From Shawn Bolz, author of Translating God, comes an emotionally intelligent and spiritually relevant story that equips youth of all ages to tap into God's heart and hear His voice in their lives. Growing Up with God is the story of Maria and Lucas, two best friends who are on the journey of discovering themselves in the very normal but also epic journey of hearing from God. Maria has a life-changing moment at summer camp when she hears from God for the first time. He tells her something beyond belief, that she is going to be an actor! And not in 20 years as an adult, but that she can pursue her acting career now. Lucas is a boy with a one-track mind: soccer is his life. The only thing more important than soccer is his relationship with God. Lucas is learning to listen to God's heart, even if that means befriending the weird new kid in school. Maria and Lucas find themselves on a true adventure that causes them to grow in their connection to God, each other, and make new friends along the way. It's a journey of doubt and frustration followed by joy in the very real pursuit of learning what it is to walk in relationship with Jesus. Shawn has taken his gift of teaching on the prophetic and presents it in a way that children of all ages can experience. When He speaks, everyone gets to hear Him and see powerful and wonderful things happen through their faith. This book was created to work alongside the Growing Up with God Workbook, which can be used by individuals or Sunday school groups.
Filled with images taken directly out of the chapter book and workbook. Coloring these pages helps children connect to the story on a deeper level while they express themselves artistically. Coloring is a fun component when students are studying Growing Up with God!
An accompaniment for Growing Up with God, this workbook will encourage your kids to practice hearing God's voice. Not only does this workbook teach children how to listen to God, it also gives them the tools they need to support and believe in themselves and each other. In each section that relates to a chapter in Growing Up with God, your children will find:
- A reminder of what was in the chapter
- A true story from a kid their age about how he or she encountered God
- Three important things to know about God's voice
- Bible verses to back up the teaching
- Questions for them to think about and answer
- A prayer
- Illustrations from the book to keep the content focused and exciting
Ideal for use in Sunday school, VBS, small groups, and home study settings.
This kit is a tool for parents and teachers to empower future generations with a foundational relationship with Jesus—one that causes them to know their true spiritual identity and operate in the fullness of God's love.Includes:
- 1 Book
- 1 Workbook
- 1 Coloring Book
- 1 Teacher's Guide
- 10 DVD Sessions
- 1 BONUS: A full-colored poster of the Growing Up with God friends.
(The teacher's guide has more in-depth teaching and more children's stories that give a picture of how God may interact, group activities, group discussion topics, group questions, and activity pages. It includes various suggestions on how to teach the material, additional biblical content, and a parent's application guide)