FAQ

Frequently asked questions and the corresponding answers are clearly listed. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask your question by email or contact us by telephone. We will answer within 2 working days.

Is there also material for toddlers and preschoolers?

Out and about! did not make material for this age group. We recommend two methods.

'God made you'  Suitable for children from 3 to 5 years old. Just like Er, the method is out! a discovering teaching method.

Ten stories were chosen, ten months to work with one story, with a different approach four times for each story. For example in the story of 'The Prodigal Son', entitled 'A Son Comes Home', the themes are 1. Jesus tells. 2. Return home. 3. I'm so sorry, Dad and 4. Party!

Each processing follows a fixed pattern, which are indicated by recognizable icons: introduction / praying / reading the Bible story / if possible with a video / crafting / group discussion / singing or listening to a song / game and a reading tip. Copyable worksheets are included. The book ends with an overview of the songs per theme and the books per theme.

The booklet can be purchased from various web shops. The booklet itself costs € 6,50. The Picture Bible is € 29,95. The DVD € 8,95.

LIVE! booklets from the IBB. Suitable for children from 2 to 4 years old.
This is a method that offers 20 stories with processing at different age levels. Each story can be taught in four lessons.
We have been able to devise and test many of the processing operations :-)
Manual and CDrom € 50
20 B-books € 115
3 knee books € 40
5 DVDs € 60


We do not have our own building and therefore have no place for a vegetable garden. Can we still use the method?

Yes certainly. There are two options.
Option 1: You run the method without a vegetable garden.
You will miss out on fun and education, but you will continue to enjoy the other core qualities of the method. The vegetable garden lessons are standard with the package. You don't pay anything extra for that. You can use them later if necessary.

Option 2: Run the vegetable garden at a miniature level.
You need 7 courses for the vegetable garden program. For a group size of 15 children, we normally recommend courses measuring 1,5 by 1,5 meters. But the boxes can also be 0,5 by 0,5 meters. Then you only need two square meters of courses !!! You have less harvest and less work to do, but the children discover all the principles hidden in the vegetable garden lessons.
Two of those square meters are much easier to fit around the building. In a flowerbed, lawn or on the sidewalk at the entrance.
Or a member of the congregation who lives nearby makes part of his garden available.
The vegetable garden project can be realized with some creative thinking and good will.


We do not see it in the beginning to run with the vegetable garden, can we start later?

Hell yes. You can start with only the indoor classes without a vegetable garden. The vegetable garden lessons are an integral part of the schedule and you can add the vegetable garden elements to the children's work later.


With us the children only 20 to 30 minutes to the child service. Can we work with the method?

Hell yes. You continue to benefit from the core qualities of Er! through the Bible time, a processing and an Xpeditions.


We start in September with a new program, so can we start also with Let's go in that case?

Yes, that's no problem. In the timetable for schools you can see what the timetable will look like when you start in September. Click here.


Can we also work with this method as a family?

Hell yes. Find more information about this on the special page for families.


Can the method also be used in primary school?

Hell yes. Find more information about this on the special page for primary schools.


We regularly have special services so there is no child service. Can we still work with Let's go?

No problem. You can drop lessons, this does not detract from what the children get through the lessons of Er out! It is also a given that children do not always come to the (child) service. Nevertheless, we see that these children also benefit from the red lines that we highlight in the lessons over six years. These red lines are described on the last page of the timetable. Click here.


We have insuff-icient children's workers and run but 3 times per month can you still work with the method?

No problem. You can drop lessons, this does not detract from what the children get through the lessons of Er out! It is also a given that children do not always come to the (child) service. Nevertheless, we see that these children also benefit from the red lines that we highlight in the lessons over six years. These red lines are described on the last page of the timetable. Click here.


We have 50 children per age group. Can we then run with this method?

Yes, this can be done by occasionally dividing the group into smaller groups with their own supervisor. The youngest group is no problem anyway.
The eldest children in particular are supposed to study the Bible together and exchange ideas about it. Then it is nice that this happens in smaller groups, so that they can all have their say.
The younger children usually tell a Bible story, which can be done centrally. It is sometimes necessary to divide the group for active reports.


We only have 5 children in the age category from 5 to 12, can we still work with Let's go?

Yes, that's possible. In that case you can work with the material from the group of 6-9 years old. This also offers enough challenge for the older children. Conversely, it does not work. Lessons are too complicated for younger children.


The method seems very Jewish and focused on the Old Testament. To what extent do the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit receive suff-icient attention?

This method focuses entirely on the redemptive work of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit, both of which lead us to the Father heart of God. Jesus Christ is the foundation on which our faith and the Church is built, let the children discover this.

The importance of the OT
The whole OT teaches us why the Lord Jesus had to come to earth. The Gospel becomes much richer, much more logical to believe, if we let the history of God with the people of Israel sink in.
The OT also offers a great deal of practical life education, so that you can give flesh to faith in the practice of every day

Jewish or non-Jewish
The method is explicitly not a Jewish method. The method shows that we do not have to be a Jew to become part of the people of God.
We do make use of typical Jewish sources, such as the Talmud and publications of rabbis, so that we better understand the Bible from a cultural-historical perspective.

Develop love for the people of Israel
The method does pay ample attention to the special bond that God has with the people of Israel and the Jewish people as we know them today. More background on why we think this is important to our personal faith and how it fits into God's plan can be found in the publication, which appeared in the journal Israel and the Church of Christians for Israel. Click here to read the article.

Celebrating the Feasts of God
We celebrate all the feasts that God has instituted in Leviticus 23, including the Fall Feasts. The Feasts contain the history of salvation and they keep us in a close relationship with God.
At Easter and Pentecost we show how God commanded his people to celebrate Pesach and the Feast of Weeks and how the Lord Jesus fulfilled these feasts. We let the children from the shadow stories in the Torah and the rest of the Old Testament discover how wonderful God's plan is.


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