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Life with God for Children

Life with God for Children

Christian Curriculum for Sunday School, Home School, or Family Devotions

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We are born with open space, with the hunger to be in relationship with God. Right from the womb we search the eyes around us for connection, we cry to be held, we reach out to know that we are loved. And we are; right from the beginning, even the fact that we came to be, is proof enough that God desires for us to know him, to be loved and cared for by him. Children have a natural openness to God, for Jesus said the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. Children arrive ready for relationship. Their empty hole has not been filled with disappointment, pain, habitual sin, or any of the other junk that clogs up our ability to seek God with a pure heart. They are seeking and connecting. The toddler who sings in her bed before she goes to sleep and as soon as she wakes up is echoing the song sung to her. The boy who gently caresses the hurt family pet is echoing the gentle caresses of God. C.S. Lewis said we know God exists because we know that there is good in the world.

The Bible is filled with stories of God in relationship with people. In these stories he reveals his character. He shows us himself, and teaches us about each other. In the Scriptures he cultivates the soil of love and relationship. He teaches us to live in his kingdom safe, secure, and loved.

The overarching purpose of Life with God for Children is to introduce children to Jesus. The Scriptures are the anchor, and the spiritual disciplines are used as a means of opening the space for relationship. The structure is a grand exercise in the spiritual discipline of study. It is based on the people profiles that are found in The Renovaré Life with God Bible. The intention is not only to inform and teach children the stories, but to give children the tools and opportunities to explore the Scriptures themselves. The desire is to open the space where God can use the people and the stories to form the spiritual lives of children.

As in the age-old ways of formation, children will learn the spiritual disciplines people have engaged in for centuries to help open themselves to God’s changing grace. People throughout the Bible have used disciplines like prayer, fasting, meditation, giving, confession, service, and many others as a means to an end of knowing God. These are not merely lessons to be taught - this is discipleship for children, giving them knowledge and opening the space for a Christ-like relationship with God, adults, and their peers.

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We have two conferences for Children and Families where you can get additional curriculum training. See our conferences page to learn more.

All Ages - Administrator’s PackageCOST $595

1 – Teacher’s Guidebook with 58 Lessons for EACH of the following grade levels:

  • Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Early Elementary (Grades 1-2)
  • Middle Elementary (Grades 3-4)
  • Upper Elementary (Grades 5-6)

That’s 232 lessons!

Teacher’s Guidebook includes guided lesson plans, child-friendly definitions for the twelve classic spiritual disciplines, and teacher background references for The Life with God Bible.

4 – Do Life with Me CDs that highlight the twelve classic spiritual disciplines. These songs are part of the lessons. They can also be used in the home to teach and invite children and their parents into Life with God.

4 – Do Life with Me Songbooks with lyrics and chord charts.

4 – Timelines. A beautiful full color timeline that places in chronological order the stories of people getting to know God.

4 – The Life with God Bibles (NRSV) produced by HarperOne with contributions by Dallas Willard, Richard J. Foster, Eugene Peterson, and others. The character profiles in The Life with God Bible are the basis for this curriculum. Each lesson references articles in the Bible that will give teachers the background needed for their own Spiritual Formation and the Spiritual Formation of the children they teach.

2 – The Beginner’s Bibles. This children’s Bible is used for all preschool and kindergarten lessons.

Note: Streams of Living Water by Richard J. Foster is referenced significantly in lessons 44-50. As a teacher, having a copy of it would be helpful but it is not required.

Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher’s Package – COST $175

1 – Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher’s Guidebook – 58 Lessons

Teacher’s Guidebook includes guided lesson plans, child-friendly definitions for the twelve classic spiritual disciplines, and teacher background references for The Life with God Bible.

1 – Do Life with Me CD that highlights the twelve classic spiritual disciplines. These songs are part of the lessons. They can also be used in the home to teach and invite children and their parents into Life with God.

1 – Do Life with Me Songbook with lyrics and chord charts.

1 – Timeline. A beautiful full color timeline that places in chronological order the stories of people getting to know God.

