Educational Ministries

Stock Your Church library with "classic" episodes of Davey and Goliath. Coordinate a rental or lending program.

Plan summer, after school, or mid-week programs for early elementary children using the videos to teach Christian values.

Church libraries can be vibrant centers for nurturing and supporting people of all ages. Many are striving to stay current with materials--and voices--that intrigue and equip or inspire children, youth, and families today. Some are moving beyond their rooms and walls to make their ministries more visible and active. They are stocking book and resource carts in the narthex and fellowship hall with samples of resources that reflect the text or theme for the day. Others provide ongoing or periodic display tables with specific resources for lend or purchase, such as print and/or electronic resources for children, youth, or adults. Partnerships with Augsburg Fortress and other publishers give congregations the opportunity to provide new resources on reasonable consignment.

Many church libraries have expanded their offerings to include multi-media resources; including, CDs, videos, DVDs, and computer programs for members of all ages. Some have budgets to purchase these resources and include them in their lending service. Many others have created a rental program to provide a financial base for purchasing new titles.

Though Davey and Goliath became known as characters on a children’s television series that was produced by the Lutheran Church in the 1950s and ’60s, they are timeless in their ability to relate to engage children in adventures that interpret faith and values for daily living. These characters can be used to promote your congregation’s interest in nurturing literacy among children and their families.

Consider the following steps to include Davey and Goliath as kid-friendly partners in this ministry.

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