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Preparing to Teach a Kids' Discipleship Training Lesson
The KDT Teacher/Trainers
have the responsibility for teaching the lessons and Trainers will
assist. Meet with your Trainers Teacher/Trainers prior to each lesson.
Prayer is essential. Pray for wisdom and divine
guidance, pray your children, their parents, the Teacher/Trainers
and Trainers and pray for divine appointments during "Fishing Trips"
Identify Destination of each week's Journey using Visual Aids The
main concepts or goals are listed at the beginning of each week
of our Journey
Praise and Worship:
Songs have been identified to match the topics being
taught, lyrics are available in big print to assist the children
to sing the song. A Music sheet is available if you have a musician
working with you. If you are unfamiliar with the song feel free
to identify other songs from your country or area that may be more
"Back Track" (Review)
At the beginning of each lesson, review what you
taught in the previous lessons. Make sure the children have mastered
the concepts, practice and review before you teach new concepts.
Always review the Gospel Outline.
"Sword Play" (Memory verse)
Scriptures are listed at the beginning of each lesson.
Encourage your children to memorize the Scriptures as found in the
Gospel Plan. Write or print these verses and place them on the walls
of the classroom. We suggest that you select the version of the
Bible you will use and use it consistently to teach the children.
Understand the goals and destination of
next week's Journey:
The goals and destination are listed at the beginning
of each lesson review them with the Trainers to ensure that everyone
understands the objectives.
Finalize Your Lesson Plan for next week's
After you are familiar with the lesson, you may
choose to modify the lesson plan to better fit your needs and contextualized
the material. You may choose to include some of the optional teaching
activities provided. We suggest a team teaching, interactive approach
with all Teacher/Trainers, Trainers and students being involved
in the teaching of the session. Make sure all the Teacher/Trainers
and Trainers are clear about their teaching assignments. Teach them
the section of the Gospel Presentation for the next week's Journey.
Teach them songs or cadences. Practice any dramas or illustrations
that will be taught during the Journey.
When your lesson plan is finalized, list the materials
that will be needed and assign them to the relevant Teacher/Trainer
or Trainer. Feel free to substitute readily available materials
and new and creative ideas to make the lesson exciting and relevant
to the children.
A separate Encountering God Handout
has been produced with ideas and suggestions for that time at the
end of each teaching that allows time for God to seal His Word in
them through the Holy Spirit.
'Mystery Clues' (Witnessing Tool) are
designed to help the children in the initial weeks to understand
the lesson and provide an opportunity for them to witness using
what they have learned.
Plan your "Fishing Trips" ('On
the Journey Training) "Follow Me" 'On-the-journey training' takes
place each week during the lesson as children participate in role-playing,
verbalizing the Gospel, and learning to share with this week's Witnessing
Tool and then using their new Witnessing Tools after the lesson
to share the Gospel with others, at school, home or 'On The Journey'.
'Learn it, use it or loose it'
We believe according to Scripture, (Judges 16:26,
Matthew 2:2-7,) that children will play a major role in ushering
in the last great revival and our soon coming King Jesus.
With this in mind we feel that it is essential to
develop not only a Salvation curriculum to teach children how to
share their Faith but the fruit of the Spirit and so we have included
this teaching in this series to develop character in the children.