Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Curriculum Review - Non-Traditional - Give Me Jesus from Gospel Light!

Give Me Jesus is a Non-Traditional Sunday School curriculum from Gospel Light with a strong focus on "helping your kids grow closer to Jesus and discover how to love their world as Jesus did!" Allow me to share with you some information about, Give me Jesus!

  • Publisher - Gospel Light  
  • Website -
  • Price - $99.99 per quarter for one teacher/10 kids, additional teacher guide - $15 and $20 for additional five kids and $20 for additional 5 family flyers
  • Scope - Through the Bible
  • Available for Grades 1- 4
Strengths -
  • Biblically Sound
  • Strong focus on teaching children what God's Word says
  • Unified Scope and Sequence
  • Most lessons focus on helping children identify a way they could live what they learn - I'd like to see several "Live it" options each week.
  • Variety of interactive options included for each lesson to engage children in thinking about the "Big Idea" of the Bible lesson
  • Lesson includes "storytelling idea" to involve kids intentionally in teaching the lesson - I like these ideas, but would rather see it presented as the way to teach the lesson instead of just an "idea" you might try.
  • Each lesson includes a focus on "Connecting Kids to Jesus" and shows how the lesson does exactly that - connects to Jesus
  • Family Fridge Fun - family flyers to continue to conversations at home
  • Teacher Devotions
Would like to see - 
  • Some weeks/age levels did a better job than others at focusing the kids on specific things they could do to live what they learned - I'd like to see a stronger focus on this across the board each and every week. 
  • "Put Feet to Their Faith" project to involve children in serving others each quarter
  • Optional second service 
  • More affordably priced - excellent quality/color to student/family materials, but expensive - could really add up for a larger class
Give Me Jesus is written with the goal of engaging children so they are able to learn and live God's Word for changed lives. If you are looking for a Non-Traditional curriculum with a focus on helping kids, "Know Jesus. Love God. Live Faith.", this curriculum is well worth taking a look at to see if it may be a good "fit" for your ministry! Gospel Light says their, "lessons are crafted with the deep conviction that life change occurs when a child develops a close relationship with Jesus Christ; and like a Scarlet Thread, our lessons help children make the connection that Jesus is revealed throughout the entire Bible.

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