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Teaching Church History

May 7, 2013
Micha and Kristina getting a little inspiration from heaven.  We call it a "download."

Micha and Kristina getting a little inspiration from heaven. We call it a “download.”

Planning for a new school year looks like this for us: Throughout the school year we spend at least one afternoon a week together as friends having tea and talking, while the kids do projects together and play and do that all important socializing that homeschoolers are supposedly so neglectful of.  We’re talking about everything! Current events, church, theology, our children’s accomplishments, marriage, etc.  And in the course of our talking, the Holy Spirit drops something in one of our minds.  “Hey, you know, next year we should teach the kids x,y,z.”  And so we look for curriculum or at the very least a book.  Nine times out of ten it doesn’t exist anywhere except in our imaginations.  And so we set about researching and writing a new curriculum or unit study.  Isn’t this how school planning goes for everyone?  *cheeky smile*  Our sister-friend Micha says we are a “special.”

As odd as this sounds, this has happened many times.  It has caused us to write (or to at least start writing) a myriad of curriculum, including Radiant! Inside and Out! to prepare for Easter and Passover, Pro-Life Science to track a baby in the womb, Biblical Leadership for Girls, Biblical Feasts for Families, Film Critique For Kids , a natural health course we called “The Apothecary” and “Sounds of Revival,” a Church History curriculum.

The Church History Curriculum grew from a desire to teach the children about Church history in such a way that they would be able to see God’s plan weaved throughout history, rather than in isolated, unconnected events.  Church history touches politics, science, music, art, and so much more.  It is, after all, the story of God’s work in the world as Christ’s Body!  It’s very much alive! And there is nothing that will not be put under His feet!

“And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church…” Ephesians 1:22

We enjoyed our Sounds of Revival study so much that we decided to release it for sale through The Provision Room.  Just in time for Pentecost(!!!) is Sounds of Revival!  It will take your students through the seven major moves of God in the Church since the Protestant Reformation.

The Reformation

The First Great Awakening

The Second Great Awakening

The Welsh Revival

The World War II Revival

The Jesus People Movement

The Renewal

The children praying for one another

The children praying for one another

Not only will they learn the historic facts surrounding the revival and that time in history, they will learn the sound of each movement.  In each lesson there is a song to learn and the story behind the song.  So, by the end of the book your students will be able to sing seven songs of revival asking God to renew what He did in the past, in our day!  “LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.” Habakkuk 3:2

Sounds of Revival

To learn about Church history and to see ourselves as part of that story, brings such joy!!!!

This is unlike any other Church history curriculum out there!  We loved it in our co-op, but it would also be perfect in other small group settings such as Sunday School, Children’s Church, or family devotions!  Want to see sample pages?  Click here for sample pages.  Available for purchase on our Books and Resources page today!

NOTE: Our curriculum is fully aligned with: our theology, our convictions about home education, and with what we think are the most important things to pass on to our children.  It is certainly NOT aligned with any Common Core Standards.

(Linked to Motivation MondayEco Kids TuesdaysHope In Every SeasonA Wise Woman Link-Up!A Little R&RMostly Homemade Monday, Rock-n-Share Wednesday, You’re Gonna Love ItTitus 2 TuesdaysEncourage One Another Link-UpHomemaking Party at Hope In Every Season, Intentional Me, Creative Saturdays, Show Off FridayRaising MemoriesGet Schooled, Transformation ThursdayThriving Thursdays, and Pin It Monday)

7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 7, 2013 7:33 am

    this is AWESOME girls!!! (and I love that you’re not aligned with CC 😉 …go figure…!

  2. May 9, 2013 6:19 am

    So great that you can inspire creativity in one another!

  3. Cynthia Esquivel permalink
    May 10, 2013 10:09 am

    I love this! Thank you for the inspiration!! Blessings.

  4. May 15, 2013 2:26 am

    Wow! I love this kind of creativity!! What wonderful resources – and the topic of church history and revival history is a topic I love so much. I recommended this to my sister, as well.

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