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1 Sunday Plus Child Discipleship Model It takes a church to raise a child Deuteronomy 6 PURPOSE Through intentional, individual child discipleship a child will receive Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, surrender to Christ s Lordship in his daily life and the Church becomes essential to his life leading to a Christ changed, hope-filled, productive adult. OBJECTIVES Curriculum is Gospel centered. God s Word is taught so kids are able to internalize the Truth. Individual child discipleship - Provide each kid a discipler who walks through life with him. Intentional ministry with each child - Written discipleship plan for each child. Create an environment which produces loving relationships with peers and adults. Through participation and relationships the Church becomes essential in the child s life. Provide a whole-istic ministry spiritual, mental, emotional, physical and social. - E.G. Banking system set up to train kids in Biblical worldview of money. Emphasize it being the responsibility of the entire Body of Christ to participate in the discipleship of children. - Train parents to disciple their own children and also reach out to minister to other children. - Equip the Church to serve together to raise up the next generation of Christ followers. When ready reach into the community with an afterschool ministry. ATMOSPHERE A club KidTrek 1 SUNDAY PLUS

2 SUNDAY Kids Bible Focus Nook Designed to be a 20-minute, planned hands-on experience which can be joined in progress and makes kids feel comfortable. Reality Check Designed to be a minute concrete experience which introduces the concept to be taught and leads to the kids internalizing God s truths. Hearing The Word The Word of God brought alive to the kids. Chat N Chew A time for Discipler and kids to wrestle with God s truth. Crafts As kids work with their hands the adults carry on a guided conversation pertaining to the day s Biblical truth. Kids Corporate Worship Nook Designed to be a 20-minute, planned hands-on experience which can be joined in progress and makes kids feel comfortable. Worship Through Music Introduces kids to a variety of music from hymns to kids hand-motion songs. Worship Through Liturgy Opportunity for kids to learn and experience corporate worship each church chooses the liturgy elements that they use Worship Through The Word Biblical concept is presented in a modern day skit. Discipleship Time In Trek Teams Disciplers and Kids wrestle with God s truth. Worship Through Recreation God created kids to be active kids learn that biblical truths apply to all aspects of life. The Shema Focus (A Parenting Class could be Sunday or Midweek) Connecting Parents share the joys and struggles of applying the previous week Biblical concept. Digging Into The Word Parents study the same scripture and Biblical concepts as their children. Prayer In groups of three, women with women and men with men they pray. Commitment Couples or two single parents, discuss and commit to a concrete application of the week s Bibical concept. KidTrek 2 SUNDAY PLUS

3 WEEKDAY Kids Weekday Celebration NOOK Designed to be a 20-minute, planned hands-on experience which can be joined in progress and makes kids feel comfortable. CELEBRATE IN REVIEW In Trek Teams kids who were in Kids Bible Focus and/or Kids Corporate Worship on Sunday are challenged in various ways (e.g. who do you know that needs to know this Biblical truth? Tell us what you would tell that person.) to retell Sunday s story and Biblical truth. CELEBBRATE GOD S WORD WITHIN ME A fun memory verse game. CELEBRATE TRUTH OR DESIRE In Trek Teams kids tell a story of how they have applied the week s Biblical concept. The other kids then vote on if it is a Truth or Desire. TRUTH is something the kid has actually done, DESIRE is what he wishes he has done. CELEBRATE IN RECREATION A fun game is used as a teaching tool; a time for kids to be kids. Family Discipleship Family Time Based on the week s Biblical concept a take-home curriculum is given parents each week for a fun family growing, time. Included is an activity and suggestions for guided conversation. SPIRIT MOMENTS A parent alert is given of how the Holy Spirit might provide teachable moments throughout the week for parents to use in the discipleship of their children. Parenting Tips Parenting Tips which fits with the Biblical concept of the week are written by Wanda Parker, Founder/Director of KidTrek, from her experience as a Children s/family Pastor, but more importantly from raising three children who today have their own families all of whom walk with the Lord. After-school Outreach When a church has its own Children s Ministry intentionally and individualistically discipling their own children KidTrek will equip the church to reach out to at-risk kids in their community. Bible Focus Life Skills Recreation/Crafts Tutoring Secondary Nurturer/Role Model Bucks Snacks Prayer Memory Verse Games KidTrek 3 SUNDAY PLUS

