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Growing in God's Love: A Story Bible Curriculum

Publication Date:
10/31/2020
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644008D
Parables Jesus Told
Jesus taught using stories let's wonder about those stories and what they mean. In this unit, we will explore how seeds grow and how our faith is like a seed. We will think about who our neighbors are and how Jesus wants us to be in community with our neighbors. We'll discover the transforming nature of God's love turning something small into something big. We will ponder what true treasure is and what makes it valuable. Who is first, who is last, and does it matter? This is more we will explore in this unit on Parables Jesus Told. In addition, this unit helps children understand the parables better by creating a sketchbook to use throughout this unit. The sketchbook is their place to reflect how they would live out this parable in their daily lives.

Sessions included in this unit:

• The Sower (Luke 8:4–15)
• The Good Neighbor (Luke 10:25–37)
• Something Big from Something Small (Matthew 13:31–33)
The Pearl (Matthew 13:45–46)
The Generous Landowner (Matthew 20:1–16)

Parables Jesus Told 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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