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Acrostic Of Scripture$16.99Add to cart
The Acrostic of Scripture gives parents and teachers a unique way to teach theology to children and makes catechism fun! An alphabet of words introducing biblical theology, written to a rhyming beat, paints a detailed and varied portrait of the unfolding story of the Bible, as it is fulfilled by Jesus.
Authors Jonathan Gibson and Timothy Brindle have created The Acrostic of Scripture, to help children ages five to eleven learn theology so their “knowledge of God’s big picture is better.” The fourth release in the Acrostic Theology for Kids series, this book is fun to read, simple to memorize, and features illustrations from C. S. Fritz that shine with creativity.
The Acrostic of Scripture includes a QR code in the back that can be scanned to listen to the audio version of the book which Timothy Brindle reads in rap style.
Presbyterian Ruling Elder Updated Edition$18.00Add to cart
This valuable resource on the role of the Presbyterian elder covers many basic topics. It examines the Presbyterian and Reformed understanding of the Christian faith as well as the qualifications for the office of elder, its importance for the church, and the functions of the office.
?It discusses the role of the elders in the session and in the presbytery and their relationships to pastors and to the whole church.
Case For Classical Christian Education$21.99Add to cart
Published almost twenty years ago, Douglas Wilson’s Case for Classical Christian Education is a call for parents and educators to do more than just teach kids how to read or to do math and science. Instead, parents and teachers need to educate children’s minds, hearts, and imaginations.
Both homeschooling parents and Christians seeking to build schools will find a lot of guidance from this book. Wilson explains the benefits of an education that is both distinctively classical and distinctively Christian, and explains what such an education might look like. He also draws on years of educating and pastoring to talk about how parents and teachers can manage schools well and train their children’s hearts.
Education is not just preparing kids for the job market, but should be about instilling discipline, character, and love for God and the world He has made.
What Makes Education Catholic$24.00Add to cart
The award-winning author of What Makes Us Catholic provides a history of Catholic education: its spiritual roots, from the historical Jesus to the Didache, to Augustine and Aquinas to Merici and Ward, and shows how these foundations ensure that Catholic schools, deliver the education they promise.
Flourishing Together : A Christian Vision For Students, Educators, And Scho$24.99Add to cart
How do students, educators, and schools flourish together-especially in an era of mounting pressures on educational systems, alarming student disengagement, and growing teacher burnout? Many schools strive toward academic achievement as their primary marker of success, but this well-meaning approach can lead to a reductionist view in which students are too often seen as statistics rather than whole human beings. Teachers, school leaders, parents, and of course students know that flourishing is a much broader and more holistic aim for education. But what is to be done?
The goal of this book is to call Christian educators back to a better vision of flourishing within a robust theological framework, with the practical guidance necessary for implementation. To accomplish this, Lynn Swaner and Andy Wolfe take readers through an exploration of five essential domains identified through extensive empirical research-purpose, relationships, learning, resources, and well-being.
An ideal resource for professional development and strategic planning, Flourishing Together persistently adheres to the principle that “anything that is worth building cannot be built alone.” Thus, the vision for flourishing here is one in which the school community is understood as an interconnected ecosystem, in which “each one’s flourishing is dependent on their flourishing together.” Accordingly, teachers and administrators will be inspired and equipped to reshape their schools as places where they-alongside their students-can flourish together in a community of abundant life.
Acrostic Of God$16.99Add to cart
“Let’s read the Acrostic of God together
to help you to make him your awesome treasure.
We’ll read it, rap it, or sing it–it’s fun!
Till Jesus comes back and his kingdom has come. . .
He’s the Alpha and Omega, from A to Z;
his beauty and his glory we were made to see.”
The Acrostic of God is a joy to read and reread, and a wonderful tool to help kids absorb eternal truth about God.
By giving children an alphabetical list of the titles and attributes of God written with a rhyming beat, Jonathan Gibson and Timothy Brindle make The Acrostic of God fun to read and easy to memorize. Each characteristic, A to Z, weaves together a beautiful picture of God.
Using the alphabet to teach about God has a rich history in the Bible, especially in the Psalms and Lamentations. Several of the psalms–notably Psalm 119–begin with letters of the Hebrew alphabet, forming an acrostic that spells out the entire alphabet.
The authors make learning theology fun and effortless. Their book shows God as he is, not “just to know about him more in our brains, but to know him as the God of glory who reigns.”
Illustrated by C. S. Fritz, The Acrostic of God is the first in the Acrostic Theology for Kids series that introduces children ages five to eleven to systematic theology uniquely on their age level.
From Research To Teaching$20.00Add to cart
It’s a long way from the research carrel to the classroom.
