Scope & Sequence for Grades 5 and 6
Year 1Year 2

Strong Kids for Juniors goes deeper to ground students in their faith and prepare them for their teen years.

The overall track is through the Bible, but with different emphases than in the Primary and Middler age groups. For instance, students spend more time on the Ten Commandments, Solomon’s wisdom in Proverbs, and end-time events from Revelation.

Quarterly Emphasis

Year 1

  • God Is Worth Believing
  • God Is Worth Following
  • God Is Worth Obeying
  • God Is Worth Serving

Year 2

  • God Is Worth Loving
  • God Is Worth Trusting
  • God Is Worth Fighting For
  • God Is Worth Sharing

BuildUP Themes

Here are the major emphases that are measurable in this age group:

  • Believe the gospel (19)
  • Understand Biblical ethics (13)
  • Internalize godliness (9)
  • Learn doctrine (33)
  • Develop life skills (17)
  • Uplift others (19)
  • Prepare to serve (19)

Learn more about measuring growth.

Year 1

God Is Worth Believing

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | God Is

1 God Without End Gen. 1:1; John 8:48-59 God is eternal, existing outside the limits of time and space.
2 Three yet One Gen. 1:1, 2; Matt. 3:13-17; John 1:1-3, 29-34 God is three persons and yet just one.
3 Perfect in Every Way Gen. 1:10, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31; Isa. 6:1-8 God can do anything in accordance with His holiness.

Unit 2 | God Creates

4 God Created the World Gen. 1:1-25; 2:1-6 God created the world in six literal days.
5 God Created Man and Woman Gen. 1:26-29; 2:7-22 God created man and woman to be different and yet equal.
6 God Created Marriage Gen. 2:18-25 God created marriage to be between one man and one woman.
7 God Created Angels 2 Kings 6:8-18; Job 38:4-7; Ps. 91:11-13; Isa. 6:1-4; Matt. 4:11; Col. 1:16 God created angels to worship Him and do His will in the world.

Unit 3 | God Saves

8 Enemy Number One Gen. 3:15; Isa. 14:12-15; Ezek. 28:12-17; Rev. 20:10 God allowed His angels to choose to love and serve Him.
9 Fallout of Adam’s Sin Gen. 3:1-19 God cursed Adam and Eve for disobeying Him.
10 Solution for Sin Gen. 3:16–4:26 God provided His grace as the solution to sin.
11 God’s Grace in a Wicked World Gen. 6:1–9:17 God spared the world by His grace.

Unit 4 | Creation Testifies

12 The Earth Speaks Gen. 7:11, 12, 17-24; 8:1-5; Isa. 45:18; Rom. 8:19-23 God’s judgment on the world is evident in geology.
13 Biology Lessons Gen. 1:11, 12, 20, 21, 24, 25; Ps. 139:14-16 God’s creation of all living things is evident in biology.

God Is Worth Following

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | Job: God’s Trustworthiness

1 Job’s Good God Job 1:1–2:10 God’s goodness is not dependent on our circumstances.
2 Job’s Authoritative God Job 1:6-12; 2:1-8 God’s authority is over all, including Satan.
3 Job’s Wise God Job 38:1–40:5 God’s wisdom is infinite.
4 Job’s Powerful God Job 40:6–42:17 God’s power is beyond comprehension.

Unit 2 | Abraham: God’s Faithfulness

5 Abraham’s Call and Covenant Gen. 12:1-9; 15; 16 God is faithful to His promises.
6 Abraham’s Laughter Gen. 17:1–18:15 God’s faithfulness is not limited by circumstances.
7 Abraham’s Intercession Gen. 18:16–19:29; 2 Pet. 2:4-9 God is faithful to judge sin.
8 Abraham’s Trust Gen. 21:1-21; 22:1-19 God rewards faithfulness.

Unit 3 | Joseph: God’s Sovereignty

9 Joseph’s Dreams Gen. 37 God is with us as He works out His plan.
10 Joseph’s Difficulty Gen. 39 God’s plan sometimes includes trouble.
11 Joseph’s Disappointment Gen. 40 God’s plan sometimes includes disappointments.
12 Joseph’s Destiny Gen. 41 God enables us to do His will.
13 Joseph’s Decision Gen. 42–50 God’s plan is always for good.

God Is Worth Obeying

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | Commandments about God

1 Meet God, the Commander Exod. 19 God’s glory is worthy of our highest respect.
2 Put God First Exod. 20:1-3 God wants us to worship Him, the one true God.
3 Worship God Honorably Exod. 20:4-6 God is jealous for and deserving of our full devotion.
4 Respect God’s Name Exod. 20:7 God wants us to respect His name.
5 Remember Your Creator Exod. 20:8-11 God wants us to remember that He is our creator.

