KIDZ Doctrine Training: Teaching Children
About Apostolic Doctrine
Burdened for children and their need to know and understand the basic teaching of Apostolic Doctrine, Brother Paul Brown approached his Pastor, Brother Robert Henson, in hopes of teaching a class to help instill these principles in his local church. From this passion and request, the KIDZ Doctrine Training series was born. This series has been designed to be a personal curriculum for children based on the Apostolic Doctrine. Whether it is taught in Sunday school classrooms, group settings or just at home by parents, this fully illustrated curriculum has been a blessing to children across the United States. With a Teacher’s guide, Student workbook, Answer key and all twelve lessons on PowerPoint, this series keeps students engaged and learning.
KIDZ Doctrine Training includes essential topics rooted and grounded in Apostolic Doctrine. “Watching children grow up into teenagers who did not know or understand why they believed what they believed, I felt it necessary to focus on ideas such as Oneness, the infilling of the Holy Ghost, and the second coming of Christ. Children and teenagers need to be able to explain why they believe what they believe.”
“While teaching this class at South Flint Tabernacle in Burton Michigan, I began refining the materials. My Pastor suggested I look into having them published. As I researched other possible materials I realized there was little adequate material on this subject.” Throughout this process I have had several individuals who have provided guidance and insight. My Sunday school director, Dr. Annita Harrison, along with my Pastor, and a graphic designer have worked diligently to bring this work into fruition. Although it has been published, refinements are continuing to be made.
At a recent seminar, Brother Brown offered many more ideas that could be included in the teaching of KIDZ Doctrine Training. “DVDs object lessons and songs are just a few things I would like to incorporate within the series.” Although it is currently geared for children between the ages of eight and twelve, he hopes to add another series for children ages three and six in order to better expand and scaffold their learning.
Brother Brown is currently completing his Bachelors in Early Childhood education. He has been able to put this training into action to enrich children’s ministry in a dynamic way. He currently runs a preschool and childcare program at a church in Howell and will be expanding this ministry to his home church in Burton. He is very excited and passionate about this ministry as well as the future of the KIDZ Doctrine Training.
To order or research the KIDZ Doctrine Training series, you may access the United Pentecostal Publishing House through its email address. https://www.pentecostalpublishing.com/ You may also contact South Flint Tabernacle by phone (810) 743-1710 or browse its website: http://www.southflint.org/contact.htm to gain more information. If the series is ordered through the church, a special discount is available depending on the number of sets ordered. The cost for one set is $35.00.
The above article, “KIDZ Doctrine Training: Teaching Children About Apostolic Doctrine” was written by Maranatha Gannon. The article was excerpted from Bro. Paul Brown.
The material is copyrighted and should not be reprinted under any other name or author. However, this material may be freely used for personal study or research purposes.
This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes, “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”