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Just a little background information about Sunday School Lesson Connection

Kevin, with his wife Rachel, live in the mountains of Colorado.

Kevin is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He moved to Aspen in 1978. Rachel is from Miami Springs, Florida and moved to Aspen about the same time. We met at work and were best friends for years before we were married in 1982.

Rachel came to Christ from the witness of a past employer, who continues to this day to be her spiritual mentor, our son's acting grandmother, and our daughter's namesake.

Rachel's website: Friendship With Jesus

Kevin was brought up in the Christian Reformed Church but did the prodigal son thing. Although he never returned home he did return to his faith after many years with renewed devotion. He has served on the elder boards of two churches and has been an Ambassador for Promise Keepers. But none of that has been as rewarding as working with youth.

Kevin had a successful Junior High Sunday School class for many years at Church at Carbondale in Carbondale, Colorado. After that he filled in as the volunteer "youth dude" at Mid Valley Church for six months until a Youth Pastor was hired and is currently teaching Sunday School there again.. He also taught "Youth Church" for Grace Church. By day he runs a custom electronics installation company called Kevin's Connections.

Kevin's currently serves a moderator for Group's Youth Ministry forum.

His lessons are being translated into Spanish for a ministry in Mexico call Pro-Vision, and Nepali in Nepal for Hamro Ashish (Monthly Nepali Christian Magazine).

My wife and I also teach parenting classes (click here for info on that) because sometimes the best way to help kids is to help their parents.

Sunday School Lesson Plans to Download

10 Ways to a Great Youth Group.

Making a Great
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Statement of Faith

We Believe:

  • That the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.

  • In one God, the Creator; eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • That Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, and that He was and remains true God and true man.

  • That God created Adam and Eve in the divine image; that they sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that, as a result of Adam's sin, all human beings are now born with a sinful nature and stand guilty before God.

  • That the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.

  • In the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate.

  • In the blessed hope of the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • That all who by faith receive the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.

  • That the Holy Spirit indwells and gives spiritual life to all believers, enables them to understand biblical truth, empowers them for godly living, and equips them for service and witness.

  • In the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.

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Sunday School Lesson Connection exists to help you, the volunteer Sunday school teacher, have a successful and fun youth ministry. Many of the ideas in this website can be used for a broader youth ministry than just Sunday School. However, I believe that the Bible lessons provided are a crucial element to to a successful youth ministry.
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