The Resource Well Blog

Did You Know?

by Bethany Durys  |  October 8, 2019
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Did you know that there are churches around the world using Worship, Word & the Way? Did you know that parts of it are available in Spanish and Arabic? Did you know that we have drama sketches for both ages 2-5 and 6-12 on Vimeo and mp3s of 58 Bible Memory Verse Songs? Did you know we have coloring pages and visuals for all ages and lessons?

Some of these have been years in the making and are the result of...

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Reaching Kids for Jesus

by Bethany Durys  |  September 26, 2019
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The Bibles are worn. Yellow highlights and pencil underlines mark the pages and dirty smudges tell the story of little hands that have held and used and searched to find chapter and verse, week after week. “Our goal is for kids to know that the Bible is for them, not just grown-ups. We want young hearts to fall in love with the Word of God, to find amazing stories, and to memorize passages of comfort and truth...

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Trauma Healing for Children

by Bethany Durys  |  August 15, 2019

The American Bible Society has written curriculum for helping children (and adults) through trauma - whether they are victims of, or witness, acts of violence or abuse. The curriculum includes stories, activities, games, memory verses, and clear, comprehensive, and practical guidelines on how to run an effective trauma healing program for children—whether as a week-long camp or in weekly classes. You can check it...

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Come alongside parents as they disciple their children

by Bethany Durys  |  July 3, 2019
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We’ve added Young Disciples 1 & 2 to ResourceWell. Young Disciples is designed to guide students (age 9 and up) with their parents in navigating the foundational teachings of Jesus and the apostles. Young Disciples Step 1 teaches children and parents what it means to become a disciple and ends with an optional baptism celebration. Young Disciples Step 2 teaches children and mentors what it means to live as a...

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Worship, Word & Way for Middle School!

by Bethany Durys  |  June 10, 2019
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We have begun writing Worship, Word & Way for middle school students. Check out the sample lesson at http://www.resourcewell.org/youth-ministry/middleschool. If you are interested in seeing more, please email us using the contact page on this website. We’d love to hear from you!

Training for Worship, Word & Way

by Bethany Durys  |  May 10, 2019
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Wondering how to train your volunteers in using The Worship, The Word & The Way? We have the answer! Check out these new videos on Vimeo or YouTube! The videos are also available in Arabic and SOON! in Spanish. Check it out at http://www.resourcewell.org/children-ministry/lesson/new_teacher_training.

Join us on Facebook!

by Bethany Durys  |  March 10, 2019

Did you know Worship, Word & Way has a Facebook page? Join over 150 WWW fans to connect and get updates on new WWW features. Hope to see you there!

Facebook: worshipwordway

NEW AND BETTER! Craft samples and templates

by Bethany Durys  |  February 10, 2019

As a result of feedback from your surveys (thank you!!), we are working on updating our craft samples and templates. Starting with Ages 2-5 God of Wonders, you should see them over the coming months. Check out Unit 4 Lesson 17. We hope these will help you and your ministry!

Delbert & Lello come to life!

by Bethany Durys  |  May 25, 2017

Delbert & Lello have arrived on video! Year 2: Kings & Kingdoms is available on YouTube (viewing) and Vimeo (viewing and downloading). Years 1 & 3 will be available this summer. SO cute!! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyIS5ltR1jTblRh5HqTXiDg https://vimeo.com/channels/delbertyr2

We need you!

by Bethany Durys  |  April 14, 2016
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We are looking for the most effective ways we can serve children’s ministry advocates, leaders, and teachers. Your participation in a 10-minute survey will help us prioritize improvements and new features on ResourceWell.org. Please cut and paste this link to start the survey. https://resourcewell.typeform.com/to/O1E9Mc

Big News from the Resource Well Team

by Ember Langley  |  March 23, 2016
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Hello all!

We have some exciting events happening at Resource Well in the coming months. We are currently hard at work developing a brand new website! 

Here at Resource Well, we are working to create a much more user friendly website. Lesson files will be much easier to access — meaning you will be able to start teaching even faster. With the new website, Resource Well will also be more mobile friendly, making...

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Worship for Everyone

by Bethany Durys  |  March 2, 2016
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What does worship look like in your children’s ministry? Have you thought about what it looks like to someone who is new or to someone who has a disability? Barbara Newman, from CLC Network, offers some great suggestions for creating a worship experience that includes everyone. Check it out! http://livestream.com/calvin-college/events/4739296/videos/110859641

Bible Memory Verse Songs now downloadable on SoundCloud!

by Bethany Durys  |  February 11, 2016

You know those catchy Bible Memory Verse Songs that your kids come home singing from children’s church? Now, you can download them for free from SoundCloud! Check out the playlist for early childhood and for grade school. “It’s Praise Time ... I know I can go to ... Praise Time ... She can, he can go to ... Praise Time ... Weekends we can go to ...Praise Time EVERY DAY!” Check it out at...

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Can We Pray for You?

by Bethany Durys  |  December 10, 2015
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If you are reading this post, chances are you are somewhere serving children and families and teaching them about who God is and what He has done. Thank you! We would like to be praying for you and your ministry. If you haven’t connected with us, please let us know you are using our curriculum by completing the contact form (link above). You can also connect with us and other children’s ministers on our Facebook...

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Call for Translations!

by Jessica Vick  |  September 30, 2015
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Are you translating the curriculum into your native language for your children’s program, or are you interested in volunteering your services as a translator? We want to hear from you!

In order to spread God’s word to children all over the world, we are working to translate the curriculum into as many languages as possible. This is a fairly lengthy process that has so far been made possible by users like you who...

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KIDStory

by Melinda Rutland  |  November 19, 2014
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It is so encouraging to meet with other ministries who share our passion for teaching God’s Word!  In February 2014, The Worship, The Word and The Way curriculum author Eleanor Tracey met with Gary Strudler with KIDStory (a division of Kids Around the World) to learn more about his ministry. Gary and his team train teachers around the world especially non-reading/storytelling cultures in 150 Bible stories. In...

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Seeing Your Home as a Ministry Asset

by Daniel Lacich  |  March 8, 2012

I generally don’t get too nostalgic for the “good old days”. However, there is an aspect of past life in America that I miss. People used to know their neighbors and actually spend time in each others homes. Hospitality was a common practice. Today many people view their home, not as a space for building community, but as a place to retreat from the world. In fact, home builders, sellers, and decorators increasingly...

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Reaching God’s Children

by Melinda Rutland  |  February 2, 2012

The Bibles are worn. Yellow highlights and pencil underlines mark the pages and dirty smudges tell the story of little hands that have held and used and searched to find chapter and verse, week after week.

“We want kids to know that the Bible is for them, not just grown-ups,” says Eleanor Tracey, Director of Children’s Curriculum Development at Northland Church in Longwood, Florida. “We want young hearts...

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Can Church Really Be Simple?

by Daniel Lacich  |  January 26, 2012

In the first few centuries of Christianity, the church was generally much more simple than most people experience today. Part of the reason for that simplicity was that everyone believed they were in some way called by Jesus to serve in ministry. That does not mean they all were paid employees of a church staff. It means they saw themselves as vital members of the Body of Christ, the Church, and as such they served...

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