Saturday, July 20, 2013

Mid-Week Curriculum Review - Pioneer Clubs!

Pioneer Clubs - Helping Children Follow Christ in Every Aspect of LifePioneer Clubs has been around for a long time, but now they are available with several options allowing you to find a "fit" which works for your church! As they say, "Pioneer Clubs provides proven church-sponsored midweek club programs for today's kids, preschool through middle school. Each of these programs helps boys and girls build healthy relationships with caring Christian adults, peers and, most importantly, Jesus Christ." Allow me to share with you some information about Pioneer Clubs -
  • Publisher - Pioneer Clubs  
  • Website -
  • Price - Age Graded Program - costs varies depending on which materials you use; Exploring program (large group/small group combined ages) - $384.99 for kit with enough student materials for 18 children - additional student materials available at additional cost; Discovery Program (small church solution) - $299.99 - for kit with enough material for 12 children
  • Scope - Topical with a focus on the Bible and Who Jesus Is
  • Available for Preschool - Elementary 
Strengths -
  • Biblically Sound
  • Three programs available to help you find the best "fit" for your ministry
  • Children are engaged throughout the teaching of the Bible lesson and all activities
  • Service projects are part of the program 
  • Focus on small groups and building small group relationships
  • All children work together to earn awards so no child is left out
  • Teacher Devotions
Would like to see - 
  • More affordable pricing on student materials in particular.
  • Unified Scope and Sequence for all ages
Pioneer Clubs 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 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! If you decide to use Boy Scouts with the boys in your ministry, you may find Pioneer Clubs is a good "fit" for the girls. You could combine the kids for the Bible portion of the evening, and then separate the boys and girls to work on the activities for their badges/awards for the remainder of the evening. Or you could keep all your children in the Pioneer Club program . . . options are a good thing and this program does provide you with several solid options. Pioneer Clubs say, "We provide a mid-week program which is bible-based, Jesus-centered, kid-focused and works with any church size - including yours. Through Pioneer Club programs boys and girls in your church and community can build healthy relationships with caring Christian adults, peers and most importantly, Jesus Christ. You can trust Pioneer Clubs for application-oriented inductive Bible study, Scripture memory, life skills development and an emphasis on discipleship and outreach."

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