Be Self-Control And Alert (1 Peter 5:8)

Be alert and of a sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

December 11 – 15

13. Not To Conform To The Pattern Of This World (Romans 12:2)

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

January 8 – 12

14. For Meaningful Relationships (Ecclesiastes 4:9-11)

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:  If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls  and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.  But how can one keep warm alone?

January 15 -19

15. For Confidence In God’s Work In Them (Philippians 1:6)

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

January 22 – 26

16. To Know They Are Delighted In (Zephaniah 3:17)

The Lord your God is with you,  the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you;  in his love he will no longer rebuke you,  but will rejoice over you with singing.”

January 29 – February 2 

17. For A Pure Heart (Psalm 51:10)

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

February 5 – 9

18. For Sweet Sleep (Proverbs 3:24)

When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

February 12 – 16

19. For An Active Prayer Life (Matthew 7:7-8)

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

February 19 – 23

20. To Do Good Works (Ephesians 2:10)

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

February 26 – March 1 

21. To Be Forgiving (Ephesians 4:32)

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

March 4 – 8

22. To Arm Themselves With The Armor Of God (Ephesians 6:13-17)

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,  and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Put on your armor everyday

March 18 – 22

23. To Work With All Your Heart (Colossians 3:23)

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters

March 25 – 29

24. For Straight Paths (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways submit to him,  and he will make your paths straight.

April 1 – 5

25. For You To Receive The Desires Of Your Heart (Psalm 37:5)

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

April 8 – 12

26. For Wisdom (James 1:5)

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

April 15 – 19

27. For Confidence (Philippians 4:13)

 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

April 22 – 26

28. To Clothe Yourself With Compassion (Colossians 3:12)

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

April 29 – May 3 

29. To Use Your Gifts Well (1 Peter 4:10)

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

May 6 – 10

30. To Commit Your Way To The Lord (Psalm 37:5)

Commit your way to the Lord;   trust in him and he will do this:

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