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Training Resources

Find resources here to help familiarize you with the Praise Factory family of curriculum. You will find Quick Reference Aids, Resources of Greater Depth and In-Depth Resources to help you.

 

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I. Quick Reference Resources


A. Overviews

These overviews, part of the CHBC Children's Ministry Weekender Binder, can give you a quick glance at the basics of the Praise Factory curriculums

Overview of the Praise Factory Family of Curriculum

Overview of Teach, Take & Tell

Overview of Big Questions & Answers for little people

Overview of The Praise Factory

B. Curriculum Brochures

The brochures for each of the curriculums give you simple but good overviews.

Download the Teach, Take & Tell brochure

Download the Big Questions & Answers for little people brochure

Download the Praise Factory brochure

C. FAQ's

The FAQ section has answers to many of your questions.

Go to FAQs

 

II. Resources of Greater Depth

A. The Praise Factory Video Series

User's Guide to These Videos

The Videos

This video series provides an introduction to most of the elements we present at our CHBC Children’s Ministry Weekenders: our philosophy, an overview of the Praise Factory family of curriculum, and each of the individual curriculums. There will also be selected video clips of each curriculum being taught at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. At this point, these sample session clips are only for the elementary school curriculum (The Praise Factory). These session clips are "vintage" Praise Factory from a number of years ago, yet I think you will find them quite helpful. They are still some of my very favorites! We hope to soon add sample session clips for the two preschool curriculums (Teach, Take & Tell and Big Questions & Answers) as used at CHBC over the next few months.

Supplemental Video Resources

Beneath many of the video clips are related resources that you may find useful to look at as you listen to me talk. These resources are:

  • Resource samples from the materials that I reference
  • Relevant sections from Weekender Binder materials

Note: Not ALL of the Weekender Binder resources are included in the Video Resources. See the Weekender Binder section below for the complete set of those resources)

Foundations and Philosophy of Children’s Ministry

01 Introduction to The Praise Factory Video Series

Philosophy of Children’s Ministry: Capitol Hill Baptist Church pdf

02 Four Fundamentals from Psalm 66

03 Supporting Parents in Their Role as Primary Spiritual Caretakers of Their Children

04 Choosing and Using Resources: Teachers and Curriculum

05 Training and Caring for Our Teachers

The Praise Factory Family of Curriculum: Overview

06 Goals of The Praise Factory Family of Curriculum

Some Praise Factory Goals, Philosophy & Reflections

 

Overview of the Praise Factory Family of Curriculum pdf

How Praise Factory Family of Curriculum Developed pdf

07 The Organizing Principles of Praise Factory Curriculum

The Praise Factory Family of Curriculum: Teach, Take & Tell

for 2's and 3's

08 The Basics of Teach, Take & Tell (TTT)

Teach, Take & Tell Overview pdf

09 TTT Activities

Teach, Take & Tell Activity Descriptions pdf

Teach, Take & Tell Samples from Big Question 1 pdf

TTT Curriculum Formats: Regular and Extended Session

Teach, Take & Tell Curriculum Formats pdf

10 A Snapshot of a TTT Regular Session Format (1 - 1.5 hours--such as just Sunday School OR Church Hour)

Teach, Take & Tell Regular Session Lesson Plan Sample pdf

An In-depth Look at a TTT Regular Format Session

11 Introduction

12 Greet, Settle & Intake Activities

Intake Activities for TTT, Unit 1 pdf

13 Opening Circle Time

Classroom Song, verse 1 pdf

Classroom Rules, Preparing to Pray and Opening Prayer pdf

Big Question Chant and Big Question & Answer sign pdf

Big Question Song pdf

Big Question Action Rhyme pdf

Bible Chant pdf

Bible Verse and Song pdf

Story for Big Question 1 pdf

Pictures for Big Question 1 Story pdf

Big Question 1 Prayer pdf

Big Question #1 Songs pdf

Classroom Song, verse 2 pdf

14 Play Time and Suggested Reinforcement Activities

Story and Bible Verse Review Games (same as Intake Activities) pdf

Music, Movement & Memory Activities and Songs for Big Question 1 pdf

Take & Tell Crafts for Big Question 1 pdf

Story Corner Supplemental Bible Stories for Big Question 1 pdf

15 Closing Circle Time & Dismissal

Classroom Song, verse 3 pdf

Classroom Song, verse 4 pdf

Closing Prayer pdf

Big Question 1 Take Home Sheet pdf

16 How Much Do I Do?

TTT Extended Session Format (2-3 hours--such as Sunday School AND Church Hour)

17 Extended Session Format

Teach, Take & Tell Extended Session Lesson Plan Sample pdf

18 TTT Curriculum Resources

19 Shaping the Curriculum

20 Getting Started

Teach, Take & Tell Getting Started pdf

The Praise Factory Family of Curriculum: Big Questions & Answers for little people

for 3's -5's

21 Big Questions and Answers (BQA) Basics

Big Questions and Answers for little people Overview pdf

22 BQA Activities

Big Questions and Answers for little people Activity Descriptions pdf

Big Questions and Answers for little people Samples from Big Question 1, Concept 1 pdf

