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Church-Shaped Curriculum and Resources for Churches

Hide ‘n’ Seek Kids:

for young learners, ages 2-5

Hide ‘n’ Seek Kids is the first of three curriculums in the Praise Factory family of curriculum. It is used with children, ages 2-5.

It present the 16 Praise Factory Themes as 16 Bible Truths.

There are 5 sessions of 6+ activities for each of these 16 Bible Truths– 80 sessions in all. Use as few or as many of the 5 sessions to teach each Bible Truth as you want. Each theme forms a unit that stands on its own. They can be used in any order you want.

Go to Curriculum Downloads for free downloads of the complete curriculum for each unit. You will find quick links to the hard copies found on amazon.com here, too.

Or, go to “Bits and Pieces” if you want to simply pick and choose individual stories and activities. (Most people do this! Easy to custom build just what you want.)

CURRICULUM NOW AVAILABLE:

All 16 Themes (80 sessions)

Learn even more here…

Deep Down Detectives:

for school starters, ages 3-7

Deep Down Detectives is the second of three curriculums in the Praise Factory family of curriculum. It is used with children, ages 3-7.

It present the 16 Praise Factory Themes as 70 Bible Truths.

There are 3 sessions of 6+ activities for each of these 70 Bible Truths– 210 sessions in all. Use as few or as many of the 3 sessions to teach each Bible Truth as you want. Each theme forms a unit that stands on its own. They can be used in any order you want.

Go to Curriculum Downloads for free downloads of the complete curriculum for each unit. You will find quick links to the hard copies found on amazon.com here, too.

Or, go to “Bits and Pieces” if you want to simply pick and choose individual stories and activities. (Most people do this! Easy to custom build what you want.)

CURRICULUM NOW AVAILABLE:

All 16 Themes (210 sessions)

Learn even more here…

Praise Factory Investigators:

for primary school kids, ages 5-12

Praise Factory Investigators is the third of three curriculums in the Praise Factory family of curriculum. It is used with children, ages 5-12.

It presents the 16 Praise Factory Themes as 104 Bible Truths.

There are 3 sessions of 8+ activities for each of these 104 Bible Truths– an Old Testament, a New Testament, and a Church History/Missions story for each, 312 sessions in all. Use as few or as many of the 3 sessions to teach each Bible Truth as you want. Each theme forms a unit that stands on its own. They can be used in any order you want.

Go to Curriculum Downloads for free downloads of the complete curriculum for each unit. You will find quick links to the hard copies found on amazon.com here, too.

Or, go to “Bits and Pieces” if you want to simply pick and choose individual stories and activities. (Many people do this. Easy to custom build just what you want.)

CURRICULUM NOW AVAILABLE:

Themes 1,4-8,10-12 (162 sessions) Work on new units in progress (sort of… read here about health update.)

Learn even more here…

Perhaps you are used to leaving the Bible curriculum to your children’s ministry partners at church. Now what do you do, with children’s ministry on hold for the foreseeable future in many parts of the world? Look here for some ideas for using Praise Factory materials at home, anytime, but especially during these times. Click here…

Church-Shaped Children’s Ministry Resources and Workshops

Praise Factory is dedicated to two kinds of resources: Church-shaped children’s ministry resources; and, Church-shaped children’s curriculum. This page provides you with many good resources to better understand both, as well as tell you how to register for the Praise Factory workshops. The materials listed here are the ones we most frequently give out and use with the hundreds of pastors, children’s ministry leaders and teachers who we speak to at conferences here at Capitol Hill Baptist Church and elsewhere. Free to download. Hard copies available through amazon. Click here to see the resources

 

Brand New Resource for Easter 

Just created this coloring book resource that helps children learn about the first Easter. Especially good for ages 3-8.

Click here to download.

Important Health Update

read more here…

 

Original Praise Factory Curriculum 

Hide ‘n’ Seek Kids, Deep Down Detectives, and Praise Factory Investigators are the second edition of the Praise Factory curriculum.

We think they include wonderful improvements over the original version. 

But because so many people are used to the original versions, we still offer them.

