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The Birth of Jesus

Growing in God's Love: A Story Bible Curriculum

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The Birth of Jesus
Let's remember Jesus' birth. Wonder about Mary and how she felt receiving the news that she would give birth to God's Son. Learn about Elizabeth and Zechariah's story, think about how Zechariah must have felt not to be able to speak until John the prophet was born. Explore Jesus' birth story who was there and how it smelled and felt. Learn about the first visitors of the new king the Shepherds and imagine what a visit from the angels would be like. Consider the idea of gifts and how they honor people with the story of the visit from the magiGrowing in God’s Love: A Story Bible Curriculum engages children in the stories surrounding Jesus' birth.

Sessions included in this unit:

• How Can This Happen (Luke 1:26–38)
• A Prophet Is Born (Luke 1:5–21, 57–80)
• You Are Not Alone (Isaiah 43:1–7)
A Baby Is Born (Luke 2:1–7)
Surprise Visitors (Luke 2:8–20)
Visitors from the East (Matthew 2:1–12)

The Birth of Jesus has an at-home kit guide as an accompanying download found at the bottom of this page. This guide helps you put together a kit of supplies and activities from this unit for families to do at home. Equip families for doing at home faith formation with the at-home kit guide.

Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible Curriculum invites children and their leaders to wonder, play, and connect with one another as they develop a better relationship with God. By exploring the stories in Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible, children and their leaders learn more about who God is and what their relationship is with God. This curriculum has 35 units filled with 148 stories from the story Bible that dive deep into characters and themes in the Bible. Children and their leader will read the story together from the story Bible, pause to allow the story to resonate, and then engage with the story and wrestle with their place in that story.

Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible Curriculum is written for ages 5–10 and is intentionally multiage, meaning that children are all grouped together. Grouping children this way brings a relational focus to the sessions and fosters a collaborative spirit. The curriculum also includes an intergenerational component with four suggestions for intergenerational and home ideas for each session within a unit. Those ideas include suggestions for things to do in worship, more education-focused ideas, ways to connect with one another, and mission ideas. This adds another dimension to learning and helps the children connect to the congregation, creating a holistic approach to children’s ministry.

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