FAQs

FAQs About Children’s and Family Ministry Products

Our FAQs contain questions about our Kingdom Quest, Kids Church and Faith Legacy Series curriculum that have been asked in the past.  There are also helpful implementation questions to get you started or to take your ministry to the next level.

For questions related to ordering or downloading our products, view our Customer Service FAQs.

Children’s Ministry FAQS

General Questions

What is the overall objective of this curriculum?
What type of music is used?
Where do I go to get answers to specific questions?
What special supplies will I need?
What special facility considerations are needed?
Can I recycle this material?
Can I see the curriculum in action?
How do I get the material?
Can any denomination use this? 

Kingdom Quest Questions

What happens in Kingdom Quest?
For what age groups is Kingdom Quest available?
How can grades 1-4 use the same Kingdom Quest materials?
What do I get when I download Kingdom Quest?
How can you help me implement Kingdom Quest?

Kids Church Questions

What happens in Kids Church?
How do I use Kids Church?
Kids Church can make a simple summer Sunday School experience.
How can you help me implement Kids Church?

Family Ministry FAQs

Faith Legacy Questions

What is the overall objective of the Faith Legacy Series?
What is a Blessing Event?
Where can these Faith Legacy Steps be held and how often?

Answers to General Questions

What is the overall objective of the curriculum?

In one word, we call it active discipleship. Five key goals of this approach are the following:

Equipping for Ministry
It’s more than just giving information. It’s giving a mission. Kids need to be equipped to take their faith into their weekly activities. Kids are ministers, too!

Centering on Jesus
We try to point to Jesus in every lesson as the living Savior who brings the power of forgiveness and new life. “We spread the message about Christ as we instruct and teach everyone with all the wisdom there is. We want to present everyone as mature Christian people” (Colossians 1:27-29, GW).

Learning with Fun
Kids learn best when having fun. Using items from potatoes to water squirters, from games to drama, kids are encountering Gods’ Word in a language they can understand: creative fun!

Building on Relationships
Jesus changed lives because he loved people and got to know them. We use small group settings and build relationships among kids and their shepherds.

Adjusting for Flexibility
This curriculum expects to be changed and modified to better fit your church or setting. It’s easy to edit and shape according to your strengths.
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What type of music is used for Kingdom Quest and Kids Church?

Both curricula are designed for you to use musical selections and resources that you choose. You shape your children’s ministry and worship music by using resources you already have and the kids prefer.

We have partnered with God’s Kids Worship to provide worship music options for you. God’s Kids Worship offers innovative and easy-to-use worship & music products for children’s ministries.

We also offer Children’s Worship CD’s by Angela Naeve.

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Where do I go to get answers to specific questions?

If you have questions not addressed in our Free Implementation Handbook, call us at 888.549.8687. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Central Time. You can also email us at info@kidskountpublishing.com.

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What special supplies will I need?

The supply lists for each age group will vary. Enlist a Supply Coordinator for each age group to gather supplies. It’s fun to partner with someone who likes to shop or put your list up and have members partner with you to donate items needed. Many supplies can be borrowed from people within your church. As much as possible, we try to use materials that are easily available around the home.

A few basic costumes are required for Bible characters. We offer a Sew-It-Yourself Bible Costumes DVD to help you create simple costumes and drama accessories for your children’s ministry. Video excerpts are often used. You would also do well to order a quality puppet. We offer several puppets that we use and recommend for your children’s ministry.

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What special facility considerations are needed?

For Kingdom Quest, you will need one large meeting area where all first through fourth graders can gather for large group. An ideal setting would include a stage with a sound system and focused lighting. Dream big!

You will also need various spaces where small groups of six to ten kids and their shepherds can meet. Think about using dividers to section rooms, sitting on the floor with round table cloths, or using beanbags instead of chairs.

For Kids Church, you will need an area for a large group to meet and worship. Some of the large group games might be held in the same space or moved to a more open area (outside if climate permits). Think out of the box…literally!

Raise the value of your children’s ministry by making your facility more child-friendly and creatively decorated. When you grow in attendance, be prepared to ask the adults for more space.

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Can I recycle this material?