BQA Curriculum Formats: Regular and Extended Session

Big Questions and Answers for little people Curriculum Formats pdf

23 A Snapshot of BQA Regular Session Format (1-1.5 hours-such as just Sunday School OR Church Hour)

Big Questions and Answers for little people Regular Session Lesson Plan Sample pdf

An In-depth Look at a BQA Regular Format Session

24 Introduction

25 Greet, Settle & Intake Activities

Intake Activities for Big Question 1, Concept 1 pdf

Big Question 1, Concept 1 Story pdf

Big Question 1, Concept 1 Busy Hands Discussion Sheet pdf

26 Opening Circle Time

Classroom Song, verse 1 pdf

Classroom Rules, Preparing to Pray and Opening Prayer pdf

Big Question Chant and Big Question & Answer sign, Big Question Meaning Sign pdf

Big Question 1 Song pdf

Big Question 1, Concept 1 and Meaning Signs pdf

Big Question 1, Concept 1 Action Rhyme pdf

Bible Chant pdf

Big Question 1, Concept 1 Bible Verse and Meaning pdf

Big Question 1, Concept 1 Bible Verse Song pdf

Big Question 1, Concept 1 ACTS Prayer pdf

Big Question 1, Concept 1 Music, Movement & Memory Activities pdf

Big Question 1, Concept 1 Songs pdf

Classroom Song, verse 2 pdf

27 Play Time

Story Corner Supplemental Bible Stories for Big Question 1 pdf

28 Second Circle Time

Story for Big Question 1, Concept 1 pdf

Pictures for Big Question 1 Story, Concept 1 pdf

Big Question 1, Concept 1 ACTS Prayer pdf

Classroom Song, verse 3 pdf

29 Go & Tell Crafts

Big Question 1, Concept 1 Crafts, Weeks 1-3 pdf

Busy Hands Discussion Sheet pdf

30 Closing Circle Time

Classroom Song, verse 3 pdf

Classroom Song, verse 4 pdf

Closing Prayer pdf

31 Dismissal Time

Big Question 1, Concept 1 Take Home Sheet pdf

32 How Much Do I Do?

33 BQA Extended Session Format

Big Questions and Answers for little people Extended Session Lesson Plan Sample pdf

34 BQA Curriculum Resources

Big Questions and Answers for little people Samples from Big Question 1, Concept 1 pdf

35 Shaping the Curriculum

36 Getting Started

Big Questions and Answers for little people Getting Started pdf

The Praise Factory Family of Curriculum: The Praise Factory (K-5th Grade)

37 Praise Factory (PF) Basics

The Praise Factory Overview pdf

The Praise Factory Session and Activity Desriptions

38 The Structure of a PF Session

Opening Large Group Time

39 Opening Large Group

Pre-session Briefing and Prayer

Preparing for the Folder Hunt

Preparing for Story Telling and Drama Group

Welcome and Folder Hunt

Story Telling and Dismissal to Small Groups

 

Big Idea 1 Echo Chamber and Folder Hunt Resources pdf

Big Idea 1 Story and Outline pdf

Small Group Time

40 Introduction to Small Groups

41 Snack, Discussion and ACTS Prayer

Small Group Snack and Discussion Time

ACTS Prayer

42 Drama Group

Drama Group Prepares the Play

Big Idea 1, Week 1 Plan-a-Play Story Guide pdf

Speaker Sheets pdf

43 The Songs Groups

Hymn Group Preparations

NOTE: This clip shows an old version of the hymn, sign language and curriculum that is no longer available. Samples of the new version are found in the pdf files below.

Hymn Group Discussion and Song

 

 

Big Idea 1, Week 1 Scripture Verse Song Discussion Questions and Sign Language pdf

Big Idea 1, Week 1 Hymn Discussion Questions and Sign Language pdf

Big Idea 1, Week 1 Song Game pdf

44 The Games Groups

Games Group Discussion and Game

NOTE: At CHBC we combine the games group activities to fit the number of small groups we use. So, you will see the teacher using Story Review questions in their table-time discussion, but Scripture Verse questions and game during the game portion of the small group. Feel free to mix and match use of the curriculum like this and other ways at your own church.

