Saturday, May 25, 2013

Curriculum Review - Non-Traditional - Grow, Proclaim, Serve! from Cokesbury!

Grow, Proclaim, Serve is a new Non-Traditional Sunday School curriculum from Cokesbury with a strong focus on helping children, "develop the skills to unlock the Bible's message and grow in their faith by leaps and bounds!" Allow me to share with you some information about Grow, Proclaim, Serve!
  • Publisher - Cokesbury  
  • Website -
  • Price - $9.99 per teacher and $26.99 per class/teaching resource pack and $4.26 per child
  • Scope - Through the Bible
  • Available for Preschool - Elementary
Strengths -
  • Biblically Sound
  • Options in lessons for older children involve them in reading from the Bible the lesson then engages them creativily in learning it
  • Strong focus on teaching children what God's Word says
  • All ages are intentionally involved in a service project to "Put Feet to Their Faith"
  • Variety of interactive options included for each lesson to engage children in thinking about the point of the Bible lesson
  • Middle and Upper Elementary students are engaged in helping to teach the Bible lesson through dramas - I'd like to see this for all ages
  • Tween materials area available
  • Teacher Devotions
Would like to see - 
  • Stronger focus on involving all ages during the teaching of the Bible lesson in a drama-type activity 
  • Unified scope and sequence 
  • Family Flyers
  • Optional second service 
Grow, Proclaim, Serve! 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 building a foundation on God's Word, this curriculum is well worth taking a look at to see if it may be a good "fit" for your ministry! Cokesbury says, "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."

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