A Plan You Can Trust
By Alex Bauman
Regular Baptist Press firmly believes God’s Word is living and powerful and more effective than any idea or philosophy man could ever dream up. The Bible is Spirit empowered, so it cannot fail to strengthen kids who interact with its truths. Believing this, we purposefully built Strong Kids on Bible bedrock. We know the curriculum’s solid Biblical foundation will make it transformational.
Coming up with a comprehensive plan to teach the Bible systematically and completely is not easy. We did the heavy lifting to build the plan so you can use it to focus on communicating God’s Word and strengthening the kids under your care. The Strong Kids comprehensive curriculum plan means you can share God’s Word with confidence.
We built the Strong Kids scope and sequence on the seven teaching aims Jesus had during His earthly ministry. Identifying Jesus’ aims helps you teach the Bible with purpose and clear goals in sight. Every lesson in the Strong Kids scope and sequence addresses at least one of Jesus’ teaching aims.
Each Strong Kids age group has a special emphasis that contributes to the overall purpose of spiritually strengthening kids. Why? First, there are far too many crucial lessons in the Bible to have all five children’s age groups covering the same Bible passage on the same Sunday. Too many of those important lessons would be left untaught. Second, the age groups’ needs are too varied to force them to cover the exact same scope and sequence every curriculum cycle.
Strong Kids for pre-primary, primary, middler, and junior age groups all track along a similar chronological path through the Bible. By design, all four age groups end year 1 with Judges and year 2 with Revelation. This provides continuity as the students move from one age group to the next, and gives them four opportunities to work through the Bible over a eight-year span.
Growth You Can Measure
How do you know if Strong Kids curriculum is working? You measure your students against the Bible’s standard for spiritual maturity. Strong Kids provides measuring tools that point out your kids’ areas of strengths and weaknesses. The curriculum also gives supplemental ideas for reinforcing the seven teaching aims so you can strengthen areas of weakness.
The measuring tools make spirituality practical. They describe what it looks likes to live out Christ’s seven aims. The measuring tools provide a natural connection between the classroom and the home. Parents understand the changes and growth they should be seeing and encouraging in their children’s lives.
Results That Last Forever
Heaven is an important emphasis in Strong Kids curriculum. The pre-primary through junior age groups learn how the decisions they make today will affect them for eternity. The curriculum directs them to live in light of eternity by living for God rather than for themselves. It gives their lives meaning now so they might count for something in eternity.
In eternity, all believers will want nothing more than to glorify God. How kids live now will determine their capacity to glorify God forever in Heaven.
Alex Bauman is director of educational resources for Regular Baptist Press.