4 SUMMER AND SPECIAL EVENTS SUMMER Super Sundays Summer Sundays are an opportunity for adults to share their vocation or hobby with the kids and tell how God uses them in this place to move His plan forward. Kids learn how Biblical truth is being lived out in today s world. Vacation Bible School Full Day Day Camps Kids Experience planning, creating and implementing their own fun Penny Carnivals Fairs Serving others Creating celebrations Biblical Truths Role Models/ college interns Lots of fun Recreation Crazy games Creating/discovering the uniqueness of each kid Snacks They bring own lunch SPECIAL EVENTS All Church Worship Service brought to the level of the child and entire congregation worships together once a quarter Family Nights/Days Christmas Gift making day - Elementary Special Preschool breakfast Maundy Thursday Family Communion and Foot Washing Good Friday Enactment of Crucifixion. Easter Sunday Outings (Not during Day Camp) Theme Parks Zoos Beach Game Days A day full of crazy games a day with friends and role models who walk with God. KidTrek 4 SUNDAY PLUS

5 Sunday Plus Training Options* Each ministry chooses between Suggested, Full Training or Ala Cart Suggested Initial Training suggested for use of KidTrek s Sunday Plus Children s Ministry Curriculum i ii On-line training, 2-3 hours at a time spread over several weeks. 1 Strategic Planning 2 Whole-istic Development of Children 3 Reality Learning 4 Emotional Needs of Children 5 Children and Salvation 6 Sunday Plus Model 7 Bucks/Banking 8 Scripture Memorization In addition, Trainees receive access to: 1 Staff Manual of above sessions for self-use and reproduction to use in training of ministry staff. 2 Director s Manual and Power Point for above sessions for trainee s use only 3 Coaching after training completed iii Cost 1 As the Lord directs KidTrek is a non-profit organization dependent on the gifts God leads individuals and ministries to give. Gifts can be given via Paypal see button on Blog page. *Scholarships are available

6 Sunday Plus Training Options* Full Training i On-line training, 2-3 hours at a time spread over several weeks. ii 1. Introduction to training including expectations, vision, introduction to Banking, other tools to use in the training of your own staff. 2. Matthew Christ-Centered Ministry 4. Jesus and me 5. Teamwork and Personality Assessment 6. Introduction to Sunday Plus 7. Our Spiritual Gifts 8. Getting To Know You 9. Jeremiah Kids Bible Focus 11. Kid s Corporate Worship 12. Kids Weekday Celebration 13. The Shema Focus 14. Family Discipleship 15. Proverbs 22:6 16. Strategic Planning first goal board 17. Whole-istic Development 18. Spiritual Warfare 19. Learning Styles 20. Special Activity 21. Mark 10: Emotional Needs 23. The Hurried Child 24. Reality Learning 25. Children and Salvation 26. Proverbs 15:2 27. Relational Ministry 28. Understanding Culture 29. Purpose Statement/Creating your Guiding Values/Philosophy of Ministry 30. Ministry Format 31. Organizational Chart and Job Descriptions 32. Family Services 33. Knowing Your Social Support System 34. Developing a School Liaison With Church 35. Luke 6: Emergency Prep 37. Dealing with Abuse 38. Introduction to Tutoring 39. Volunteer management 40. Dealing With Anger 41. Introduction to Discipline 42. In Pursuit of Excellence 43. Stepping Into The Rushing Waters 44. Putting the Pieces Together In addition, Trainees receive: 1 Access to full Director s Manual and Power Points for trainee s use only. 2 Access to full Staff Manual, with permission to reproduce for use in training others. 3 Coaching. iii Cost 1 As the Lord Directs. A La Carte i Ministry chooses the sessions, from the list above, they wish to go through. 1 If they plan to use Sunday Plus Curriculum the list must include the Required sessions. ii In addition, Trainees receive: 1 Staff Manual of selected sessions for self-use and reproduction to use in training of ministry staff. 2 Director s Manual and Power Point for selected sessions for trainee s use only 3 Coaching after training completed amount determined by number of sessions. iii Cost 1 As the Lord Directs *Scholarships are available

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