Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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 $69.99 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. Lynda,

    Thank you for the excellent review! Grow, Proclaim, Serve is definitely something we've been humbled to see brought into a number of churches of the years but, even more so, something that we've seen impact the lives of a lot of children, teachers, and parents! It is a great curriculum with an even greater message!

    That said, we are officially transitioning to a new curriculum series this fall called Deep Blue. You can get more information at Since it's quarterly, Grow, Proclaim, Serve is being retired this summer but it's being replaced by something we believe in equally as much and we think has the same sort of strengths as you've outlined above. Check out Deep Blue! We'd love to see a review on that this Fall!

    Randall Hardman
    Social Media and Digital Content Specialist, Cokesbury