Building Faith Kids
A Wesleyan Catechism
The intention of a catechism is to systematically communicate and dispense knowledge and concepts, in this case, specifically to children. It’s the systematic theology side of a child’s spiritual education as compared to the narrative, or Bible stories, education.
Much like a curriculum company’s “scope and sequence” is an overview of either the stories or concept they wish to convey over time, a catechism is a sort of “scope and sequence” for theological concepts that are meant to be conveyed systematically over time.
Enter Building Faith Kids.
Can we make a list of theological concepts that we believe is important for children to know? Yes. You can view that here. Can we then craft a supplementary curriculum that can flesh out these theological concepts where ministry leaders can use in a variety of contexts? Yep. Building Faith Kids.
There are three books:
- Learning About God – Basic Christian Concepts for Preschoolers
- Growing Like Jesus – Essential Christian Concepts for Elementary Students
- Knowing God’s Truth – Advanced Christian Concepts for Middle Schoolers
These three developmentally-targeted books tackle the following catechital categories:
- The Church
- The Christian Life
These three books and their extended versions are written and intended to be used in a variety of contexts:
- Children’s sermon during intergenerational worship
- Alongside a children’s ministry curriculum as a 5-minute supplement
- As the curriculum for children’s church or mid-week children’s ministry
- A catechism program
- Family devotionals
Building Faith Kids is a catechism designed with the systematic spiritual formation of children in mind and it gives a plethora of ideas on how to teach, model and convey theological truths.
The material is simple to use, easy to understand, and entirely customizable.
Every children’s ministry should have some sort of systematic catechism in their spiritual formation plan.
Giveaway Details and Instructions
And we’re going to give one away!
Anyone and everyone is eligible. In order to be included in the random drawing you must do one of the 4 things below.
- Comment below this post on how you would use Building Faith Kids materials in your children’s ministry.
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The contest is open for one week. At midnight on Thursday, October 10, the contest will close, and the winner will be picked using a randomizer program and announced the following day.