Oct 21 – 22 | 5th & 6th Graders | Formerly Created by God
Wonderfully Made (formerly called Created by God) is a Christian-based human sexuality education workshop for 5th and 6th graders. Wonderfully Made addresses many of the questions that older elementary girls and boys have about their physical development and growing awareness of sexuality. Its biblical foundation affirms sexuality as a gift of God in whose image we have been created – a gift we are to express responsibly. Wonderfully Made affirms the family as the source, for most children, of love and guidance. It acknowledges parents as children’s primary sex educators and strives to support parents as they talk with their children and serve as important role models. The tone of Wonderfully Made – as communicated through both the text and the illustrations – is warm, positive, and engaging. The facts are presented with honesty and compassion, realizing that this age group is looking for both information and affirmation. Issues addressed include social stereotypes, peer pressure, the influence of the media, and the consequences of irresponsible sexual behavior. It also speaks to some of the issues that young people will face within the next several years and to the importance of learning to make sound decisions.