“For over five years Marty Machowski's resources have been a mainstay in our children’s ministry, which serves approximately 600 kids per week. We have seen great spiritual fruit from its use in a wide variety of age groups (preschool to fifth grade) and class sizes (10 kids to 200). We love how every product points children back to the most important message of the Bible – God’s plan of salvation through the atoning life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ."  — Joshua Harris, Senior Pastor, Covenant Life Church

This three year curriculum takes kids (preschool, early and late elementary) through the Bible. And it includes lesser known stories than many curricula I've used. For example, the woman anointing Jesus' feet, Jesus' prayer in Gethsemane, Rahab's courage with the spies and Elijah fed by the ravens.

Every lesson (Old and New Testament) has a section called "Road to Emmaus" that reveals how the prophets point to the Messiah. In fact, everything about this curriculum points to Christ's work of salvation on our behalf.

Learn more about Gospel Story for Kids.

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Since most people who commit to Christ do so between the ages of 4 and 14, those numbers have become symbolic of reaching children and youth of any age with the gospel of Jesus Christ. If you’d like to read about the history and development of the 4/14 Movement, click here.

The 4/14 Window Movement is not an organization. It’s a grass roots movement, spread by word of mouth, by people who are committed to children and youth and raising them to be the next generation of leaders by empowering them to serve God in their lives.

There are several tracks to the 4/14 Window Movement. One of them is the 4/14 Family Challenge. You can learn more about the 4/14 Family Challenge here.

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Faith Legacy Series is a DVD-based family ministry curriculum that helps parents be effective spiritual nurturers in the home from birth through high school. Find samples and other materials here.

Here's what one church says about Faith Legacy. Read others.
We have been using the Faith Legacy Series since Spring 2008. We really love it for several reasons:

  • It equips the parents with resources and ideas for faith formation at home. Our parents have been crying for more resources.
  • Parents learn from each other and encourage each other to try things.
  • It helps us discover new leaders.
  • Blessings – Our congregation loves watching and participating in them and the parents love writing them. The kids beg their parents “when is my turn to be blessed in church”.
  • It continues to raise awareness in the congregation of the vital need of faith formation at home.
  • DADS! We have a great moms program already but this was an incredible way to bring dads into the the mix. They have really stepped up and are taking an active involvement in the process. 

Mary L., Director of Christian Education, Brookfield, WI

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Ben Freudenburg had a eureka moment. That moment led to a major shift in how his church accomplished ministry to children. Bringing wisdom and insightfulness to the sticky business of change, Ben gives very practical steps for a church looking to become more family-friendly.

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AuthorBoomer Roland