What Are The Doctrinal Beliefs Behind FaithWeaver NOW?
FaithWeaver NOW serves a wide variety of churches and concentrates on the essentials of the Christian faith. The following is Group’s concise doctrinal statement:
We believe the Bible is the inspired, authoritative Word of God. We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in his virgin birth, in his sinless life, in his death on the cross, in his bodily resurrection, in his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in his personal return. We believe people receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life through Jesus.
What Ministry Philosophy Is Behind FaithWeaver NOW?
Our goal in the development of FaithWeaver NOW is to see changed lives as we help people know, love, and follow Jesus. We do that by concentrating on the essentials of the Christian faith and helping people understand and apply the Bible’s principles. When we cover elements of the faith on which people disagree, we give the teacher the opportunity to present your church’s position.
What Educational Principles Are Behind The Development Of FaithWeaver NOW?
Teaching the Bible doesn’t mean much if it isn’t making an impact in people’s lives. So we’ve done years of research to determine what makes effective learning take place. We’ve discovered that when people are physically and emotionally involved in the learning process, they learn and retain more.
We’ve also discovered that Jesus used those same principles as he involved his disciples in learning experiences and interactive discussions. And he also used teaching methods that people with different learning styles could relate to. So we developed FaithWeaver NOW around those principles.
How Do I Get The Free Digital Version?
When you purchase any printed Teacher Guide, you'll find a unique Activation Code on the title page. Just set up a free Group Digital online account and enter the activation code to download digital copies of each teacher guide you purchase.
The downloadable files are provided in Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word format. The Word docs are completely editable, so you can customize the lessons to meet the unique needs of your church.
Your Group Digital account will also give you access to a free Director's Manual and free weekly FamilyConnect pages (simple discussion-starters for families to use throughout the week).
Printed Student Books are also available for purchase.
Is There A Take-Home Paper?
Yes, each Student Book (ages Preschool through Middle School) includes an age-appropriate 4-color take-home page that reinforces the weekly lesson. Infants, Toddlers & 2s, Senior High, and Adult include a reproducible take-home page each week, included in the Teacher Guide. In addition, there’s a free weekly FamilyConnect page you can print or email to every family with simple discussion starters to equip parents to lead family faith conversations at home.
What Bible Translation Is Used In FaithWeaver NOW®?
Lesson materials reference the New International Version of the Bible (1984). We have the book, chapter, and verse listed whenever we quote Scripture so you could read it from another version if you choose.
How Many Lessons Are Included In Each Quarter?
Each quarter includes 13 lessons. Download our scope and sequence pdf to view lesson titles included in each quarter.
Does FaithWeaver NOW Include Any Music Or Video Media?
Each Teacher Pack (for Infants through 6th Grade) includes an audio CD with music, sound effects, and audio dramas used with each lesson. For churches wishing to add a sing-along music video component, we offer a quarterly FaithWeaver Worship DVD (sold separately).
What Is KidsOwn Worship®?
KidsOwn Worship is a Children’s Church program (sold separately) that can be used together with FaithWeaver or by itself as a 2nd hour, evening, or midweek church service for kids. The same Bible passage is used in both programs each week, but lesson content is not duplicated so kids can dig deeper and more fully experience God’s Word in new and exciting ways. Check out KidsOwn Worship on group.com to learn more.
What Is FaithWeaver Friends®?
FaithWeaver Friends uses Discovery Centers, journaling, and service projects to help kids grow in their relationship with God, with each other, and with those in need. Separate Preschool and Elementary age level kits can be used together with FaithWeaver Sunday School or stand alone as a second-hour, evening, or midweek program. Check out FaithWeaver Friends on group.com to learn more.
I Have Other Questions About FaithWeaver NOW. Where Can I Find Answers?
Download our FaithWeaver NOW Director Manual for more detailed information about the program or call one of our helpful curriculum coaches at 800-447-1070.