Friday, July 19, 2013

Mid-Week Curriculum Review - FaithWeaver Friends!

FaithWeaver Friends is a Mid-Week ministries curriculum from Group Publishing with a strong focus on "growing kids' friendships and faith"! Allow me to share with you some information about FaitheWeaver Friends!

  • Publisher - Group Publishing  
  • Website -
  • Price - $94.99 for a preschool kit per quarter and $99.99 for the elementary kit per quarter and $5.29 per child for memory book/journal and $9.99 per preschooler per quarter for dogtags and $9.49 for five elementary keys - two different tags are recommended per child. (key chains are $19.99 for five and additional keys are available for each quarter as well at $8.99 for five keys)
  • Scope - Chronological through the Bible - matches the scope and sequence of FaithWeaver Sunday School and Kids-Own Worship
  • Available for Preschool - Elementary

Strengths -
  • Biblically Sound
  • Five Discovery Center interactive options included provide flexibility and allow you to engage children in different ways to help get them thinking about the "point" of the Bible lesson - Games, Projects with a Purpose, Snacks, Music & Memory and Surprise Station
  • Children are engaged throughout the teaching of the Bible lesson and all activities
  • "Daily Challenges" help children live what they learn and "put their faith into action"
  • Focus on small groups and building small group relationships
  • Unified Scope and Sequence for all ages!
  • Quarterly Service projects help children "Put Feet to Their Faith"
  • "This Week Was thermometer" - excellent way to help children and their small group leaders connect
  • Teacher Devotions
Would like to see - 
  • More affordable pricing on student materials in particular.
FaithWeaver Friends is written with the goal of engaging children so they are able to learn and live God's Word for changed lives. If you are looking for a Non-Traditional Mid-Week curriculum with a focus on intentionally engaging kids so they are able to remember God's Word and connect it to their everyday lives, this curriculum is well worth taking a look at to see if it may be a good "fit" for your ministry! Basically FaithWeaver Friends is like having VBS once a week all school-year long so children are sure to enjoy the stations and the focus on small groups! Group says, "At FaithWeaver Friends, each child experiences an incredible, personal friendship with Jesus through opening celebrations, Discovery Centers, and journaling. From crafts to music to snacks-every engaging activity drives the weekly Bible Point home. And through it all, Children discover they have a real friend in Jesus.Connecting God's Word to the learner's real world moves learning beyond information to a growing relationship with Jesus that transforms lives. Students understand Jesus isn't someone who lived years ago, but is alive today and wants to be a part of their lives. With Friends you can build lasting, meaningful relationships between kids and God, kids and kids, and kids and adults." 

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