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Episode 70 - Scripture Sleuths from the Creation Museum

Episode 70 - Scripture Sleuths from the Creation Museum

December 6, 2022

Have you ever heard of the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky? If not, today you’re in for a treat!

Walk with us into the Creation Museum, where we’ll sit with our guest, Dana Sneed, and examine Scripture like a Sleuth. God has given us His amazing, authoritative Word, filled with so many details and facts that teach us more about Him. How important are all those details? Dana gives us some examples of popular ideas we may believe and takes them back to Scripture to verify whether or not that perception is truth or speculation.

The best part about uncovering the truths in Scripture together is that we get to see how faithful our God is, and that He truly is the God of details.

Ready to be a Scripture Sleuth with Dana & Kori? Let’s go!

DANA SNEED is an education specialist at Answers in Genesis. She develops and writes curricula, including Answers Bible Curriculum and its homeschool edition, and teaches educational programs at the Creation Museum. She earned a Master of Divinity and a PhD in Education from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN.

 

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Answers in Genesis

Creation Museum

ArkEncounter

Dana Sneed on FB

Joshua 3

Luke 2

Matthew 2

 

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Episode 69 - The 8 Great Smarts

Episode 69 - The 8 Great Smarts

November 29, 2022

Did you know Jesus died so that we may have ABUNDANT life, not just a life? Did you also know that children can only live an abundant life if they know who they are, and that they are known? Our guest today, Kathy Koch, wants to drive home the point that every kid is smart - and as we learn which type of smart, we can adapt our teaching styles in ways that have great potential to change everything for the better. Our hope is that you leave here today with fresh ideas of how to teach the children in your circle of influence so that they feel known by you. And even better, that they are known by God.

Ready to learn about the “8 Great Smarts” with Kathy & Lee? Let’s go…

KATHY KOCH (pronounced “Cook”) is a parenting and childhood expert, the founder of Celebrate Kids, a popular speaker and radio guest, an expert for two of Kirk Cameron’s documentary movies, and an author of 6 books for Moody Publishers. She has loved Jesus for almost her whole life and her faith and desire to serve and glorify God is the foundation of her ministry.

 

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Celebrate Kids Website

8 Great Smarts Book

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Episode 68 - “I Heard the Bells” with Josh Enck

Episode 68 - “I Heard the Bells” with Josh Enck

November 22, 2022

For 46 years, Sight & Sound Theaters has been a place where families from all over the world experience the Bible coming to life on stage! Today, you get to be one of the FIRST audiences to hear insider information about their NEW edition to story-telling. Josh Enck, President and Chief Story Officer of Sight & Sound Ministries, gives us a sneak peak into their first ever movie, “I Heard the Bells”. Josh shares the inspiration behind this new avenue of storytelling, and gives us a glimpse into the life of well-known poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, which tells a compelling story of tragedy that moves people’s hearts towards truth.

Ready to hear why you should see Sight and Sounds’ first ever film production in theaters? Let’s go!

JOSHUA ENCK is President and Chief Story Officer of Sight & Sound Ministries, Inc., the nation’s largest entertainment company of its kind, drawing nearly 1.5 million people each year from around the world to its locations in Lancaster, PA, and Branson, MO. In his role, Joshua is responsible for casting vision and spearheading Sight & Sound’s unique creative process from current show production to future development beyond the stage. Joshua has also produced, written and directed several stage productions during his 27 years with the ministry. Joshua resides in Strasburg, PA with his wife Kristen and their four children.

 

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Sight & Sound Website

Sight & Sound on IG

Sight & Sound on FB

I Heard the Bells Movie

I Heard the Bells on FB

 

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Episode 67 - The Treasure of Generosity

Episode 67 - The Treasure of Generosity

November 15, 2022

Bible2School is thrilled to participate in GivingTuesday — a global generosity movement.  On November 29, 2022, people all around the nation are coming together to tap into the power of human connection, strengthen communities, and change our world.  With GivingTuesday in mind and Thanksgiving right around the bend, we’re going to hear from Kori & Lee as they talk about the treasure of giving and share some inspiring stories of kids who have shown great generosity. In this episode, you will hear practical ways of experiencing God through participating in Kingdom work!

