Most children’s ministries share the same goal: to give children a life-long foundation of faith.
A great Sunday School curriculum does more than provide Bible lessons. The right curriculum will address the needs of your teaching team, parents, and kids.
So how do you select the right curriculum for your children’s ministry? Consider these 5 factors for new Sunday School curriculum at your church.
Reflects solid biblical truths
Kids need quality lessons, rooted in the Bible, to develop a deep faith. Look for curriculum that includes interactive Bible lessons to help kids best understand the lessons and apply teachings to their daily lives. Bible-centered activities, crafts, and animated videos also keep kids engaged and excited to learn.
Offers age-appropriate lessons
Sunday School curriculum isn’t one size fits all when it comes to age level. Age-appropriate lessons allow the Bible to come to life in a way that kids can best understand. Select a curriculum that offers unique lessons for pre-school, lower elementary, and upper elementary age levels.
Addresses all learning styles
Some kids are visual learners, while others are more tactile. Curriculum that offers a variety of learning opportunities, from interactive lessons and animated videos to crafts and group activities, will have a direct impact on children’s behavior and ability to learn.
Organizes and aligns your team
When there is confusion on what to teach, volunteers can feel stressed out and unprepared. A solid curriculum plan allows your whole team to be on the same schedule, share resources, and stay organized. No one has to guess about upcoming lessons or spend hours looking for supplemental materials. A consistent curriculum can help prevent burnout and keep volunteers connected to the ministry.
Connects and engages parents
The right curriculum doesn’t just impact volunteers and kids, but the entire family. Look for a curriculum that includes resources to keep parents engaged. Parent handouts equip parents to emphasize the lesson throughout the week and kids return the next Sunday feeling excited.