The Kids Church Cookbook cooks up Karl Bastian's secrets for what it takes to be a Chef of the Word of God -- and he should know, having served up over 1,000 Kids Church services! This resource is loaded with insightful instruction and practical training that will help both beginners and veterans.
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There are 7 individual training installments to The Kids Church Cookbook. It includes an idea-packed and training-rich 279-page PDF as the "main course," along with a "side dish" consisting of seven 30+ minute Training Videos called "The Kids Church Cooking Show."
Part 1: Called to be a Chef of God's Word establishes your role as a Chef of God's Word and lays the foundation for the rest of the book. It is loaded with tips and secrets on planning, launching and running a successful children's church as well as addressing the issue of whether of not to have a kids church in the midst of a resurgence of emphasis on family ministry.
Part 2: Setting the Mood helps you create an atmosphere where kids can't help but learn. Develop your personal presence, get tips regarding discipline, and explore how to promote and launch your children's church service.
Part 3: Developing the Recipe notes that curriculum has its place, but should not be a crutch. After this unit, all you will ever need to teach children will be a Bible! Learn how to create powerful lessons from any passage of scripture. Your presentation skills will be transformed as you learn how to develop your own recipes and formulate your own "secret sauce."
Part 4: Choosing Ingredients will help you to discover the best ingredients for Kids Church, many often overlooked. If your DVD player is your primary teaching tool, your kids are missing out on tastier ways of learning. A whole smorgasbord of ideas awaits you, so learn to bring your lessons to life!
Part 5: Getting Creative is especially for those who don't think they are creative, as this installment will have your brain exploding with ideas. Learn the secrets of creative people. This unit includes an EXCLUSIVE INVENTION of Karl's that will help even the most uncreative person create amazing lessons out of thin air!
Part 6: The Kitchen Crew will help you develop the upper elementary children from your ministry into leaders. Learn what happens back in the kitchen when you put kids in charge, as well as how to engage parents and other adults to help in children's church.
Part 7: Menu Planning will equip you to develop a master strategy for making disciples of the children in your stewardship. Kids Church may be fun, but now it will be strategic as well. After all, a true Chef has a master plan for the spiritual health of the children in his or her care!
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