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.
This method uses the picture bible and is just like Er! a discovering teaching method.
Each story is built up in 3 lessons, with fun processing, songs and a movie (if you also order the DVD).
You can also order a DVD with 10 stories at the Picture Bible. This makes it extra attractive for the children. The booklet can still be purchased at various webshops.
The book itself costs only € 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 many core qualities. The vegetable garden lessons are standard with the package. You don't pay anything extra for that. You can always use them later if necessary.
Option 2: You only need 10 square meter for the vegetable garden program, where you can place 7 boxes from 1,5 by 1,5 meters. That is about 2 parking spaces. Often around the (church) building is to find a bed or lawn or a terrace where bins can be placed. Perhaps a member of the community who lives nearby wants to make a part of his garden available. Perhaps the civilian community can help. The kitchen garden project can be realized with creative thinking and good will.
We do not see it in the beginning to run with the vegetable garden, can we start later?
You can start with only the indoor lessons without a vegetable garden. The vegetable garden lessons are an integral part of the grid, but you can later add the vegetable garden elements to the children's work.
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, it is no problem at all. See comments for the overview timetable.
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. In addition, there is room to shift because at Easter and Pentecost there are no lessons. It is a given that children do not always come to the (child) service. Nevertheless, we see that the children benefit most from the main line in the lessons.
We have insuff-icient children's workers and run but 3 times per month can you still work with the method?
You can drop lessons. In addition, there is room to shift because at Easter and Pentecost there are no lessons. It is a given that children do not always come to the (child) service. Nevertheless, we see that the children benefit most from the main line in the lessons.
Ronald is happy to advise you on how to tackle this.
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 meant to study the Bible together and discuss it with each other. Then it is nice that this happens in smaller groups so that they can all have their say.
The younger children are usually told a Bible story and that can be central. For the processing it is sometimes necessary to divide the group.
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 of the group of 6-9 years old. This also offers sufficient challenge for the older children. It does not work the other way around. The 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 to the Father heart of God. Jesus Christ is the foundation on which we build and teach the children.
We use Jewish sources such as the Talmud and publications of rabbis, so that we better understand the Bible culture-historically. We celebrate all the celebrations that God has established in Leviticus 23, including the Autumn Festivals. At Easter and Pentecost, we show how God commanded his people to celebrate Passover 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.
It is explicitly not a Jewish method. We pay limited attention to Jewish festivals that do not occur in the Bible, such as Hanukkah, the Tree Festival, and Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year). The method shows that we are not Jews and do not have to be.