The I BELIEVE Curriculum

It is SO IMPORTANT for children to know what they believe, why they believe, and how to share that belief with others. First Peter 3:15 tells us to always be ready to give an answer when asked about our faith. And it is SO IMPORTANT for children to get connected to Jesus…to know Him, not just know about Him.

Some facts about what kids will learn in the I BELIEVE curriculum:
• To find their way around the Bible
• How to lead someone to Jesus using Scripture
• How to talk and listen to God
• How to obey and have self-control
• What to do when they are afraid or in trouble
Very fun and upbeat versions of:
• The Apostle’s Creed
• Books of the Bible
• The Beatitudes
• The Ten Commandments
• The Lord’s Prayer
• The Fruit of the Spirit
• Philippians 2:7-11
• 50 memory verses

The I BELIEVE curriculum is structured in four 13 week units, some consisting of four or six week modules that can be purchased individually. Every unit includes at least one Party/Review Sunday.
All lessons are available as digital downloads and consist of both Word and PDF files for the Lesson Outlines, Creative Teachings and Colouring Pages. Each lesson contains a PowerPoint and Memory Verse video actions; snack ideas and crafts that follow the lesson theme; and song MP3s and PowerPoints. Memorization is a main factor in this curriculum and weekly review is crucial. Video guides are provided for all the raps and verses.

Kids Who Are Facing Trouble

It is SO IMPORTANT that children know what to do when they are in trouble! Where do they run: to the fridge? To a video game? Or is their inner default setting to run to God? My desire is to help children know what to do when pain comes - when they are hurt verbally or physically; when they are disappointed or face grief. No matter what their circumstances, children can grow up whole inside, not broken. They might always remember what happened, but they don’t need to hurt inside as a result. In Luke 4:18 Jesus said that He came to heal the broken hearted and to set captives free! There are children all around us who need healing from inner pain; children who need to be set free from things like fear, anger and bitterness.

In the I BELIEVE curriculum, the four week module “TROUBLE” gives kids some great tools to build their faith and trust in God, no matter what life throws at them. Here’s a brief outline:
In John 16:33 Jesus PROMISED that we will have trouble…BUT we can CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY - because He has overcome/defeated the world!
In John 16: 33 Jesus said to you and me: “In this world you will have tribulation.
In this world you will have tribulation - but - Be happy! Be happy!
I have overcome the world! I have overcome the world!

MEMORY VERSES: Luke 4:18 and Psalm 61 and 62
Jesus came to heal the broken-hearted and to set the captives free!
He opens up the eyes that were blinded - Look at Luke Chapter 4:18.
I love reading Psalms 61 and 62 - When I’m in trouble, I know what to do! I run to the ROCK and I pour out my heart; I do run, run, run; I do run, run; I do run, run, run; I do run, run—to the Rock!

Speak to the storms of life like Jesus did; don’t let the storm get into your heart!
Philippines 4 verse 6 and 7
Don’t worry about anything - tell God what you need!
Then His PEACE will guard and keep your heart…and your mind; your heart…and your mind

ACTS 16 - Paul & Silas had a praise party right in the middle of trouble!
From the mouths of little children God HAS (it’s His possession!) perfected praise
To SILENCE the enemy – WOW! That’s powerful stuff! Look at verse 2 of Psalm 8