Mars Hill Kids exists to teach kids the way of Jesus. Elementary supports the mission of Mars Hill Kids by creating teaching environments where every kid learns that their identity is in Christ, that each of them has belonging in the church, and that all kids have a role to play in God’s mission. Each week as our kids hear God’s story and are invited to enter into it, they begin to understand our Mars Hill Narrative Theology in a kid-friendly way.

This year, our Elementary program will be launching a new children’s curriculum called—GO!—that gets kids out of their seats and invites them to become a part of the Biblical storytelling in wonderfully imaginative ways. Gospel-centered and God-focused, this new curriculum not only teaches Biblical truth, but offers real world application and the space for children to develop a personal relationship with Jesus. We can’t wait to journey with your child in this way.

OTHER RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Moms and dads regularly ask us to share resource ideas with them, so below you’ll find a listing of suggested books, websites, music, and experiences that can help parents and kids learn, worship, and discover together the way of Jesus.

BIBLES
We use the NIRV Kids Study Bible by Zonderkidz
Also, here’s a great resource for helping you mark your place:
Bible Tabs by Bob Siemon Designs—These can be purchased from amazon.com or christianbook.com

BOOKS FOR KIDS
Fun Science That Teaches God’s Word by Susan Martins Miller + Mary Grace Becker
The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale by Angela Elwell Hunt
You are Special by Max Lucado
Just In Case You Ever Wonder by Max Lucado
What Happens When I Talk to God? The Power of Prayer for Boys and Girls by Stormie Omartian
The Colors of God by Angela S. Gibson
Over the Fence: Adventures in Friendship [a 9-week Story + Devotional for Kids] by Elizabeth Hansen and Dan Scott
Where in the World: A 9-Week Devotional for Kids by Holly Crawshaw

BOOKS FOR PARENTS/FAMILIES
Think Orange by Reggie Joiner
Parenting Beyond Your Capacity by Reggie Joiner
The Jesus Storybook Bible Series by David Suchet, Sally Lloyd-Jones, Jago
Don’t Miss It: Parent Every Week Like It Counts by Reggie Joiner
It’s Just a Phase–So Don’t Miss It: Why Every Life Stage of a Kid Matters and at Least 13 Things Your Church Should Do About It  by Reggie Joiner
Playing for Keeps/Losing Your Marbles by Reggie Joiner
The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Kids by Kara E. Powell

WEBSITES
Center for Parent/Youth Understanding [CPYU]
Child Development Institute
Christian Videos, Music, Movies
Christian Kids Top 100 Fun Websites
Interactive Games, Videos, Activities + Stories

DVDs
Veggie Tales Series by Big Idea Productions
Hermie and Friends Series by Max Lucado
You are Special by Max Lucado
Read and Share Bible Series by Thomas Nelson Publishers
The Ten Commandments [animated] by Cindy Bond, John Stronach, Trevor Yaxley
The Jesus Series – Easter: Read and Share DVD Bible
The Animated Passion Trilogy: He Is Risen / Worthy Is the Lamb / The Kingdom of Heaven                                                      KING of GLORY the Movie ~ 2-Disc DVD
The Promise: Birth of the Messiah – The Animated Musical That Changed the World