Kerygma 4 Kids Middle School Edition is a series of dynamic evangelization lessons for youth grades 6 through 8. Middle School years are a pivotal time for young people, during which they face numerous changes and challenges. These lessons connect the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lives of Middle School youth.
Like Kerygma 4 Kids Kindergarten–Grade 5, Kerygma 4 Kids Middle School Edition uses guided meditation, small group discussion, and hands-on activities to help youth encounter Christ personally and presents the kerygma – the Good News that Jesus died and rose to save us from sin – in a powerful and age-appropriate way. This DVD set features the videos for Middle School I, II, and III.
What is it and what does it do?
Middle School years are a pivotal time for young people, during which they face numerous changes and challenges. Kerygma 4 Kids lessons connect the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lives of Middle School youth.
What are the benefits?
Through Kerygma 4 Kids, youth will experience the nearness of God and come to understand the cross of Christ in a deep and personal way. Kerygma 4 Kids will lead the youth into a deeper friendship with the risen Christ and equip them to share the Good News with others.
Structure and purpose
Kerygma 4 Kids contains one evangelization lesson for each grade. It was developed to help you incorporate evangelization into your current faith formation program. Each grade-level lesson proclaims the basic gospel message through a unique theme which can be viewed below.
Each grade (K-8) has one lesson which is divided into 3 segments: Discover God's Love, Understanding Sin and the Good News of Jesus Christ, and Respond and Invite Jesus into your Life.
Grade school (K-5): A one hour lesson for each grade
Discover God's Love (20 min)
Understanding Sin and the Good News of Jesus Christ (20 min) Respond and Invite Jesus into your Life (20 min)
Middle School (6-8): A one 90 minute lesson for each grade
Discover God's Love (30 min)
Understanding Sin and the Good News of Jesus Christ (30 min)
Respond and Invite Jesus into your Life (30 min)
Elements of Each Lesson:
Helps youth discover God’s personal love for them
Includes guided meditations on Sacred Scripture to help youth encounter the risen Christ
Presents an age-appropriate proclamation of the kerygma—the Good News of Christ’s salvific work
Includes animated videos and engaging activities that reinforce the Gospel message
Includes an invitation to open their hearts to a personal friendship with Jesus Christ
Provides the language to help youth share the Good News with others