We are excited to introduce some new and concise resources for your ministry leaders and volunteers: Truth78’s Core Training Series. We know that establishing a God-centered, Bible-saturated, Christ-exalting, Gospel-focused, Spirit-dependent classroom environment can seem like a daunting task. Each year brings new challenges in recruiting, equipping, and training ministry volunteers. Some leaders and volunteers are fully acquainted with the Truth78 curricula, having used it for many years. But some, especially those newer to our curriculum, would definitely benefit from some basic go-to help for understanding and using our curriculum.
What is the Core Training Series? It is a series of short documents that provide an overview of specific topics and classroom roles, as well as outline some practical tips for implementation in the classroom setting. In other words, these documents provide a “core” of essential knowledge and tools for using our curriculum. Many of these documents also point you to Truth78 resources that offer further training.
How should the Core Training Series be used? We suggest printing all applicable documents and passing them along to your ministry teams. The following training documents are organized into categories based on whether they are applicable to everyone, or mainly to those with a specific classroom role. We’ll be highlighting and expanding these on our new website soon, and plan to add further equipping and training options there.
Which Core Training documents are available?
For all children’s ministry leaders and volunteers:
Developing a Vision Orientation of Ministry to Children and Youth
The Theological and Philosophical Foundations of Truth78 Teaching Resources
Scope and Sequence Explained
For children’s ministry leaders:
Recruiting, Equipping, and Retaining Volunteers
Guiding Values That Define the Truth78 Curriculum
Partnering with Parents
Tools for Using Truth78 Curricula – Infants and Toddlers
Tools for Using Truth78 Curricula – Preschool
Tools for Using Truth 78 Curricula – Kindergarten and Elementary
Specific classroom roles:
Leading Your Classroom Team (Team Leaders)
Preparing and Teaching a Lesson (Kindergarten and Elementary Teachers)
Leading Small Group Application (Kindergarten and Elementary Small Group Leaders)
Leading Children in Worship
Partnering with Your Church (for parents)
Adapting Truth78 Curricula to Your Specific Needs (Multi-age classes, Christian schools, homeschool)
Truth78 Backyard Bible Club/Vacation Bible School Curricula