FaithWeaver Firends - The curriculum that builds faith through friendship!
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Where kids experience God's love
through friendships


The outreach program where kids grow in relationship with God, each other, and those in need

FaithWeaver Friends® is the perfect midweek, evening, or anytime program to build faith and friendships. Through prayer, praise, and journaling, kids deepen their friendship with God. By rotating through activity centers in small groups, kids grow in friendship with one another. And through community service projects, kids learn the blessing of being a friend to those in need.

Kids grow their faith through friendships

Small-group "Circles of Friends" help kids build long-lasting relationships with God at the center. No one will feel out of place or left behind.

Kids own their faith through journaling

FaithWeaver Friends helps you teach kids a weekly Bible verse that applies directly to the Bible Point, and then children get a chance to write or draw those lessons in their journals.

Kids apply their faith through service

FaithWeaver Friends is designed to help your kids learn what outreach is all about by encouraging them to apply each week's Bible passage to their daily lives in ways that make sense to them.

Customer Testimonial

“I love that the lessons are easy for teachers to prepare and that there are a variety of application ideas to reinforce each lesson. Kids love that they can participate and do not have to sit still the whole time!”

Bible Content

Don't just teach
kids about the
Bible—Change lives!

FaithWeaver Friends midweek program follows the same 3-year scope and sequence as FaithWeaver NOW® Sunday school and KidsOwn Worship® children’s church. Churches that use FaithWeaver Friends along with FaithWeaver NOW and/or KidsOwn Worship will reinforce the same weekly Bible passage in a fun new way! And while these programs work great together, each one can be used independently.

2 Age Levels:
Preschool & Elementary

Scope and Sequence:
3 years

Large Group/Small Group

30-90+ minutes

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How It Works

A variety of easy-to-prep activities keep kids and volunteers coming back for more

At FaithWeaver Friends, kids will gather at the Opening Celebration, rotate through Discovery Centers in small groups, reflect on God's Word and apply what they've learned as they write in Faith Journals, and rejoin their friends for the Closing Celebration!

Here's how
a typical lesson looks:

FaithWeaver Friends lesson chart showing the step-by-step flow of a FaithWeaver Friends Sunday School session: #1 Opening Celebration (15 to 20 min): Kids gather with other Friends to sing and praise God. Next, Preschoolers go with their Storyteller to hear about the Bible passage. #2 Discovery Centers (15 to 20 min): Kids form Circles of Friends (small groups) and rotate through either Preschool or Elementary Discovery Centers. Choose the centers that work best for your situation. Discovery Centers for Preschool include Make-It, Learn-It, Play-It, and Snack-It Café. Discovery Centers for Elementary include Games, Surprise Station, Projects-With-a-Purpose, Music & Memory, and Snack-It Café. #3 Journaling (up to 15 min): Kids reflect on the day’s discoveries using their own journals. Through the activity pages, playful art, and space to create their own drawings or writing, the message is reinforced. “My Bible Memories” for Preschool and “My Faith Journal” for Elementary. #4 Closing Celebration (up to 10 min): All the kids gather for a final blessing at the end of each week’s program. Growth is celebrated with FaithWeaver Friends Keys.


The FaithWeaver Friends difference

By providing meaningful activities, great discussions, and personal challenges, FaithWeaver Friends takes learners past “head knowledge” of the Bible and into heart- and life-change, weaving faith into their lives.

Here are a few more reasons
you'll love FaithWeaver Friends:

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One-Point Learning

Each week, you'll introduce kids to a Bible Point as well as a corresponding Bible story and verse during the Opening Celebration. Each Discovery Center reinforces the Bible Point in different ways to cement learning.

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Discovery Centers

Not all kids learn the same way, so FaithWeaver Friends offers multiple Discovery Centers to meet the needs of all sorts of learners. And not all teachers and leaders think alike. Because each Discovery Center is different, teachers can volunteer in their areas of expertise.

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Faith Journals

Each week everyone writes or draws reflective responses in a faith journal. Circle of Friends leaders read what kids in their Circles have written and jot quick, encouraging comments for the children to discover the next week. Faith journals are spiritual-growth charts and memory-makers.

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Easy Supply Gathering

The Director Quarterly Update gives you a planning overview for your entire program, complete with a handy supply chart for every Discovery Center.

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Mixed-Age Groups

Because kids travel in combined-age Circles of Friends, big kids and little kids learn to work together. Older children help younger children during activities and games. Younger children motivate the older children to be good examples.

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Growing Closer to Jesus

Best of all, at FaithWeaver Friends, kids grow in their relationship with Jesus. They learn how to grow closer to the best friend they could ever have—Jesus Christ.

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Downloadable files make it easy to distribute lesson content

PDFs of Director materials, Discovery Center Leader Guides, and Group Leader Guides

Quickly email documents to teachers or substitutes.

Give teachers and volunteers direct access to lesson content.

View lessons on your phone or tablet.

You get free access to downloadable content with the purchase of your quarterly kits.

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Memorable songs
and dramatic audio
enrich every lesson

Powerful music, audio dramas, and sound effects deepen the emotional impact of lessons for preschool or elementary age levels of FaithWeaver Friends.

Here are some examples
the music and audio
dramas you'll find inside:

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Sample music

Each FaithWeaver Friends kit includes a Sound Effects and Songs CD with music that moves kids to sing out and worship their creator. Sound effects add an extrasensory dimension to lessons to help engage kids' imaginations.

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Audio Drama

Sample audio dramas

During the Opening Celebration, elementary kids can participate in an Instant Drama. Preschoolers have a puppet drama each week starring Theo the FaithRetriever (puppet sold separately).

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Deeper Bible learning with FaithWeaver companion programs

You can provide even more impact when you use FaithWeaver Friends alongside Group’s FaithWeaver NOW Sunday school and KidsOwn Worship children's church. All three follow the same scope & sequence. You’ll extend the fun while reinforcing the weekly message in your Sunday school and children's programs.

Use together or individually

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Sunday School

The scope and sequence for FaithWeaver NOW matches perfectly with KidsOwn Worship children's church and the FaithWeaver Friends outreach program.

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KidsOwn Worship Box

Children's Church

It’s simple: Kids praise God. Kids learn the Bible Point. And kids pray. Every week. Whether you’ve got five kids or five hundred, KidsOwn Worship fits your kids’ church program.

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Outreach Program

Kids grow closer to God through weekly Bible Points while they grow in their faith through friendships, apply biblical learning through outreach and service opportunities, and make their faith their own through journaling.

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Choosing FaithWeaver Friends is Easy!

FaithWeaver Friends also includes free digital copies of each of the leader guides with your purchase of a Preschool or Elementary Kit. PDF files are provided on a convenient CD-ROM or can be downloaded through an easy-to-use online tool, so you can access them from anywhere or email lessons to your teachers as needed.

FaithWeaver Friends Product Boxes

Everything you need
starting at $99.99*

FaithWeaver Friends comes in separate kits for Preschool and Elementary age levels with everything you need to lead a fun and faith-filled midweek or evening program. Each kit includes a Discovery Center Leader Guide for each station, a Sound Effects and Songs CD, and a Director Quarterly Update. For each child, you'll need to purchase a journal, activity sticker sheet, and set of dogtags (for preschoolers) or collectible keys (for elementary kids).
*Price listed in U.S. Dollars

No summer quarter is offered for FaithWeaver Friends.

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