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Free Resources for Family Devotions

Since the Coronavirus is keeping families at home, I’m offering free family devotions for children’s pastors to distribute to parents of their students. These devotions are from Building Foundations Curriculum and are copyrighted. They are only meant as a free resource during this time. Do not sell or publish this resource.

I will be distributing one week of devotions every Friday. The first series of devotions comes from The Journey: The Road (A series on the Romans Road).

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The Road Lesson 1 – Out of Eden Family Devotions Handout

Memory Verse: Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Summary: Have you ever heard that all people are good inside? The theory is since everyone starts out good, all we have to do is train children and treat them right, and they’ll do good.

That’s not what the Bible says. According to the Bible, everyone is born into sin. We have all sinned. You don’t have to teach a child to lie, or steal, or disobey. It comes naturally. We can’t be good enough to go to Heaven. We have accept Jesus and His forgiveness to take care of our sin problem.

This sheet is provided to help families with devotions to go with the lessons your children learned in children’s church this week. Included is a daily Bible reading to use for discussions.

Monday: Read Genesis 2. When God created Adam and Eve, He called them very good. They lived in Eden and had fellowship with God. God only had one command.

Tuesday: Read Genesis 3. Adam and Eve disobeyed God, and sin came into the world.

Wednesday: Read Romans 3:10-20. Our hearts are bent toward sinning.

Thursday: Read Romans 3:21-26. God has made a way to redeem us from our sin.

Friday: Read I John 1:7-9. To take advantage of God’s forgiveness, we need to confess our sin to Him.

Saturday: Read Romans 6. Once Christ has forgiven us, we should consider ourselves dead to sin.

Family Activity: Road Trip

Go on a pretend road trip with your children. If they are younger, have them use their toy cars during this trip. Have them describe where they would go and what they would see along the way.

Make sure you point out the guardrails. Talk about how guardrails keep us safe from dangers. Talk about your family rules and how they are guardrails to protect your children from danger.

Ask the children what guardrails they can have in their lives to keep them safe from the temptation to sin. Avoid giving them a list of rules. Instead, encourage them to decide what changes they need to make.

Coronavirus in Children’s Ministry

Coronavirus is a concern all across the world. Because of this, I wanted to give you some information concerning the Coronavirus in children’s ministry.

First, don’t allow fear to grip your heart. God has this under control even if we don’t understand. The Bible is full of instances where God tells us not to fear. One such passage is in Psalm 91:1-4. 

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler. And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
While we don’t allow ourselves to fear, we do need to take common sense measures.

If your church is having services:

  • Disinfect children’s areas with Clorox type wipes or disinfectant spray.
  • Have hand sanitizer at the door of every children’s room. Sanitize going in and going out.
  • During restroom breaks, teach your students how to properly wash their hand while singing Jesus Loves Me.
  • Do not allow any child with a fever, coughs, or congestion to attend.

If your church is not having services:

  • Keep in contact with your students via phone calls.
  • Use Facebook to give your student short messages or object lessons.
  • Send suggestions for children’s Bible studies or family activities to parents.
  • Keep parents informed.

No matter what your church has decided, teach your students the power of prayer over fear.

Revival Fire for Kids Curriculum is Here!

Revival Fire for Kids is pleased to announce the publication of The Journey, the first quarter of Building Foundations, a Spirit-Filled children’s church curriculum that preaches the foundation of God’s Word for Pentecostal children’s ministries for ages six through twelve. It is Christ-centered with the purpose of empowering children with full-Gospel doctrinal truths. Another quarter will be released within a couple of months. After that, a new quarter will be released every 6 months.

So, here’s a little more about The Journey.

THE JOURNEY: Available in Print and PDF

13 Weeks Children’s Church

BUILDING FOUNDATIONS Spirit-Filled Kid’s Church Curriculum

A Revival Fire for Kids Resource

The Journey is 13 complete children’s church lessons that teach children about their journey in the Christian life. It includes three parts.

