Changes to PreTeen GodTime Cards 2017-2018

We’ve realized in the course of explaining all of the updates to 252Kids and 252Preteen curriculum, we never took the time to explain the changes many of you have noticed in 252Preteen GodTime Cards. In the past, each day of the GodTime card has had a verse and a blurb that gets kids thinking about that one verse. This is great for younger kids to give them a surface-level scope of what the Bible says about a bottom line. When it comes to preteen, however, they are ready for something... Read More

Large Group Script Options

K5 Compact: Written for one person leading large group with 15 or fewer kids. Less complicated for churches with limited space, volunteers, and resources. Often large group supplies are used week-to-week. Worship has two songs and is written as part of the script for the same person leading large group to include. K5 Plus: Written for two people, Host and Storyteller for K-5th combined large group for more than 15 kids. For churches with more resources and volunteers. Host carries the theme... Read More
October Editor’s Notes

October Editor’s Notes

Stewardship is a response to the character of God. WEEK 1 Key Question: How can you treat everything like it belongs to God? It’s hard for anyone to refocus how they think about their stuff. This is especially true for kids. We hope to guide kids through the process of realizing that what they have is a gift on loan to us from God. Because of that, how we take care of what have matters. We want kids to walk away with a plan for how they will treat what they have like it belongs to God—because... Read More
September Editor’s Notes

September Editor’s Notes

Friendship is a reflection of the character of God. WEEK 1 Key Question: What makes someone a good friend? At this phase in their life, kids are starting to experience the ups and downs of friendship. That’s why we start with a foundational question to help them wrestle with what God says about having strong friendships with others. If they can recognize the qualities God desires for friendship, they’ll not only choose friends who exhibit those, but hopefully will put them into practice for... Read More
August Editor’s Notes

August Editor’s Notes

RESPECT is a response to the character of God. WEEK 1 We start the month in Matthew 8:5-13 where we find a Roman Commander. The commander was in charge of his men, who did whatever he told them to do. Yet, when his servant became seriously ill, he realized that he wasn’t in charge anymore. He had no power over his servant’s health. He respected that Jesus had authority to heal his servant and had faith He could do it. Jesus honors the centurion’s faith and heals the servant. Bottom Line: Show... Read More
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