No matter your personality, your prior experience, or the specifics of your situation, the transition from graduate studies to teaching involves a set of challenges for which no one is ever fully prepared. In this practical guide Michael Kibbe, author of From Topic to Thesis, provides a helpful companion for the journey. With plenty of personal examples and tested advice, Kibbe covers preparation for teaching, best practices in the classroom, self-evaluation, and the discovery of your mission and method. He also reflects on the spiritual lives of professors, including social media practices, Sabbath, and relationships. From Research to Teaching is the concise, accessible resource every new and aspiring professor needs.
Friends With God Discover How To Read The Bible$9.99Add to cart
How Do I Read the Bible? The Bible is a big, big, BIG book. Kids might think it’s hard to read. Where do you start? How much should you read? What if you don’t understand it? How will you ever finish it? This hands-on book shows your kids what the Bible is all about-its thrilling stories, its jaw-dropping surprises, and why it’s all so important. Bible characters will show kids just how easy it can be to read and understand God’s Word. They’ll be expert Bible readers in no time!Here’s a sneak peek at the book’s introduction from Jesus… From “once upon a time” to “happily ever after,” you know a good story when you read one. The Bible is the ultimate true story. It tells us what God has done from the beginning of time, what’s going to happen at the end of the world, and some of the best stuff in between. But what are all these stories for? And why should you read them? I’m here to tell you! God created the Bible to help you discover how much God loves you and wants to be with you as your forever friend. All the stories, poems, prophecies, and letters in the Bible give you the answers to life’s questions and problems. So now you can grow closer to God no matter what you’re going through. That’s because I’m always with you. And the Bible can help you remember that. How should you read the Bible? With an open heart and an open mind to understand just how much God loves you. Because God really, really, really loves you, my friend. Your friend, Jesus
Finding Your Way Through The Bible CEB$9.99Add to cart
This self-instruction book was written to help middle and older elementary children become familiar with their Bibles and learn how to use them at their own speed. Finding Your Way Through the Bible is intended to be used with the Children’s Common English Bible at home or in the classroom. Students completing this book will be able to: -Find any book in the Old or New Testaments using the Table of Contents -Find any chapter in any book and any verse in any chapter -Find parts of verses when the Bible reference uses the letters a, b, and c with a verse number -Tell the difference between books with similar names such as 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel and John and 1 John -Recognize the additional helps in a Bible and be able to use them
Faith And Science In The 21st Century$15.95Add to cart
* Eight noted theologians, each speaking on a topic of science * Builds on popular videos from the Day 1 radio program Science or faith? The battle rages, from millennials and GenXers questioning the relevance of religion to older adults who doubt the validity of science (and vice versa), but these two are not mutually exclusive. They can, in fact, be mutually enriching and complimentary, once their proper domains are understood and respected. The Episcopal Church, with its tradition of the “via media,” offers an ideal setting for conversations seeking to bridge the often antagonistic perspectives on both sides. Faith and Science in the 21st Century presents a way to start that conversation. Built on existing videos produced by the popular Day 1 program with assistance from a John Templeton Foundation grant, this series features notable faith leaders across the denominational spectrum in 3 to 5 minute video presentations on scientific topics in which they are experts. Intended for use in a variety of settings, including congregations, schools, and campus ministries, it can be presented as an eight-session series of studies, but each session can also stand on its own for a one-time formation offering. A single video download will offer all video presentations. This Leader Guide enables facilitators to foster fruitful discussions of each session topic. It includes an introduction about the program and how it can be used, and eight detailed session plans to utilize with a downloadable video sold separately on the Day 1 website.
Learning To Study The Bible Leader Guide$14.99Add to cart
The eight-session study helps you deepen your understanding of how to use and navigate the Bible. You will learn about biblical genres and historical contexts, formation of the canon, about the Revised Common Lectionary and its purpose, and how to use resources such as study Bibles, commentaries, and maps for Bible study. Each session invites exploration, application, practice, and provides reflection questions and space to journal. A participant book is also available.
Learning To Study The Bible Participant Book$9.99Add to cart
The eight-session study helps you deepen your understanding of how to use and navigate the Bible. You will learn about biblical genres and historical contexts, formation of the canon, about the Revised Common Lectionary and its purpose, and how to use resources such as study Bibles, commentaries, and maps for Bible study. Each session invites exploration, application, practice, and provides reflection questions and space to journal. A leader guide is also available.
A To Z Thru The Bible$19.99Add to cart
Guide preschoolers through the Bible from A to Z with this ready-to-go resource! Whitney’s 26 lessons teach children foundational biblical truths while reviewing early education basics. The familiar alphabetical structure makes the key points easy to grasp—and remember. Features step-by-step instructions, age-appropriate crafts, fun interactive activities, and more. Ages 3 to 5. Approx. 200 reproducible pages, softcover from RoseKidz.