Ready to hear some tangible ways to be generous? Let’s go!

LEE NIENHUIS is an author and passionate Bible teacher. She is on the national speaking team for Moms in Prayer International and the Co-host of The Martha and Mary Show. Her books, Brave Moms, Brave Kids (2018) and Countercultural Parenting (2020), published by Harvest House, have helped countless parents gain a biblical perspective on parenting a godly and countercultural generation. Lee’s writing and speaking have been featured on Focus on the Family broadcast and magazine; True Woman; Proverbs 31, Hearts at Home, Iron Sharpens Iron conferences; GEMS Girls Clubs; and American Heritage Girls. Lee shares a dynamic vision for the next generation of Christ followers. Lee is an inductive Bible study teacher who leads a Bible training program for Women’s Ministry leaders in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. While she travels extensively, home is her favorite place to be.

Lee and her husband, Mike, have been married 22 years. They have four great kids and live at Grace Adventures, a Christian Camp and Conference Center in West Michigan where her husband serves as the Director of Facilities and Maintenance for three campuses. Mike and Lee have four great kids who make her need Jesus. Lee loves hot cups of coffee, laughing till her sides ache, and Jesus.

KORI PENNYPACKER has served with Bible2School since 2011. In her current position, Kori oversees the mission of Bible2School and Engagement by speaking to businesses, churches, and community leaders on the topic of the importance of spiritual training for elementary age children in our communities, especially those who are not able to attend church. She loves inviting people into the Bible2School Team as valued Members, Volunteers, and Donors.

Kori lives in Lititz with her husband, Blaine, and has three sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, and volunteering with her husband to mentor engaged couples at her church.

 

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GivingTuesday B2S Online Donation

GivingTuesday Website

Matthew 6:21

Ephesians 2:10

Romans 8:32

Bible2School Website

Bible2School on FB

Bible2School on IG

 

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Episode 66 - Teaching Kids Contentment w/ Laurie Christine

Episode 66 - Teaching Kids Contentment w/ Laurie Christine

November 8, 2022

God is so good and He gives us everything we need! Our guest today, Laurie Christine, shares ideas of how to teach children about contentment — and what a perfect time of year to chat about this! When we go back to the beginning of the Bible, Genesis shows us that the root of the very first sin can be traced to discontentment with God’s provision and goodness. Our conversation centers around the cure for this, which is found when our lives are filled with Jesus. Laurie gives practical advice and fun tools that will help teach kids contentment.

Ready to help the children in your life develop a heart of gratitude? Let’s go…

LAURIE CHRISTINE is an author, podcast host, certified Biblical Parenting Coach, wife, and mom of four wild, loud, adventurous boys. Her podcast, Redeeming the Chaos, invites moms of boys to join her on the wild, wonderful, adventure of raising courageous boys and connecting them with Christ. In addition to hosting a podcast, Laurie writes devotional Bible stories for families. She understands how important it is for parents to connect with their children, while communicating the truth of God’s Word to them in a way they can understand. With degrees in Creative Writing, Biblical Studies, and Education, Laurie has more than fourteen years of experience teaching the Bible to young children as well as writing Sunday School curriculum for her local church.

 

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Laurie’s Website

Redeeming The Chaos Podcast

Ecclesiastes 1:8

Jeremiah 2:13

Philippians 4:13

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Philippians 2:13

Joshua 4:1-9

Hebrews 4:12

1 Corinthians 3:6

Thankful Activities

Dragon Slayer Devotional

 

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Episode  65 - Jacob & Esau: A Skit That Brings Forgiveness to Life

Episode 65 - Jacob & Esau: A Skit That Brings Forgiveness to Life

November 1, 2022

At Bible2School, we use the CBA Cross — a resource that teaches our kids how to CONFESS, BELIEVE, and ASK Jesus to forgive them of their sins and live all of their days for Him! Today, one of our beloved Bible2School teachers, Marie Good, is sharing our 2nd grade lesson on forgiveness which brings the Bible to life in skit form, using the story of Jacob and Esau.