Unit 2 | Commandments about Others

6 Honor Your Parents Exod. 20:12 God wants us to treat our parents honorably.
7 Respect Life Exod. 20:13 God desires that we love and respect each other.
8 Be Faithful in Marriage Exod. 20:14 God wants us to be faithful to our promises.
9 Give to Others Exod. 20:15 God delights when we give of ourselves to others.
10 Tell the Truth Exod. 20:16 God loves truth and wants us to live in the truth.
11 Practice Contentment Exod. 20:17; Num. 11 God, our supplier of needs, wants us to be content.

Unit 3 | Hope for Commandment Breakers

12 Christ’s Higher Standard Matt. 5:17-30; 23:34-40 Christ helps us see our sinfulness.
13 Christ’s Hope for Sinners Rom. 10:1-13 Christ is our only hope for salvation.

God Is Worth Serving

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | Joshua: God’s Servant

1 Serve God Expectantly Josh. 1–4 God wants us to serve Him expectantly because He is awesome.
2 Serve God Powerfully Josh. 5:13–6:27 God unleashes His power as we serve Him by faith.
3 Serve God Honestly Josh. 7; 8 God expects us to serve Him honestly because He is all-knowing.
4 Serve God Wisely Josh. 9:1–10:27 God offers us His wisdom to guide us as we serve Him.
5 Serve God Fearlessly Josh. 14:6-15; 15:13-19 God wants us to serve Him fearlessly because He keeps His word.
6 Serve God Faithfully Josh. 23; 24 God gives us all we need to complete His will for our lives.

Unit 2 | Judges: God’s Leaders

7 Serve God Confidently Judg. 4; 5 God’s presence with us gives us confidence to do His will.
8 Serve God Courageously Judg. 6; 7 God gives us courage to do whatever He calls us to do.
9 Serve God Cooperatively Judg. 8 God expects us to work together to accomplish His will.
10 Serve God Selflessly Judg. 9 God rewards us for serving Him selflessly.
11 Serve God Sincerely Judg. 10:1–12:7 God requires sincerity in our service for Him.
12 Serve God Obediently Judg. 13–16 God wants us to serve Him according to His truth.
13 Serve God Exclusively Judg. 17; 18 God alone deserves our devoted service.

Year 2

God Is Worth Loving

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | David: Sharing God’s Person

1 God Cares for Us Ps. 23 God cares for us with the love and sacrifice of a good shepherd.
2 God Tells Us about Himself Ps. 19 God shares His character and abilities in Creation and His Word.
3 God Will Triumph Ps. 14; 53 God’s victory over sin and death gives us reason to rejoice.
4 God Deserves Our Trust Ps. 57; 1 Sam. 22:1ff God’s glory gives us reason to rejoice no matter what.
5 God Forgives Our Sin Ps. 51; 2 Sam. 12:1ff God offers us forgiveness of sin and restoration to His service.
6 God Enjoys Our Praise Ps. 138 God’s glory deserves our heartfelt praise.

Unit 2 | Solomon: Sharing God’s Wisdom

7 Where Wisdom Begins Prov. 1:7; 2:1-5; 8:13; 9:10, 11; 14:27; 15:16; 23:17, 18 God gives us direction in life as we learn to fear Him.
8 What Wise Friends Do 1 Kings 12:1-20; Prov. 1:10-18; 17:9, 17; 18:24; 27:5, 6, 17 God wants us to be wise friends who build each other up.
9 How Humility Brings Honor Prov. 3:7; 11:2; 15:33; 16:5, 18; 18:12; 22:4; 28:26; 29:23 God honors us when we humbly serve others.
10 Why Honesty Is the Best Policy Prov. 6:16, 17, 19; 12:17, 19, 22; 13:5 God rejoices when we are honest with each other.
11 When Kindness Is Right Prov. 3:3, 4, 27, 28; 10:12; 11:17; 21:13 25:21, 22 God desires for us to show His love by being kind and generous.

Unit 3 | Jesus: God’s Wisdom in Person

12 Christ’s Heart Eph. 4:31–5:7 Christ loves us with a perfect, everlasting love.
13 Christ’s Wisdom Eph. 5:8-14 Christ leads us with His perfect wisdom.

