High Voltage Kids: High Voltage Elementary
An ongoing curriculum for elementary
You know, families are a lot like cars. They need a lot of different parts to run smoothly, you have to put the right things in them so they continue to run properly, and when they break down you need to take them to somebody who knows what they’re doing in order to fix it. In this series, we are going to be talking about how we can take care of our families just like we take care of our cars. If you ignore your car, don’t change the oil, don’t change the tires, whatever, it WILL break down. No doubt about it. Your children will learn how to handle conflict in the family in the lesson called “Family Feud.” They will learn how to deal with the pain of divorce in “When The Family Breaks Down.” “Meet The Parents” helps the children discover how they can help influence their parents’ attitudes by loving, honoring, and obeying them. Finally, in “Where’s Dad?”, they will discover the amazing truth about how we all have the same loving heavenly Father. Even if we don’t have a Dad living at home, we can rest assured we will always have a Heavenly Father who will never leave us.
Deal or No Deal
I remember when I got my first allowance as a child. “I’m rich!”, I thought. I made a list of all the things I would buy for ME! I never once thought about the Creator who had blessed me with that money or considered what He would have me to do with it. Let’s face it, human beings are naturally selfish. As babies, our first word is often, “MINE!” We hold on to what is “ours” and don’t want to let go of it. Sadly, that same mentality is carried over into adulthood. God has a plan for our lives, including our money and our STUFF. Too often our children are bombarded with messages from the world about how they need to try to acquire as much material possessions and money as possible. After all, that is how we measure one’s importance, right? Not according to God. God says that we should put His Kingdom first in all things, including our money. Instead of seeking after money and STUFF, we should be seeking after Him. If we do that, He will take care of all the needs in our lives and make sure that His children are blessed. As my staff and I put together this series, we knew it would make an eternal impact. As children are taught to use their money as tools for evangelism and building the Kingdom of God, many lives will be won to Christ as a result of their investment. I hope you enjoy teaching your children these lessons on tithing and stewardship and are challenged in your own lives in these areas. I know I was.
Deal with It
Issues. Problems. We all have issues and problems that we face. For some, it is their attitude. For others, it’s a habit that they can’t seem to break. For many, it is something they have faced their whole life. The goal of this series is to take on each of those issues and problems and learn how to “Deal With It!” Not just our own way, but the BIBLE WAY! We need to find out what God has to say about how we should “Deal With It!” God wants us to live victoriously over habits, problems, and issues. He doesn’t want things to hold us back from becoming all that He has planned for us to be. Often, we try to deal with issues and problems on our own, but God is there to help us if we ask Him. Many issues are just too big for us to handle by ourselves, we need His power and His strength in order to “Deal With It” once and for all. We trust that by the time you complete this series, your children will have a better understanding of how to address everyday issues in their lives. So, buckle your seat belt, put on your fighting gear and let’s get ready to “Deal With It!”
There are many ideas about God that have been invented through the ages. Sadly, so many people buy into the myth that some of those ideas are actually true. Often, because a whole bunch of people believe a myth is true, other people start to accept it as fact. Many children hear these myths at school, on television, and in the neighborhood. So, what are we gonna do? We are going to take some of the most popular myths about God that people claim are true – and BUST EM! We’re gonna look at what the Bible says and prove that these myths are 100% totally FALSE! So join the Mythbusters Team, Brittany and Aaron, as they tackle one of these myths in each lesson. They are joined by “BUSTER”, a wacky guy (with even wackier hair) who loves to BUST stuff – as well as teach us some amazing Power Verses! We pray you and your children will be radically changed and have your faith strengthened in this amazing curriculum series—”MYTHBUSTERS.”
