Monday, April 3, 2023

Deeper In for Children and the Purpose of Sunday School

What is the purpose of Sunday School? Clearly it is about far more than providing "child care". While it is about introducing children to the people in the Bible, it is about more than this as we want the children in our ministries to gain more than "head knowledge" from their time in our care. Sunday School is an opportunity for us to help children learn what the Bible says AND understand how knowing these things makes a real difference in their lives. This is why Deeper In for Children is focused upon helping children think through and answer the question, "How does knowing this make a difference in your life?"

Each week as children work through the Deeper In for Children curriculum, they will dig into Bibles, research passages, talk about what they learn, and make posters/props to help them teach the other children about their portion of the lesson for the day. Then they will do exactly this - help teach/share what they learned in Large Group! Studies show we remember 95% of what we teach others and only 20% of what we hear, so why not engage children in ways which equip them to teach! Deeper In for Children does exactly this!

After Large Group children return to their Small Groups to talk about the entire Bible event for the day, think through how it makes a difference in their lives, and choose a specific way they will live it in the coming week. Deeper In for Children will help children develop more than "head knowledge"!

AND, every church which purchases Deeper In for Children will also receive Anchored supplemental curriculum for free!  Anchored provides resources for churches to use to teach children the "whys" - why they are able to believe God is real, the Bible is true, God and science DO go together, and God is good. When your church uses Deeper In for Children to teach the "whats" and Anchored to teach the "whys" you will be equipping the children with a confident faith - and this is the purpose of Sunday School!

Deeper In for Children is a very intentional curriculum and when you use it in your ministry, the children will learn, remember, understand, and know how to live God's Word! You will find a sample Elementary lesson at this link and a Preschool sample lesson at this link - you are able to order and download your Deeper In for Children digital curriculum at this link.

#handdownconfidentfaith #anchored #teachthewhys #DeeperInforChildren  #teachthewhats 

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