Uses small-group relationships to help children grow in faith.
Offers options—six 20-minute components. After participating in the Good News Gathering, small groups rotate through activity centers you choose to use:
Offers life links. These reflection/discussion ideas are sprinkled throughout to help children connect Bible stories to their own life experiences.
Offers teaching tips. Provides a bit of on-the-job teacher training by telling WHY we have suggested some activities.
Uses the same cycle as Cokesbury’s Exploring Faith Sunday School Curriculum, but can be used by churches using another curriculum on Sunday mornings.
Honors the theory of multiple intelligences (first postulated by Howard Gardner), telling us that everyone is born with the capacity to learn in many ways but that each of us has preferred ways of learning. Verbal learners enjoy written and spoken words; logical learners enjoy reasoning and problem solving; visual learners often draw or paint and enjoy guided imagery; musical learners enjoy singing and playing instruments; physical learners enjoy sports, dance, games, and building; social learners enjoy talking, leading, and working in groups; self-smart learners enjoy working alone and reflecting quietly.