Our goal in Children's Ministries is to make the gospel message available to children of all ages, but we also want to equip parents and families for discussion, discipleship, and prayer beyond what is shared at Sunday school. All of the take-home materials below are available at no cost, so please download and use them!
We also hope you'll enjoy our list of suggested websites, family devotionals, reference materials, and training books.
Take-Home Materials for Popcorn 45
We usually spend two or three weeks per lesson.
Websites for Families
The "Family Fun Night" series by Heritage Builders has a lot of great ideas
for teaching through fun activities; helpful articles.
Articles and blogs: At Home, Day Light Calendar, Truthscripts, Modern Day Joseph.
A wide variety of resources, including articles, podcasts, Adventures in Odyssey, and e-zines.
Visit Visionary Parenting for worship guides and parenting seminars (some free).
Articles, events, resources to purchase.
Reviews of movies, games, TV shows, and culture from a Christian perspective.
Christian perspective on the news; children's magazines.
Christian Evangelism Fellowship articles; "Wonderzone" devotional for kids.
Bibles, Storybooks, and Devotionals
Jesus Storybook Bible
by Sally Lloyd-Jones
The Big Picture Story Bible
by David Helm
NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers
NIV Adventure Bible*
ESV Grow Bible
NLT Life Application Study Bible
Choose from an edition for boys and an edition for girls
There are many choices when it comes to devotionals. Begin by looking at the following publishers: Tyndale, Legacy Press, and CEF Press (Child Evangelism Fellowship).
*This is one of the choices in the presentation we make annually in June to the new third-grade class of Route 66.
Reference and Bible-related Materials
What The Bible Is All About: Handbook for Kids**
This is a newly revised version of What the Bible Is All About: For Young Explorers
Holman's Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids
How to Study the Bible, for Kids
This Harvest House book by Kay Arthur is part of our Popcorn 45 curriculum.
Big Book of Bible Skills
by Gospel Light
Many games have "Bible editions," including Go Fish, Apples to Apples,
Mad Gab, Outburst, and Tri-Bonds.
Adventures in Odyssey
These are great audio, book, and DVD resources from Focus on the Family.
What's in the Bible?
A new animated series of DVDs that will eventually cover the entire Bible;
we have used some of this material in Route 66.
The Case for Christ for Kids
The Case for Faith for Kids
The Case for a Creator for Kids
by Lee Strobel
**This is another one of the choices in the presentation we make annually in June to the new third-grade class of Route 66.
Books for Spiritual Training
by Bowman and Goyer, Tyndale
The Family Compass
by Bruner and Bruner, Chariot Victor
It Starts at Home
by Bruner and Stroope, Moody
Parenting in the Pews
by Robbie Castleman, IVP
Raising a Modern-Day Joseph
by Larry Fowler, Cook
by Larry Fowler, Gospel Light
52 Family Time Ideas
by Timothy Smith, Bethany House
Leading Your Child to Jesus
by David Staal, Zondervan
Big Truths for Young Hearts
by Bruce Ware, Crossway
How to Raise a Modern-Day Joseph
by Linda Massey Weddle, Cook