by Jill Connelly
Engaging children in a church worship service can often be difficult. How can a parent, grandparent, or church leader help a child enjoy listening to and learning from the sermon? Sermon Notes for Kids provides the much needed direction that many have been looking for.
It contains 7 various note-taking activities designed for kids ages 6-12. There are 4 bonus sections included: Missionary Moments, Prayer Meeting, Communion, and a Guest Speaker Log. Each note-taking activity section contains instructions as well as additional tips and extra challenges.
Sermon Notes for Kids was born as a result of creator Jill Connelly's years of sitting alongside her 4 children during Sunday worship services. All the activities in this book have been kid tested and approved! Parents, grandparents, and church leaders will all find this book to be a valuable tool.
But be warned! This note-taking journal has the potential to quickly become a keepsake you will treasure for years to come as you look back at your child's notes and see how much he has grown in his ability to listen and comprehend even seemingly difficult sermons.
For convenience, this spiral bound book is sized to fit in most standard Bible cases and is easily managed on the lap of a child as he sits in the pew.
Spiral / 8.5"x6" / 142 pages / ISBN 978-0-9859876-0-2
Sermon Notes for Teens is a note taking journal designed to help teens remain engaged in the church worship service. It contains a variety of note taking methods that balance challenge with enjoyment, while at the same time promoting active listening. Sermon Notes for Teens provides the much needed direction many desire.
It is sized to fit in most standard size Bible cases; its spiral binding makes it easy to manage while taking notes. The journal style is convenient for referencing past notes. Holds 1-2 years worth of sermon notes. For ages 13 and up.
Spiral / 8.5"x6" / 186 pages / ISBN 978-0985987619
Creative Sermon Notes contains 6 different methods for taking notes. The methods are simple enough to not detract from hearing the message the Holy Spirit has to impress on your heart, yet at the same time, provide the depth needed for continued recall and study of the sermon long after it was heard.
Creative Sermon Notes includes a personalized Contents making it easy to locate specific sermon notes. The various note-taking sections include: Sermon Outline, Sermon Illustrator, Illustration Investigation, Rhema Writings, Digging Deeper, and Sermon Notes. Bonus sections include: Missions Moment and Lord's Supper.
There are enough note-taking pages to last the regular note-taker at least a year.
Spiral / 8.5x6 / 174 pages / ISBN 978-0-9859876-2-6
by Robbie Castleman
Robbie Castleman believes that Sunday morning isn't a success if she has only managed to keep the kids quiet. And she knows there's more to church for kids than trying out their new coloring books. Children are at church for the same reason as their parents: for the privilege of worshiping God.
Worship, Castleman writes, is "the most important thing you can ever train your child to do." So with infectious passion, nitty-gritty advice and a touch of humor, she shows you how to help your children (from toddlers to teenagers) enter into worship.
In this significantly revised and updated edition Castleman includes a new preface and two new appendices that provide new perspectives on children's sermon and intergenerational community. She also provides a study guide for personal reflection or group discussion. More than ever, Parenting in the Pew is essential reading for parents and worship leaders who want to help children make joyful noises unto the Lord.
This book is loaded with helpful tips in working with your children in the pew!
by Dennis Gundersen
It's the greatest desire of every believing parent: to know their children, too, have submitted their lives to Christ. But how do we as parents, teachers, or pastors lead our children into this all important decision of faith without leading them into deception or presumption? How do we know if a child's faith is sincere? If a small child tells us he thinks he's saved, do we take his words at face value? How do we test his profession, especially without seeming to doubt the child and discourage him?
Gundersen's unique treatment of the rarely addressed subject will help you navigate this life saving decision along with continuing discussion with your child. Many have found this book the most useful guide ever written on the topic.
This new, updated edition includes a chapter on baptism and additional helps for parents and pastors.
Dennis Gundersen presents simple and practical ideas that any Dad can put into practice. You can do this! You don't even have to be a Bible scholar.
audio cd 52 minutes
by John Crotts
Christian men often find the task of family leadership so daunting, they withdraw from it into distant uninvolvement - leaving the wife and children with the impression that they don't care enough to lead, or don't want to, when the heart of the problem often is, they're intimidated by a lack of possessing the basic tools.
Many Christian men today had little or no training for the role they now find themselves in. This book provides a "starter kit" for men reluctant to take the reins of spiritual leadership in their homes, and shows the path to imitating Christ in loving, servant headship to those family members who look to them!
As providers of the home, men are very busy, so thankfully this book is a quick and to-the-point 40 pages.
Endorsed by Martha Peace, Tedd Tripp, Don Whitney and Kent Hughes!
by Sally Michael
An ideal tool for parents to teach their elementary age children about God's character expressed through his names in the Bible. Each chapter ends with personal application and activity.
A wonderful resource to use in family worship.
Endorsed by John Piper, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Tim Challies, Bruce A. Ware
The front key of the CTB is a visual index of the areas that Scripture teaches us to “put off.” These areas correspond to color-coded tabs and highlighted text. CTB Scriptures address both negative and positive responses with the emphasis on Jesus Himself, His
perfect life as an example and gift to us.
To make a Child Training Bible you will use the CTB charts that include over 200 Scripture references, heart and gospel questions, and sample prayers.
Make a CTB for your family to have Scripture accessible and central in your home.
This book brings to life the stories behind more than 600 hymns and worship songs. With background on the composer, the inspiration behind the lyrics, scriptural references for devotional consideration, and a sampling of the song lyrics, this book brings forth the message of these great songs of the faith like never before!