Our Assemblies of God churches are constantly asking for our help to provide them with newer, cutting-edge materials to capture the attention of their children and help teachers disciple them in God’s Word. AGTrust assists My Healthy Church in funding the development of these resources for every age level that churches can use for discipleship and training.
Three ministry tools for children, produced by My Healthy Church in partnership with AGTrust's Digital Initiative, received high praise from KidzMatter and Outreach magazines in their March/April 2015 issues.
KidzMatter named the Fire Bible for Kids and its free companion app and the Kid Bible Heroes app to its top 20 children's ministry resources for 2015. Meanwhile, the Fire Bible for Kids Devotional was selected by Outreach as a children's resource of the year.
"Our strategy for building a stronger discipleship model for children is getting noticed in the wider marketplace," says Sol Arledge Jr., AG chief operating officer.
Making the selections for KidzMatter was Ryan Frank, who serves as executive publisher of the magazine along with his wife, Beth. Frank is also vice president of innovation for Awana, a global ministry to children and youth in 30,000 churches around the world.
"There is an emphasis on recognizing the power of the Holy Spirit from cover to cover," Frank wrote about the Fire Bible for Kids. He then added, referencing the Bible's app, "The first time I saw it demonstrated, I thought my eyes would pop out of my head. It is amazing to watch the illustrations come to 3-D life!"
Frank, who has provided an adult Fire Bible to every member of the study group he leads in Marion, Indiana, also was impressed by the Kid Bible Heroes app, noting, "We absolutely love the idea of having these interactive stories available at any time. Where was this app when I was a kid?"
In nominating the Fire Bible for Kids Devotional on behalf of Outreach magazine, Steve Adams called it "a long-awaited answer for today's progressive child. This devotional offers a multilevel interaction that will capture their attention. The content and well-written daily readings are solid, with something that kids of all ages can apply to their lives. This book offers a full calendar year of Bible verses, short messages, and application activities to grow spiritually healthy kids.
"Hands down, the best devotional book I've seen in years," concluded Adams, who is the children's pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California.
For more information about how your church can use these three tools — the Fire Bible for Kids and companion app, Kid Bible Heroes app, and Fire Bible for Kids Devotional (and app) — to enhance your children's ministry, visit My Health Church.
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Exerpt adapted with permission of PENews. You can view the whole article here.
Future Resources: Digital Curriculum
Through the SECURING THE FAITH campaign, AGTrust is raising funds to help My Healthy Church produce digital Christian education curriculum and resources in a variety of formats for computer, tablet, iPod, iPad, iPhone and more.
Current Resources: Faith Case Series
Soon after AGTrust was formed in 2008, funding was provided for the creation and development of Faith Case: Investigating the Truth, a creative DVD curriculum for use in teaching children the 16 Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God. Children's workers highly praised the effectiveness of this product, and increasing demand has prompted the production of more Faith Case series. For more product information, click here.