1 – The Life with God Bible (NRSV) produced by HarperOne with contributions by Dallas Willard, Richard J. Foster, Eugene Peterson, and others. The character profiles in The Life with God Bible are the basis for this curriculum. Each lesson references articles in the Bible that will give teachers the background needed for their own Spiritual Formation and the Spiritual Formation of the children they teach.

1 – The Beginner’s Bible. This children’s Bible is used for all preschool and kindergarten lessons.

Note: Streams of Living Water by Richard J. Foster is referenced significantly in lessons 44-50. As a teacher, having a copy of it would be helpful but it is not required.

Early Elementary School Teacher’s Package – COST $175

1 – Early Elementary Teacher’s Guidebook – 58 Lessons

Teacher’s Guidebook (for grades one and two) includes guided lesson plans, child-friendly definitions for the twelve classic spiritual disciplines, and teacher background references for The Life with God Bible.

1 – Do Life with Me CD that highlights the twelve classic spiritual disciplines. These songs are part of the lessons. They can also be used in the home to teach and invite children and their parents into Life with God.

1 – Do Life with Me Songbook with lyrics and chord charts.

1 – Timeline. A beautiful full color timeline that places in chronological order the stories of people getting to know God.

1 – The Life with God Bible (NRSV) produced by HarperOne with contributions by Dallas Willard, Richard J. Foster, Eugene Peterson, and others. The character profiles in The Life with God Bible are the basis for this curriculum. Each lesson references articles in the Bible that will give teachers the background needed for their own Spiritual Formation and the Spiritual Formation of the children they teach.

Note: Streams of Living Water by Richard J. Foster is referenced significantly in lessons 44-50. As a teacher, having a copy of it would be helpful but it is not required.

Middle Elementary School Teacher’s Package – COST $155

1 – Middle Elementary Teacher’s Guidebook – 58 Lessons

Teacher’s Guidebook (for grades three and four) includes guided lesson plans, child-friendly definitions for the twelve classic spiritual disciplines, and teacher background references for The Life with God Bible.

1 – Do Life with Me CD that highlights the twelve classic spiritual disciplines. These songs are part of the lessons. They can also be used in the home to teach and invite children and their parents into Life with God.

1 – Do Life with Me Songbook with lyrics and chord charts.

1 – Timeline. A beautiful full color timeline that places in chronological order the stories of people getting to know God.

1 – The Life with God Bible (NRSV) produced by HarperOne with contributions by Dallas Willard, Richard J. Foster, Eugene Peterson, and others. The character profiles in The Life with God Bible are the basis for this curriculum. Each lesson references articles in the Bible that will give teachers the background needed for their own Spiritual Formation and the Spiritual Formation of the children they teach.

Note: Streams of Living Water by Richard J. Foster is referenced significantly in lessons 44-50. As a teacher, having a copy of it would be helpful but it is not required.

Upper Elementary School Teacher’s Package – COST $155

1 – Upper Elementary Teacher’s Guidebook – 58 Lessons

Teacher’s Guidebook (for grades five and six) includes guided lesson plans, child-friendly definitions for the twelve classic spiritual disciplines, and teacher background references for The Life with God Bible.

1 – Do Life with Me CD that highlight the twelve classic spiritual disciplines. These songs are part of the lessons. They can also be used in the home to teach and invite children and their parents into Life with God.

1 – Do Life with Me Songbook with lyrics and chord charts.

1 – Timeline. A beautiful full color timeline that places in chronological order the stories of people getting to know God.

1 – The Life with God Bible (NRSV) produced by HarperOne with contributions by Dallas Willard, Richard J. Foster, Eugene Peterson, and others. The character profiles in The Life with God Bible are the basis for this curriculum. Each lesson references articles in the Bible that will give teachers the background needed for their own Spiritual Formation and the Spiritual Formation of the children they teach.

Note: Streams of Living Water by Richard J. Foster is referenced significantly in lessons 44-50. As a teacher, having a copy of it would be helpful but it is not required.

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