Kids get bombarded with creepy, scary, and satanic imagery every October as the world celebrates FEAR. That's why we created this new 4-Week Curriculum titled "MORE FAITH / LESS FEAR." Now you can offer solid BIBLE answers to fears and help kids trust Jesus more during in this crazy season.
“More Faith / Less Fear” is unit two of our "Faith Over Fear" series designed to point your kids to God as their hope and refuge. In this Gospel-centered study, the meaning of faith is explored through the Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11.
Use this new series as a continuation of Faith Over Fear or a stand-alone unit during the month of October. These lessons are perfect to combat the fears typical to childhood and show children that God is bigger than all their fears.
The theme verse is Psalm 27:1 -
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
EVERY LESSON INCLUDES
- Introduction activities & games to help engage your class
- Suggested worship song links
- Large group Bible lesson
- Small group (age-specific) discussion guides
- Easy-print visuals to reinforce your teaching
- Fear Connection - a simple activity to help children discuss the specific kinds of fears that are seen in the lesson.
- Memory verse and learning activities
- Take-home page with family devotion suggestions
- Specific suggestions for life application
- Guided prayer time
4-WEEK OVERVIEW OF LESSONS
The Bible lessons and the "focus fears" they address are:
- What are you Building? (Noah)
- Text - Genesis 6-9
- Main point - Following Jesus means being different from the world
- Discusses the fear of being different
- A Promised Son (Isaac)
- Text - Hebrews 11:11-20 and Genesis 12, 15, 18, 21 & 22
- Main point - Jesus is the Promised One
- Discusses the fear of unknown situations
- Eeny, Meenie, Miney, Moe (Jacob & Esau)
- Text - Hebrews 11:10-21 & Genesis 25-27
- Main point - God chooses His people
- Discusses the fear of being left out
- Let My People Go (Passover and Exodus)
- Text - Exodus 11-14
- Main point - God makes a way for His people.
- Discusses the fear of bullies
ABOUT THIS CURRICULUM
- Perfect for ages 4-11 (grades K-6 in the USA)
- 4-weeks of teaching material
- Suggested use dates October 2020
- 122 pages
- Requires 45 minutes – 1 hour per lesson
- Scripture verses from from ESV
- This is an instant download curriculum
- The perfect sequel to FAITH OVER FEAR study by Bethany Darwin.
- Introductory Activity
- Large Group Worship Time
- Welcome activity
- Study God’s Word – teaching materials for the Biblical text
- 3 songs
- Small-Group Lessons (2 options – ages 5-8 and ages 8-12)
- Fear Connection - a simple activity to help children discuss the kinds of fears that are sen in the lesson. These discussions are designed for children to see that when they face similar fears to Bible characters, they can respond in similar ways - FAITH.
- Memory Verse
- All necessary printables and resources
- Take home – family devotional guide
BONUS VIRTUAL GUIDE
Because of the challenge of online ministry, we've also included a guide full of ideas and options to use this material virtually, as well as 1 lesson formatted how we encourage it to be used virtually. With editable Word files, you can easily adapt the materials to best fit your needs. This makes sure you can make the series work in different formats.
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.
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