Empowering Kids for Life, a preteen Bible study curriculum for churches and para-church organizations, is a fun way for kids to learn about the downward pull of life-controlling problems. Anything can become a life-controlling problem – video games, drugs, anorexia, shopping, texting, and pornography are just a few examples. The curriculum shows kids how to replace the negative downward pull with positive character traits from the Bible.
2 Peter 1:3-8 NIV says: “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corrupt in the world caused by evil desires. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness, and to godliness; brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Empowering Kids for Life uses these characteristics to build the tower of power to help kids build godly character into their lives. Liberty, the sock puppet, has a life-controlling problem, the hand that moves for him and the voice that speaks for him. He teaches the group members to recognize a potential life-controlling problem and stop it before it stops them. Each week the group enjoys fun activities while they climb the tower of power by seeing what the Bible says about each of the building blocks in the tower. Continuing with the soccer theme, they finish with the Final Four. Christ-esteem, Preparing for Dating, Decision Making, and “No” Power.
You can see the curriculum yourself by clicking here. Under the picture of the book, you will see “Flip through the Curriculum” printed in blue. You can order from the Living Free website and start helping kids live free. http://store.livingfree.org/Insight–Empowering-Kids-for-Life-Leader-book-and-CD-with-teacher-tools_p_160.html