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What Are The Doctrinal Beliefs Behind KidsOwn Worship®?

KidsOwn Worship 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 KidsOwn Worship?

Our goal in the development of KidsOwn Worship 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 KidsOwn Worship?

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 KidsOwn Worship around those principles.

How Do I Get The Free Digital Content?

When you purchase a KidsOwn Worship Kit, you'll find a unique Activation Code inside the top flap of the kit box. Just set up a free online account in the Digital Download Center and enter the activation code to download copies of your preschool and elementary teacher guides.

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 free weekly FamilyConnect pages (simple discussion-starters for families to use throughout the week).

Is There A Take-Home Paper?

KidsOwn Worship does not provide any take-home materials, but because KidsOwn Worship is part of the FaithWeaver family of products, you can download free FamilyConnect pages (family discussion starters based on the weekly Bible passage) from Group's Digital Download Center.

What Bible Translation Is Used In KidsOwn Worship?

Lesson materials reference the New Living Translation of the Bible. The NLT was developed to be easy for children to read and understand, while still remaining faithful to the meanings of words and phrases presented in the original texts. For more info, see newlivingtranslation.com/05discoverthenlt/nltintro.asp.

How Many Lessons Are Included In Each Quarter?

Each quarter includes 13 lessons. Download our scope and sequence pdf to view the leasson titles included in each quarter.

Does KidsOwn Worship Include Any Music Or Video Media?

Your quarterly KidsOwn Worship kit includes:

Songs from FaithWeaver CD-ROM: Includes songs to play throughout the quarter-and PowerPoint or text files of the lyrics.
Lesson Videos DVD: Provides you with 3- to 5-minute clips to enhance your sessions throughout the quarter.
Sing & Praise DVD: We packed this extra DVD with more music and worship kids love.

What Is FaithWeaver NOW®?

FaithWeaver NOW is the Sunday school curriculum where all ages explore the same Scripture passage at the same time through age-appropriate learning experiences. When families have common ground, it's easier to continue having faith conversations throughout the week. Check out FaithWeaver NOW 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 KidsOwn Worship. Where Can I Find Answers?

For more detailed information about the program, call one of our helpful curriculum coaches at 800-447-1070.

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