Curriculum can be a significant ministry challenge. Many kidmin leaders insist on writing their...Read More
I recently came across this blog post. Yes, it’s written to the student ministry audience, but it could just have easily been written to the kidmin community. For whatever reason, those of us in kidmin just love writing curriculum. I’m not sure what our reasons are. I say “us” and “our” because I spent the first several years of ministry writing much of the curriculum I taught. Granted, this was in a time where there were also very few options… not today when there are so many options for every kind of ministry genre.
Seriously, read the post, “The problem with ‘We do our own thing.'”
I want to point out the three main points of why you shouldn’t write your own curriculum:
- It’s arrogant to write everything.
- Curriculum is cheap, your time isn’t.
- It communicates isolation when your students long for connection. Read More
It seems that there really isn’t any shortage of Easter resources. From curriculum, video, and other needs, you can find just about anything you’re looking for. But that’s not true of Good Friday. It appears that most resources seem to lump all of Good Friday and Easter into one package, but the Good Friday stuff really can’t stand on it’s own. With more churches offering Good Friday services, events and experiences, the need for stuff specific to Good Friday has increased.
At Gateway we’re doing a very interesting and unique (unique to us) experience for Good Friday which I’ll write about later. We’re putting together a family experience around around Good Friday and we really had a difficult time finding what we were looking for. With what we did find, it was hard to find something that wasn’t too bloody and something that wasn’t too cheesy.Read More
Today is a big day for Lifeway! For the last several months, you may have seen that Lifeway has been working on a new curriculum called the Gospel Project. Not only is this a new curriculum for kids, but curriculum for every age...Read More
Here’s some news on the family ministry front. Here’s a press release from Group Publishing concerning a new product that ties into their Faith Weaver line of curriculum. New Curriculum Helps Parents Develop a...Read More
Okay, I never intended this series to jump into a third week. Sorry, my week last week got a little busy. I just thought I’d wrap it up with a few closing thoughts. Here’s what we explored: Defining Roles Curriculum...Read More
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