KIDS & FAMILIES
PURSUEGOD offers free online tools designed to help your family pursue God one topic at a time. Watch the video below to learn more, and scroll down to get started.
PURSUEGOD RESOURCES are free online tools designed to help you transfer biblical values to anyone – especially your kids. We believe parents are the pastors at home, and our digital library gives you the tools and method to raise kids who pursue God.
How do we schedule "Family Talk"?
When you gather the family to enjoy a lesson from our library, we call it “Family Talk”. But it won’t happen automatically – the parents have to schedule it! Try doing it in the morning over breakfast or in the evening after dinner. Make it fun and keep it flexible, but be sure to put it on the schedule. Initiating healthy family habits is one of the basic responsibilities of good parents.
What about creating conversations with teens?
Our resources are designed to easily spark meaningful topics, but sometimes that’s more difficult with teens. The key is to pick a topic your teens will be interested in, especially for those first few conversations. Create a conversational environment, and learn to listen. Once they realize the value of your intentional conversations, you’ll be able to pick just about any topic. Check out our youth topics.
What if my kids don't want to talk?
Mentoring your kids, depending on their age, is not always easy. But if you’re not committed to it, your kids will pick up on it. Let your kids know that it’s your job to invest in them and make them ready for the world. Tell your kids clearly. Sometimes parents make their kids do something they don’t want to do. That’s the incredible responsibility of parenthood. Be the parent. Start mentoring your kids. You’ll be glad you did.
Can I find PursueGOD Kids on YouTube?
Yes you can! We upload new kids' content every week to our free YouTube channel. Subscribe, like, and comment to help us grow our community. Go to PG Kids on YouTube.
Does PursueGOD have a kids' curriculum for my church?
Yes! PursueGOD offers a free kids' curriculum that is designed to help you create a fun and engaging atmosphere for the children of your church where they can learn about Jesus and the Bible. All of our lessons are easily accessible on our website for parents to find and use at home, too. The goal of our curriculum is to empower conversations at home, equipping parents to disciple their kids every day. Go to the Kids' Church page
What's the story of PursueGOD.org?
PursueGOD was created after a group of pastors realized their church was broken. Though the church was large and growing, they were creating consumer Christians instead of disciple-makers. It wasn’t the people’s fault; the pastors had unwittingly created the problem. So they started re-defining “the win”. Instead of counting attenders, they began counting disciple-makers. That’s why pursueGOD.org was born – to give everyday Christians the tools to make disciples, one topic at a time. Learn more about PG
We've pulled together some of our most relevant topics and series for you. Click on a link below to expand.
The PG Pathway is a series of steps that will help you and your kids go “full circle” in your pursuit of God over the next 3 to 6 months. Complete the following as a family:
- Warm up with a few topics from this page (see below). Let the kids pick! The first few topics you cover as a family are important and can lay the groundwork for a meaningful pursuit of God.
- Get started on our “Chapter a Day” Bible reading plan on the New Testament. Read a chapter every weekday as a family! This will help you develop the important habit of reading the Bible together, and our short daily videos will give you the guidance you need.
- Talk about Foundations Truth #1 to learn how to start a relationship with God. It's easier than you think, because Jesus did the hard work to make it possible.
- Talk about asking Jesus into your heart. This is where you'll have the opportunity to make a personal response of faith if you've never done that before.
- Talk about baptism - and then talk to a pastor or leader about getting baptized if you haven’t already. This step doesn't save you, but it's an important act of obedience to Jesus.
- Talk about Foundations Truth #2 to learn about how to live as a Christian. It's all about honoring God and going his direction instead of doing your own thing.
- Complete the Grid for Kids series together. You'll be able to cover more topics and series later, but this is a good time to study something that will strengthen your foundation.
- Talk about Foundations Truth #3 to learn about making disciples. This is the important final step in "full circle" Christianity, and it's what many Christians never get to.
- Get trained on pursueGOD mentoring at our Mentor Start Page. That's where you'll find our Mentor Training series along with additional topics to help you become a disciple-maker. Parents and kids can do this!
- Start helping someone pursue God, and click here to register as a mentor. Registering makes you part of our global mentoring community, and it gives you access to our monthly e-newsletter.
Jesus had a lot to say about money.
Winning is fun, right? But winning can also be bad. Sometimes, people who win try to make other people feel bad because they lost.
Almost everyone knows the Golden Rule: that we should treat others how we want to be treated. That means treat them right!
One of the best things to remember as a kid is that our parents are our pastors. And that means we should obey them!
The second truth every kid needs to know about the Christian faith is about how to live as a follower of Jesus. How does God want us to act? That’s what we’ll answer here.
The first thing every kid needs to know about the Christian faith is all about how to start a relationship with God.
Kidforward talks about how to handle your nerves and what to do to get ready for school.
Forgiveness is letting someone off the hook for hurting you. It’s not always easy but the Bible tells us to do it.
Be careful who you put on your friend list because they will rub off on you.
God created our emotions because he doesn’t want us to be robots!
Poison is stuff in your house that can really hurt you if you eat it or drink it. Did you know the Bible says you should stay away from people who are poisonous?
Have you ever said this: “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” It’s not true! Words can be poisonous.
