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Defining Providence

Purpose

Could you give a clear, concise definition of the providence of God? Do you think a 6th grader could? Try to fill in the blanks below:

Providence Definition - Blank

The above definition of providence is used throughout the My Purpose Will Stand curriculum. It helps students learn incrementally 1) What God’s providence is; 2) The extent of His providence; and 3) How to respond to His providence.

We asked the author, Sally Michael, a few questions about the newly-revised curriculum:

Q: Why is the providence of God such an important concept for children to learn and understand?

A: Understanding God’s providence gives a person a place of security in all the circumstances of life. If children understand everything is under God’s constant care, they have the foundation for learning that they can trust God.

Q: What is your hope for students who learn about God’s providence?

A: My hope is that children will have the understanding that nothing escapes God’s notice but everything is under His sovereign care, leading them to have the confidence that they can trust God in all circumstances.

Q: What was your main objective in revising the lessons, which were previously written for 2nd through 6th grade classes?

A: My main objective was to specifically target 6th grade students, using appropriate activities and teaching illustrations that match a 6th graders’ intellectual comprehension. In so doing, I was able to answer some critical questions about God’s providence that 6th graders would ask such as, “If God is sovereign, why pray?” and “If God is sovereign does man have real choices?”.

Learn more about My Purpose Will Stand or view curriculum samples.


By the end of 40 Lessons, the majority of students will have this helpful definition memorized:

Providence Definition - Complete

The Bridge Ministry: Reaching Children in the City

Ever wonder how other people and churches are implementing the Children Desiring God curriculum? The Bridge, a ministry of Southwest Church in Topeka, Kansas, included a Bible study outreach program that used Children Desiring God curriculum. This video shares how Chris Stewart and his team used Children Desiring God material in their ministry, and how families benefitted from exposure to God-centered teaching. (more…)

Thank you for calling CDG… How May I Help You?

Recently we said goodbye to our longtime customer service representative, Jim. You might be wondering, “Who is going to help me order curriculum?” Never fear! We are very pleased to introduce you to the newest members of our customer service team, Holly and Annie.

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Coming Soon: My Purpose Will Stand

Purpose Coming Soon

***This resource is now available!***


We are pleased to announce that the revised version of My Purpose Will Stand will be available in mid-July.


My Purpose Will Stand:
A Study for Children on the Providence of God

Lessons: 40
Target Grade: 6th Grade
Grade Range: 5th Grade – 6th Grade
English Standard Version

God is present and active in the world, orchestrating all things to serve His eternal purposes. All His purposes are good and right, and are accomplished with perfection. As the Sovereign Creator of the world (and everything in it!) God has the right, power, wisdom, and righteousness to rule the universe.

The goal of My Purpose Will Stand is to so reveal God and His glorious work of providence that through the Holy Spirit’s work in the teaching of His Word, students would respond to God in faith as they look for God’s providence in all things—meditating on His works, seeing the big picture of God’s work in the world, and seeing the hand and heart of Jesus in all circumstances of their lives.


Watch our website for more information about products, pricing and upgrades for existing customers. In the meantime, learn more about the revised version:

Revised and Enhanced Curriculum from Children Desiring God

Children Desiring God's new CEP Curriculum

Children Desiring God is in the process of revising and updating our Sunday School curriculum. This is more than just a “new look.” After 15 years of curriculum publishing, our mission and vision have not changed. We still exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things so that the next generation may know and cherish Jesus Christ as the only One who saves and satisfies the desires of the heart.

But in our passion to see the next generations delight in Him, we’ve been working to improve the ways we equip teachers, engage students, and impact families. (more…)

On the Road with CDG – Update

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We shared previously about homeschool events where David & Sally Michael would be presenting the vision for God-centered ministry to children and parents. This week is our last event of the homeschool conference season:

David and Sally Michael will be presenting two workshops:

  • Friday, June 14, 11:45 am—Teaching the Bible to Spread the Supremacy of God in All Things
  • Saturday, June 15, 10:30 am—A Vision for Growing a God-centered, Bible-saturated, Christ-exalting Generation

If you are in the area, or planning to be at this event, we invite you to attend these seminars and to visit the Children Desiring God exhibit for a free informational DVD. The CDG team would love to meet with you and answer any questions you may have!

John Piper—Be Holy, for I am Holy: Delighting in the Holiness of God

John Piper shared this message at the Children Desiring God 2013 National Conference.

You can also read the transcript of Pastor John’s message.

Fighter Verses – A Resource for Bible Memory

Fighter Verse header

Most of you probably familiar with Fighter Verses – the Bible memory program developed for churches and families. Bethlehem Baptist Church has been using this resource since 1997 as a church-wide Bible memory program.

The plan is designed to memorize one passage per week for five years, which adds up to over 500 verses! The verses are strategically chosen to focus on the character and worth of our great God, battling against our fleshly desires, and the hope of the Gospel.

For those of you who are tech savvy, a phone app is available for iPhone®/iPad®, Android® and Kindle®. In line with John Piper’s exhortation about smartphones, this is one app to wield in fighting fire with fire.

Learn more about Bible memory at FighterVerses.com, where you can find the memory verse for the week, along with Bible memory helps, review tools, downloadable resources, songs, audio, and tips for launching a church-wide memory program.

Ideas creativas para aprender los libros de la Biblia

En un post anterior explicamos algunos ideas para enseñar los libros de la Biblia en su salón de clases. Esas actividades son muy bueno para los niños de 6 a 10 años de edad.

Tendedero

tendedero

Decargue la plantilla (PDF) e imprima para sí mismo

  1. Imprima la plantilla en papel 11″ x 17″
  2. Recorte en las líneas de puntos
  3. Doble en la línea verde

Tiendas

tiendas

Decargue la plantilla (PDF) e imprima para sí mismo

  1. Imprima la plantilla en papel 8.5″ x 11″ (puede usar un color de papel diferente para cada “grupo” de libros para distinguir entre los profetas, los evangelios, las cartas, etc.)
  2. Recorte en las líneas continuas
  3. Doble cada uno en la línea punteada

Palitos

Puede usar palitos de helados o depresores de lengua

palitos

Decargue la plantilla (PDF) e imprima para sí mismo

On the Move

CDG Move

After 14 years of sharing office space with our brothers and sisters at Desiring God, we are on the move. We have been so blessed over the years to share facilities, office supplies, staff lunches, morning devotions and much more!

It will be bittersweet to venture out on our own, but we are excited about what God has planned for the future of Children Desiring God!

Jim & Knight

While we move, our helpful customer service team will still be available to assist with any needs you may have. However, we will only blog on Monday, Wednesday and Friday over the next few weeks as we pack, unpack and get settled in our new space.

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