Get the full scoop on what makes the new version of Praise Factory curriculum different here…

Click here to go to the original curriculum…  

Companion Resources…with families especially in mind

Parents’ Corner

Praise Factory resources to use at home

Welcome, Parents! Did you know that you are the Number One reason the Praise Factory is here! We want to partner with you in teaching your children the wonderful truths about the Living God who we serve and who has saved us…and who we hope and pray will be their Savior, too.

This section will:

  • Introduce the Praise Factory family of curriculum to you
  • Provide you with a shortcut to the companion, take-home resources for each curriculum
  • Tell you about some other resources you might like

Go to Parents’ Corner…

Resource List from CHBC Booksale

helping parents fulfill their calling to spiritually nurture their children

A compilation of books for babies through high school aged kids and their parents. Also includes a useful articles in how to use books to encourage your children spiritually. Based off of the book fair held at Capitol Hill Baptist Church annually. Only offered for download because the resources get updated annually.

Praise Factory Music

music woven throughout the curriculum

Music is one of the most powerful memory tools God has given us. Anything set to music is more quickly learned and more likely to be retained–even into adulthood. By setting the Praise Factory Bible concepts and verses to music, children (as well as adults!) hold on to the very truths we are trying to teach them.

There’s lots of music and a lot to learn about Praise Factory music:

  • A section for the music from each of the three curriculums
  • An article explaining why the big difference between the ESV and NIV songs (quantity and quality)
  • And, a few, extra music collections you might enjoy

All mp3’s and sheet music are free to download

Go to Praise Factory Music…

Praise Factory Investigators Adventure:

the 16 Praise Factory Themes set to music

This musical adventure uses a detective flair to introduce the 16 Praise Factory themes through bluegrass, rap and everything in between. These 16 songs are also used as part of Hide ‘n’ Seek Kids, Deep Down Detectives, and PFI curriculums. Listen online. Free to download here or buy the CD through amazon.com. There is also a sing-along devotional songbook you can purchase through amazon.com as well.

Go to Praise Factory Investigators Adventure Resources…

 

Getting to Know and Getting Started with

Praise Factory Curriculum

Flyers and Pitchbook

overview materials

The Praise Factory Pitchbook and these individual flyers are a great place to get a basic grasp of the Praise Factory family of curriculum and how to custom fit it for your setting..

Praise Factory Pitchbook

pdf for download

purchase through amazon (coming soon)

Getting Started Slideshows

a quick, visual way to get  to know the curriculum

We’ve made a series of slideshows to help you to get to know and get started with the Praise Factory family of curriculum. Below each slideshow are some pdfs that will give you even more information. They are all excerpts from the books: From the Ground Up; and, Church-Shaped Children’s Ministry, both by Constance Dever. There are also some “vintage” video clips of each curriculum in use.

Getting Started: The Praise Factory Family of Curriculum

Getting Started: The Hide ‘n’ Seek Kids Curriculum

Getting Started: Deep Down Detectives Curriculum

Getting Started: Praise Factory Investigators Curriculum

Books 

samples and in-depth training for each curriculum

These resources will give you the closest look and greatest help in understanding and implementing any of the curriculum in the Praise Factory family.

The Praise Factory Tour book: A short, visual guide that explains the basics of the Praise Factory family curriculum and what it looks like to implement it in the classroom.

From the Ground Up: This resource filled with wisdom and practical advice for anyone wanting to create a children’s ministry program that makes the most of teaching opportunities at church, while supporting parents as primary spiritual care-givers of their children. It is especially useful for those implementing any of the Praise Factory curriculum. It includes not only tips for implementing each curriculum, but samples of each.

Curriculum Units: Each book of curriculum includes implementing tips as well as the curriculum instead. Download whole units in the curriculum download sections, or simply particular stories and activities in the “Bits and Pieces” section for each curriculum.

Full Curriculum Downloads/Amazon Quick-links:

Curriculum Bits and Pieces:

Available for free download or purchase through amazon.com  You’ll find them here in the Resource Catalog section.

Anchors Away

helpful tips for implementing the curriculum

You’ve left the dock, there’s wind in your sails, and you’re on your way with the Praise Factory curriculum. This section is dedicated to you. Time saving technology; tips for transitioning into the new curriculum; dealing with classroom behavior; storage ideas; and, much more is found in this section of the website.

Go to Anchors Away...

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