Poison is all around us – not just the kind that can hurt our bodies, but the kind that can hurt the way we think. Here are three kinds of poisonous thoughts…
What is water baptism all about, and why do we do it at church? It seems a little weird to a kid.
Jesus’ last words on earth remind us that he came to earth to finish a job.
Paul’s last words on earth can teach us about how to fight the good fight of faith.
Stephen’s last words on earth can teach us a lot about forgiveness.
Communion is a special thing Christians do to remember what Jesus did for them on the cross.
The story of King Ahab shows us that a greedy heart can lead us to misery.
The story of Absalom teaches us about God’s outrageous love.
Jesus showed his outrageous power when he calmed a storm just by saying, “Stop!”
The story of Gideon tells us about God’s outrageous power that makes us brave.
The story of Paul can teach us some important things about the outrageous power of God’s forgiveness.
Easter is a day we celebrate something really important that Jesus did.
Jesus knew going to the cross would be hard, so he went to a garden to pray.
There are 5 things you need to know about Jesus before he went to the cross.
Sometimes your friends can leave you feeling left out, but God will never do that.
Going to church can help you to be a better Christian kid.
Some kids think rules are a bad thing, but they actually make us free to live a great life.
A Christian kids who is mean to a non-Christian is a “Jesus Jerk”. Don’t be that kid.
God uses some pretty unimportant animals to teach us some really important lessons.
Wisdom is just like a friend who doesn’t want to see you sad or in trouble.
If you learn how to make good kid choices now, then when you grow up, you’ll know how to make good grown-up choices!
Proverbs teach us that being a wise kid can get you pretty far in life.
Learn how to be a wise kid so that you can live the awesome life God has planned for you.
Solomon was the wisest man on earth and he had some wisdom to share with everyone.
The story of King Saul is an important lesson about how pride can keep you from being truly great.
Without self-control, you could end up making some really silly choices.
When Abraham gave Lot the first chance to pick his land, Lot made a selfish choice that hurt him in the end.
God is big and we are small, yet he still wants us to talk to him.
In this kids series, we’ll look at some famous Bible characters and some choices they made that ruined their lives. We can learn from them and stop ourselves from making the same mistakes.
When the wisemen visited Jesus they didn’t cheap out with the gifts they gave him.
When Mary and Joseph tried to find place to stay in Bethlehem, there was no room for them in the inn.
When an angel told Mary a super important message, it showed the whole world the real meaning of Christmas.
The light of Jesus in every kid does three important things, as long as we turn it on.
If we want to understand just how rich we are in God, we need to make sure we have a good root system in place.
Jesus came to make friends with us, even when we didn’t deserve it.
The story of Daniel teaches us how to be obedient to God even when it goes against the rules.
We are saved because of Grace when we believe and so we can’t brag about it!
If you want to be rich in God, you need to get to know him.
When we trust in Jesus, we’re adopted into God’s family!
God doesn’t make us feel bad when we mess up. He gives us the gift of grace.
The best way you can show love to God is by obeying him. We should read the Bible and do what it says!
It doesn’t matter how much you know about the Bible if you have never trusted Jesus to make you born again.
A Christian Grid helps you to see the world like Jesus does. Jesus was really good at loving others so that means we should be good at it, too.
When you put bad ideas and good ideas through a biblical “grid,” the truth comes out on top.
If you ever become famous, make sure to point people to God and not to yourself.
When Moses came down the mountain for a second time with the 10 Commandments, everyone could see that God had rubbed off on him.
A 28-Day Challenge to help you see the world like Jesus does. Watch a short Bible reading video every day on your own, and talk about the discussion video every week with your family, group or mentor.
When Moses came down the mountain with the 10 Commandments, he made a special drink to teach the people a lesson.
We’re going to learn about one of the craziest stories in the Bible. It starts off with this amazing invitation. Then some people make a big mistake. But at the end of it all, we learn a very important lesson.
When Moses went up the mountain to get the 10 Commandments from God, the people down below made a big mistake.
Sometimes, it feels like God doesn’t hear our prayers because he doesn’t seem to answer. But, God is always listening and he promises to take care of us.
Your relationship with God is like driving in a car. There’s a right way and a wrong way. The right way leads to God’s blessings but the wrong way leads to destruction.
One step at a time, we can learn to walk with the Spirit and live a life that honors God.
If you want to get rid of your bad habits, try these three things.
Habits are the things we do over and over without even thinking. We have good habits and bad. The goal is to stop the bad ones and do more of the good ones.
We can always look on the bright side when God is on our side.
Someday everyone – even mean people – will realize that God is in charge.
Sometimes life isn’t fair. Instead of complaining, we should trust God.
Habakkuk was a guy with a weird name who had a hard job and some tough questions for God.
In this Sermonlink Kids' Series we learn about a guy named Habakkuk. He had a lot of questions for God about why life isn't always fair. We can learn a lot from the answers God gave to Habakkuk's questions. Click on the lesson link below each video for discussion...
There are three main things that you do with your money if you want to honor God. Give, save, spend.
Don’t love your money. That’s gross. Love God and be satisfied with what he has already given you.
Money doesn’t grow on trees and doesn’t just magically fall from the sky. Our money comes from God.