Curriculum you can trust.
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.
Results that last forever.
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