Big Idea 1, Week 1 Scripture Verse Discussion Questions and Game pdf

Big Idea 1, Week 1 Story Review Discussion Questions and Game pdf

Big Idea 1, Week 1 Big Idea Discussion Questions and Game pdf

45 Big Idea Craft Group

Big Idea 1, Week 1 Craft Sheets pdf

Big Idea 1, Week 1 Craft Presenter Sheets pdf

46 VIPP (Very Important Prayer Person) Group

Sample VIPP from CHBC pdf

VIPP Clue Cards pdf

Big Idea 1, Week 1 VIPP Game pdf

Big Idea 1 VIPP Prayer Letter pdf

47 Closing Large Group Time

Purpose of Closing Large Group Time

Drama Group Presentation in Closing Large Group Time

Hymn Group Presentation in Closing Large Group Time

Scripture Verse Games Group Presentation in Closing Large Group Time

 

Big Idea Group Presentation in Closing Large Group Time

Post Session Debriefing and Prayer

48 Optional Kindergarten Format

49 PF Resources

The Praise Factory Resources Overview pdf

The Praise Factory Samples, from Big Idea 1 pdf

50 Other Ideas and Uses of the PF Curriculum

51 Getting Started

The Praise Factory: Getting Started pdf

B. The CHBC Children's Ministry Weekender Binder

This binder includes all the materials we give out at the CHBC Children’s Ministry Weekenders that we hold three times a year. It includes all of the information in the separate files listed below. We find that this binder is extremely helpful in introducing people to the Praise Factory family of curriculum and each curriculum in particular. It, along with the video series, is one of the very best ways to familiarize yourself with the curriculum. Yes, it is long (552 pages), but it is worth every page!'

FYI: Add tabs to your binders that correlate to major sections to make them much easier to use.

Download the whole document:

Capitol Hill Baptist Church Children’s Ministry Weekend Binder pdf


OR, Interested in just particular portions?

Here they listed as separate files:

All of the Introduction portion of the Binder as one file pdf

Or, choose the sections you want:

Table of Contents pdf

Philosophy of Children’s Ministry: Capitol Hill Baptist Church pdf

Book and Website Resource List pdf

Overview of the Praise Factory Family of Curriculum pdf

The Praise Factory Family of Curriculum: Pros and Cons pdf

How Praise Factory Family of Curriculum Developed pdf

 

Entire Teach, Take & Tell portion of the Binder as one file pdf

Or, choose the sections you want:

Teach, Take & Tell Overview pdf

Teach, Take & Tell Activity Descriptions pdf

Teach, Take & Tell Samples from Big Question 1 pdf

Teach, Take & Tell Curriculum Formats pdf

Teach, Take & Tell Regular Session Lesson Plan Sample pdf

Teach, Take & Tell Extended Session Lesson Plan Sample pdf

Teach, Take & Tell Getting Started pdf

Entire Big Questions & Answers for little people portion of the Binder as one file pdf

Or, choose the sections you want:

 

Big Questions and Answers for little people Overview pdf

Big Questions and Answers for little people Activity Descriptions pdf

Big Questions and Answers for little people Samples from Big Question 1, Concept 1 pdf

Big Questions and Answers for little people Curriculum Formats pdf

Big Questions and Answers for little people Regular Session Lesson Plan Sample pdf

Big Questions and Answers for little people Extended Session Lesson Plan Sample pdf

Big Questions and Answers for little people Getting Started pdf

Entire Praise Factory portion of the Binder as one file pdf

Or, choose the sections you want:

 

The Praise Factory Overview pdf

The Praise Factory Session and Activity Desriptions

The Praise Factory Resources Overview

The Praise Factory Samples, from Big Idea 1 pdf

The Praise Factory: Getting Started

Entire Other Children’s Ministry Resources portion of the Binder as one file pdf

Or, choose the sections you want:

The Baptism of Children: Capitol Hill Baptist Church pdf

Children's Church and Family-Integrated Worship pdf

Guidelines for Teaching Preschoolers pdf

Classroom Management for Elementary Age Children pdf

III. In-Depth Resources

A.Curriculum Introductions and Samples

The Teacher Binder Introductions and the first lesson of each curriculum is a great way to get an in-depth look at what each curriculum contains and how to use it.

1. Teach, Take & Tell

Teach, Take & Tell Teacher Binder Introduction pdf

Teach, Take & Tell Big Question 1 Lesson Plan-- Regular Session Format (1- 1/14 hour single session, such as just Sunday School or the Church hour)

Teach, Take & Tell Big Question 1 Lesson Plan-- Extended Session Format (2-3 hour double session, such as Sunday School AND Church Hour)

Resources Used in Teach, Take & Tell Big Question 1, both Lesson Plan formats

2. Big Questions & Answers for little people

Big Questions & Answers for little people Teacher Binder Introduction pdf

Big Questions & Answers for little people Big Question 1, Concept 1 Lesson Plan-- used for both Regular Session Format (1-1/14 hour single session, such as just Sunday School or the Church hour) and Extended Session Format (2 -3 hour double session, such as Sunday School AND Church Hour)

Resources Used in Big Questions & Answers for little people Big Question 1, Concept 1, both Lesson Plan formats

3.The Praise Factory

The Praise Factory Teacher Binder Introduction

Big Idea 1 Lesson Plan and Resources

Building a Praise Factory Binder