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Curriculum

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 activities.  

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 activities.  

CURRICULUM NOW AVAILABLE:

Themes 1-13 (184 sessions) Themes 14-16 available by August 2019

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 activities

CURRICULUM NOW AVAILABLE:

Themes 1,4-8,10-12 (162 sessions) More coming available in 2019 and later

Learn even 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

overview materials

These flyers are a great place to get a basic grasp of the Praise Factory family of curriculum.

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...

Church-Shaped Children’s Ministry

Flyers

overview materials

This flyer is a great introduction to the key concepts in Church-Shaped Children’s Ministry

  • Church-Shaped Children’s Ministry flyer (pdf)

Church-Shaped Children’s Ministry Slideshows

a quick, visual way to learn about Church-Shaped Children’s Ministry

We’ve made a series of slideshows that bring to life different aspects of Church-Shaped Children’s Ministry. These slideshows are part of the Getting Started section of this website. Why? Because it is so important to build any church ministry on the foundation set by your pastors. They are the ones who God has given you to serve not only the children and families, but everyone in your church.

Below each slideshow are pdf excerpts from the book: Church-Shaped Children’s Ministry, found in entirety in the Resource Catalog here.

Getting Started in Children’s Ministry   

 

Excerpts and Books 

Children’s Ministry philosophy and practical implications

Church-Shaped Children’s Ministry: This is the resource we use to lead our workshop in Washington, DC. It voices the philosophy behind our Children’s Ministry program here at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. It describes the pastoral leadership that is foundational to all we do and how that is fleshed out in practical terms. The “Getting Started” slideshows are born out of the materials in this book, as well as From the Ground Up.

Go to “Getting Started”

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

You can also download here two key articles from Church-Shaped Children’s Ministry that describes the core concepts behind this philosophy.

Church-Shaped Children’s Ministry Article pdf

The Path to Gathering Together pdf

 

DC Workshop and Resource Downloads

free, informative, thoughtful and practical… three times a year

Interested in learning more about Church-Shaped Children’s Ministry and the Praise Factory family of curriculum? Join us in Washington, DC for one of our free Praise Factory Workshop events. The next upcoming Praise Factory Workshops are: September 15-16, 2019, March 14-15, 202, and May 16-17, 2020.

Learn more or register here…

Here are the resources that we give out at the workshop in a bundled zip file. Maybe you can’t make it to DC, but you can read these where you are!

Workshop Resources:

A Little This and That