Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Curriculum Review - Large Group/Small Group - Grow, Proclaim, Serve! from Cokesbury!

I'm happy to share information with you about a new Large Group/Small Group curriculum from Cokesbury - Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Take a look and see if this might be a good "fit" for your ministry!

  • Publisher - Cokesbury Publishing
  • Website -
  • Price - $99.99 per quarter for Large Group/Small Group and $65.99 for One Room Sunday School
  • Type - Large Group/Small Group
  • Scope - Through the Bible (Unified)
  • Available for Preschool, Elementary age children, Tweens or for "One Big Room" or Large Group/Small Group with a multi-age class
Strengths -
  • Biblically Sound
  • Uses the CEB (Common English Bible) for ease of understanding
  • Reproducible resources for One Big Room and Large Group/Small Group
  • Lessons engage and involve children in active learning
  • Unified Scope and Sequence
  • Scope is built each year around helping children learn to Grow, Proclaim and Serve!
  • Variety of options for activities with opportunity to talk about how the activity connects with the lesson and their lives
  • Children are encouraged the think about what they can do to live what they learned in their life during the coming week
  • Service projects are part of the curriculum so children are putting feet to their faith!
Would like to see - 
  • Family flyers to continue the learning at home
  • Optional Second Service
  • An opportunity for volunteers to pray Scripture for each child to bless them
I like the design and focus of Grow, Proclaim, Serve! and appreciate the options for "One Big Room" and for Large Group/Small Group giving churches the flexibility of options which best fit their church. Excellent focus on equipping children live what they learn by serving their family, church and community! If you are looking for Large Group/Small Group curriculum, take a look at Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Cokesbury says, "Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Grow Your Faith by Leaps and Bounds incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts, media, and games into a full faith experience for children. With Grow, Proclaim, Serve! children will develop the skills to unlock the Bible message and grow their faith by leaps and bounds. With Grow, Proclaim, Serve! as children grow in mind and body, they also grow in heart and soul. Grow, Proclaim, Serve! will nourish and enrich children, from birth through tweens, in faith so they can proclaim the good news of God’s love and serve God and neighbor. Children will realize their faith goes with them as they grow."

1 comment:

  1. I think that you hit on a lot of the high points of the curriculum. We are using it in a 2-3 year old class(Toddlers and Twos Option) and a 4-5 year old class(Preschool option). One thing that my parents really like is the app that is available for free that tells them what their child studied and gives them the Bible Verse they are supposed to be working on. It also has games, music, and options for the kids to watch the videos that go along with the lesson. The parents really like that the 2-3 year olds are focused on one Bible story for the entire month and that the 4-5 year olds have the same key point and bible verse as their younger siblings while they have a bit more variety in the stories that go along with it.