Looking for a product for a Backyard Bible Club you're involved in this summer? I created this Jesus is my BFF missions curriculum for just that purpose! This curriculum is tailor-made for children right here around us.
First, I tried to shift from crafts to activities to engage our video game loving, fast-paced children.
Also, I wanted to be sure that the wording didn't use the wording that we've gotten accustomed to, but which literal thinking children may not understand. For example, letting Jesus "come into your heart" can be quite scary if you are a child who thinks concretely!
Finally, so often we hear God described as a Father. While that can be a great comparison for many people, if a child doesn't have a father-figure in his life or maybe has one who has proven untrustworthy or scary and intimidating, he could get a wrong impression of God's true character. This resource describes God as a friend - someone who loves you, someone you can talk to anytime and about anything, someone you can trust, someone who wants to get to know you better and will never leave you.
Here are the topics:
Day 1 – I Am His Masterpiece
Day 2 – He Loved Me First
Day 3 – I Can Message Him Anytime
Day 4 – I Can Trust Him
Day 5 – #J.C. is my BFF (getting to know Him better)
This resource contains lessons for a week - five days. The components of each lesson include: Memory Verse, Setting the Stage, Bible Study, Game, Craft. It includes my popular Ten Commandments poster using kid-friendly language. It also includes an original gospel tract to pass out. I'm super excited about this! I looked at what was already out there and what kids needed to hear. I tried to take the best and leave out the worst. We know it's the Holy Spirit that has to do the drawing - not scare tactics! I also was sensitive to the fact that I didn't want kids to get a "false sense of security." No pressure here!
Another component I really like are the Memory Verse Dog Tags. There is one memory verse for each day listed on each dog tag. The children add a new one to their necklace each day. I've included them free as a Preview of this resource. Be sure to download them.
If you are a missionary, please contact me before ordering. This and every other product I sell is free to you! God bless! khutto (at) dicomm (dot) net