Kerygma 4 Kids Children's Evangelization Program

Kerygma 4 Kids Children's Evangelization Program

Author:  Anita Houghton
Publisher:  ministry23
SKU: K4K
Kerygma 4 Kids is a series of dynamic evangelization lessons for children grades Kindergarten through 5th. In one lesson for each grade, it proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ to children in a unique and engaging way. Using Scripture, guided meditation and facilitated discussion, Kerygma 4 Kids helps children encounter Christ personally and presents the Kerygma – the Good News that Jesus died and rose to save us from sin – in an age-appropriate way. Animated videos and engaging activities reinforce the Gospel message, lead the child into a deeper friendship with the risen Christ, and equip them to share the Good News with others.

IMPRIMATUR and NIHIL OBSTAT: Most Rev. Arturo Cepeda, Censor Librorum, Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit, July 13, 2016.

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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.

Animated Videos
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).

Engaging Workbooks
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.

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Publisher ministry23
Author Anita Houghton
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Anita Houghton

Anita Houghton is a Regional Coordinator of Catechetical Programming and Formation in the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis in the Archdiocese of Detroit, providing formation and training to lay ministers and catechists, particularly in the area of evangelization. Prior to joining the Archdiocese, she was the Director of Religious Education at St. Sylvester Church in Warren. Anita is also a part-time faculty member at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, teaching courses in Sacred Scripture.

She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science both from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and a Master of Arts Degree in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Anita is also a Lay Associate of the Companions of the Cross, a Roman Catholic community of priests and lay people dedicated to the renewal of the Church through dynamic evangelization.

Anita is married and has three college-aged children. She and her husband, Deacon Mike Houghton, are members of St. John Vianney Parish in Shelby Township Michigan, where together they lead RCIA and other adult formation ministries.

