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Frequently Asked Questions
These questions are answered for a typical church experience. Please contact us if you have any addition questions or need clarification. We are more than happy to help find a solution for your situation.
What does a typical night of KidzLife look like?
Every church is different, and you may choose to run your church program in whatever way it works for your facility. Many churches begin with coming-in game time (20-30 minutes), then announcements and large group lesson (30 minutes), move to small group time (30 minutes), then back together for worship (15 munutes). Some churches insert a missions component for and additional 30 minutes. Our mission materials (called Passport) are currently under development.
What’s involved with starting KidzLife?
Please see our Get Started page.
Is there any training provided?
Yes! We can help train your leaders in a few ways. Someone from your staff is welcome to attend our training session, offered each fall, just outside of Atlanta. That leader would, in turn, train your leaders. We are also able to send our staff to you at a minimal cost to you. Please contact us about the specifics of your church.
How does KidzLife mix with other parts of our children’s ministry?
Typically, KidzLife is taught as a Wednesday night program, from fall to spring, during the course of a school year. Leaders understand that they are committing to intentionally disciple their group for the school year. Consistency in attendance is key to the development of relationships. KidzLife is an in-depth study for kids, much like adults might study a book of the Bible in a small group setting. There is a clear focus for each KidzLife series, and kids will have a deep understanding of that portion of the Bible at the end of the year.
What age range of kids?
We offer a creative, Bible program for 2 year-olds through 5th graders.
How many weeks does it last?
Each series offers 25 lessons, which is perfect for a school year.
How long is the program each night?
Each evening’s program lasts one and a half to two hours.
How much does it cost?
Typically, a church will pay for one teaching packet, leader books, and leader bags. Leaders purchase their own t-shirts. Parents purchase their child’s t-shirt, Bible, Journal or Flashcards (2yrs-5th grade). The church also pays for teaching props, small group props, craft supplies, snacks for younger kids and candy to reward the older kids for Bible memorization. You can recoup some of these costs by charging a registration fee if that works for your church. Kingdom Cash is a completely optional component in which your church sends gifts to people in need, locally or internationally. This component is run by and paid for your church.
What is Kingdom Cash?
This is an optional “rewards program” for Bible verse memorization. We have found that kids need the instant gratification of a piece of candy each week when they recite their verse. But as an added incentive, some churches also give kids a Kingdom Cash dollar. Dollars are collected week after week. A few times during the year, kids have the opportunity to spend their cash on items that help others, such as mosquito nets for people in Africa, or Bibles for people in Nepal. Every church budget is different; items can be inexpensive or as elaborate as you can afford. Kids love giving to others, and you will be amazed, watching them work as a team, putting their dollars together to purchase larger items. Each church is responsible for organizing their list of items, purchasing, and delivering them. We are happy to make suggestions and answer any questions about what has worked well at other churches.
Why do you use the New International Reader’s Version of the Bible?
More than just memorizing words, we want God’s truth to penetrate our kids’ hearts. We want our kids to truly understand what the Bible says. In our research, we discovered that the NIrV is written on a third to forth grade level, so it is already “translated,” if you will, into kid-friendly wording. Therefore, we do not have to explain difficult words or concepts; they are already explained. For more information on the NIrV, please GO HERE.