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I Love The Second Chapter Kids Program!

Smiling brother and sister that attending the Second Chapter Kids program.Second Chapter Kids is mirrored after a national organization called “Confident Kids” that has been promoting Christian support-groups for children and families since 1990. Second Chapter Kids curriculum was written and produced by Linda Kondracki Sibley, a native of the La Crosse area and now a children's pastor in Southern California.

How "Confident Kids" Started

For some time, Linda had been searching for a Christian-based resource that would address the needs of the increasing number of children in her church and community who were struggling with highly stressful issues such as divorce, stepfamilies, alcoholic parents, and a host of other issues. Finding no such resource available, she began to write one of her own.

As the program was being developed, word of its existence spread and soon Linda had numerous families on a waiting list, eager to be involved. The end result was a faith endeavor that culminated into the “Confident Kids” program. This program is now available to churches across the country.

Today, from their headquarters on the central coast of California, their mission is to equip Christian leaders to effectively minister to today's hurting kids and struggling parents by training them to start and run a Confident Kids program through their own church or other Christian organization.

About Linda Sibley

Linda Sibley holds a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Education and Pastoral Care from Bethel Theological Seminary (St. Paul, MN), and has served more than 20 years ministering to children and families through churches in both Minnesota and California. She has been a contributing editor for David C. Cook Publishing Company, writing numerous pieces of Sunday School curriculum and VBS programs. She has written Sunday School curriculum for Standard Publishing, which has also published four units of the Confident Kids curriculum. Linda has also been a contributing editor to Christian Parenting Today magazine, and is the author of the Guides for Growing a Healthy Family Book Series, published by Baker Book House.  

Thank You

Second Chapter Kids extends a heart-felt thank you to David L. Sibley, Executive Director and Linda Kondracki Sibley, Resources and Training for their support, resources, encouragement, and sharing of curriculum during the developmental phase of Second Chapter Kids. We are truly grateful for their passion for kids in adversity and the direction that they have provided while we developed our program.

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