The best part of volunteering at KidzLife is three-fold: I get to share my faith with the kids, watch their faith grow, and learn more about God through the lessons and the kids.
The lessons are deep AND wide, which makes it very easy to select what will work for my teaching style, the age of the students I will be teaching and the length of time I have for the lesson. Each lesson is in language that a wide age range can relate to and each one has a ‘hook’ that draws the students in right from the start. The lessons are written so a person could teach without a lot of preparation (if needed) but also a teacher could make it their own, adding their own teaching style and flair.
I have learned a lot about my faith by preparing for each lesson. And I have had a few ‘a-ha’ moments with Bible stories and text that have brought new light to my understanding. The fruit in the kids is huge... watching and hearing how they are growing in their own faith by understanding and digging deep into God’s word and how it applies in a practical way in their lives.
The lessons are substantial and do not spoon-feed kids. They speak to them in their own language, with interactive possibilities and discussions. The Power Points help the kids visualize what is being discussed, grounding the learning so all kids can grasp and join in on the lesson.
- Kim Baran, Large Group teacher, Grayson GA