Kidamazoo from Valley Family Church


Valley Family Church is excited to announce the launch of Kidamazoo Studios – a fun-packed, fast-moving, faith-based kids church curriculum that will revolutionize the way kids church is done! The Kidamazoo Studios Kids Church curriculum is full of the Word of Faith and the Spirit of Faith and is designed with today’s kid culture in mind! Over the last 23 years at VFC, we’ve seen thousands of kids impacted for Jesus. Kidamazoo Studios has been instrumental in helping shape and mold this generation and the next. Now we’re excited to partner with other ministries to help them do the same.

It doesn’t matter if your children’s church is called Faith Kids, Junior Kids, or Kids Alive – you can keep your current kids ministry name and customize logos, handouts, and more to best fit your brand! When you begin using Kidamazoo Studios as your children’s church curriculum, your kids and volunteers will love how customizable, fun, creative, colorful, user-friendly and faith-filled each lesson is designed to be. Our friends at Words of Life Church in Miami, Florida have used the Kidamazoo Studios curriculum for over a year and have loved the flexibility of each lesson!

Curriculum Overview

Each Kidamazoo Studios curriculum unit is designed to ensure elementary-aged kids experience the best 75-minutes of their week. We have created this entire curriculum with the end user in mind – making it affordable & customizable to every ministry’s voice.

  • Content is age appropriate for 1st – 5th graders. Every element, script, video, and resource in Kidamazoo Studios Curriculum is Bible-based, full of the Word & spirit of faith. View highlight reels of available curriculum.
  • No yearly subscription required! Just choose the units that interest you and purchase at your pace.
  • Perfect for weekend and mid-week services, as well as special events like camp meetings, conferences, small groups and more!
  • Curriculum units come with semi-editable graphic packages, scripts, take home papers, and more!
  • Each topic-focused unit of Kidamazoo Studios curriculum contains everything you need to produce four blockbuster services centered around one theme, known as the “Close Up.”

Each curriculum unit is 4 weeks in length and includes the following:

  • 4 Opening & Closing Sketches
  • 4 Drama Episode Scripts
  • 4 Sermons with Object Lesson Scripts
  • 4 Game Ideas
  • 4 “Parent Script” Take Home Papers
  • Semi-Editable Master Art for Close Up, Final Cut, and Memory Verse Graphics

Want to preview a free sample of Kidamazoo Studios curriculum? Click here!

Curriculum Supplements

To fully benefit from the contents of the curriculum, you can add these Encore Items! This one-time purchase includes show roll-in videos, countdown clocks, bucket wars graphic, backdrop artwork and more! Buy this package once and use it over and over with any of the curriculum units. View the Encore Items here.

Become a Kidamazoo Studios Affiliate!

Want to rebrand your entire kids ministry to become a Kidamazoo Studios Affiliate? You can! A one-time purchase of the Affiliate Kit provides you the tools you need to implement everything Kidamazoo Studios offers in your own kids ministry. Included in this valuable kit are: Kidamazoo Studios logo artwork, blueprint and stage elements, roll-in videos, countdown clocks, invite tickets, set backdrops, and more! View all of the Affiliate Kit items here.

Want More?
If your still looking for more, we have a ton of additional Resources to make your kid’s ministry an Oscar worthy experience! Additional resources include, salvation kits, movie posters, birthday kits, extra stage backdrops and more! View Additional Resources here.

The following items are available on an a la carte basis:

Curriculum Units
Included in each unit is a month’s worth of topic-focused curriculum, scripts, graphics and more. Each unit is available for digital download for only $99!

Video Supplement
We discovered in utilizing this curriculum in classrooms ranging from 15 kids to 200 kids, that the Video Supplement we offer with most of the units is a critical piece of the puzzle that will help you take your service to the next level. Add 4 weeks of high-quality video-recorded drama episodes and sermons to your package for just $79.

Affiliate Status
This one-time purchase will help you rebrand your kids church to become a Kidamazoo Studios Affiliate! As a premiere special we are offering this for $149.50 (regularly $299)!

Encore Items
Enjoy the benefits of this kit, including show roll-in videos, countdown clocks, backdrop artwork and more! This one-time purchase is only $99, and you can use this over and over with each unit. (As an Affiliate, all of these items are included in your affiliate kit).

Additional Resources
Supplement your services with movie posters, birthday kits and more. From $9 to $59.

Want to know more about Kidamazoo Studios curriculum and see the full spread of resources available? Get a free sample, and find more information at! We’re excited to partner with you!

Kidamazoo Skit


Kidamazoo Stage

A Verse A Day

A Verse A Day

Pastor Tim Davidson has written an outstanding daily devotional entitled, A Verse a Day. This collection of inspirational and motivational thoughts is absolutely rich in edifying content. It is jam-packed with concise nuggets of God’s Truth that will strengthen you every single day. Pastor Tim has made an outstanding tool available, and I encourage every believer to benefit from his work. In addition to his teaching for each day, there are three separate Bible reading plans included.

To obtain A VERSE A DAY, please call Word of Faith Church at 701-222-1004.

Or you can find it on their web site at

Here is a sample entry from A Verse A Day:

July 29
We Belong To Royalty
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 1Peter 2:9(KJV)

To be royalty we must be related to the King. Jesus is the King of kings and we are in the royal family of God by the new birth. We are King’s kids. The Message Bible says: But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you.

I am reminded of Mark Twain’s story The Prince and the Pauper. The prince of the land traded places with a beggar and left the palace. Even though he dressed in rags and walked among the commoners, his royal background and dominion were not hidden. Royalty was in His blood and it came out in his words and deeds. We are born again into God’s royal family by faith in Jesus. You can’t hide it for long. So go ahead and take your place in Christ.

