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Bible-in-Life Curriculum Information

Bible-in-Life has fresh ways to reach every student in every Sunday school class! David C Cook's most widely used curriculum focuses on four fundamental goals: Connect, Teach, Apply, Motivate. No matter where students are in their walk with Jesus, Bible-in-Life communicates the gospel with life-changing clarity and motivates them toward life application.

Distinctives

  • Bible Translation: Uses NIV; Adult Comprehensive Bible Study contains parallel KJV & NIV
  • Timeframe: 60 minutes, with added activities for more time if necessary.
  • Ages & Grades: Toddlers (2 year olds) to Adult
  • Unified Themes from Elementary through High School
  • Scope & Sequence: 2 Years for Toddler, Preschool & Early Elementary; 3 Years for Elementary to High School; 6 Years for Adult Comprehensive Bible Study; 8 Years for Understanding the Bible
  • Scope & Sequence 2012-2016
  • Format: Classroom Setting
  • Web Resources: newsletters, training resources, forums, blogs and a communication toolbox.

Toddlers (18 - 36 months of age)

Thirteen easy-to-teach lessons built around toddler versions of favorite Bible stories help teachers set up learning activities that provide ways to present the Bible story while the children move around, explore, and play. Learning activities include the interactive Bible step, the Bible review step, and the craft step.

In the classroom, you'll use one Teacher's Guide per teacher, plus one Creative Teaching Aids per classroom, and one Starting Steps craft & take-home book per student.

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Preschool (Ages 3 - 5)

Bible-in-Life for preschoolers offers a curriculum that is alive with activity, creativity, and learning. Lessons encourage Bible memorization and invite children to respond to God through worship time. Children learn Bible stories through interactive storytelling, sing along to custom music that reinforces Bible themes, create craft projects with increased independence, and apply the story theme to their own lives.

In the classroom, you'll use one Teacher's Guide per teacher, plus one Creative Teaching Aids per classroom, one Make It Take It in-class activity booklet per student, and one My Sunday Pictures take-home book per student.

Early Elementary (Grades K & 1)

Bible-in-Life provides children in kindergarten and first grade with a Sunday school experience that opens their hearts and minds to God's Word and the love of Jesus as they begin to form a foundation of faith. Children learn Bible stories through interactive storytelling, sing along to custom music that reinforces Bible themes, create craft projects with increased independence, and apply the story theme to their own lives.

In the classroom, you'll use:
- One Teacher's Guide per teacher
- One Creative Teaching Aids per classroom
- Bible Beginnings in-class student book for Bible learning - one per student
- Make It Take It in-class student craft book - one per student
- Storytime take-home book - one per student

Elementary (Grades 2 & 3)

Bible-in-Life for second and third graders gives this growing age-group opportunity for increased independence and responsibility and meets their capacity to grasp the love of God within His Word, the Bible. Lessons are equipped to develop their increasing vocabulary and memorization ability, writing and drawing skills, and application of the truths within God's Word. The emphasis moves from learning Bible stories to actual Bible study.

In the classroom, you'll use:
- One Teacher's Guide per teacher
- One Creative Teaching Aids per classroom
- Bible Discoveries in-class student book for Bible learning - one per student
- Discovery Pack in-class student craft book - one per student
- Friends take-home booklet - one per student

Upper Elementary (Grades 4 & 5)

Bible-in-Life curriculum for fourth and fifth grades deepens students' Bible study skills and Scripture knowledge, expands their foundation of faith, offers real-life application, and strengthens their Christian perspective of the world and how they fit in.

In the classroom, you'll use:
- One Teacher's Guide per teacher
- One Creative Teaching Aids per classroom
- Bible Adventures in-class student book for Bible study- one per student
- PIX take-home booklet - one per student

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Bible-in-Life supports tweens and young teens through this important time of change - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The lessons of Bible-in-Life target the needs of this age group with in-depth Bible studies, daily devotionals, tie-ins to current events and preteen topics, and aim to provide ample opportunities for students to encounter God's love for them.

In the classroom, you'll use:
- One Teacher's Guide per teacher
- One Creative Teaching Aids per classroom
- The Rock in-class & take-home booklet - one per student

High School

Perfect for classroom use or alongside your youth ministry program, Bible-in-Life provides high school students with an engaging Sunday school experience designed to help them make a successful transition to owning their faith. With in-depth Bible studies, Scripture knowledge, devotionals, tie-ins to current events and hot topics, and real-world application, Bible-in-Life high school curriculum is well rounded to provide spiritual growth in each teen.

In the classroom, you'll use:
- One Teacher's Guide per teacher
- Blueprint in-class & take-home booklet - one per student

Adult Comprehensive Bible Study

The Comprehensive Bible Study is a best-selling Sunday school curriculum that follows the International Sunday School Lectionary (ISSL). Each lesson inspires adults, promotes community, and challenges people to grow spiritually. Equip adults to build a deeper understanding of Bible principles and encourage them toward in-depth participation and life application. Bible-in-Life supports adults of all age ranges and throughout all stages of life. This has a classroom model with additional online resources and six-year scope and sequence.

Teaching Resources Include:
- Teacher's Resource Kit includes one Teacher's Guide and one Creative Teaching Aids (each also available separately)
- Student Guide - one per student. Available in Large Print and Regular Print sizes.
- Lesson Leaflets with tear-out summaries from the Student Book for visitors and new comers to the class.
- The Power for Living inspirational weekly take-home or bulletin insert about Christians demonstrating their faith.
- The Quiet Hour personal-sized booklet with daily devotional reading, Scripture passages and prayer. One per student plus extras for church members and visitors .

Adult Understanding the Bible

Understanding the Bible series provides a quarterly, expositional study of each book of the Bible. Anyone wanting to study the Bible is equipped to build a deep understanding of Scripture through this curriculum. The series is perfect for small groups, Sunday school classes, or as an individual study. Classroom model with eight-year scope & sequence.

Teaching Resources Include:
- Teacher's Guide
- Student Guide
- The Power for Living inspirational weekly take-home or bulletin insert about Christians demonstrating their faith.
- The Quiet Hour personal-sized booklet with daily devotional reading, Scripture passages and prayer. One per student plus extras for church members and visitors .

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