Sunday school originally began in 1780 because people wanted to teach poor children to read as they typically worked in factories all week. Nearly all children went to Sunday school - even if their parents did not go to church - and along with learning to read, they were taught the Bible - as it was the main book they learned to read. These children also learned to write as they copied verses from the Bible.
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Monday, February 27, 2023
Deeper In for Children AND Anchored will Provide the Tools You Need to Equip Children with a Confident Faith!
Those who serve in Children's Ministry do so because they want to help children learn what the Bible says and how they are able to know and walk with Jesus. Most churches tend to do an acceptable job of teaching children the Bible accounts, but do not always do a strong job of teaching children what difference it makes in their lives to know what the Bible says. It is essential for children to learn what the Bible says AND learn what the difference is it makes in their lives to know these things. We must teach both.
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Along with providing a unified scope and sequence for all ages, free lessons for Christmas and Resurrection Sunday, free resources to help you teach the "whys" (Anchored), an extra lesson each week which you are able to use for Children's church, a longer Sunday School, or mid-week, and lessons which engage children so they help teach each week, Deeper In for Children also encourages children to learn Bible verses, but does so in a way focused upon learning, understanding, and living God's Word.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
The Grace year of Deeper In for Children curriculum for elementary age children will be available the beginning of March and the Preschool/ Early Elementary Grace year of Deeper In for Children will be available by the end of March. Each quarter of Deeper In for Children will include thirteen weekly Bible events for Sunday School, thirteen weekly Bible events for a Second Service/longer Sunday School/Mid Week, optional Bible event for Christmas, optional Bible event for Resurrection Sunday, AND Anchored supplemental curriculum to help you teach the "whys".
Monday, February 20, 2023
A few days ago I shared the scope and sequence for the Grace year of Deeper In for Children - you will find it at this link. I also shared a sample lesson and student flyer which you will find at this link. Today I want to write about why Deeper In for Children has a unified scope and sequence.
Saturday, February 18, 2023
Friday, February 17, 2023
I have been writing about Deeper In for Children and today I am happy to share with you a sample lesson - which you will find at this link! Each lesson engages children in researching a portion of the day's Bible event and preparing props/posters which they will share during Large Group. Then they return to their Small Groups where they work through a flyer - which you will find a sample flyer at this link.
Thursday, February 16, 2023
I've been writing about Deeper In for Children for a few days, so today I am going to share the scope and sequence for the first year - Grace - to help you see what it is all about. With Deeper In for Children your church will spend a year focusing on the very important truths of what God's Word - from cover to cover - has to say about Grace. Each quarter has an intentional focus - the first quarter the focus is on our need for Grace. Second Quarter we learn about our challenge to choose Grace. Third quarter we look at how Grace changes us. The fourth quarter we focus on what Jesus wants us to know about Grace by first of all reviewing what we learned about Grace the first month (parents/grandparents are invited to join their children) and then how Jesus shows HIs great love and Grace!
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
What is the purpose of Sunday School? Clearly it is about far more than providing "child care". While it is about introducing children to the people in the Bible, it is about more than this as we want the children in our ministries to gain more than "head knowledge" from their time in our care. Sunday School is an opportunity for us to help children learn what the Bible says AND understand how knowing these things makes a real difference in their lives. This is why Deeper In for Children is focused upon helping children think through and answer the question, "How does knowing this make a difference in your life?"
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Deeper In for Children is written to engage children in the learning process from start to finish by getting children to open Bibles, research the Bible event for the day, and prepare props which they use during the Large Group time. We do these things so the children go deeper into God's Word and will remember what they did in class and will be able to understand and live God’s Word in their everyday lives!
Monday, February 13, 2023
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Friday, February 10, 2023
Thursday, February 9, 2023
Teaching children about the Bible so they know who God is and how they are able to know Him is one of the most important things we will ever do, and is why most churches invest in Sunday School curriculum. While they are many excellent curriculum resources on the market, we are watching as more and more children turn away from their faith and even to atheism as they grow older. It does not have to be this way.
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