The following is a guest post from Jeremy Pollard. Jeremy is currently serving as the Kids Ministry Pastor at The Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina.
Finding the perfect children’s ministry curriculum….that’s the journey I have been on for the last 4 years of my life. As a Kids Pastor, there seems to be curriculum issues every week. Whether you encounter poor supplemental material (i.e. music, video elements, etc.), moralistic themes, a schedule that doesn’t fit your church, or a lack of depth, we all have these struggles at one point or another. No matter what the concern is, we are always looking to improve the way in which we train and disciple our kids.
So what’s the answer you ask? Simply put, there is no perfect curriculum for your church. There is a perfect Savior in Jesus and our goal at the Summit Church is to point as many kids as possible to Him. In order to do that well we need effective tools and resources. I believe that The Gospel Project curriculum is one of the best resources we have. So far I have been incredibly excited by what I have seen out of this curriculum.
- The chronological approach to teaching the Bible.
- The Cross Connections that bring every lesson back to the saving work of Jesus in our lives.
- The digital download option that allows you to customize for your church.
These among others are why we are very excited about this new resource. If you’re like me and you want kids to learn the whole Bible through the lens of Jesus, then this curriculum is for you.