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Download the Leader's Guide ($7.00) FREE when you purchase five or more copies of Baptism Ahead! See instructions below.
This innovative volume leads older children (ages 8-12) through baptismal preparation and a basic orientation to Christian discipleship and membership in the local church. Rather than presenting a dry, textbook approach, Pastor Wallace Smith integrates:
• contemporary narrative• biblical lessons• student-friendly talking points• online components• varied homework assignments
The author identifies key aspects of the Christian life with familiar road signs and compares the discipleship journey with a road under construction.
• Images of God• Conversations about Jesus• Making your faith your own• Soul freedom• Discipleship• Bible freedom• The church• Believer's baptism• Practicing and living faith
Designed as a seven-week/seven-chapter course, Baptism Ahead will appeal to different learning styles as well as different church and family settings.
Note: This resource is intended to replace the book Bridges of Promise.
To receive your free leader's guide:
• Place your order for 5 or more copies of Baptism Ahead. • Click on Leader's Guide and order one copy. YOU MUST PLACE THE GUIDE IN YOUR SHOPPING CART IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE LINK TO THE DOWNLOAD. • At checkout, enter code FREELEADER. • The $7.00 for the Leader's Guide will be deducted from your order. • You will then receive a follow-up email with instructions for downloading your Leader's Guide.
"With solid writing and searching questions, this book offers a strong introduction to Christian faith and community." YouthWorker Journal, May/June 2010
"Baptism Ahead is the type of curriculum most needed in Baptist churches today. At a time when understandings of faith, scripture, and discipleship are at an all-time low among churched youth, Smith has developed an appropriate remedy. Baptism Ahead introduces and thoroughly investigates key pieces of Christian discipleship in an easy-to-understand framework." Kristopher Norris, Congregational Formation, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Wallace Smith, MDiv, is pastor of Journey Community Church, a new American Baptist church plant in Shawnee, Kansas. A former National Ministries board member, Rev. Smith is an experienced youth leader who developed the Bible study curricula for both the 2004 and 2008 National Gatherings of American Baptist Youth.
Fall 2023 Curriculum Order Form
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