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Water All Around the World

Author: Living Waters for the World January 5, 2017

This VBS curriculum teaches children about the importance of clean water, about places in the world where there is not enough clean water (Haiti, Cuba, Honduras, Ghana, Mexico) and then shows them how they, at VBS, can help provide such water. This curriculum is a revision of the earlier 2013 edition; this version organizes the five […]

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Under Construction

Author: Smyth & Helwys, Publisher June 23, 2016

Under Construction: A Habitat for Humanity VBS …”A great way to introduce children to the ministry of Habitat for Humanity…” Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing 1-800-747-3016      1-478-757-1305 (fax). Cost: $35.00 http://www.nextsunday.com/under-construction   What’s included: 1 Administrative Guide,1 Preschool Teaching Guide, 5 “Job Site” Teaching Guides, High Quality Music CD, Music & More Songbook   Scripture/Stories used: […]

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A Heart for Missions

Author: Smyth & Helwys, Publisher June 23, 2016

A Heart for Missions This Vacation Bible School Program uses a healthcare metaphor to help children learn about community from biblical examples of missions.  Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing 1-800-747-3016     1-478-757-1305 (fax) http://www.nextsunday.com/a-heart-for-missions What’s included: Administrative Guide, Bible Activities Teaching Guide, Crafts & Projects Teaching Guide, Music Book, High quality CD, Recreation and Refreshments Teaching Guide, […]

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Green Church: Caretakers of God’s Creation

Author: Daphna Flegal, Suzann Wade May 15, 2016

Teaching children that taking care of the environment is an act of praise is the basic theme of this study from Abindgon Press. The six-week study shows stewardship of the environment as a way of honoring God and neighbor and gives a plethora of practical ideas alongside the Biblical narrative of God’s creation and God’s call […]

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“If Only Today You Knew…The Things That Make For Peace”

Author: The Institute for Peace & Justice May 3, 2016

This resource, originally written for Catholic congregations and schools but centered  in content around the work and words of Baptist pastor Martin Luther King Jr., offers an ecumenical approach to mainline Christian churches about how to respond to the gospel’s call for peace and justice. It includes six sessions that can be combined or simplified to […]

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The Giving Book: Open the Door to a Lifetime of Giving

Author: Ellen Sabin April 13, 2016

This colorful, delightful book invites children to learn about the subject of stewardship through journaling, pasting, listing, and even reading poetry. Through such interactive reading, children end up with their own sort of  hardback scrapbook, 64 spiral-bound pages of ideas and activities and reflections about practicing stewardship. Intended for children 6-11, this book would make a […]

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Arts Camp A Creative, Customizable Alternative to Vacation Bible School and Beyond

Author: Christina Clark January 13, 2016

Arts Camp, A Creative, Customizable Alternative to Vacation Bible School and Beyond. As your children’s committees plan Wednesday evening, holiday or summer programs, consider checking out this new idea book. It provides suggestions for five theme-based arts camps (Interfaith Peace, Eco Justice, Who is my Neighbor?, Saints and Holy Helpers, and Praise) and includes resource […]

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Good King Wenceslas

Author: John M. Neale November 6, 2015

This beautiful story/song about the 10th-century Christian King Vaclav Wenceslas of Bohemia (now Czech Republic) was first written by an Anglican priest in 1853 and paired with a carol from 1582. Tim Ladwig’s illustrations in this edition are captivating in and of themselves. The book provides a rich experience for readers of all ages as […]

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Give a Goat

Author: Jan West Schrock October 30, 2015

Mission Education Resource Evaluations Encourage children to “catch the spirit of giving for a better world”. Central content in the resource:  Educational story depicting a school class which reads a story and decides to raise money to send a goat to Uganda to someone who would not have the funds to purchase it themselves. Concept/definition […]

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