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Kerygma 4 Kids Children's Evangelization Program - Starter Kit Starter kit includes: 1 K4K-DVD (each grade included on one DVD), 1 leader guide, 1 workbook for each grade (6) Kerygma 4 Kids is a series of dynamic evangelization lessons for children grades Kindergarten through 5th. In one lesson for each grade, it proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ to children in a unique and engaging way. Using Scripture, guided meditation and facilitated discussion, Kerygma 4 Kids helps children encounter Christ personally and presents the Kerygma – the Good News that Jesus died and rose to save us from sin – in an age-appropriate way. Animated videos and engaging activities reinforce the Gospel message, lead the child into a deeper friendship with the risen Christ, and equip them to share the Good News with others. IMPRIMATUR and NIHIL OBSTAT: Most Rev. Arturo Cepeda, Censor Librorum, Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit, July 13, 2016.
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Kerygma 4 Kids Children's Evangelization Program - Full Kit Kit includes: 6 K4K DVDs, 1 leader guide, and 1 workbook for each grade Kerygma 4 Kids is a series of dynamic evangelization lessons for children grades Kindergarten through 5th. In one lesson for each grade, it proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ to children in a unique and engaging way. Using Scripture, guided meditation and facilitated discussion, Kerygma 4 Kids helps children encounter Christ personally and presents the Kerygma – the Good News that Jesus died and rose to save us from sin – in an age-appropriate way. Animated videos and engaging activities reinforce the Gospel message, lead the child into a deeper friendship with the risen Christ, and equip them to share the Good News with others. IMPRIMATUR and NIHIL OBSTAT: Most Rev. Arturo Cepeda, Censor Librorum, Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit, July 13, 2016.
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Kerygma 4 Kids DVD DVD includes lessons for Kindergarten through 5th grade.
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Kerygma 4 Kids: Kindergarten - Leader Guide Kindergarten – Jesus is Your Light Kindergartners explore the theme of light and darkness to help them understand that Jesus is the light of the world who takes away the darkness of sin and draws us close to the Father. The death and resurrection of Jesus is compared to a seed that dies to give a plant new life.
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Kerygma 4 Kids: Kindergarten - Workbook Kindergarten – Jesus is Your Light Kindergartners explore the theme of light and darkness to help them understand that Jesus is the light of the world who takes away the darkness of sin and draws us close to the Father. The death and resurrection of Jesus is compared to a seed that dies to give a plant new life.
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Kerygma 4 Kids: Kindergarten Workbook - 15 Pack Purchase a pack of 15 student workbooks. Save $10 when you buy a pack!
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Kerygma 4 Kids: Grade 1 - Leader Guide Grade 1 - Jesus is Your Friend The First Grade lesson explains that many things can make us happy, but nothing compares to the happiness God can give us. Jesus desires our friendship so much that He gave His life for our sins so that we can stay close to God and remain in His friendship forever. When we're friends with Jesus, God's power and love is present in our lives.
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Kerygma 4 Kids: Grade 1 - Workbook Grade 1 – Jesus is Your Friend The First Grade lesson explains that many things can make us happy, but nothing compares to the happiness God can give us. Jesus desires our friendship so much that He gave His life for our sins so that we can stay close to God and remain in His friendship forever. When we’re friends with Jesus, God’s power and love is present in our lives.
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Kerygma 4 Kids: Grade 1 Workbook - 15 Pack Purchase a pack of 15 student workbooks. Save $10 when you buy a pack!
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Kerygma 4 Kids: Grade 2 - Leader Guide Grade 2 – God Knows Your Name Second Graders learn that the most important part of their preparations to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist is to get to know Jesus. In this lesson, children begin to experience the personal love of God in very tangible ways. They also explore the consequences of sin and the Good News that Jesus died on the cross to take the punishment for our sins. The lesson emphasizes the significance of the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist and the role they play in their friendship with Jesus.
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Kerygma 4 Kids: Grade 2 - Workbook Grade 2 – God Knows Your Name Second Graders learn that the most important part of their preparations to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist is to get to know Jesus. In this lesson, children begin to experience the personal love of God in very tangible ways. They also explore the consequences of sin and the Good News that Jesus died on the cross to take the punishment for our sins. The lesson emphasizes the significance of the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist and the role they play in their friendship with Jesus.
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Kerygma 4 Kids: Grade 2 Workbook - 15 Pack Purchase a pack of 15 student workbooks. Save $10 when you buy a pack!
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Kerygma 4 Kids: Grade 3 - Leader Guide Grade 3 – Jesus is Your Shepherd The Third Grade lesson draws on the common experience of encountering a puppy. Just as a puppy’s love never seems to run out, Jesus’ love for us never runs out. Using the parable of the lost sheep, children experience the love of the Good Shepherd and then explore Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Not only is Jesus the Good Shepherd, Jesus is also the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
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Kerygma 4 Kids: Grade 3 - Workbook Grade 3 – Jesus is Your Shepherd The Third Grade lesson draws on the common experience of encountering a puppy. Just as a puppy’s love never seems to run out, Jesus’ love for us never runs out. Using the parable of the lost sheep, children experience the love of the Good Shepherd and then explore Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Not only is Jesus the Good Shepherd, Jesus is also the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
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Kerygma 4 Kids: Grade 4 - Leader Guide Grade 4 – You Are God’s Work of Art The Fourth Grade lesson uses the theme of art to help children see God as the Divine Artist who lovingly fashioned them like a piece of art. The theme continues as children explore the consequences of sin by seeing how sin is like splashing black paint all over a beautiful work of art. God loves us even when we sin, and He sent Jesus to save us. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, the stains of sin are wiped away and our relationship with the Father is restored.
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Kerygma 4 Kids: Grade 4 - Workbook Grade 4 – You Are God’s Work of Art The Fourth Grade lesson uses the theme of art to help children see God as the Divine Artist who lovingly fashioned them like a piece of art. The theme continues as children explore the consequences of sin by seeing how sin is like splashing black paint all over a beautiful work of art. God loves us even when we sin, and He sent Jesus to save us. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, the stains of sin are wiped away and our relationship with the Father is restored.
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Kerygma 4 Kids: Grade 4 Workbook - 15 Pack Purchase a pack of 15 student workbooks. Save $10 when you buy a pack!
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Kerygma 4 Kids: Grade 5 - Leader Guide Grade 5 – Jesus is Your Valentine Fifth Graders explore the deep and personal love of Jesus through a Valentine’s Day theme. When Jesus says, “Be mine,” He really means it. Jesus is neither too busy for us, nor is He distant. Jesus is very near, and He delights in us. The story of Adam and Eve and the fall of man are introduced to help children understand the source of sin, the consequences of sin for the human race, and the necessity of Jesus for our salvation. Through His death and resurrection, Jesus reversed the effect of Adam and Eve’s disobedience in the garden, making Heaven possible for each of us.
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Kerygma 4 Kids: Grade 5 - Workbook Grade 5 – Jesus is Your Valentine Fifth Graders explore the deep and personal love of Jesus through a Valentine’s Day theme. When Jesus says, “Be mine,” He really means it. Jesus is neither too busy for us, nor is He distant. Jesus is very near, and He delights in us. The story of Adam and Eve and the fall of man are introduced to help children understand the source of sin, the consequences of sin for the human race, and the necessity of Jesus for our salvation. Through His death and resurrection, Jesus reversed the effect of Adam and Eve’s disobedience in the garden, making Heaven possible for each of us.
$3.95
Kerygma 4 Kids: Grade 5 Workbook - 15 Pack Purchase a pack of 15 student workbooks. Save $10 when you buy a pack!
$49.95