"FAITH OVER FEAR" 5 WEEK STUDY FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL
How will kids handle the normal fears of going back-to-school? Where can they find help for the natural anxiety caused by the pandemic? More than ever, children need to learn how God can overcome their fears. This curriculum will help kids trust God in every situation, especially when coming back to school in 2020.
“Faith Over Fear” is a 5-week Sunday School digital curriculum series designed to point your kids to God as their hope and refuge. In these 5 lessons, students will be introduced to the concept of faith through the stories of some of the heroes of faith that we read about in Hebrews 11.
Don't miss the 2nd unit in this series, "MORE FAITH / LESS FEAR"
EACH LESSON INCLUDES
- Introductory Activity
- Large Group Worship Time
- Welcome activity
- Study God’s Word – teaching materials for the Biblical text
- 3 song suggestions
- Small Group Lessons (2 options – ages 5-8 and ages 8-12)
- Memory Verse
- All necessary printables and resources
- Take home – family devotional guide
BONUS VIRTUAL GUIDE
Because of the challenge of online ministry, we've updated this curriculum with additional material for remote teaching. This makes sure you can easily adapt the series to different formats.
- At Home / Virtual Teaching guide
- Daily Family Activities
Because this material is so content rich, some teachers have used it over a 10 week period in a virtual setting.
5 WEEK OVERVIEW OF LESSONS
- Faith Over Fear – defining faith from Hebrews 11:1
- Walk This Way: Enoch – Walking with God takes faith.
- Moving Day: Abraham – God is always in control.
- Rock-a-Bye Baby: Moses – God is a refuge for His people.
- And What More Shall I Say? – the stories of those in the Old Testament who waited by faith - Jesus fulfills all God’s promises.
The key verse for this unit is Hebrews 11:1 - “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
All Scripture references are taken from the ESV version of the Bible. Read why Bethany wrote this curriculum and see some additional teaching helps she recommends.
SUGGESTED WORSHIP SONGS
In the Large Group Worship time, songs have been suggested. Here are the links to those songs if you choose to use the same songs. These are not included in the curriculum purchase, but are available from the links below.
- Forever God – Sovereign Grace Kids
- Awesome God – Cedarmont Kids
- By Faith – Seeds Family Worship
- Walk in His Ways – Seeds Family Worship
- For You Are Holy – Sovereign Grace Kids
- To God Be the Glory
- Jesus Came to Save Sinners – The Village Church
- Mighty Mighty Savior – Sovereign Grace Kids
- A Mighty Fortress is our God – Shai Linne – (or the traditional hymn)
- Grace – Seeds Family Worship
- Your Love – Sovereign Grace Kids
ABOUT BETHANY DARWIN
AUTHOR’S BIO: Bethany Darwin spent 20 years working full time in children’s ministry before recently coming home to raise her son. During her years in children’s ministry, Bethany discovered gaps in the available curriculum and often struggled to find a curriculum that worked in her church setting. It was this discovery that awakened a passion in her for writing children’s ministry curriculum.
Bethany is a popular curriculum writer for Ministry-to-children and you can find many resources of hers there. You can connect with Bethany through Facebook at ‘Treasure Trunk Books’ or on IG at ‘Treasure Trunk Kids.’ On these pages, she shares articles and resources for families as well as what she is doing to point her little one to Christ. You can also find other resources of hers there. Bethany is a member of Faith Bible Church in Naples, Florida where she serves in children’s ministry.
I love how Bethany devoted so much time and energy into what I believe is the most important subject in our Christian walk... FAITH. Without it our talk is just words. How can we witness if we don't have faith in what we share? As the Word says... "Without faith, it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God. Keep up the good work Bethany. Truly your efforts are not in vain! Most Sincerely, Tina U.
We are enjoying our Faith Over Fear Sunday School Materials. The format given is easy to adapt to online Sunday School delivery and we are using it for classes serving children ages 2 - 13years. There is enough "space" in the material to add our own touches to this biblically sound and inspiring unit. Keep us the great work!
These lessons have been great. As of yet we are not meeting face to face with our kids, but I have managed to use the virtual lesson plan and add in some activities from the main lesson to create an online recording for our young people which has gone down really well. It took a bit of time to work out what would work in our situation, but once I figured it out, it's been brilliant!
Thank you for this teaching..Our youth needs to be encouraged “Faith and Fear”,
Awesome scriptures & examples on people who came thru by believing & trusting God. I appreciate Point reference, Heart to Heart share time..I was not able to print out Faith preview cards did I miss something?
Look forward continuing with Sunday School Works..
God Bless you
Hi Veronica - We're so happy the material was helpful to you. I'm emailing you now to make sure you got all the materials. Thanks so much for the review.
With our desire to reopen in-person Children's Ministry I was searching for something relevant for our students that could be a shorter series of curriculum that pointed them toward God in this uncertain COVID time. FAITH OVER FEAR
CUSTOMER contacted us with the following:
Apparently I clicked SUBMIT on a review I was writing before I had finished it. I am rewriting my review here:.... I wanted something that would show them in Scripture that God is faithful to us even in difficult and scary times. We have surveyed our families and found overwhelming support to begin classes again, but still are uncertain about how the social distancing will impact our numbers and staffing needs. I love the content of the 'Back to School' unit in Hebrews and believe that the 5 lesson format with be just what we were needing to 'get our feet wet' in starting back this fall. Thank you!
When I asked Bethany Darwin to create a curriculum for back to school, I knew she would do something amazing. These are even better than I imagined. She takes kids right to the heart of the Gospel - that God can be trusted to fulfill all his salvation promises. That is our power to overcome fear. It's more than a social media slogan, it's the character of God that gives us confidence. Thank you Bethany for blessing this generation of kids during this year of crisis.