Ready to hear how forgiveness opens the door for God to work in and through us? Let’s go!

MARIE GOOD is an experienced Bible2School teacher and mom. She lives in Manheim, PA with her husband. Together they have three adult children, and a daughter-in-law. Marie loves the open door and opportunity Bible2School offers to tell children they are valued and God loves them.

 

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Bible2School At Home Activities

Bible2School BLOG on forgiving when it’s hard

Genesis 27

Genesis 33

Psalm 65:3

Bible2School CBA Cross

 

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Episode 64 - Kids, the Bible & Silly Songs w/ Phredd

Episode 64 - Kids, the Bible & Silly Songs w/ Phredd

October 25, 2022

Our guest today, Fred McNaughton (known as Phredd), has been with one of our local Christian radio stations since 1984! Early in his career, Phredd discovered that kids didn’t really know how to worship, because they were never taught! Knowing that the “joy of the Lord is our strength” and raising 8 children of his own, Phredd set out to change this using the talents God entrusted to him.

Phredd will tell you that laughter brings down walls and helps us to connect - and today he will share with you some of the songs that have helped him do this, and in turn have helped the next generation know how to worship with their whole being.

Ready to hear how laughter and fun teaches our children to worship? Let’s go…

FRED MCNAUGHTON is the morning show host and station manager of Central PA’s Christian Radio Station WJTL. Fred is also the Children’s Performer, “Phredd”. For the past 25+ years Phredd has been writing, producing and performing joyful, happy music for kids and families. His songs “Awooga”, “Don’t Take Your Dog To Church”, “Floating Zoo”, “The Coffee Song” and “My Mom is a Pirate” are favorites on the Kids Cookie Break (Saturday mornings on WJTL with host Lisa Landis) and staples of the 50+ Phredd shows performed every year at schools, churches, libraries, camps & other events.  In addition to performing his own shows, Phredd is also a member of Steven Courtney and the Suitcase Musicians.  Steven Courtney and Phredd are songwriting partners that have created many family favorites over the years including “42 Monkeys”, “Elmer’s Electric Tricycle” and “Jump For Jesus”.  Fred’s current performance incarnation is PHREDD UKULELE ONE MAN BAND - Ukulele Flailing, Harmonica Wailing, Suitcase Drumming, Kazoo Hum-Humming, Ukulele Bundle of Joy!

Fred and his wife Sharon live in Mount Joy, PA. They have 8 grown children and 7 grandchildren.

 

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Kid's Cookie Break

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Deuteronomy 6:4-5

Nehemiah 8:10

 

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Episode 63 - Deuteronomy 6: Loving God with all your heart, soul & might

Episode 63 - Deuteronomy 6: Loving God with all your heart, soul & might

October 18, 2022

Did you know that the FIRST thing God says to the Israelites after giving them the ten commandments is to teach them to their children? Yep! In Deuteronomy 6, God commands us to impress His word on our children ALL.THE.TIME. But how?! Thankfully it doesn’t have to be a sermon - it can be simple!

First, we have to love the Lord with all that WE are in order to authentically teach this to the kids in our lives. Then, we get to talk about it with them in our homes, as we walk along the road, when we lie down, and when we wake!

Listen in to learn more about loving God with all you’ve got as Lee & Kori discuss the greatest commandment given to us in scripture.

KORI PENNYPACKER has served with Bible2School since 2011. In her current position, Kori oversees the mission of Bible2School and Engagement by speaking to businesses, churches, and community leaders on the topic of the importance of spiritual training for elementary age children in our communities, especially those who are not able to attend church. She loves inviting people into the Bible2School Team as valued Members, Volunteers, and Donors.

Kori lives in Lititz with her husband, Blaine, and has three sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, and volunteering with her husband to mentor engaged couples at her church.

