This curriculum is centered around four main biblical themes with the goal of helping children explore what “sacred” means to them. We hope to help children develop skills of curiosity, listening, discernment and welcoming diversity. We have put lessons together into four weeks, but some congregations have used them in rotation for 12-16 weeks. There are separate lesson plans for the two age groups, with some activities overlapping.
Week 1: Tabernacle, Exodus 26
Week 2: Wise and Foolish Builders, Matthew 7
Week 3: Jesus in the Temple, John 2
Week 4: House Churches in Early Christianity, Acts 12
This Is the Day works to engage our children in developmentally appropriate ways with progressive Christianity. We use inclusive language, promote justice and inclusion, and don’t shy away from difficult conversations. We hope to teach our children not just information but tools to engage the Spirit of the living God.
This curriculum was written by Rev. Holly Jackson and Rev. Amber Henry Neuroth