New Children's Discipleship Material - for Online Use and Small Groups
We are excited to launch this new resource that has been created to support children’s discipleship in response to a time of social distancing. It is designed for children’s ministry leaders working with groups of children via video calling platforms and small groups face-to-face but could easily be adapted for use in the home as a family.
These resources are aimed at children aged 7-12.
Each session includes content for a 30-40 minute group meeting under the headings Start It, Sing It, Tell It, Action It, Pray It. There are also Explore It (For Me) and Explore It (Together) additional resources to send home to families to explore the theme further.
Read the Introduction
Find out how to use the resources, including how each session is structured and the plan for upcoming editions.
For session three you may wish to use our resource, True Story. To order free copies email firstname.lastname@example.org. There are two versions available: for ages 7-12 and for 13-18 year olds. Let us know your name, corps and postal address, plus how many copies of each version you would like. Ordering early is advised to ensure they arrive in time.
Session 1 – WHAT IS INJUSTICE?
Isaiah 61:1-2; Proverbs 31:8-9 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves
Explore It - Oct 2020 session 1 - Leaders Guide
Explore It - Oct 2020 session 1 - Together
Explore It - Oct 2020 session 1 - For Me
Explore It - Oct 2020 session 1 - Injustice Collage
Session 2 – INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL (11 October)
Genesis 1:26-28; Galatians 3:28 God created us in his own image
Session 3 – TRUE STORY
This session uses the free resource True Story – instead of Together and For Me. If you have been unable to order copies you will still be able to use this session with young people and place an order at a later date.
Session 4 – JUSTICE: MY LOCAL COMMUNITY
James 2:14-17 Faith and Deeds
For session 3 in October you may wish to use our resource, True Story. To order free copies email email@example.com. There are two versions available: for ages 7-12 and for 13-18 year olds. Let us know your name, corps and postal address, plus how many copies of each version you would like. Ordering early is advised to ensure they arrive in time.
Session 1 - EMBRACING CHANGE
Genesis 12:1-9 God calls Abram
Explore It - Sept 2020 session 1 - Leaders Guide
Explore It - Sept 2020 session 1 - Together
Explore It - Sept 2020 session 1 - For Me
Growing Out Of Lockdown
Tips and activities to support you going back to school.
Session 2 - WAITING FOR CHANGE
Genesis 15:1-6; 21:1-6 God’s agreement with Abraham
Session 3 - PUTTING GOD FIRST
Luke 10:38-42 Jesus visits Martha and Mary
Session 4 - PRAYING FOR CHANGE
Exodus 3:7-12 God tells Moses to rescue the Israelites
This month there are five sessions exploring the theme of serve. The material has been adapted from ‘Children of God Serve’ which was initially intended to have been used in this year’s summer camps.
Session 1 - GROWING AS A CHILD OF GOD
7 Luke 2:41-52 Jesus in the Temple
Session 2 - GOD HAS A JOB FOR LITTLE OL’ ME!
1 Samuel 16 The Anointing of David
Session 3 - I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
2 Kings 5:1-19 The Little Servant Girl
Session 4 - I CAN TELL OTHERS ABOUT JESUS
2 Timothy 1:5 -14 Timothy
Session 5 - I’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO SERVE!
Matthew 18:1-6; 19:13-15
Session 1 - A LOVE FOR ME
This session explores John 3:1-21, Jesus teaches Nicodemus.
Session 2 - A LOVE FOR YOU
This session looks at John 15:5-17 The Vine and the Branches.
Session 3 - A LOVE FOR ALL
This session focuses on Luke 10:25-37 The Good Samaritan.
Session 4 - A LOVE FOR US
This session explores Mark 4:35-41 Jesus Calms the Storm.
Session 1 - A LIVING FAITH
This session focuses on Hebrews 11:1 and the rich man and the Kingdom of God in Mark 10:17-31.
Session 2 - A COURAGEOUS FAITH
This session explores Matthew 14:22-36, when Jesus walks on water.
Session 3 - A MIGHTY FAITH
This session looks at Matthew 17:14-21, in which Jesus heals a demon-possessed boy.
Session 4 - AN ACTIVE FAITH
This session delves into Matthew 25:31-46, the sheep and the goats.
This session opens up Acts 2:1-13, in which The Holy Spirit comes.
Explore It - Pentecost 2020 - Leaders Guide
Explore It - Pentecost 2020 - Together
Explore It - Pentecost 2020 - For Me
A number of ideas you can choose from as part of your children's ministry for Pentecost.
Session 1 - A STRONG HOPE
This session focuses on Luke 5:1-11, in which Jesus calls the disciples.
Session 2 - AN ENCOURAGING HOPE
This session looks at Matthew 10, in which Jesus sends out the twelve.
Session 3 - A PATIENT HOPE
This session explores John 14:1-13, in which Jesus comforts his disciples.
Session 4 - A JOYFUL HOPE
This session digs down into Luke 24:36-53, in which Jesus appears to his disciples.
Other useful links
A collection of resources to support the discipleship of individuals, families, groups and the wider church.
We raise leaders and young people in the tradition of social change and justice.
Handy guides to help you run Zoom small groups online.
A wide range of games and activities to use during online sessions with youth and children’s groups.