This curriculum review is part of the Children's Ministry Toolkit - a collection of resources for building strong and vibrant children's ministry, brought to you by Faith Formation Ministries.
LOGOS is a weekly intergenerational experience for children and teens (along with caring adults from the church) designed to build relationships while growing disciples. LOGOS was created by GenOn Ministries, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to equip Christian communities through intergenerational relationships. It is guided by one overarching rule: Treat every person as a child of God.
If you are looking for way to grow intergenerational relationships while growing in faith together or are in search of a new way of engaging in ministry with children, give LOGOS a look. Here’s what we love about it:
Although you can purchase a LOGOS Bible Study curriculum (and GenOn has Reformed theological roots) churches also have the freedom to use their own curriculum for the Bible study portion of the evening. For example, a CRC church that uses LOGOS could opt to continue using the Dwell curriculum with children and another resource with teens. It might also be interesting to experiment with using the LOGOS mealtime experience prior to GEMS and Cadets.
LOGOS is intentional about providing experiences that engage the the mind, soul, and body in the disciple-making process. The variety of experiences offered each week ensure that the needs of all learners are met.
We were impressed with the depth and thoroughness of GenOn’s resources for leaders, as well as the ongoing tools and support offered to LOGOS churches.
Faith Nurture in Community
Although every church has the freedom to create the schedule that works in its context, the typical LOGOS evening consists of four 45-minute blocks of time. It begins with a Family Time in which two caring adults (called Table Parents) and a multi-age grouping of children (same groups for the year) eat a meal and engage in relationship-building conversation together. After the food and fellowship, children and teens gather in age-graded groups (which may vary depending on the church context) and participate in Bible study, recreation, and worship arts.