The following post was written by Andrea Hultman (aka, Ms. Andi). Andrea teaches Bible Drill and substitute-teaches in Children’s Sunday School at First Baptist Church, Nashville, TN, where she has been a member since 2001. She loves Jesus, a great cup of coffee, and copyediting any text in sight. When she’s not helping produce Bible Studies for Life: Kids, you can find her laughing with friends, reading a good book, or belting showtunes.
If you are a children’s ministry leader are like me, then you love seeing that aha! moment in a child’s eyes when he understands that Jesus loves him or when she makes the connection between a Bible truth and a situation in her family. I am delighted again and again when the first graders at my church recall details from Bible stories and express insights I did not expect from 6 and 7-year-olds. Those fantastic experiences do not happen haphazardly—they require both the presence of the Holy Spirit and plenty of planning!
I know first-hand the value of a Bible study curriculum that allows me to prepare Bible content and teaching that will meet kids “where they are” and helps me create an atmosphere in which I can get to know the boys and girls better—a curriculum that facilitates those aha! moments.
Are you searching for a new Bible study curriculum for the boys and girls in your church? Does your church desire to start with a life-application base and find a well-designed curriculum with reliable Bible content and age-appropriate, easy-to-use teaching plans? Well, have I got a solution for you!
Bible Studies for Life: Kids begins with a key concept, question, or outcome and builds a session around that idea. The Bible passage(s), Life Point, Life Verse, Christ Focus, and Life Action for each session all connect back to the life change that Bible study leaders will be seeking to help make happen. At Lifeway Kids, our goal is to help you create an environment in which the Holy Spirit will not only make Bible content clear but also will transform kids lives—and for the kids to have fun while they’re learning! And that’s what Bible Studies for Life: Kids is all about.
We know that kids need to learn so much about God, Jesus, the Bible, and more. And that’s why we developed the Levels of Biblical Learning. The Levels of Biblical Learning framework was born out of a need from children’s ministry professionals to have a clear, concise plan for teaching kids about God in age-appropriate ways. Each unit of study in preschool and kids materials will be assigned 1 or more of the 10 concept areas: God, Jesus, Self, Community & World, Bible, Creation, Family, Church, Holy Spirit*, and Salvation*. This framework helps us provide you with solutions that will ensure that kids in your ministry will hear key Bible stories, experience important Bible truths, and learn life-transforming Bible verses.
I encourage you to preview Bible Studies for Life: Kids today to discover what we at Lifeway Kids offer for preschoolers and children and their leaders at your church. You can download three lessons for free!
Blessings on your ministry, and thank you for allowing us to partner with you in helping kids and their families know Jesus Christ and live for Him!
* These 2 concept areas are for kids in grades 1–6 only.
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