Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Children's Church Curriculum Reviews - Worship KidStyle!

Worship KidStyle is a Large Group/Small Group curriculum from LifeWay which they designed to provide a resource for Children's church. Allow me to share with you some information about Worship KidStyle!
  • Publisher - LifeWay  
  • Website - www.lifeway.com 
  • Price - $189.95/$129.95 for one quarter per age level
  • Scope - Chronological 
  • Available for 4 year olds through 6th grade

Strengths -
  • Biblically Sound
  • Printed materials are reproducible 
  • High energy program engages children with options for teachers to choose from
  • Some of the lessons reflect a unified scope and sequence
  • Some weeks involve children intentionally in helping to teach the Bible lesson
  • Strong focus on involving the children in worship throughout the time they are there - through singing, praying, giving and hearing God's Word
Would like to see - 
  • Weekly "Live-it" activities to help children take what they learn out the doors of the church and live it in their everyday lives every day.
  • Quarterly service projects to "Put Feet to Their Faith"
  • All lessons written to intentionally engage children in the teaching of the Bible lesson with Bible dramas or other creative methods
  • Optional second service.
Worship KidStyle is written with the goal of intentionally engaging children so they are able to remember, understand and live God's Word for genuinely changed lives. If you are looking for a Large Group/Small Group curriculum with a focus on worship, this curriculum is well worth taking a look at to see if it may be a good "fit" for your ministry! LifeWay says, "Worship KidStyle puts a whole new spin on kids’ worship. It lets kids worship like kids, with fun music videos with motions, cool arts and crafts, attention-holding, life-application videos, and more . . . we designed it just for kids!" 

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