The makers of Explore the Bible Kids resources value the time leaders will spend in helping preschoolers and kids understand God’s Word. The Bible is important and contains valuable stories that serve to build foundations for boys and girls understanding of God and Who He is. A new study that focuses on five foundational stories from the Book of Genesis will help ground kids in God’s plan for His creation.
Explorations in Genesis will explore God’s creation of the world. Central to all life is the fact that God intentionally created the earth and everything that is on the earth and in the heavens. God desires a relationship with His creation. God has a plan for each person and God will fulfill His plan. After sin entered the world, God sent a flood but rescued Noah and Noah’s family. This story of salvation gives glimpses of the gospel and God’s ultimate plan to rescue people from sin. God’s plan for people was announced to Abram, a man whom God chose to be the father of many nations. Through Abram’s offspring God one day would send Jesus Christ. God continued his plan by affirming His promise to Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Kids will study God’s plan for Jacob who fathered 12 men through whom would come the nation of Israel. Finally, kids will study the story of Joseph and how God used Joseph to save his family from starvation. Joseph’s life was not easy, but God used the hardships to help Joseph realize that God is always in control.
The Explorations in Genesis kit comes in a handy box that contains everything you need to teach these five sessions. This easy to use resource has a printed leader guide for both preschoolers and kids. Each of these guides contains two separate studies. Babies & Toddlers and Preschool suggestions will be found in the Preschool Leader Guide. Younger Kids and Older Kids suggestions will be found in the Kids Leader Guide. In your classroom, you can decide which age groups suggestions best fit the group of kids you are leading and even mix and match the suggestions to make the strongest teaching environment for your kids. Included with each kit will be discs where you can print additional teaching resources and five episodes of Explore the Bible On Location video are added for kids. Not only that, but all of the resources are available digitally through a unique code provided to you when you purchase. These five sessions can be used in any way you need for them to be used. Use them once a week for five weeks, once a month for five months, or use the suggestions to supplement your teaching as you guide girls and boys through the Book of Genesis.
We pray that God will use these studies to help you as you build foundations for faith from the Book of Genesis.
Tim Pollard is passionate about helping kids dig deep into Scripture, which he pursues through his daily work as leader of the Explore the Bible: Kids team. Tim lives with his wife and daughters in Mount Juliet, TN.