 

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Episode 62 - Raising Lifelong Disciples w/the CEO of AWANA, Valerie Bell

Episode 62 - Raising Lifelong Disciples w/the CEO of AWANA, Valerie Bell

October 11, 2022

As a child, Valerie Bell wanted to be a lawyer for children. At that time there wasn’t such a thing, but our God of details worked in her life to minister as an advocate for children in her many different roles. Currently the CEO of AWANA, Valerie talks about raising the church of 2050 to be lifelong disciples who are able to withstand the darkening of this world. She speaks hope into this darkness by encouraging us to train children to KNOW & LOVE Jesus for the rest of their lives.

Ready to hear how resilient children can change the trajectory of our future generations? Let’s go!

VALERIE BELL is the CEO Emerita of Awana Clubs International which

ministers to 5 million children in 132 countries with over 64,000 church

partners. She has recently co-authored “Resilient: Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the Church”, which charts a path to raising the greatest generation of disciples who will both lead the church and influence the culture of 2050.

Valerie is an author and speaker who shares her spiritual journey with

refreshing honesty. As a frequent guest speaker and interviewee, she shares her faith with a warmth and sincerity that’s contagious. Valerie challenges her audiences to live out their faith with courage in their everyday world. She has written eight books:

-Nobody’s Children (Word, 1989) which was updated, revised

and re-released in 1994 under the title Reaching Out to Lonely

Kids (Zondervan).

-Getting Out of Your Kids’ Faces and Into Their Hearts

(Zondervan, 1995).

-She Can Laugh at the Days to Come (Zondervan, 1996) which

was re-titled—A Well-Tended Soul—and released by

Zondervan in March, 2000.

-Made to Be Loved: Enjoying Spiritual Intimacy with God and

Your Spouse, a joint project with her husband (Moody Press,

1999)

-Faith-Shaped Kids: Helping Your Child Grow Spiritually

(Moody, 2001) co-authored with Steve.

-Real Survivors: Finding Hope and Courage in Times of Crisis

(Servant Publications, 2003) also co-authored with her

husband, Steve.

-An African Awakening: My Journey into AIDS Activism (2007 –

World Vision)

-Resilient: Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the

Church (2020)

Whether she’s sharing her heart concerning the enormous needs of today’s children or speaking to and challenging the church to reach out to the world’s children equipping them to love Jesus for the rest of their lives, audiences will find her to be an authentic, engaging and motivating

communicator.

Valerie (or as her 6 grandchildren call her…Lovie) and her husband Steve,

(or Gahgo) live in Kildeer, Illinois and Boca Raton, Florida.

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2 Corinthians 4:16-18

 

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Episode 61 - Starting a Bible2School Program: A Mom’s Journey w/Jocelyn Hrovath

Episode 61 - Starting a Bible2School Program: A Mom’s Journey w/Jocelyn Hrovath

October 4, 2022

Jocelyn Hrovath, a wife, mom, and devoted Christian, shares with us her journey through starting a Bible2School program not once but twice, and how she fully relies on God with lots of time on her knees!

Ready to hear how YOU can bring the Bible to public school children during their day? Let's go....

JOCELYN HROVATH served as a Physical Therapist Assistant for 17 years. After her children were in elementary school, God called her to found and direct the Bible2School Laurel Highlands organization in Western PA. Here, she enjoyed coaching the volunteer teams and raising awareness in her community for children to hear Biblical truth.  She spoke at many churches and events to expand the Bible2School program to several schools.

Currently, Jocelyn volunteers her time to care for a Bible2School program offered to her daughters' public school in Lancaster County, PA serving over 90 children.

Jocelyn lives in Millersville, Pennsylvania, with her husband,  Alan, and their three daughters.  Jocelyn enjoys serving on the Prayer Team at her church, hosting small groups in her home, and living back in Lancaster where she can connect with all of her family around the dining room table.

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Proverbs 3:5-6

Psalm 37:4

Matthew 9:38

Matthew 19:14

Matthew 11:30

 

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