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Find answers here to the most frequently asked questions about The Praise Factory family of curriculum.


Background Basics

1. Who is the creator of the Praise Factory curriculums?

The Praise Factory family of curriculum is the creation of Connie Dever, wife of Mark Dever, senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church,Washington, DC.

Mrs. Dever has been teaching children and developing curriculum for use in churches in the United States and abroad for over 25 years.

 

2. Where did the name "Praise Factory" come from?

The name “Praise Factory” and the purpose behind it is derived from Psalm 100:


Psalm 100

“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.

Worship the LORD with gladness;

Come before Him with joyful songs.

Know that the LORD is God.

It is He who made us, and we are His:

We are His people, the sheep of His pasture.

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise;

Give thanks to Him and praise His name.

For the LORD is good and His love endures forever;

His faithfulness continues through all generations.”

It is my hope and prayer that this curriculum might help children to be manufacturers of noisy joy (v.1) unto the Lord, to sing (v. 2), to know (v.3), & to worship Him with thanksgiving and praise (v.4), that the witness of His great faithfulness might continue through all generations (v.5).

 

3. What is the philosophy of Children’s ministry of the Praise Factory curriculum and Capitol Hill Baptist Church (the curriculum’s home church)?

See the Philosophy Overview section of the CHBC Children’s Ministry Weekender Binder


3. How did PF develop?


See article on “How the Praise Factory Family of Curriculum Developed.


 


4. What version of the Bible do you use?

All Praise Factory curriculums use the New International Version of the Bible.  However, when I finish writing all the curriculum, I may re-format it include an ESV version, too. That would be a few years down the line, at this point.

 

5. What is the mission of the Praise Factory curriculums?

The mission of Praise Factory is three-fold:

#1: To Children:

Active minds

To lead children in discovering the wonders of God, as He has revealed Himself in Scripture, through all ages, that they might know, love & glorify Him with all their being.

Noisy joy

To help children understand what it means to know God and live as a Christian that they might live joyful lives, pleasing to God. To encourage them to reach out to all with the good news of Jesus, with love, in word and example.

Prayerful hearts

To help children learn and use four key elements of prayer: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication. To help them develop a loving and prayerful knowledge and concern for the body of Christ, both locally & around the world.

#2: To Teachers

Solid, In-depth, Biblical Teaching

To provide teachers with well-researched stories that keep to their biblical meaning and are filled with details that illuminate the story.

Complete, Easy-to-use Resources

To provide teachers with a wide variety of all-inclusive, age-appropriate resources, including songs, games, crafts and other activities that do not simply fill the session but enrich the mind and heart.

 

#3: To Parents

Resources for Use at Home

To provide resources for parents to use at home to review, discuss and reinforce what their children are learning during session time.