10 For Life
The Bible is our “Guidebook for Living.” It is filled with life-filled, power-packed words given to us directly from the Lord Himself through anointed writers over thousands of years. But, how much of the Bible do we really know? We asked ourselves here at High Voltage Kids Ministry, “If owning a Bible became illegal tomorrow and the only Bible we could have was what we had memo- rized, how much would the average American Christian know?” The answer was, sadly, “Not much.” We decided to change that. We decided to choose TEN scriptures to memo- rize. TEN scriptures to build a foundation of Bible knowledge. TEN scriptures to “hide in our heart.” TEN scriptures to memorize—FOR LIFE! “TEN FOR LIFE!” Now, in no way are we saying these ten scriptures are “more important” than others. These are just the TEN we chose. However, we did try to choose scriptures based on a wide variety of topics to lay the foundation for a life of scripture memoriza- tion. Each lesson in this series focuses on one of these TEN scriptures and the life lesson that can be learned from it. Encourage your kids to not just learn from the scrip- ture, but to MEMORIZE it. Test them on them. Reward them weekly for memorizing them. It will be a life-changing experience for them—and YOU!
Joshua Extreme Hero
Joshua was an EXTREME hero from the Bible. Throughout his life, Joshua had to do some EXTREME things in order to fulfill God’s plan for his life. It started a long time before we ever see him in the battle of Jericho. In this series, we are going to learn about the EXTREME preparation that God put Joshua through to get him ready to lead the nation of Israel. Then, we will look at the EXTREME fears that Joshua had to conquer as he took over for Moses as leader of God’s people. All of this leads us up to the point where Joshua leads the children of Israel across the Jordan river and conquers the city of Jericho. But, the EXTREME lessons don’t end there. We learn another EXTREME lesson by watching how Joshua handles the mistake of Achan. We hope you and your children enjoy this EXTREME adventure through the EXTREME lessons we learn from the life of Joshua: EXTREME HERO!
We tend to look at Bible Heroes as “larger than life”, but the truth is they are no different than you or me. The disciples were especially average. The leader of that “A- Team (A=average)” was the disciple known as Simon Peter. Peter was a fisherman. He was an average, ordinary guy. When Jesus called Peter to follow Him, this average guy began to experience and do extraordinary things. There was nothing special about him, but when he obeyed Jesus—he became some- thing way “above average.” In this series, your children will learn that they can be used by God in a big way! God specializes in using the average, the ordinary, the not-so-special. It’s the best way for Him to prove that HE is the one who deserves the glory, not us! We hope you and your children enjoy this adventure through the lessons Peter learned in his time with the greatest teacher of all-time: JESUS!
Kids love to play “dress up” all the time. They can “dress up” and pretend to be ANYTHING they want—a policeman, a princess, a cowboy, a nurse – whatever! When they play “dress up”, they can put on any set of clothes and instantly become someone or something else! There’s another kind of “dress up”, too. When you have somewhere really im- portant to go – like church, a banquet, or maybe a wedding – you put on your best clothes, right? You DRESS UP! This series is about clothing, but it is not about shirts and pants and all that kind of stuff. We are learning about what the Bible teaches us in Romans 13:14, “Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ...” When we “clothe ourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ...”, we are “dressing up” in the things that make us more like Jesus. When people look at our lives, they will INSTANTLY know we are Christians by what they see in our lives. They should see love, humility, gentleness, forgiveness, kindness, mercy – things like that. It’s not about the outward clothes we wear. Clothing ourselves in the Lord Jesus Christ is about what people see in your words, actions, and character. We must “Clothe ourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ” so that people will see Jesus in us! We hope you and your kids will enjoy this series that takes a crazy twist on clothing and teaches how to clothe ourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Super Pete From Average... To Extraordinary!
Peter was an average, ordinary fisherman who answered God’s call to follow Jesus. He made a lot of mistakes along the way. When Jesus went to Heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to give SUPERnatural power to the disciples. At that moment, Peter went from Average Pete to SUPER Pete! In this series, we will follow the remainder of Peter’s life where “Average Pete” left off. We will walk through the book of Acts and learn from some of the greatest experiences in Peter’s life. In doing so, the kids will learn that God can use them to do SUPER things for Him. We will learn from the story of the healing the lame man, the salvation of Simon the Sorcerer, the resurrection of Tabitha, the meeting at Cornelius’ house, Peter’s jailbreak, and the huge conflict with the Jews in Jerusalem. It will be an unbelievable journey through the book of Acts. We hope you and your children enjoy this adventure through the lessons Peter learned in this amazing series: “SUPER Pete.”