Certainly. For example, Kingdom Quest Grades 1-4 leads children through the Bible four times in four years. After that, you can use the same material again, this time with your own edits and applications. A whole new group of children will experience it for the first time. Each year includes 58 lessons so you can arrange them to fit your calendar.

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Can I see the curriculum in action?

Yes. Occasionally, we offer a guest weekend when you can experience Kingdom Quest and Kids Church in person. Please check out our guest sunday information and dates.

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How do I get the material?

You can order it online free of charge and download the material. From that, you would then print a set of originals, make photocopies, and place them in individual notebooks to give to your leaders.

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Can any denomination use this?

Yes. Lessons are given to you in a Word document format so that you can customize each one to fit your church denomination and children’s ministry program. Along with many different Lutheran denominations using our curriculum, Methodist, Baptist, Southern Baptist, Christian, Non-denominational, Presbyterian, and Wesleyan are having great success in their ministries.

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What happens in Kingdom Quest?

Kingdom Quest is our active discipleship model of Sunday school. It replaces yesterday’s model of paper and pencil activity where one teacher did all the teaching. Now there are specialists like a large group leader. Our format gathers students into a large group for creative Bible presentation and breaks them into small groups for personal application. You may view a free lesson for each age group.

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For what age groups is Kingdom Quest available?

Ages 2 & 3
Children begin with a puppet presentation and the Bible event. In their small groups, they reinforce the Bible truth through a snack, craft, game, songs, and even acting out the Bible event themselves.

Ages 4-5-K
In the large group presentation, children are captivated by special storytelling techniques, audience participation drama or even an occasional costumed character.

In small groups, children rehearse the Take Home Point as they move from game to snack and to craft. A puppet helps the kids leave with the main point.

Grades 1-4
Children begin in their small groups with a learning readiness activity. This grabs their attention and helps them build friendships.

Then all groups come together for a creative presentation of the Bible event. A humorous puppet interacts with kids through a dilemma that is solved by the lesson that is taught. The large group presentation delivers solid Biblical content through interactive storytelling techniques.

Kids return to their small groups to investigate the Bible and discuss application. A learning craft, snack or game helps the take home point stick!

Grades 5 & 6
Students discuss topics relevant to the preteen years. Lessons begin with small group activities that help kids build friendships.

Small groups gather for a large group presentation using a dramatized character and audience participation.

Kids return to their small groups to investigate the Bible and discuss application. Often the take home point is reinforced with an age-appropriate art project, snack, or game.

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How can grades 1-4 use the same Kingdom Quest materials?

Developmentally, there is quite a span between first and fourth graders. But if you put them all together for a large group Bible presentation, they all will thoroughly enjoy it and learn from it. When in small groups, shepherds tune into the kids and help each age level make application to their own lives. Shepherds can easily bend the application activity to fit the needs of that age group. It really does work!

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What do I get when I download Kingdom Quest?

First, you get all you need for your shepherds, small group leaders, large group leaders, and administrators. Secondly, each Kingdom Quest Grades 1-4 lesson comes with a “Shepherd’s Path,” “God Talk at Home,” and “Supply List.”

“Shepherd’s Path” is for shepherds in the elementary grades. This reproducible sheet helps them prepare for their weekly lesson by taking that topic and applying it to their own personal devotions for the week.

“God Talk at Home” is a reproducible sheet that goes home with kids in Ages 4-5-K and Grades 1-4. These sheets use the main point of the lesson as a springboard for family devotional activities. Each God Talk includes a creative activity that captures everyone’s attention around the learning point.

“Supply List” is included with each series.

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How can you help me implement Kingdom Quest?

Kingdom Quest is a dynamic, multi-sensory, Bible-rich curriculum that will revolutionize your Sunday school if implemented as designed. With your first purchase of curriculum, we strongly recommend the purchase of the “Solid Foundation” Implementation Kit”. Once you’ve laid the foundation, take your children’s ministry to new heights with the “Building Up!” Implementation Kit!

Free Implementation Handbook
Use this handbook for Kingdom Quest and Kids Church. Our Implementation Handbook is a useful, easy to navigate, go-to guide! Discover how to launch, implement and administer curriculum in every setting. Our handbook covers useful topics including tips on how best to introduce a new curriculum into your congregation, what to do during the 8-week flip chart countdown to Opening Sunday, and how to use the curriculum most effectively all year through.

