What can Kerygma 4 Kids do? Why is it needed for our kids?
The Church is beginning to mobilize to answer the call to the New Evangelization. Many dioceses are developing pastoral plans to help people encounter Christ anew and help believers begin to live a life of discipleship that reflects their baptismal call.
For catechists and faith formation leaders, the call to the New Evangelization is a call to incorporate evangelization into the faith formation process. Evangelization awakens a child to the Person of Jesus Christ and His saving work, opening the way for fruitful catechesis.
Without evangelization, catechesis may fall on deaf ears.
Educators, catechists and faith formation leaders are in need of resources to evangelize in the classroom. Kerygma 4 Kids is the perfect tool for the job! Kerygma 4 Kids provides:
-Lesson materials, videos, and a process for evangelizing children
-Guided meditations to help children personally encounter the risen Christ
-An age-appropriate proclamation of the Kerygma — the Good News of Christ’s salvific work
-An invitation to open their hearts and begin a personal friendship with Jesus Christ
-The language to help children share the Good News with others
What is unique about Kerygma 4 Kids is its method and approach: It is evangelistic. The process is personal and relational, it includes personal testimony, and it aims at conversion.
Through Kerygma 4 Kids, children will experience the nearness of God and Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for them in a personal way. Kerygma 4 Kids is designed to inspire the child to want to get to know the God who loves them. It puts the Gospel of Jesus Christ into conversation with their lives and lays the perfect foundation for missionary discipleship.
For the Leader...
Kerygma 4 Kids has been designed specifically as a supplemental resource to be incorporated into a parish or school catechetical program, or to be used at a retreat or camp. Kerygma 4 Kids contains one evangelization lesson for each grade. Each lesson has three segments which, as a whole, unfold the Gospel message:
-DISCOVER God’s Love
-UNDERSTAND Sin and the Good News of Jesus Christ
-RESPOND and INVITE Jesus into your Life.
The components of the Kerygma 4 Kids Leader’s Kit include:
-Leader Guides for each grade (Total 6)
-1 DVD: All grades (K-5) include 3 short videos per grade level
-Student Workbooks for each grade (Total 6)
Detailed Leader Guide
The Leader Guide is an essential piece that guides the facilitator in the evangelization process. It includes detailed notes for easy implementation.
The video lessons include engaging, age-appropriate presentations of the Kerygma and relatable stories told through animation. Each grade-level has three short videos (about 3-5 minutes in length, with an average total of ~9.5 minutes per grade).
The grade-level specific workbooks contain relevant discussion and engaging hands-on activities that support the lesson. Through the workbooks, students will delve more deeply into the Gospel message as it applies to their lives and learn how to share the Good News with others.