Heir-Born Kids is a Christian education curriculum under development at Eagle Heights Church whose name comes from Romans 8:17
“Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ”
The curriculum is divided into four courses.
- Heir-Born Quest:Â â€œLord, lead me into the adventures of faithâ€
- Heir-Born Heritage:Â Â â€œLord, inspire me with the stories of faithâ€™s ancestorsâ€
- Heir-Born Character:Â â€œLord, give me character to match my noble birthâ€
- Heir-Born Creed:Â â€œLord, teach me what is tried and trueâ€
Course 1:Â Heir-Born Quest
Unit One:Â A Christian is a child.
- â€œWorth Bragging Aboutâ€Â What does a child of God want more than anything else?Â More than anything else, a child of God wants to know the heavenly Father
- â€œNow Hear Thisâ€Â How do children of God come to know their heavenly Father?Â Children come to know God through hearing His voice in the Bible.
- â€œListen Upâ€Â How do children of God make sure they donâ€™t miss His voice?Â In order to hear their heavenly Father, children learn to listen closely (be attentive).
- â€œA Well-Built Lifeâ€Â How do children of God respond when they hear His voice?Â Children who hear the heavenly Father say, â€œYes!â€
Unit Two:Â A Christian is an athlete.
- â€œReady or Notâ€Â What makes a Christian athlete successful?Â Athletes on Jesusâ€™ team are successful because they are always in training.
- â€œI Willâ€Â What makes a Christian athlete successful?Â Athletes on Jesusâ€™ team are successful because they set their minds on winning.
- â€œWhat Can I Sayâ€ How do Christian athletes exercise?Â Athletes on Jesusâ€™ team exercise by prayingâ€”because prayer is the expression of faith.
- Lesson one:Â Nothing you do will ever be more important than your prayers.
- Lesson two:Â Prayer is simply talking to God.
- Lesson three:Â Praying Jesusâ€™ way will develop your prayer skills.
- â€œA Hunger for Godâ€Â How do Christian athletes exercise?Â Athletes on Jesusâ€™ team exercise by fastingâ€”because a life too full can spoil oneâ€™s appetite for God.
- â€œUpon Closer Examinationâ€Â How do Christian athletes exercise?Â Athletes on Jesusâ€™ team exercise by studying Godâ€™s Wordâ€”because in the bible the voice of God is heard.
- Lesson one:Â Studying the lives of Bible characters teaches life lessons.
- Lesson two:Â Studying the themes of the Bible teaches Bible truths.
- Lesson three:Â Studying the books of the Bible allows God to speak.
- â€œNow Let Me Thinkâ€ How do Christian athletes exercise?Â Athletes on Jesusâ€™ team exercise by meditating on Godâ€™s Wordâ€”because meditation helps to internalize and personalize the message.
- â€œCan I Helpâ€Â How do Christian athletes exercise?Â Athletes on Jesusâ€™ team exercise by serving othersâ€”because one is never more like Jesus than when serving.
- â€œI Was Wrongâ€Â How do Christian athletes exercise?Â Athletes on Jesusâ€™ team exercise by confessing sinâ€”because we only come clean when we stop covering up.
Unit Three:Â A Christian is a soldier.
- â€œHang Toughâ€Â Why do Christian soldiers patiently endure hardship?Â Â Â Soldiers in the Lordâ€™s army patiently endure hardship becauseÂ we cannot be holy quickly or easily.
- â€œYes Sir!â€Â How does a Christian soldier advance through the ranks?Â Soldiers in the Lordâ€™s army honor authorityÂ throughout their careers. (phases of lifeâ€”listen/obey, observe/consider, teach/approve)
- â€œItâ€™s a Hard-Knock Lifeâ€
- Lesson one:Â (Purpose of trials) Why do Christian soldiers suffer?Â Soldiers of Christ suffer because a battle-tested faith brings glory to God and personal honor.
- Lesson two:Â (Responsibility in trials) How do Christian soldiers suffer?Â Soldiers of Christ suffer believing that their loving God is in control.
- â€œThey Donâ€™t Teach That in Schoolâ€ When should a Christian soldier expect a fight?Â Soldiers of Christ should expect a fight when truth is at stake.
- â€œEarthâ€™s Trinkets or Heavenâ€™s Treasureâ€ When should Christian soldiers expect a fight?Â Soldeirs of Christ should expect a fight when they get the â€œgimmes.â€
- â€œEasy to Grab, Hard to Let Goâ€Â When should Christian soldiers expect a fight?Â Soldiers of Christ should expect a fight when sin tries to tangle us up.
- â€œFight or Flee?â€ How does a Christian soldier fight?Â Soldiers of Christ know when to resist and when to flee.
Unit Four:Â A Christian is a steward.
- â€œItâ€™s Simple But Not Easyâ€Â What is a Christian stewardâ€™s mandate (rule)?Â A Christian steward always does his Masterâ€™s business.
- â€œWhatâ€™s Mine is Hisâ€ How do Christian stewards do the Masterâ€™s business with their money?Â A Christian steward plans his budget because everything he has belongs to the Master.
- â€œGive It Up!â€Â How do Christian stewards do the Masterâ€™s business with their money?Â Christâ€™s stewards give regularly, willingly, generously, and cheerfully to support the Lordâ€™s work.
- â€œAnt-idote for Time-Wastersâ€Â Why is a Christian steward careful not to waste time?Â Christâ€™s stewards guard their time because, like money, time is a precious resource.
Unit Five:Â A Christian is a servant.
- â€œHow Rude!â€ How does a Christian serve others?Â A servant of Christ shows humility by respecting others with good manners.
- â€œIf You Donâ€™t Have Something Good to Say . . .â€ How does a Christian serve others?Â A servant of Christ guards his tongue because words are to be used for building others up.
- â€œDonâ€™t Just Forget It!â€Â How does a Christian serve others?Â Christian servants can forgive when theyâ€™ve been hurt because not staying angry is a great service that God has done for us.
- â€œTalent On Loan from Godâ€Â How does a Christian serve others?Â Servants of Christ serve with talent on loan from Godâ€”a special ability given to each one by the Holy Spirit.
Unit Six:Â A Christian is an ambassador
- â€œSpokesman for Godâ€Â What does a Christian ambassador do?Â As an ambassador, a Christian represents the King to the people of the world.
- â€œUnder the Influenceâ€Â Why is a Christian ambassador careful about friendships?Â An ambassador for Christ knows that friendships are a powerful force for good or evil.
- â€œA Wordless Ambassadorâ€Â What do ambassadors for Christ have to say?Â Christâ€™s ambassadors proclaim the good news of salvation by grace through faith in Christ
Unit Seven:Â A Christian is part of the body of Christ.
- â€œCoordinated Effortâ€Â Why are Christians called the body of Christ?Â Christians work together in a local church like the different parts of your body.
- â€œPass It Onâ€Â How does the body of Christ grow?Â The body of Christ grows when I disciple one who disciples another . . .
- â€œTedium or Te Deumâ€Â How does the body of Christ worship?Â The body of Christ worships by putting heart before art.
- â€œWelcome the Wordâ€Â Why does the body of Christ gather to hear preaching?Â Since God speaks through preaching, the body of Christ gathers to welcome the Word.
- â€œWatch This!â€Â Why are members of the body of Christ baptized?Â Baptism is the symbol of membership in the body.
- â€œRemember Meâ€Â Why does the body of Christ observe communion?Â The body of Christ observes communion in remembrance of Jesus.