What comes with my standard H2H order?
Your Head to the Heart order comes with one 90-lesson DVD-ROM disc containing all of your lessons (master lessons, PowerPoint files, MP3 theme music, Student handouts, Guide handouts, FAITH5 Home Huddle sheets for parents, and promo art posters), and a Support CD-ROM with documents to get you rolling with H2H (how-to articles, our Member Manual set-up guide, Tech Manual, Guide Training manual, and more).
What is available on the H2H discs and what is available online?
All of the files on your H2H lesson disc available and accessible online. In fact, more and more churches are using our Member Download Area as their main lesson depsoitory, and the disc as backup. As always, you can even establish secondary user accounts to your volunteers so they can access the materials online too. Head to the Heart membership grants me access to all 90+ lessons.
How in the heck am I going to use all this stuff?
Chances are very good that you won’t be able to use all of it. Access to all the great resources of H2H allows churches the maximum flexibility to teach what they want when they want. It also provides you with options for summer programming, retreats, and maybe even a little secret, remedial adult education! (The Luther lessons work great for Lutheran adults!)
If we use the Head to the Heart Journals, do I still need to print out the standard H2H Thought-Time sheets?
No. The journals cover several bases at once, but from a traditional H2H perspective, think of the journals as the Thought-Time sheets on steroids. In other words, users of the journals would no longer need to print out Thought-Time sheets each week. Each journal lesson contains all of the elements of the standard Thought-Time sheets plus extra materials for the parent-child discussion at home.
How many themes do I need to cover in a year?
Most churches run Head to the Heart from September through May. With nine months of events, that averages out to about 20 themes a year during the confirmation schedule.
Do I need to prepare different topics for each confirmation grade?
No, because each topic is “processed” in small group at a grade-specific level. H2H takes multi-faceted brain-based learning theory into account, the same theme can be processed by kids at their own level. In H2H, the “rubber meets the road” when small groups care, share, and process the main teaching presentation together. Small groups allow kids to ask questions and explore the topic at their own pace.
Why don’t I cover a lesson each week?
You can do this, but you’d be missing out on the complete Head to the Heart system of learning, fellowship and service that truly turns confirmation instruction into complete ministry.
Is it okay to combine themes?
Based on experience, we strongly advise against it. If you want to cover the information and make sure it sticks, you’re best served with a focused presentation. Special retreats, fifth Wednesdays, or summer camps can be planned each year to cover additional topics.
The H2H system looks pretty involved. Do I need a lot of training?
No. Although H2H is more than just a toolbox of resources for confirmation, if you realize this, are willing to recruit parents in the process, and generally are comfortable in giving ministry responsibility away (freeing yourself to do the things you do best) you’ll be fine.
What are the computer system requirements?
Any computer with a DVD-ROM drive can access the discs. If all you want to do is print out your themes from your DVD-ROMs, you really don’t need a computer of recent vintage, just one that will play nice with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader®. If you are looking to run PowerPoint® presentations, you will need a more recent computer. Here are our minimum computer requirement
- PowerPoint® presentations:
- Adobe Acrobat:
To learn more about Head to the Heart and the new Head to the Heart Journals, follow the links to the left. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll-free at 888.55FAITH.
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