A 10-week discipleship course for Churches & Families for 5-7s and 8-11s
The Church Edition contains everything a church needs - Leader's Guide and Online Access to Stream or Download all the materials, whilst the Family Edition is a slimmed down version designed for use on a tablet
Stories and Songs
With action-packed stories bringing Biblical truth to life - "The Adventures of Lily Pepper" for 5-7s and "The Lightbringers" for 8-11s - and special written praise and worship songs for each session
Incorporates all three "Ts" of the Freedom In Christ approach, including an interactive children's version of the Steps To Freedom In Christ - The Lightbringers Trail
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An overview of each session
Session 1 | I Am Special, Safe, And Accepted
When Adam and Eve were created, they had life in all its fullness. God met all their needs. They were perfectly accepted, safe, and significant. When they chose to sin, they lost their relationship with God. The result for us is that we are born with a huge need for acceptance, security, and significance. Jesus came to give us back that life we lost. Our new identity in Jesus means we have the acceptance, security, and significance that Adam and Eve lost.
Session 2 | I Am A New Creation
The Bible makes it clear that, because of what Jesus has done for us, we are new creations in Christ. Knowing that we are children of God who can come boldly into God’s presence changes everything.
Session 3 | I Can Trust Father God
Everyone lives by faith, even those who are not Christians. It’s who or what we put our faith in that determines whether or not it will be effective. As Christians, it’s essential that what we believe is in agreement with what God has revealed in His Word.
Session 4 | I Can Choose To See Things As God Says They Really Are
Depending on where they were brought up, children will have learned to look at the world in a particular way that seems right to them. But is it? We need to teach children to stop looking at the world in that way and start seeing it from God’s perspective.
Session 5 | I Can Make Good Choices With God’s Help
Christians have a new heart and a new spirit, but we still struggle with many of the unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving to which we’ve grown accustomed. This session shows children that we can choose to live as God wants us to, being led by the Holy Spirit.
Session 6 | I Can Choose To Have Good Thoughts That Come From God
Becoming a Christian does not instantly change the way we have learned to think, but we can demolish strongholds – by which we mean strong, embedded thought patterns – by choosing actively to renew our minds according to the truth of God’s Word.
Session 7 | I Am Protected Because God Is Stronger Than Anything
It’s important to understand that we are in a spiritual battle, which makes dismantling strongholds less straightforward than if it were simply a question of learning to think differently. Every day children face a battle for their minds – often our very education system undermines a Biblical worldview. However, understanding this, knowing that we have a spiritual enemy, and recognizing that we have an amazing position in Christ will equip us to win.
Session 8 | I Can Have Peace Because God Will Help Me Whatever I’m Feeling
There are feelings and then there is the truth. They are not always related. In this session we will look at how, the more we commit ourselves to the truth and choose to believe that what God says is true, the less our feelings will run away with us.
Session 9 | I Can Forgive Others
Learning to forgive from the heart sets us free from our past and heals our emotional pain. It’s not easy but it is essential. This session will take some time exploring this and giving children opportunity to truly forgive.
Freedom Trail | The Steps To Freedom In Christ For Children
This is the main “ministry” component of the course. You will have the opportunity to lead children through the gentle age-appropriate Steps To Freedom In Christ. They will go step-by-step (hence the idea of a “trail”) through prayers inviting God to show them stuff they need to deal with, say sorry, and turn their back on it. It’s about submitting to God and resisting the devil (James 4:7), reconnecting with God’s love, and assuming responsibility for their walk with Him. This should be done after Session 9 or 10.
Session 10 | I Can Live Every Day Walking In God’s Truths
Growth in maturity depends on the extent to which children continue to renew their minds and learn to distinguish good from evil. We aim to equip them to do just that.
What leaders say about Lightbringers
“What a brilliant resource for any church wanting to release a generation to live their lives for Jesus today. I am very excited to see the impact this will have with my own children as well as those I work with.”
Rick Otto, Head of Kids & Family Ministry for New Wine, UK
“Lightbringers is a fantastic new resource to help children know their identity in Christ and how to view the rest of the world through that lens. It brings together exciting activities, engrossing stories and up-to-date, catchy music which children are sure to love.”
Rachel Bunting, Bishops Officer for Family Ministry, Swansea and Brecon Diocese, UK
“What a powerful resource to put in the hands of parents and children’s workers! The Lightbringers course enables children to be rooted in crucial foundations of how to live life with Christ to the full.”
Rachel Turner, Parenting for Faith, UK
Samples and downloads
Church Edition Intro
Family Edition Intro
Clip from Session 1 The Adventures of Lily Pepper (5-8s story)
Clip from Session 1 The Lightbringers (9-11s story)