FAQ’s: resources for the liturgical year

Here at the ChYPs office we often get asked the same sorts of questions about resources and information. We have decided to start a new blog series focusing on these FAQs. The first of these focuses on resources that follow the liturgical year.

Q: What resources can you recommend that follow the lectionary or liturgical year?
A: Two excellent resources are ROOTS FOR CHURCHES and THE BIBLE CURRICULUM

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ChYP’s Ministry office subscribes to Roots Magazine. Each week ROOTS provides ways to open the Bible to children and young people, exploring one of the readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and relating it to everyday life. The biblical focus is shared by the Adult & All Age magazine so that they can work together.

Each week the Children & Young People magazine provides:
an activity and a prayer to start your session
a storybook presentation of the Bible reading
simple starting points for exploring the meaning of the reading with children
a Bible study for leaders and young people to work through together
activities, prayers and craftwork related to the reading
a prayer to close the session.

In addition each week the Roots website features:
a Children’s Sheet with activities to do during or after the session
a short story exploring the week’s themes
templates for featured craft activities
additional prayers
selected texts from the magazine material to print out or adapt
links to archive content from past years in the ROOTS Resources bank
PostScript, which links the readings with current events, for adults and young people. features:
a Children’s Sheet with activities to do during or after the session
a short story exploring the week’s themes
templates for featured craft activities
additional prayers selected texts from the magazine material to print out or adapt
links to archive content from past years in the ROOTS Resources bank
PostScript, which links the readings with current events, for adults and young people.

bible curriculumTHE BIBLE CURRICULUM products help children work towards goals such as

• understanding that the Old Testament was written before Jesus was born and the New Testament after.
• seeing how the entire Bible story tells of God’s redemptive plan for mankind.
• becoming familiar with the names of the books of the Bible.
• understanding which books are in the Old Testament and which books are in the New.
• grouping the books of the Bible into Prophetic books, Letters, etc.
• having a basic knowledge of what each biblical book is about.

You can find out more about the Bible Curriculum and purchase resources here

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