The Gospel Project for Kids and Preschool team always strives to make leader resources easily available for leaders. In that spirit, we’re adding some handy dandy resources for leaders to access online (so you don’t have to hunt for the enhanced CD).
Perhaps the best resource we’re putting on our website is the Parent Resources doc. We have written tweets, status updates, and a brief email for each Bible story. Send out the emails to parents the evening after you meet to touch base with them and give them talking points to reinforce the Bible story. Following up with parents after your regular meeting times also encourages them to know that you are thinking of and praying for their kids beyond the hour you see them each week. You might also find that parents who are seeing God change their children through The Gospel Project may need a copy of the Gospel Plan poster. You can print (or email) the posters to parents as their kids start to ask question about God’s plan to send Jesus to rescue them from sin and death.
Another useful item to have a point-click away is the Allergy Alert poster. Some of the toddlers I teach at my church have food allergies. As I’m preparing my lesson at home, it’s much easier for me to print out the allergy alert and jot down any ingredients, nature items, or potential allergens kids could come into contact with while I have them handy. That way, all I have to do when I arrive in the classroom is tape the poster to my door where the parents can see it during drop off. For parents, seeing a fancy poster highlighting the materials their kids may handle during class gives them peace of mind to know your church is being proactive about safety.
Do you like our key passage posters but you’d rather use a different translation? Maybe you would like to simplify our big picture question or main point. Maybe you’d like to use one of the slides to write out a reminder of an upcoming event at church. We’re also including a blank slide PDF that you can use and print out for your leaders.
One more helpful online ministry resource is our new Gospel Project for Kids Facebook page. We created this Facebook page to share useful information, answer questions, and most importantly help leaders and churches network with other Gospel Project leaders and churches. Share what works for your church, receive helpful suggestions if you’re struggling with an activity or unit, and tell us the impact the Gospel Project is having on your kids!
What are some ways you plan to use online resources this cycle?