This material is designed to be a catalyst that will inspire you to combine with the creativity of the Holy Spirit to produce a weekly program that will effectively and dynamically minister to the needs of children.
There are seven series in this set of Children’s Bible Lessons which may be used in any order to suit your needs. Within each series, the lessons are sequenced in such a way that you will be able to build weekly upon the foundation laid through the previous lesson.
Children gain knowledge and process information in many different ways. Some are auditory learners who use their voices and ears to learn. Others are motion learners who are stimulated to learn to activity. There are also visual learners to process information more easily through what they see. And hands-on learners, who remember best what they are able to touch with their hands. Then there are the independent learners who prefer to work alone. Lastly, there are the group learners who enjoy group interaction, discussions and joint co-operation.
Almost every lesson in all seven series contains a choice of worksheets and activities. You will need to determine beforehand which is most suitable for your group based on the main points you want to convey plus the age range and preferred learning methods of the children.
Be aware that younger children range usually find it difficult to understand abstract truths and concepts such as faith, God, the Trinity, heaven, etc. They more easily understand things they can actually see and hear. Therefore the use of large, colourful pictures and other visual aids greatly help the children to grasp the message. All of the graphics in these Children’s Bible Lessons may be photocopied and enlarged for your lessons.
Add extra ideas and material to your file weekly so that you can build up a valuable resource folder for future reference. Rehearse where necessary so that you will be confident of your message on the day. When asking the children to do a craft activity, construct a sample prior to the lesson and display it, or demonstrate it, to help the children accomplish something they can be pleased with.