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When it comes to the Bible and peace, kids can!


Kids Can Make Peace

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Kids Can Dig the Bible

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Mennonite Church Canada/Mennonite Publishing Network joint release
October 29, 2010
-John Longhurst

WATERLOO, Ont. and SCOTTDALE, Pa.— Christian education and faith formation doesn’t take place only in Sunday school—it happens during the week too. That’s why Mennonite Publishing Network (MPN) has created the Kids Can Club; a new series of all-in-one, flexible resources for children's midweek, Sunday night, camp, or other settings.

“Churches consistently ask about resources for midweek or other programs,” says Cynthia Linscheid, marketing manager for Faith & Life Resources, the curriculum imprint of MPN. “They know that clubs and midweek programs are a great way to reach out to kids—that’s why we created Kids Can.”

The first two offerings in the Kids Can Club series are Kids Can Make Peace and Kids Can Dig The Bible, two easy-to-use curricula that include lesson plans, ideas for opening and closing activities, memory verses and additional resources and craft ideas.

Through Kids Can Make Peace, children grades 1-5 can see how Jesus lived as a peacemaker and learn how they can become peacemakers too. Each session includes gathering and singing, a Bible story and discussion, hands-on crafts and activities and games related to the theme.

Kids Can Dig the Bible, which is available in November, invites children in grades 1-5 to dig into the Bible and learn how the Bible is put together, how God’s promises are revealed in the Bible and how the Bible can be a light throughout life. Each week's session includes a time for gathering, singing, Bible memory review, a Bible story, reflection and conversation starters.

The materials in Kids Can Make Peace and Kids Can Dig the Bible are suitable for a variety of settings and are easily adapted for kindergarten or junior youth.

“Our goal is to provide churches with materials that help them share important beliefs about peace, the Bible and God’s love in a way that’s fun for kids,” Linscheid says. “Through the Kids Can Club, churches can help kids learn about God in a variety of places and times.”

Kids Can Make Peace and Kids Can Dig the Bible are available from MPN at or by calling 1-800-631-6535 (Canada), 1-800-245-7892 (U.S.). Price: $ $22.99 CAD/$19.99 USD.

Mennonite Publishing Network is the publishing ministry of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA.