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How CCCC Processes Children’s Curriculum – Intro

It’s not much of a contest. The most popular thing I have ever posted on the internet was an article I wrote on gospel-centered children’s curriculum. For a while, if anyone Google’d the words “gospel-centered” and “children” my post/article was the top of the list. If my math skills hold up, I believe the PDF downloads have passed 6,000. It’s somewhat ironic being that I’m a pulpit pastor not a children’s minister. Yet, because of my passion for gospel-centrality and wanting to see it filter through all age-graded ministries in my own church, I wanted to make somewhat of a dent in the conversation about how gospel-centrality intersected our children’s ministry curriculum. So I wrote. Posted it. And now I get calls and requests from children’s ministries from all over the country about moving their ministries toward gospel-centrality.

Indeed, last week I was privileged to host a breakout session on gospel-centered children’s ministry for an Acts 29 Network Gulf Coast Regional Conference. It was a chance for me to revisit some of the same ideas and themes I dealt with in my article. I also included some information on how my church, Clear Creek Community Church, processes children’s curriculum in light of our gospel-centric emphasis. After writing my initial article, the number one question I get asked is, “What curriculum do you use?” and, “Can we have it?” So, I wanted to show how CCCC attempts to get our hands on all kinds of curriculum and still keep our gospel-aim because, for most churches, it’s practically impossible to write your own curriculum. So how can you process other curriculum with a an emphasis on gospel-centrality in a children’s ministry-world filled with moralism? We put together a filtered process.

Over the next few posts I want to share that process with you…


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Dr. Yancey C. Arrington is an eighth generation Texan, Acts 29 Network and Houston Church Planting Network fan, and Teaching Pastor at Clear Creek Community Church in the Bay Area of Houston. He is also author of Preaching That Moves People and TAP: Defeating the Sins That Defeat You, and periodically writes for Acts 29 and The Gospel Coalition.

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