Archive for the ‘Kids’ Quest Catechism Club’ Category

10/28/14
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Kids’ Quest Class Flex Options


Kids’ Quest Catechism Club is a curriculum that teaches children Bible truths through simple questions and answers. This curriculum is flexible and promotes memorization using components of Bible teaching, music, skits, activities, service projects and more.

Kids’ Quest was designed to meet the request of Children’s Ministry leaders and teachers for a school-year catechism program that taught First Catechism. However, many churches have customized the program to fit their own scheduling needs. Hopefully, you can use some of the following ideas from current users: Read the rest of this entry »

10/07/14
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Recruit Teachers for Kids’ Quest Classes


You have the kids. You have the Kids’ Quest Catechism Club materials. You even have the rooms and times set up. But you’re short on volunteers. What now?

We’ve put together some helpful tips and ideas for recruiting and training staff for Kids’ Quest Catechism Club.

Click here to download this PDF.

You may distribute it to your team for planning purposes.

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06/03/14
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Why Teach Catechism? by Sue Jakes


A few years ago, my adult son sat in a worship service where the pastor preached a sermon on the second commandment. The preacher began by commenting that most people only know the beginning of the second commandment, “You shall not make for yourself any graven image.”

As he began to preach on the significance of the whole commandment, my son found himself repeating in his mind, “any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth…”

“Wow, Mom!” he said to me, “I could not believe that I still remembered the whole thing.”

He went on to tell me how much more the sermon meant to him because those words were imbedded in his mind and heart. I was glad that he learned the catechism!

In his book Rediscovering the Catechism, Donald Van Dyken says… Read the rest of this entry »

05/27/14
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Kids’ Quest Class Tips by Sue Jakes


One of the main goals of the Kids’ Quest Catechism Club program is to aid children in the memorization of First Catechism. Not all children memorize quickly and enjoy the task.

Educational studies have proven that this has more to do with how a person processes information than a person’s intelligence. In other words, some of your brightest students may struggle with memory work. What to do? Find activities that will accommodate and challenge every learning style. Read the rest of this entry »

05/20/14
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Memorization: Helpful Tips for Success


Below are some activities included in Kids’ Quest and some additional suggestions to improve learning in your classroom.

SOMETHING TO HEAR

1. Say the question and answer in different voices. Deep, high and squeaky, or whisper. Start normal and get louder.  Start loud and get softer. Start slow and get faster.

2. Say (or write) the answer with at least one mistake. Have kids tell you how to correct it. (Christ obeyed some of the law for his people… – NO, the whole law) Read the rest of this entry »