Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Go Fish - the Gift of advent - I'm Giving One Away!

Are you looking for a resource you could use the four weeks before Christmas in your children's ministry? Or for a resource you could use for a special Christmas event? One which provides solid content so your children will learn what Christmas is really all about? If so, definitely take a look at the new resource from Go Fish - the Gift of advent!

the Gift of advent
Publisher - Go Fish Resources

Favorite Features -
  • Biblically sound lessons
  • Strong focus on understanding and living what they learn
  • Strong evangelistic focus
  • Strong focus on why Jesus came and how to receive the Gift of advent
  • Four complete lessons - all reproducible
  • Five Go Fish Christmas songs which will have children singing, dancing and celebrating!
  • Kit includes a music CD with Go Fish songs - great item to send home with children
  • Each week children participate in a lighting of another advent candle
  • Excellent interaction and engagement of children throughout the lessons!
  • Reproducible student materials
  • Go Fish teaching videos add to the fun
  • ESV for ease of understanding
  • Children are taught from the Bible
  • Excellent optional activities allow you to expand the session for longer class times or for Sunday School and Children's Church
  • CDs are available for children at only $4.95 each - great item for children/families
  • Simple ornaments children make each week allow them to make something they can put on their own tree to remind them of what they are learning
Scope and Sequence -
  1. Week 1 - The Gift of Hope - "God always keeps His promises which is why we celebrate Christmas! God sent Jesus to earth to carry out His rescue plan. We have hope because Jesus came to save us from our sins!"
  2. Week 2 - The Gift of Wisdom - "We need to be humble in order to recognize Jesus as the only King able to save us from our sins! Godly wisdom requires putting our faith into action!"
  3. Week 3 - The Gift of Love - "God loves you because He loves you! He loves you so much that He sent His Son Jesus to save you which is why Christmas is so great!"
  4. Week 4 - The Gift of Joy - "God always keeps His promises. When He promised to provide a way for mankind to be saved from their sins in Genesis, He followed through by sending His Son Jesus. Because of what Jesus did on the cross, we have the gifts of Hope, Wisdom, Love and Joy. When you turn to Jesus and trust in Him alone to save you, you can be sure that He will keep His promise and one day come back to be with you forever."
This Christmas curriculum from Go Fish was designed to answer five questions: "Why is Christmas so important? Why did God send His Son to earth? Is our sin really that big of a problem? Did God really unveil His plan for our salvation way back in Genesis? Is Jesus coming back again?"

This curriculum is an excellent resource for churches to use with children and families in the weeks before Christmas, or for a special Christmas event. I love the solid Bible teaching which is presented in an engaging way with a strong focus on remembering, understanding and living what they learn!I love how the focus is not only on gifts and celebrating, but on the reason Jesus came! This resource is one which makes clear what the Gift of advent is, why we need it, how we receive it and how it changes our lives everyday!

Of course the music is incredible . . . children and adults will be singing these songs all month - and beyond! If you are looking for a Christmas resource to use in your ministry, absolutely take a look at the Gift of advent from Go Fish Resources!

I am absolutely delighted to say not only did Go Fish send me a kit to review, but they are making another kit, plus a 20 pack of their CDs available for me to give away (USA only)! If you are over the age of 18 and would like to be included in this give-away which will be on October 30, 2012 - please comment below to let me know if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG (not just liking the post) and/or have followed About the Children's Department by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win this resource and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading About the Children's Department and for sharing it with the people you know!


  1. I LOVE THE GO FISH GUYS!! I would LOVE to win this!! I am following through Google Friend Connect. (Actually thought I already was, but turns out I hadn't. So now I am!)I also follow you on Facebook. LOVE your blog! And I will be sharing this post. Please enter me in the drawing!! I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have this!!

  2. Pick me Pick me!!! I love Go Fish and so do our kids!!

  3. Sounds wonderful, have loved Go Fish for some time and would like to see our church school do "Advent" this year.
    Gary Symonds

  4. I just love Go Fish! Aren't they great?! They are soooooo Biblical! I shared this page on Facebook. Would love to win anything of Go Fishs, lol! I listen to them everyday!

  5. I follow on facebook and will also share this post on facebook. Thank you for the opportunity to win this for our small church. This would be a great asset for us.

  6. I would love to win this. My church doesn't believe in buying curriculums anymore, and I'm on a very tight budget. Thanks.

  7. we have done all 3 GoFIsh VBS's and would love to give this to our children at church....what an amazing way to show the real meaning of Christmas. would love to win and will be sharing on my facebook!

  8. I love Go Fish music! And I'd love to see this curriculum!

  9. We love Go Fish at our church. We use their VBS curriculum every summer. The kids love it. I get emails, follow their blog and my husband liked them on facebook.

  10. Enter me 3 times please, followed twitter, tweeted and fb

  11. I am one of the founders of i AM Children's Ministries and we would really appreciate winning Advent from you and the GoFish Guys. I just hit the "LIKE" button on Facebook, and followed by e-mail. Thank you SOOOO much for the change to win.

  12. Following you on Facebook, and I would love to win this resource for our children's ministry!

  13. We have done the Go Fish Guys VBS the last two years and our kids love it. They have already asked if we are going to do one over Christmas break, and this one would be the absolute best! The only songs they sing on Sunday morning anymore are the ones from Go Fish! (Just wish they would do a concert in WV!) Shared this by email, Facebook and Google Connect and would love to win the kit since I am not sure if we could afford to buy one! Pleeeeeze! :)

  14. I'm following you on Facebook. Our kids LOVE Go Fish Guys. We could really use this curriculum for our small church with a small budget. I would really love to win this!

  15. We Love Go Fish and would love to use the "Advent" this Christmas season. Shared this on FB!

  16. We Love Go Fish! Our Church would love to do the "Adevent" this Christmas Season. Thanks for all your great music!

  17. My husband and I teach in our churches children's ministry, and we love using GO FISH music! We are also directors of the Hands4Him Teen Worship Team and have used their music for many blacklight performance! Love their uplifting, worshipful, and FUN music! We follow your site via email and facebook. Thanks for the opportunity to win GO Fish curriculum!

  18. I want to win! I follow your blog through Google Reader (if that counts) and now have "liked" you on facebook. We really enjoyed Go Fish Guys "Praise" CBS this past summer. Our kids (and parents) are still enjoying the music.

  19. This would such a blessing to anyone but I truly hope I am selected and see our kids benefit from such an awesome package. Bless you for your heart. X

  20. I have done all 3 and shared! Would love to be entered in the contest!

    Thanks for the great review!

  21. I am a "Google Friend" and follow you on Facebook. This looks like a great resource.

  22. I am a Google friend, like you on Facebook and I shared this post!! Please enter me in the contest!! I would love this resource for our kids group!!