Handbook chapters and materials include:

  • Getting Started
  • 8-Week Countdown Director
  • Supply Coordinator
  • Facility Adjustments
  • Small, Medium or Large Church Forms

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What happens in Kids Church?

Children gather for worship, active Bible discovery and prayer. In short, it is a worship and word experience designed for kids. Kids Church lessons fit a similar theme as Kingdom Quest for that week.

Two Kids Church materials are available. The younger level is designed for ages 4-5-K and may work to include 3-year-olds as well. The older level is for first through fourth graders. You may You may view a free lesson for each age group.

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How do I use Kids Church?

Kids Church works great as a second hour option for Children’s ministry.

Churches who have two hours of quality programming for children’s ministry usually experience a challenge enlisting enough volunteers to repeat their Sunday school for the second hour. Kids Church works wonderfully in such a setting. It is mostly a large group setting and uses fewer volunteers, and it easily incorporates helpers signed up just for a Sunday or two each month.

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Kids Church can make a simple summer Sunday School experience.

For a summer special, Kids Church could be used as a family worship and learning experience. It could even be used for an evening VBS.

Kids Church can be used for midweek programming.

Kids Church is flexible and coordinates with your Sunday morning theme if you are using Kingdom Quest.

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How can you help me implement Kids Church?

Free Implementation Handbook

Use this handbook for Kingdom Quest and Kids Church. Our Implementation Handbook is a useful, easy to navigate, go-to guide! Discover how to launch, implement and administer curriculum in every setting. Our handbook covers useful topics including tips on how best to introduce a new curriculum into your congregation, what to do during the 8-week flip chart countdown to Opening Sunday, and how to use the curriculum most effectively all year through.

Handbook chapters and materials include:

  • Getting Started
  • 8-Week Countdown Director
  • Supply Coordinator
  • Facility Adjustments
  • Small, Medium or Large Church Forms

Download Implementation Handbook now!

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What is the overall objective of the Faith Legacy Series?

Our objective of encouraging parents to nurture their child’s faith at home is threefold: 1. content, 2. motivation and 3. easy delivery.

  1. Each step gives easy to use ideas and plans for parents to use at home. Ideas from other parents in the group are shared during the discussion questions.
  2. Our Faith Legacy Series is every two years from Birth through Age 8. This helps parents develop relationships and hold each other accountable in these groups. For those who have fallen out of their nurturing plan, it gives them a chance to get back at it with more ideas.In Grades 5 & 6, we have retreats for Father/Son and Mother/Daughter to talk about topics related to sex and what it means to be a man or a woman.Topical evening workshops are held yearly for parents and teens from Grade 7 through 12. Topics include communication, responsibility, sex, honor, dating, spiritual maturity, and more.
  3. Wow, is this easy to use!
    • Only three sessions of DVD teachings interspersed with small group discussions in Birth through Age 8.  A retreat for Grades 5 & 6 and evening workshop for each of the high school steps all come with lots of implementation helps.
    • It doesn’t require experts, but rather advocates (if you can run a DVD machine, you are set)
    • Implementation helps are included
  4. Blessing event takes 5 minutes during a worship service
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What is a Blessing Event?

Parents speak a personalized blessing over their child while giving the child a blessing object. Their child receives an object with symbolic significance to be kept in his or her Faith Chest, which symbolizes the treasure of faith in the child’s heart. This blessing event takes place in a worship service so the whole church can better support parents helping their children know, love and follow Jesus.

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Where can these Faith Legacy Steps be held and how often?

From birth thru Age 8, each step consists of 3 DVD sessions and a blessing event in each step. There is a step at birth, age 2, age 4, age 6, and age 8. These can be held at church or in one of the participant’s homes.

Check out a sample schedule of how a church can use all five steps throughout the calendar year.

In Grades 5 & 6, a parent and child attend either a father/son retreat or mother/daughter overnight retreat. These are held at church, a camp, or an offsite facility.

From Grade 7 thru High School, parents and their children attend workshops to discuss age-appropriate topics. There is a step each year from Grade 7 through Grade 12. These can be held at church.

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