I started developing HeirBorn Kids because I was in a church planting situation and could not afford the glossy stuff. There’s some good material out there, but yikes!
So, I just started writing outlines and did my best to keep up. The lessons have been tweaked now over ten years.
HeirBorn Kids gets its name from Romans 8:17: “Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ.”
HeirBorn Kids currently includes three units:
- HeirBorn Quest is a study of the Christian life using biblical images: A Christian is a child / an athlete / a soldier / a steward / a servant / an ambassador / part of the body
- HeirBorn Heritage surveys God’s great plan of redemption from creation to the cross.
- HeirBorn Character examines 16 Christian virtues and combines them with people who exemplified those traits in Church history.
- HierBorn Creed (maybe, someday!)
I wanted them to be famly centered. A solid church rarely overcomes a fickle family. I wanted them to be age-integrated, providing a social context for the practical truth of God’s Word. I wanted them to be teacher facilitated because God has given gifted people to the church—people who can make two dimensional lessons really come to life.
You might find these lessons useful in a number of settings: Sunday School, mid- week kids clubs like AWANA, Christian school chapels, home schools, and family discipleship times.
I started it—but you can make it so much better. The lessons are posted here in a blog format so that you can “comment” with your own ideas and innovations. I can’t wait to see what you have to contribute!
Feel free to use the material at no cost. If the content is a blessing to your work, we’ve made a way for you to make a modest donation to support the ongoing effort.
God bless you,
Pastor Mike Friesen