Secret Of Academic Progress And Success$9.99Add to cart
The common questions among college and university Christian and non Christian students are: what is the secret of academic success? How can I succeed? How can I balance my academics with my spirituality? These and many other relevant questions are intelligently and concisely discussed in this booklet
Good Arguments : Making Your Case In Writing And Public Speaking$20.00Add to cart
This brief introduction to making effective arguments helps readers to understand the basics of sound reasoning and to learn how to use it to persuade others. Practical, inexpensive, and easy-to-read, the book enables students in a wide variety of courses to improve the clarity of their writing and public speaking. It equips readers to formulate firmly grounded, clearly articulated, and logically arranged arguments, avoid fallacious thinking, and discover how to reason well. This supplemental text is especially suitable for use in Christian colleges and seminaries and includes classroom discussion questions.
Beauty For Truths Sake$21.00Add to cart
Much of the confusion and meaninglessness of the twenty-first century stems from the fragmentation of knowledge. Our postmodern times cry out for a return to wholeness. Enter Stratford Caldecott, who calls for renewal in education in Beauty for Truth’s Sake. By reclaiming the classic liberal arts and viewing disciplines such as science and mathematics through a poetic lens, the author explains that unity is present within diversity. Ultimately, God is behind all truth.This book will benefit parents, homeschoolers, lifelong learners, and readers interested in the history of ideas. It is appropriate for Christian college and university students and will play an especially important role in curriculum development.
Teaching Faith With Harry Potter$24.95Add to cart
J. K. Rowling was less obvious than C. S. Lewis or J. R. R. Tolkien in her grounding of the Harry Potter series in deeply held Christian convictions, leaving many with a strong sense that these stories are spiritual lessons but not sure how to flesh out these theological ideas for teaching, parenting, mentoring, and forming faith. The Harry Potter series stands as one compelling narrative, rooted in Rowling’s Anglican convictions of the communion of saints, the power of sacraments, the redemption of sacrificial love, and the defeat of death in the resurrection through grace.
Top 50 Instant Bible Lessons For Elementary$24.99Add to cart
Part of our Top 50 series, enjoy 50 fully-reproducible kids’ Bible lessons for elementary-aged children (ages: 5-10). This brand new resource includes two bonus lessons for Christmas and Easter, making it perfect to use as an easy full year curriculum. Each story comes with an easy-to-follow object lesson and 2-3 volunteer-friendly activities. Use this reproducible book for weekend curriculum or mid-week teaching opportunities. Each lesson is volunteer-friendly and child approved! Packed with object lessons, puzzles, games and crafts, these kids’ Top 50 Bible stories will keep your elementary-aged children actively involved and growing in God’s Word.
Walk This Way$19.99Add to cart
Ethics and Sanctification Lessons for Kids
Walk This Way: Ethics and Sanctification Lessons for Kids includes 20 interactive Bible object lessons that create a fun learning atmosphere while teaching Biblical truth that enhances spiritual growth. Perfect for Sunday School, Awana, small groups, and other Children’s Ministry activities.
In this book you will discover:
How to define a godly lifestyle so kids gain understanding.
Twenty lessons for children in grades K-6 to be used at home or church.
Engaging dialogue that gets kids thinking critically about life topics.
Tips and retrospectives that help you improve your teaching skills.
It’s time to Engage our children using Bible Lessons that Enhance spiritual growth and Expand the kingdom!
Accepting Advice and Instruction
Encouraging Courteous Behavior
Dealing With Temptation
How to Handle Boasting
Being a Best Friend
Why Do We Need to Be Godly Anyway?
How to Deal with Cheating
Choose to be a Peacemaker
How to Lead a Child to Christ
Green with Jealousy and Envy
How Sneaky is Manipulation?
Christian Education Revision$19.95Add to cart
In this introductory text, he presents the key principles of Christian education necessary for the fulfillment of the biblical mandate to make disciples of all people groups. These include the philosophy of Christian education, the dynamics of teaching, curriculum development, and the teaching of children and adults.
13 Essential Lessons From The New Testament$16.99Add to cart
Bring the New Testament to life for students in a fresh way that ignites their passion for Jesus. Jesus’ ministry. Bold followers. Transformational parables. Give junior high and high school students an opportunity to explore the profound accounts of the New Testament. These 13 intentionally selected lessons capture the magnitude of Jesus’ words, the radical obedience of his followers, and other important teachings that will equip youth workers to guide students toward a faith-filled life. All 13 lessons include… – Brief overviews designed to help you prepare – Primary and secondary Scripture references – Open-ended questions for authentic discussions – Objectives to help drive home what, why, and how – Flexible guidelines with opportunities to go deeper 13 Essential Lessons From the New Testament provides an exciting overview that will build a strong biblical foundation for students to thrive in their relationship with Jesus.
