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“Praying about our forgotten older kids. Your books look fresh, fun, and relevant!” “A fresh, conversational approach to the basics of the faith!” “This book is life-changing. You’ve put everything into understandable terms and organized it beautifully!” “This book is age appropriate and teacher friendly.” “Going through the part about salvation, four to six of the kids prayed to ask Jesus into their lives!”
WHAT PEOPLE SAY!
“I’ve been praying about a big change we are doing in our kid’s ministry at church. One change is finding a way to meet the needs of our 4th and 5th graders (they often just disappear from our ministry). I saw your books on Kidology, and they look fresh, fun, relevant to their lives, and pack a ton spiritual meat into a simple package. I’m really excited about using them.”
Teresa Christison, Childrens Minister, Mountain View Assembly, Marysville, WA
“I just want to thank you for sending your book “disciplification.” I have really enjoyed the book. I think it is very age appropriate and is very teacher friendly. I can tell that you know how to communicate to preteens very well. One of my ministry tasks is to communicate God’s Word to our preteens on Sunday morning during our preteen worship and I really appreciate the simplicity, yet deep teaching that you give in this book. Thank you for what you are doing.”
Joe Puentes, Minister of Preteens, Christ’s Church of Oronogo
“I am so impressed by the way you think. This is a fresh conversational approach to the basics of the faith. I would buy it in a minute for use with pre and early teens. I love your digging deeper appendix. I especially love the cartoon pages. Keep it up.”
Dick Gruber, Childrens Ministries Specialist, Valley Forge Christian College
“Finally a book by the infamous and insane Alan Root! Your writing reminds me a lot of Leonard Sweet- he loves to invent words and dissect language, like your words “lostness” and “foundness”. Your book really grabs kids thinking because it’s written in their language. How exciting to have some material that will challenge the socks off older elementary kids who are insanely busy with sports and activities.”
Margaret Pittman, Director of Children's Ministries, Galilee Church
(We've heard stories from ecstatic churches who finally found a curriculum for their tweens that wasn't a kid's lesson with cooler graphics or a dumbed-down teen lesson. We've heard stories of 80% of the class being saved on the first day by the "pssst, hey you" page. We've had people cycle through all 7 workbooks and start back in in time for the next wave of hungry tweens. We can't wait to hear how God works in your ministry with these workbook resources.)
HOW TO USE THE BOOKS!
This book is fabulous for small groups; for reading out loud in class with free flowing group discussion.
SCHEDULE: 1 week for the intro and 2 weeks for each of the 5 chapters equals 11 weeks. The last week can be a party with a special guest testimony, cake and ice cream.
DAILY READINGS: Get a book for each student. Have them write their name in the book and bring it each week. Have a few extras for those who forget. It will become a habit and the kids will have these books for the coming years to go back over what you taught them.
Encourage them to read a couple of pages a day at breakfast, writing questions and notes in the wide margins. Give them highlighters.
Give them bookmarks you’ve made to remind them of things the Lord impresses on your heart concerning this material.
Designate a “designated designator” each week to pick the reader of each half of the page you are studying. This job is a reward for bringing your book!
Each chapter has:
BLACK BOXES: Brain starters. Lively discussion always comes from these jump starts.
Q&A: Have your kids pencil in their own answers. My answers are in the 1st appendix. This is great for weekly review.
PRAYER: To let the kids “own” the transformational ideas they just studied.
In the APPENDIX: How to be saved along with a written prayer of salvation.
Kinetic chapter ACTIVITIES: Suggestions for full-contact kinetic learning.
And some kids will be sufficiently intellectually challenged by what’s in the chapters, but others will want to DIG DEEPER. Send those kids to Appendix 4 and ask them to report back to the whole class.