“Caught In-Between: Developing a Preteen Ministry” – by Jeff Land, Publishing Team Leader for “Lifeway Kids” at “Lifeway”.
“Create an Inviting Environment for Preteen Ministry” – by Jeff Land,
Publishing Team Leader for “Lifeway Kids” at “Lifeway”.
“How Sunday Schools Are Raising the Next Generation of Secular Humanists” – by Natasha Crain, author and founder of “Christian Mom Thoughts” blog.
“So, What Are the ‘7 C’s’ Anyway?” – explaining the “7 C’s of History – by Stacia McKeever for “Answers in Genesis” (AIG); “7 C’s of History for Kids”, poster, DVD, booklets, and timeline poster available.
Why should churches and parents be intentional about ministering to preteens? – blog by site founder, Connie Rice.
“Ask My Pastor: He Knows That Stuff!: A quick-start guide to what Christians believe” – by evangelist, author of preteen curriculum, & “musicianary”, Alan Root.
CURRICULUM for Preteens (other resources can be found on Bible studies page – scroll down to kids’ section):
“Alan Root” various series of preteen curriculum; image from “Biblio Techtonics: ” (“If the Bible is not our standard of truth, then what else is? This workbook deals with the authority, revelation, and application of the scriptures, along with engaging and life-provoking discussions of how we got the Bible and what a flat out miracle it is.”; sample pdf); good for church or home; bulk orders available; also offers worship music for preteens and families by evangelist, author for preteens, & “musicianary”.
“Cold-Case Christianity for Kids: Investigate Jesus with a Real Detective”
“Forensic Faith for Kids: Become a More Reasonable Follower of Jesus”
“God’s Crime Scene for Kids: Investigate the Case for God’s Existence”
“Eat this Book Challenge!” – by Dema Kohen, founder of “We are Kidmin”with blog for parents/leaders; “We want them [kids] to fall in love with the Bible and develop a passionate, life-long relationship with God’s Holy Book”; also offers money management course for kids – see Facebook page for “Kingdompreneur Kids Academy“.
“Foundations for Kids: A 260 Day Bible Reading Plan for Kids” – by Robby & Kandi Gallaty; also has activities.
“The Case for Christ Children’s Curriculum: Investigating the Truth about Jesus” DVD preteen study based on book by Lee Strobel; can be used at church or home; also available are series of kids’ books as well as teen books on same topics as books for adults.
“Unseen: The Armor of God for Kids” 7-week study of Ephesians 6:10-17; “based on the Armor of God study by Priscilla Shirer of ‘Going Beyond Ministries’ and helps equip kids to put on the Armor of God to fight life’s battles. Each week develops an aspect of God’s own character, as expressed through Jesus, through Bible study and fun learning activities”.
EVENTS for preteens:
IMAGES for teaching:
“Laminin” – the adhesion molecule that holds our cells together; see more from “How Great is Our God”DVD by pastor, speaker, & author, Louie Giglio; Colossians 1:17 teaches that in Jesus, all things hold together.
“Families, churches and parachurch ministries must recognize that primary window of opportunity for effectively reaching people with the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection is during the pre-teen years. It is during those years that people develop their frames of reference for the remainder of their life – especially theologically and morally. Consistently explaining and modeling truth principles for young people is the most critical factor in their spiritual development.” ~ from Barna Research article, “Evangelism Is Most Effective Among Kids”
TRAINING for Preteen Leaders:
“The Bible Project” – trailer, “What is the Bible Project?”; engaging video clips with active animated art on entire Bible & Bible themes; free downloads for whole church, Sunday School classes, Bible study groups, or just binge watch like I did when I found this fantastic resource; also offers a guide to use while going through the Bible in one year – I am doing this for 2019.
WEBSITES for preteen leaders:
“L.I.T. Ministries” – “mission is to empower the next generation”; goal is to recognize the uniqueness of every child, reach them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and disciple, equip, and release them for ministry in the church and the world; “Leaders in Training” (L.I.T.) for preteens and “Nehemiah Kids” for 1st – 4th graders; offers mission trip for preteens, online leader training & leader conference, free resources, & more; part of the “4 to 14 window” movement.
“We Are Kidmin” – founder, Dema Kohen, developed “Eat This Book” to help older kids “fall in love with God’s Word” (article & Facebook page), “Kingdompreneneur Academy” for older kids to “Make Money; Make a Difference” with Facebook page), and “What’s for Dinner?”, a mealtime resource for parents, with Facebook page.