Part 1 – THE ROAD (5 lessons on the Romans Road of salvation)

Part 2 – THE BIBLE: YOUR GPS FOR LIFE (4 Lessons on how God’s Word should guide your life)

Part 3 – CITY ON A HILL (4 lessons based on these scripture texts from the Sermon on the Mount about building a city on a hill – the kingdom of God in your life)

Digital Files. including short video clips, digital pictures, Family Devotion Take Home handouts, and other resources for use with this curriculum, are included upon purchase and registration of this curriculum.

Revival Fire for Kids equips children’s pastors and churches to lead children into revival and a radical relationship with Jesus Christ.

If you don’t want the entire The Journey curriculum, but you are interested in one part, each part is available separately in PDF only. Digital Files for that part are also available for free upon purchase and registration.

THE ROAD: 5 Weeks Children’s Church

Building Foundations Spirit-Filled Kid’s Church Curriculum

A Revival Fire for Kids Resource

THE ROAD is a 5 week curriculum about the Romans Road for ages 5-12. It shows children the path to salvation using Scripture from the book of Romans. The goal is to bring students into the saving grace of Jesus Christ and to teach them how to share the Gospel with their friends. THE ROAD is part one of THE JOURNEY Children’s Church Curriculum.

THE BIBLE: YOUR GPS FOR LIFE: 4 Weeks Children’s Church

Building Foundations Spirit-Filled Kid’s Church Curriculum

A Revival Fire for Kids Resource

THE BIBLE: YOUR GPS FOR LIFE is a 4 week curriculum for ages 5-12. It teaches students how to allow God’s Word to guide their lives, how God’s Word points to Jesus, the God’s Word keeps us from sin, and how we should do what God’s Word says. THE BIBLE: YOUR GPS FOR LIFE is part two of THE JOURNEY Children’s Church Curriculum.

CITY ON A HILL: 4 Weeks Children’s Church

Building Foundations Spirit-Filled Kid’s Church Curriculum

A Revival Fire for Kids Resource

CITY ON A HILL is a 4 week curriculum for ages 5-12. It isbased on these scripture texts from the Sermon on the Mount about building a city on a hill – the kingdom of God in your life. Students will learn how to let their light shine before men in a way that glorifies God.

You can purchase these products at Mt Zion Ridge Press, the publisher of Revival Fire for Kids resources, or on most online stores.

If you would like a sample of this curriculum, please email revivalfire4kids@att.net.

Free Easter Curriculum

I am giving away free downloadable Easter curriculum with 3 drama based lessons to anyone who signs up for my newsletter by March 1st. This is regularly a $15 curriculum. Within 24 hours of you signing up for Revival Fire for Kids newsletter, you will receive a code to purchase Journey to Easter for absolutely free, and you’ll receive updates about Revival Fire for Kids through informative email newsletters.

Before you sign up, here’s a little about the curriculum.

Journey to Easter CoverJourney to Easter

3 Complete Downloadable Children Lessons for Easter

3 complete downloadable lessons include:

3 memory verse puppet skits, 3 memory verse activities, 4 games, 3 Bible story skits, 8 object lessons, 1 Life Application Story, 3 messages, 2 crafts, 1 activity, PPT power point slides for 3 lessons, and other materials.

To sign up, click this link. It’s that easy.

How to Convert DVDs into Digital Clips You Can Use

For years, children’s pastors used DVDs to get movies and kidmin music. They were inexpensive, about $10 for an entire DVD of five to twenty clips, but it took time to load them in a DVD player or even in a computer. Those days have gone for most of us. With the price of video projectors and presentation software at an all time low, most children’s pastors have decide to download digital copies of the music and short movie clips they need.

The only problem with that is that one song costs anywhere between $12 – $20, and the DVDs we once used are now worthless. It doesn’t have to be that way. Most companies still sell their music and movies on DVDs for the old school ministers, and it is easy to convert.

There are many ways to convert DVDs into digital format, but best way is to buy an inexpensive video converter software for your computer. It only takes a couple of minutes to convert most video files. I use AVI for my PC Windows computer. Here’s the link where you can download it. The ffmpegX for Mac has very high ratings. Here is the link. There’s also a free converter software I haven’t used that is for Mac and Windows and has high ratings called Handbrake, but I’ve never used it. Here’s the link.

Here is a YouTube Video on how to use Handbrake.