Curriculum you can trust.
Regular Baptist Press firmly believes God’s Word is living and powerful and more effective than any idea or philosophy man could ever dream up. The Bible is Spirit empowered, so it cannot fail to strengthen kids who interact with its truths. Believing this, we purposefully built Strong Kids on Bible bedrock. We know the curriculum’s solid Biblical foundation will make it transformational. Coming up with a comprehensive plan to teach the Bible systematically and completely is not easy. We did the heavy lifting to build the plan so you can use it to focus on communicating God’s Word and strengthening the kids under your care. The Strong Kids comprehensive curriculum plan means you can share God’s Word with confidence.
We built the Strong Kids scope and sequence on the seven teaching aims Jesus had during His earthly ministry. Identifying Jesus’ aims helps you teach the Bible with purpose and clear goals in sight. Every lesson in the Strong Kids scope and sequence addresses at least one of Jesus’ teaching aims.
Each Strong Kids age group has a special emphasis that contributes to the overall purpose of spiritually strengthening kids. Why? First, there are far too many crucial lessons in the Bible to have all five children’s age groups covering the same Bible passage on the same Sunday. Too many of those important lessons would be left untaught. Second, the age groups’ needs are too varied to force them to cover the exact same scope and sequence every curriculum cycle.
Strong Kids for pre-primary, primary, middler, and junior age groups all track along a similar chronological path through the Bible. By design, all four age groups end year 1 with Judges and year 2 with Revelation. This provides continuity as the students move from one age group to the next, and gives them four opportunities to work through the Bible over an eight-year span.
Growth you can measure.
How do you know if Strong Kids curriculum is working? You measure your students against the Bible’s standard for spiritual maturity. Strong Kids provides measuring tools that point out your kids’ areas of strengths and weaknesses. The curriculum also gives supplemental ideas for reinforcing the seven teaching aims so you can strengthen areas of weakness. The measuring tools make spirituality practical. They describe what it looks likes to live out Christ’s seven aims. The measuring tools provide a natural connection between the classroom and the home. Parents understand the changes and growth they should be seeing and encouraging in their children’s lives.
Results that last forever.
Heaven is an important emphasis in Strong Kids curriculum. The pre-primary through junior age groups learn how the decisions they make today will affect them for eternity. The curriculum directs them to live in light of eternity by living for God rather than for themselves. It gives their lives meaning now so they might count for something in eternity. In eternity, all believers will want nothing more than to glorify God. How kids live now will determine their capacity to glorify God forever in Heaven.
Jesus’ Teaching Aims
Believe the gospel.
Jesus taught His students to understand, believe, and then share the gospel. This aim is obviously fundamental to all the rest.
Understand Biblical ethics.
Jesus instructed His students to live according to moral values. These values provided them with the tools to make wise decisions.
Jesus taught His followers to be godly on the inside. He warned them not to become like Pharisees, with a mere outward appearance of godliness.
Jesus knew the importance of teaching His students the truth and identified doctrine as one of the means for spiritual growth. Wishy-washy doctrine leads to faulty practice.
Develop life skills.
Jesus taught His followers to meet life’s challenges in a way that honored and glorified God. He gave them the skills to navigate those challenges successfully.
Jesus’ life was all about others. Leading by example, He taught His followers to be all about others too.
Prepare to serve.
Jesus prepared His followers to serve in the context of local churches that were established soon after His ascension. He emphasized sacrifice and dedication.
What’s Different about Strong Kids?
- One each of the Teacher Book, Student Book, and Take-Home Paper are now included in Teacher Kit (formerly resources packet)
- Reworked scope and sequence that is much easier to follow and teach. Each week builds on the previous week, so the teacher does not have to introduce a new character nearly as often.
- Available in ESV, NKJV, and always in KJV
- Supplemental videos to reinforce Bible lessons
- Christmas and Easter lessons now on Christmas and Easter