“Influencers” are the new heroes in our culture. Kids dream of being popular on social media or even becoming a professional YouTube creator or star on TikTok. This series teaches children how to be a godly influence in real life by following God’s Word. Each lesson profiles a character in the Bible and shows how they influenced others by living out their faith. Children will be challenged to follow Jesus and let his light shine out to influence others.
This is lesson #1 in the series. Download it as a free sample to evaluate the full 4-week curriculum. Click here to purchase the complete series.
ABOUT THIS LESSON
Lesson #1: Be Intentional
- Big Idea: To be an influential person, you have to be intentional with your actions and be aware of your actions and how they affect others. You have a purpose, and you won’t let anything get in the way of it.
- Key Passage: The story of Paul from conversion to persecuted Christian. We’ll talk about how Paul became one of the most influential people of the Bible and how he was a godly example to follow.
- Memory Verse: Acts 9:15 “But the Lord said to Ananias, ‘Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.’”
ABOUT THE FULL 4-WEEK CURRICULUM
- 83 pages of teaching material
- Perfect for ages 6 to 12
- Designed for small churches
- Instant digital download
- Flexible teaching activities
- Includes easy-print PDF format
- Includes access to easy-edit Microsoft Word files
- Unlimited permission to share directly with volunteers or families in your church
- NIV Translation Included, but adaptable to any Bible version
EACH LESSON INCLUDES
- Large group lesson
- K-1st small group discussion
- 2nd-5th small group discussion
- Memory verse activity
- Full color memory verse poster
- Multiple age-appropriate learning activities: craft, skit, or games
- Coloring sheet
- Parent take home sheet
Thank you for the lesson. The students were able to relate to the concepts. Really appreciate the lessons.
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I found this to be very relevant to the older children they could relate to the social media references. A few of the younger and less privileged children were less animated. 7-13 not all are on social media but they understood the idea of being influenced and differences between good and bad influences.
i like the concepts that are infroduced. There are things that they can do right now. I'm not sure of the appeal for high school students. The words chosen for the topics - influencer, selfless, inspirational have little youth appeal; they don't know the meaning neither are they words that they use.
None of the influencers were women. You give definition to them, but someI change or added other words i.e. Be an Influencer ...a leader approved by God, Be Intentional...Be Real, Be Selfless ...Be Loyal, Beinspirational...Be Loving! We will add a woman as an influencer.We will a revised of this lesson Sunday and will get the full download if approved by the teachers. I think the students will enjoy learning and their participation in the first lesson.
My kids are 8,6,4,3 and they all got into this lesson. It was broke down to where all of them understood.
This lesson was very well received & appropriate for the week before back to school. Thank you for letting me preview your curriculum at no cost!
I think that this lesson is so appropriate for these difficult times for kids of all ages. Social media provides us with its influencers and their many ways and methods of influencing—both good and bad. This lesson highlights godly influencers from the Bible and how they influenced others by living out their faith. What I like most about this lesson is that it provides a guideline to start the conversation about identifying who are the good and bad influencers in our world today and how they are influencing them. It gives the children a format to find the positive "Influencers" —heroes in our culture. And hopefully, they can follow them and become godly influencers in real life by living out their faith. Well done! Thanks for sharing.