God Is Worth Trusting

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | Jesus’ Signs

1 The Word on the Word John 20:30, 31 The Word is the way to eteral life.
2 The Word Became Flesh John 1:1-18 The Word is Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God.
3 The Word Pleases the Father John 1:19-51 The Word lived a perfect life and pleased the Father.
4 The Word Brings Transformation John 2:1–3:21 The Word has the power to transform sinners.
5 The Word Quenches Thirst John 3:22–4:54 The Word satisfies our deepest longings.
6 The Word Satisfies Hunger John 5; 6 The Word provides for our greatest needs.
7 The Word Lights the Way John 7; 8 The Word shows the way to the Father.
8 The Word Cares for His Flock John 9; 10 The Word cares for us like a good shepherd cares for sheep.
9 The Word Gives New Life John 11; 12 The Word has power over death and the grave.

Unit 2 | Jesus’ Glory

10 The Word Serves John 13; 14 The Word shows us how to serve one another.
11 The Word Relates John 15–17 The Word gives us joy as we serve Him.
12 The Word Redeems John 18; 19 The Word provides redemption from sin.
13 The Word Rises Again John 20; 21 The Word defeated death once for all.

God Is Worth Fighting For

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | Spiritural Warfare

1 Represent the Commander 1 Cor. 10:31 God wants us to glorify Him by all we think, say, and do.
2 Prep for Battle Eph. 6:10-17 God equips believers with protection from spiritual attacks.
3 Draw Your Sword Eph. 6:17 God gave us the Bible to defeat sin and Satan.
4 Surrendor Control John 14:16-18; Acts 3:1-10; 4:1-18; 29-31 God commands us to be controlled by His Spirit.
5 Talk about the Commander Acts 16:9-15 God desires our sincere worship and praise.
6 Talk to the Commander Act 12:1-19; Eph. 6:18-20; 1 John 1:9 God wants us to talk with Him as our commander.
7 Support Fellow Soldiers 2 Cor. 5:14-17; Eph. 4:11-13, 16; Phil. 2:1-5 God commands us to support our fellow soldiers.
8 Know the Battle Plan Rom. 12:1, 2; 1 Thess. 5:16-22; 1 Pet. 3:8-17; 4:12-19 God provides ways to communicate His will to us.
9 Rejoice in Victory Phil. 2:12-18 God gives us joy when we are victorious in battle.

Unit 2 | Stewardship

10 Body Wise Rom. 6:12-14; 1 Cor. 3:16, 17; 6:18-20; 9:24-27; Phil. 1:20-26 God wants us to treat our bodies as the Spirit’s temple.
11 Money Wise Acts 2:40-47; 2 Cor. 8:1-9 God expects us to use His resources faithfully.
12 Time Wise Prov. 6:6-11; 24:30-34; Eph. 5:15-17 God wants us to value our time and use it wisely.
13 Talent Wise Eph. 2:8-10; Col. 3:23,24 God blesses us with talents to use for His glory.

God Is Worth Sharing

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | The Church’s Function

1 The Church’s Beginning Acts 1:4-11; 2:1-17 Christ sent the Holy Spirit to mark the beginning of His church.
2 The Church’s Head and Body Matt. 16:13-18; Eph. 5:23-25; Col. 1:18 Christ is in charge of the church and causes it to grow.
3 The Church’s Gifts Rom. 12:6-8; 1 Cor. 12:4-7, 11; Eph. 4:11, 12 Christ gives believers spiritual gifts for serving in the church.
4 The Church’s Ordinances Matt. 26:26-28; 1 Cor. 11:23-32; Christ instituted baptism and communion as ways to remember Him.
5 The Church’s Purpose Matt. 28:16-20; Rom. 10:9-17 Christ commands believers to witness and make disciples.

Unit 2 | The Church’s Future

6 Christ Returns for His Church 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 4; 5 Christ will return to take His church to Heaven.
7 Christ Rewards His Church 1 Cor. 3:10-15; 2 Cor. 5:9-11; 1 Peter 4:10, 11; 1 John 2:15-17 Christ will reward believers for their faithful service to Him.
8 God Sends Terrible Tribulation Rev. 6; 8; 9; 16 Chirst will judge the world that some might turn to Him in faith.
9 Christ Opposes Satan’s Leaders Rev. 12; 13 Christ will oppose Satan throughout the Tribulation.
10 Christ Returns with His Church Rev. 19 Christ will return to defeat Satan and set up His Kingdom.
11 Christ Reigns with His Church Isa. 2:2, 4; 11:6-9; Rev. 20:1-6 Christ will rule the world for one thousand years.
12 Christ Judges All Sinners Rev. 20:7-15 Christ will condemn Satan and all unbelievers to the Lake of Fire.
13 Christ Makes All Things New Isa. 65; Rev. 21; 22 Christ will make a new earth, where believers will live forever.