All posts written by Jared Kennedy

Gospel-Centered Curriculum

I was privileged to meet Yancey Arrington of Clear Creek Church in TX at the Acts 29 Boot Camp in Louisville earlier this month.  This is an article he’s put together for church leaders on gospel-centered curriculum. I really like a number of the charts, and I think they could easily be adapted for teacher training.

For Dads on Thanksgiving

Darrin Patrick (via Twitter):

Fathers…be the chief memory maker, CEO of fun, legacy creator and tradition starter for your family this holiday season.

A good word.  Here is an even better one from Psalm 100:

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs

Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Learning Centers: Library Center

Library Center

This is a combination reading, puzzle, and games center.  It provides a place for quiet individual play or group activity.

Use the Center:

  • When reading to kids, be certain to engage them by reading the story in an expressive way—use facial expression and voice inflection. 
  • Be sure to show the pictures, and encourage the children to find and point out objects on the pages.
  • After you are finished, ask kids to retell the story in their own words.
  • When playing games, encourage the kids to take turns, and teach about sharing.

Clean Up: Have the children put the books, puzzles, and games away on the shelves as they found them.  Put puzzles together before putting them away.

Jason Webb on the Family-Integrated Church

Teaching Young Hearts About God’s Big Truths

A sermon (with outline) by Bruce Ware, professor of theology at Southern Seminary and the author of Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God (Crossway, 2009).

HT: Andy Naselli via Justin Taylor