Project 56

Our Purpose

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6

Project 56 exists to enable 5th and 6th grade Christian students to:

  • Grow in their faith in Jesus Christ
  • Reach Out to non-believing students
  • Connect themselves together, to challenge those growing in faith
  • Discover their own unique God given abilities and HONOR God with their life
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.” I Timothy 4:12

Philosophy of Ministry

In Project 56 our goal is to:

  • Present the Word of God in a dynamic and engaging manner through in-depth Bible Study
  • Lead our kids to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
  • Teach them how to apply the Word of God to their lives on a personal level and daily basis.
Proverbs 20:11 says, “Even a child is known by his actions, by what is and pure and right.”

Project 56 hits kids where they notice it most - the entertainment industry. We all recognize the strong influence of the media on our children - in their attitudes, their dress, their language, and their values.

It is our goal to provide the 5th and 6th graders with the discernment tools they need to successfully engage in a decision-making process and make appropriate choices that honor Jesus Christ.

Our students are growing to be leaders in their schools and communities, and are a part of a generation leading people to Christ!


Project 56 is a division of the Christian Education Department. The CE Department endeavors to maintain a consistent flow of ministry from one age group to the next. Consistency provides a natural flow of learning as children progress from one class to another. Project 56 is designed to provide our children with a smooth transition out of Res Life Kidz and prepare them for entry into the youth group, Vertical Reality, starting in the 7th grade.

Project 56 Specials

Our kids know the truth of James 1:22 - It’s not enough to be hearers of the Word, that we must be but doers, also. Hands-on learning leaves lasting impressions. Here are some examples of our special projects we have done in the past:

  • Designing a class newsletter
  • Touring WDCX radio station
  • Producing a radio drama about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
  • Making a music video
  • Interviewing visiting guest artists about their ministry through performing and visual art

Midweek Services

On Wednesday evenings during the school year we have club programs - Royal Rangers for the boys, and Pioneer clubs for the girls. This is for ages 5 yrs. through the 6th grade.

Mid-week during the summer, the same age groups remain, but we introduce a new curriculum that is different every year.