Regular Baptist Ministries Resources & COVID-19

African American family at home. Parents working with a young boy and girl on papers at the table.America’s efforts to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, have meant canceled church services and children’s ministries as well as closed schools. And that means church families—especially kids—are holed up at home. The Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center offers the following resources to help your church or family make the most of this time of crisis and change.

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Ministering to Children

 Strong Kids Curriculum at Home

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As churches are closed or conducting online-only services due to CDC guidance and shelter-in-place orders, they can continue to build strong lives! Here are ideas for your church to keep in touch with students using Strong Kids curriculum.

Access digital resources using download codes.

If your church purchased a Teacher Kit, we have already uploaded additional digital resources to your download code. While Strong Curriculum’s format is intended for use in a classroom setting, you can continue the momentum that you built earlier this quarter. It’s important to keep up with the scope and sequence to provide continuity for the kids.

If you haven’t used the Strong Curriculum Resource Downloads site, register for a free account. This login is not the same as your ordering account at RBPstore.org.

Dad in business attire working in background; mom and kids reading, etc.Exclusive to the Summer 2020 Quarter:
There are a wide variety of situations that churches are facing for the Summer 2020 quarter. As some areas of the country begin to open, others remain under shelter-in-place orders. We are offering different levels of Strong Kids resources for churches impacted by COVID-19. Learn more at StrongCurriculum.com/summer2020.

Exclusive to the Spring 2020 Quarter: Regular Baptist Press has provided PDFs of take-home papers for Pre-Primary through Junior and the student book pages for 2s & 3s. Even if you didn’t purchase take-home papers, these downloads are available to any customers who have purchased the Teacher Kit. The PDFs are connected to your unique download code and have already been placed on the Strong Curriculum Resource Downloads site and are provided free. Please download the PDFs and, each week, send them individually to the parents of your students.

Again, these digital resources are available for download using the unique download code you received in the Teacher Kit. Here are the steps to access your downloads:

  1. Log into your account on Strong Curriculum Resource Downloads.
  2. If you do not have an account, please register for a free account, then follow the next instructions.
  3. If you haven’t already done so, locate your unique 14-digit download code in the Strong Kids kit and enter your code(s). The download code is on a sticker adhered to the back of the Resource CD envelope. Each code is tied to a specific department level, so you’ll need to enter all your codes to receive those levels.
  4. View your downloads by clicking My Downloads.

Keep in touch with students.

Video or live stream. Allow children to engage with the familiar faces of their teachers! Consider live-streaming or recording a short video of you teaching the Bible study portion of the lesson. Since kids are likely out of school, parents may appreciate this added learning feature.

Call your students and pray with them. Let your students know you’re thinking of them and they’re not alone. Ask them for any prayer requests and pray with them right then. Consider giving them a pop quiz about what they learned from the video or take-home paper you sent them.

Send students free digital take-home papers. Whether or not you send parents a video of the lesson, it’s important to get the take-home papers into the hands of parents each week so they continue to have in-home discipleship resources to help build strong kids!


At-Home Discipleship Resources from Kids4Truth Clubs

God's Word—The Bible kit box

As Christians, we care about the COVID-19 virus. As disciplers, we also care about continuing to disciple those in our care. With their kids sequestered at home, parents will be looking for family discipleship resources. Your church can help families with at-home resources by pointing them to three free resources from Kids4Truth Clubs, a division of Regular Baptist Press. Take advantage of 10 FREE lessons and workbooks.

  • In churches that don’t have Kids4Truth Clubs, parents can download an entire unit for free. This is a great way to teach their kids 10 key truths about God’s Word, the Bible.
  • In churches that do have Kids4Truth Clubs, families can focus on the doctrinal unit their kids are currently studying. Additional resources for each unit are available on EquipU.

Listen to free daily devotions for the family.

RBP wants to help families grow spiritually each day of the week, so it provides Kids4Truth Clubs devotions that discuss the attributes of God. The daily devotions complement the Kids4Truth Clubs curriculum but can be used for standalone discipleship. Families can read or listen to the podcast on our website or stream these daily podcasts at home through their smart speaker, computer, or iOS or Android device.

Enjoy free a weekly podcast about people who stood for truth.

Truth in Real Life, about real historical figures who stood for and defended truth. These people are powerful reminders for kids to stand for truth when they’re tested. Just as God helped others, He can help today’s kids stand for truth too. Families can read or listen to the podcast on our website or stream these daily podcasts at home through their smart speaker, computer, or iOS or Android device.

Father and son sharing headphone buds listening to Kids4Truth Clubs podcast. Truth in Real Life Moments and Daily Devos


Virtual Women’s Ministry

RBP’s women’s Bible studies are perfect for individual study, but consider doing a study with friends, family, or neighbors using an online meeting tool (e.g., FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, Google Duo, or Zoom). While RBP offers more than 45 women’s Bible studies, here are five studies that may be timely for your group:


Prayer Requests

Join Mike Hess, national representative of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches, and ministry colleagues as they pray together for the following requests:

  • spiritual strength for believers as they live out their faith in difficult circumstances;
  • pastors as they care for people and adjust ministry methods;
  • churches as they reach out and support their communities and those in need;
  • physical healing and spiritual openness for those contracting the virus;
  • government leaders (local, state, and national) as they determine guidelines and assistance;
  • provisions for individuals, businesses, and ministries facing the financial impact of the virus; and
  • Regular Baptist Ministries’ decisions regarding ministry opportunities and operations.

Additional Resources

Blogs, Podcasts & Websites

Fear and Anxiety

Ministering to Children

Financial Assistance for Churches

Safety Precautions for Churches

GARBC and the Coronavirus

Books

Books for Adults

Books for Families & Kids

 

 

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