“See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father." - Matthew 18:10
“Kerygma 4 Kids was a HUGE hit today! The Catechists loved it and thought it was great for the kids. They said that the kids loved it and were extremely engaged in the content.”
Coordinator of Children’s Catechesis at Cathedral of Christ the King, Diocese of Lexington
Kerygma 4 Kids
Grade School Edition: Kindergarten - 5th
What is it and what does it do?
Kerygma 4 Kids is a new evangelization tool for children that proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ in a unique and engaging way.
What are the benefits?
Through Kerygma 4 Kids, children will experience the nearness of God and come to understand the cross of Christ in a deep and personal way. Kerygma 4 Kids will lead the children into a deeper friendship with the risen Christ and equip them to share the Good News with others.
Structure and purpose
Kerygma 4 Kids contains one evangelization lesson for each grade. It was developed to help you incorporate evangelization into your current faith formation program. Each grade-level lesson proclaims the basic gospel message through a unique theme which can be viewed below.
Elements of Each Lesson
Each grade-level lesson:
- helps children discover God’s personal love for them
- includes guided meditations on Sacred Scripture to help children encounter the risen Christ
- presents an age-appropriate proclamation of the kerygma—the Good News of Christ’s salvific work
- includes animated videos and engaging activities that reinforce the Gospel message
- includes an invitation to open their hearts to a personal friendship with Jesus Christ
- provides the language to help children share the Good News with others
To get a better understanding of how a typical Kerygma 4 Kids lesson flows, check out the Grade 2 example below.
Supplement Your Current Program with K4K
Kerygma 4 Kids is a perfect way to weave evangelization into your faith formation program or Catholic school religion curriculum. The 60-minute lesson can be used to kick-off the school year or to begin the season of Lent. Kerygma 4 Kids can also be used in a retreat setting or as a supplement to a Vacation Bible School program. It’s only 1 class on 1 day, any month of the year!
Sample Lesson - Grade 2
Step 1: Discover God's Love - 20 minutes
A) Show Video
B) Workbook Activity with Stickers
C) Guided Meditation
D) Workbook Activity
Step 2: Understand Sin and the Good News of Jesus Christ - 20 minutes
A) Show Video
B) Workbook Activity
Step 3: Respond and Invite Jesus Into Your Life - 20 minutes
A) Show Video
B) Workbook Activities
C) Closing Prayer
GRADE-LEVEL THEMES AND WORKBOOK SAMPLES
Kindergarten: Jesus Is Your Light
Jesus Is Your Friend
God Knows Your Name
Jesus is Your Shepherd
You are God's Work of Art
Jesus is Your Valentine
You as an educators, catechist and or faith formation leader are in need of resources to evangelize in the classroom. Kerygma 4 Kids is the perfect tool for the job!
For a Friend:
When you come across a great lesson or resource to help your students you want to share it with your peers. This is that great lesson!
For Your Parish:
Order for your Religious Education, as well if you have a school and receive a bulk discount!