New from CDG: Growing in Faith Together App

Children Desiring God Blog // New from CDG: Growing in Faith Together App
UPDATE: The Growing in Faith Together App is now available for both iPhone and Android. Learn more about the updated app.

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Children Desiring God is excited to announce the launch of the Growing in Faith Together App for iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini. The partnership between churches and parents is one of the key elements of a purposeful children’s ministry. Each of our revised, elementary Sunday School curricula feature Growing in Faith Together: Parent and Child Resource Pages (GIFT Pages) to help parents interact with their children about spiritual truths taught in Sunday School. These GIFT Pages provide parents a summary of what children are taught in class, discussion questions to help lead children to a heart response and an activity suggestion to reinforce the lesson themes or memory verse. As you diligently interact with your child about these truths in daily life, you may see your child grow in spiritual understanding and faith.

In the past, GIFT Pages (or take-home pages) were only available in the Classroom Kit to print for or email to parents. Now, with the revised curriculum project, GIFT Pages are also available in a bound booklet and the brand new GIFT App!

The GIFT App is a great tool for weekly discussions at home or on the go and keeping your children caught up if they are sick or traveling and miss Sunday School. GIFT Pages can also be used as a discipleship or devotional tool for parents even if their children are not currently studying a Children Desiring God curriculum.

Growing in Faith Together App Features

Lesson Overview

GIFT Pages start by providing the Main Ideas of the lesson, a Memory Verse for the week, Scripture the lesson is based on, a Summary of the lesson and Prayer Points. These resources help parents know what was taught in Sunday School and review the themes with their children. Children Desiring God Blog // New from CDG: Growing in Faith Together App

Discussion and Action

The As You Walk by the Way section provides discussion questions to help you  interact with your child about the truths learned in class and study them at a deeper level. The Action Step challenges children to act on the truths they learned in the lesson.

Children Desiring God Blog // New from CDG: Growing in Faith Together App

Curriculum Specific Activities

Each curriculum features a special activity for children to do or for families to do together. Activities include Scripture memory, journaling suggestions, real-life stories and more. Finally, the interactive Share Ideas and Get Ideas function allows parents to submit their ideas and suggestions related to the lesson with other parents.

Children Desiring God Blog // New from CDG: Growing in Faith Together App

 

GIFT Pages on the app are now available for the revised versions of My Purpose Will Stand and Jesus, What a Savior!. Additional curriculum titles will be added as the curriculum is revised.

The Growing in Faith Together App is available for iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini through iTunes. Once the free viewer is downloaded, you will be able to view samples of the GIFT Pages that are available for an in-app purchase of $1.99 per study.

Written by Rachel Golias

Rachel Golias

As a Resource Development Specialist at Children Desiring God, Rachel focuses on curriculum development, marketing, design and photography.

13 Responses to “New from CDG: Growing in Faith Together App”

  1. Kendal Barriere May 15, 2014 at 6:42 am #

    Android?

    • Amy May 15, 2014 at 7:52 am #

      I had the same question.

    • Rachel Golias May 15, 2014 at 10:57 am #

      Hi Kendal and Amy,
      I wish I could say it is available but unfortunately we are unable to develop an Android version of the app at this time.

      • Kendal Barriere May 15, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

        Bummer

  2. Joel Detlefsen May 15, 2014 at 8:52 am #

    This is great! We’ll definitely make our parents aware of this app. Thanks for developing this.

    • Rachel Golias May 15, 2014 at 10:58 am #

      Thanks Joel! We hope this app will be a blessing to the families in your church

  3. Sandra H May 21, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    Is there a way that churches can purchase this resource for the parents?

    • Rachel Golias May 21, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

      Hi Sandra,
      Thanks for your question. Because each curriculum is set up as an in-app purchase, iTunes does not currently have a way for you to gift the app to parents. The only option I am aware of at this time would be to give out iTunes gift cards to the parents. Hopefully we will be able to find a solution for this in the future.

  4. Logan Moline July 21, 2014 at 6:52 pm #

    I am wondering if you have a timeframe for when some of the other curriculum packages up and running with this app. We did “In the Beginning…Jesus” this year and are going to be doing “Faithful to All His Promises” next year. Any chance Faithful to All His Promises will be ready by fall?

    • Rachel Golias July 22, 2014 at 1:16 am #

      Hi Logan,
      We are releasing new curriculum titles on the app as the curriculum is being revised. This fall, we will be releasing How Majestic is Your Name. Unfortunately, Faithful to All His Promises will not be available until 2015.

  5. Logan Moline July 22, 2014 at 1:20 am #

    No problem 🙂 God is still faithful even without a handy app 🙂

    Blessings to you all at CDG

  6. Carol Jordan September 9, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    Please keep trying to get all of this wonderful stuff for Android! I am a grandmom who is very excited about ChildrendesiringGod.org. Thank you all so much.

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