Teaching Outside The Box$19.99Add to cart
Rather than tweaking the ways youth ministers communicate the gospel, Teaching Outside the Box, explores five distinct approaches to forming youth in the faith-approaches that open youth to experiencing the implications of the gospel in new ways. We’ll start by providing a new take on the instructional approach, and then introduce four additional approaches that are likely new to readers: community of faith, interpretive, liberation, and contemplative.
Blessed To Be A Blessing$30.00Add to cart
Blessed to be a Blessing: Sacred Circle Time for Young Children is designed specifically for young children using a simple-but-effective model that will move them beyond “learning about God” to “experiencing God” through ritual, wonder, story, prayer, and blessing. Dr. Leanne Hadley provides all the leadership tools as well as ideas for resources that all congregations have already on hand.
Pilgrim The Creeds$10.95Add to cart
Course 5: The Creeds: What is the core of Christian belief in greater depth, as shown through the Nicene and Apostles’ Creeds? These six sessions aim to equip the reader with an understanding of the creeds as priceless resources for living the Christian life and for knowing God better. In Session 1, we look at what it means to say: “I believe” and “We believe” and at the role the creeds play in strengthening our relationship with God. Session 2 explores what it means to understand God as Trinity: one God in three persons. Sessions 3 and 4 take us deeper in our understanding of Jesus and look at the way Christ is fully God and fully human and at the great work of redemption on the cross. Session 5 explores the person and work of the Holy Spirit, and Session 6 at what we believe about the Church.
Exemplars : Deacons As Servant And Spiritual Leaders$15.00Add to cart
Who Do Deacons Need to Be? What Do Deacons Need to Know? What Do Deacons Need to Do? These three questions form the basis for Exemplars: Deacons as Servant and Spiritual Leaders. They are designed to encourage robust conversation within diaconates as well as between deacons, clergy, and other laity. All of us grow spiritually as we listen and speak to one another with open minds and loving hearts. For deacons to reach their full potential as spiritual leaders, thoughtful and prayerful conversation must happen.
This workbook was born from years of pastoral experience and a growing conviction that congregational renewal must include lay renewal. Nearly every Baptist church has a diaconate, so it seems reasonable that if lay renewal is to happen, it must include deacon renewal. Exemplars can be helpful as a study guide for an individual deacon or in a small group or retreat setting where deacons study together, hold one another accountable, and offer support for one another as they seek to be exemplars of Christ and servants of Christ’s church.
Written by veteran pastors and church leaders Guy Sayles, Michael Smith, and Carol Younger.
Lutheranism 101 All About Jesus$10.99Add to cart
Christianity really is all about Jesus. Sound simple? That’s because it is. God’s Son, Jesus Christ, is the true and only heartbeat of our faith. He is how we know that God truly is love. He is whom the prophets speak of throughout history. He humbled himself to become human for the sake of saving us. He covers us with His victory over death-eternal life is ours in Him.It’s All About Jesus opens your eyes to the life-changing work and person of Jesus Christ for you by digging into riches of Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions. This book is part of the Lutheranism 101 series-a collection of books exploring many topics on Lutheran beliefs and heritage in a conversational, easy-to-skim way that’s perfect for both lifelong and new Lutherans. Lutheranism 101 is a user’s guide to what Lutherans believe, teach and confess.
Pilgrim The Lords Prayer$10.95Add to cart
Pilgrim is a teaching and discipleship resource that helps inquirers and new Christians explore what it means to travel through life with Christ. A Christian course for the twenty-first century, Pilgrim offers an approach of participation, not persuasion. Following the practice of the ancient disciplines of biblical reflection and prayer with quotes from the Christian tradition throughout the ages, Pilgrim assumes little or no knowledge of the Christian faith. Individuals or small groups on the journey of discipleship in the Episcopal tradition can use Pilgrim at any point. There are many different aspects to helping people learn about the Christian faith. We have taken as our starting point Jesus’ summary of the commandments. We are called to offer our lives to God through loving God with all our mind, soul, strength, and heart, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. Learning about Christian faith and growing in Christian faith is about more than what we believe. It’s also about the ways in which we pray and develop our relationship with God, about the way we live our lives and about living in God’s vision for the Church and for the world. Course 2. The Lord’s Prayer: How do Christians know and worship God? Explore the Lord’s Prayer in these sessions as a gateway to the Christian gospel, as a guide to our own prayers, and as a way of deepening our relationship with God. Here is a way of seeing God and the world and yourself which is profound and revolutionary and good news.