Barb Wooler, director of Crisis Response for Encompass World Partners, has developed a new curriculum to help young people understand the difficulties in life that they face. Below is information from encompasscrisisresponse.org.
Are your children and grandchildren ready to face a world increasingly hostile to them and to the faith you are working so hard to instill in them? If current statistics are true, and young adults are indeed leaving their faith behind with their childhood, the Church needs something in its arsenal to strengthen our children and youth. And this is what LEMONS is all about.
LEMONS is a new curriculum for “tweeners” – 4th through 6th graders – kids who are starting to face some pretty powerful “lemons” in their lives. From forces such as broken homes, bullying, increasing sense of isolation from too much screen time, and heightening anxiety and depression from all the many compelling voices of their culture giving conflicting information about where to find truth.
This fun 8-session curriculum is designed to help kids make lemonade out of the inevitable lemons that are coming their way in life. These lessons were built on a strong framework of biblical principles and emotional health best practices, and informed by interviews with gifted and experienced children’s ministry leaders who understand kids today.
WHERE TO USE LEMONS
LEMONS curriculum will fit great into any space that welcomes a theology of suffering and a biblical worldview:
- Sunday School
- Christian school
- Release Time
In fact, the curriculum can even be adapted for use in the home–like for family devotions–providing rich opportunity for conversation.
While hundreds of hours have been invested into developing and realizing LEMONS, we are offering it without cost. Why? Because we feel a great urgency to get this excellent material out there meeting needs and do not want money to be present an obstacle.
WHERE TO ACCESS LEMONS
To download the full LEMONS curriculum (8 sessions), just go to encompasscrisisresponse.org/resources/lemons
TIP: Start with the TIPS sheet. You’ll find a link to download it on the above webpage and it is also included in the zipped folder you can download.
For questions or further information, contact Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org .