I am a part of the family of God. I am of royalty. Therefore I will act

Review of Rev. Gerald Brooks’ Leadership Monthly

Review of Rev. Gerald Brooks’ Leadership Monthly By Rev. Tony Cooke

For many years, Gerald Brooks has brought outstanding teaching on leadership to pastors across the country through his leadership roundtables and through a monthly cassette/CD subscription program.

Pastor Brooks is a strategic thinker, and I have been personally challenged and enriched by his teachings. It is essential that every spiritual leader invest regularly in his or her own development. The monthly teaching that Pastor Brooks provides is an outstanding resource that will contribute significantly to a pastor’s personal and professional growth. I am pleased to recommend it highly.

Some of the recent messages that Pastor Brooks has shared through these monthly tapes and CDs include:

* The Secrets of Successful Leaders
* The Adaptive Leader
* The Multiple Dimensions of Leadership
* Leading in Spite of Distractions
* Growing Your Pain Threshold
* Leading from the Inside Out

Visit Pastor Brooks’ web-site, and to learn more about Leadership Monthly.

The Miracle in the Cornfield – Summer Scream

The Miracle in the Cornfield – Summer Scream

Pastor Gary and Pam Kruzan pioneered and have been pastoring Faith Christian Family Church in Rushville, Illinois, since 1987. Though their location is in a small rural town, their vision is anything but small. God has used them in a wonderful way to not only build a strong local church, but also to build an outstanding youth camp that is now reaching hundreds of teens every summer.

Their son and youth minister, Doug Kruzan, shared the following about their outreach to teens:

Since it’s inception in 1993 Summer Scream Youth Camp has been ministering to the youth of the Heartland Region. Dynamic, state-of-the-art praise and worship followed by powerful preaching and teaching are the heart and soul of Summer Scream.

Every year we receive testimonies of first time salvations, baptisms in the Holy Ghost, and healings all stemming from our focus on spreading the Gospel to young people.

As a result of our strong emphasis on spiritual excellence we have received the following responses from youth who have attended; “God bless you, your family, and church for all the ways you blessed us.” “I wanted to personally thank you for having this camp.” “I definitely have gone to another level with Christ because of camp…” If you would like to help Summer Scream Youth Camp continue to impact the lives of young people in ways like this you can.

We believe God for 300 partners to pledge $10.00 a month to the camp. We are close to reaching our goal, but still need more help. Having partners allows us to keep the cost down so more campers can attend. If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact Faith Christian Family Church at (217) 322-6929. All forms and information regarding camp registration can be found at

God’s Practical Road Map for Becoming and Attracting Mr. or Mrs. Right

Check out HIS RULES – God’s Practical Road Map for Becoming and Attracting Mr. or Mrs. Right, by Christopher Burge and Pamela Toussaint

Hymns: Timeless Classics

Suggested Resource

With a background in opera, and a heart for ministry, Carol Wyatt presents "Hymns: Timeless Classics." Visit her Web site to learn more and to order.

Tony Cooke’s Review of Connect the Dots by Jeff and Beth Jones

Tony Cooke’s Review of Connect the Dots by Jeff and Beth Jones
Pastors Jeff and Beth Jones (Kalamazoo Valley Family Church) have developed a phenomenal resource for churches. All of the forms and procedures on this CD can be copied and used by your church. Here’s what they say about their Connect the Dots CD:

We’re excited about helping small churches with a big vision grow! That’s because we have been a small church that has grown, and there are a few things we wish we’d have learned sooner! We are trusting and believing God that the information you glean from this CD will help your church grow and reach more people for Christ. We’ve included every piece of written material that has evolved in our church over time, and we’ve categorized them into sections for Infrastructure, Helps Ministry, Leadership, Pastoral Care and Small Groups.

Click Here to order the Connect the Dots CD.

Tony Cooke’s review of What I Learned While Destroying a Church

Tony Cooke’s review of What I Learned While Destroying a Church
by Gerald Brooks

I thoroughly enjoyed reading, What I Learned While Destroying a Church, by Gerald Brooks. Gerald candidly shares the mistakes he made and the lessons he learned from pastoring his first church-a church that no longer exists. The principles contained in this book are valuable and can save young ministers many heartaches. Young pastors need these truths, and seasoned pastors will appreciate them.

Wise people learn from the mistakes of others, while foolish people insist on learning from their own. Pastor Brooks has done a great service to ministers in not only allowing us to learn from his mistakes, but also to benefit from the discoveries that transformed him into a skillful pastor of a thriving and successful church.

To order this book, please contact Rev. Garrett Hawfitch at 972-985-1112, extension 111. Or you may e-mail him at

Book Recommendations: To Better Care for People…

Book Recommendations: To Better Care for People…

Better Care for PeopleAn overseas Bible School recently inquired about books to use in training future pastors to be more effective in offering spiritual and biblical guidance. Tony recently surveyed five professional Christian counselors about this, and here are their recommendations.

1.  How to be a People Helper, by Gary Collins
2.  Christian Counseling (3rd Edition), by Gary Collins
3.  Competent Christian Counseling, Volume One: Foundations and Practice of Compassionate Soul Care, by Tim Clinton
4.  Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling, by Charles Kollar
5.  The Biblical Basis of Christian Counseling for People Helpers, by Gary Collins
6.  The Skilled Helper, by Gerard Egan
7.  Hope in Pastoral Care and Counseling, by Andrew Lester
8.  The Heart of Pastoral Counseling: Healing Through Relationship, by Richard Dayringer
9. Cultivating Wholeness, by Richard Kornfelt