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Discover an emphasis on life application and evangelism for Wesleyan/Holiness churches.

The Wesley curriculum is the choice of churches that value the holiness doctrinal distinctives and the mission to evangelize and disciple generations for Christ. Over 100 years of curriculum development is combined with contemporary methods and materials to effectively disciple all ages. Wesley curriculum challenges students to be immersed in the love of God and encourages them to complete heart holiness, particularly through Scripture memorization and practical life application.

Distinctives

Bible Translation: Uses NIV; Adult curriculum contains parallel KJV & NIV
Time frame: 60 minutes, with additional activities for extra time
Format: Classroom Setting
Ages: Toddlers (2 years) to Adult (Unified themes for Grades 2 through 12)
Scope & Sequence:
- 2 Years for Toddler through First Grade
- 3 Years for 2nd through 12th Grade
- 7 Years for Adults

Toddlers (18 - 36 months of age)

The Wesley Toddler Teacher's Guide contains 13 lessons and activities best suited for children 18 - 36 months including song lyrics, song motions, and a quarterly supply list. Teachers present favorite Bible stories in ways that allow children to move, explore, and play with each lesson following an easy three-step teaching format:

Bible Step: Includes "Talk Time" to get toddlers engaged and ready for the lesson and "Bible Story Time" to present the story.
Bible Review Step: Includes "Bible Story Review Time" to quickly review the story with kids and "Music Time" with fun songs that reinforce the Bible story.
Craft Step: Includes a craft project that reinforces the Bible story through hands-on activities.

Preschool (Ages 3 - 5)

Every preschool lesson includes Welcome Time Activities, a four-step Bible learning process, and Extra Time activities. A teacher's devotional, "Understanding the Bible", quarterly supply lists and worship time suggestions also support lesson preparation.

The four-step Bible teaching format includes:
Getting Ready for the Bible: a short time for sharing and building relationship
Bible Story Time: includes the Bible Story, Bible Story Review Activity and Questions, and Bible Memory Verse
The Bible and Me: three activity choices to help preschoolers apply the lesson to their lives and meet the needs of different learning styles (Includes an activity from Make It/Take It.)
Going Home with the Bible: Includes a craft project that reinforces the Bible story through hands-on activities

Early Elementary (Grades K & 1)

The Wesley Early Elementary Teacher's Guide contains 13 lessons and activities, tips for understanding kindergarten and first grade students, and sections for teacher preparation. Every lesson includes ideas for early arrivals and extra class time, a quarterly supply list, and a section linking the current week to the previous week.

Every lesson follows the four-step teaching process:
Bible Readiness: an activity to introduce and connect children to the Bible story
Bible Story: includes the Bible Story, Bible Story Review Activity and Questions, and Bible Memory Verse
Bible Activity Choices: three activity choices that help students apply the lesson to their lives and meet the needs of different learning styles (Includes an activity from Make It/Take It.)
Bible Response: an application step to help children take what they have learned into the week at home

Elementary (Grades 2 & 3)

Elementary lessons follow the same four-step teaching process as Early Elementary.

Classroom resources include:
- One Teacher's Guide per teacher
- One Creative Teaching Aids per classroom
- In-class student book for Bible learning - one per student
- In-class student craft book - one per student
- Take-Home booklet - one per student

Upper Elementary (Grades 4 & 5)

Elementary lessons follow the same four-step teaching process as Early Elementary.

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)

The Wesley Middle School Teacher's Guide contains 13 lessons, activities, and tips for understanding students in 6th to 8th Grade. Every week also has a teacher devotional, Bible backgrounds information and outlines on how to use the Creative Teacher Aide and The Rock student booklet.

Easy four-step lesson plan for tweens:
Connecting with God's Word: an intro step to get kids engaged with the topic of the week
Studying God's Word: the Bible study step where kids will read the week's Bible passage, answer questions, and discuss
Interacting with God's Word: the teacher has three choices for activities that will help kids explore the Bible lesson in-class
Applying God's Word: application step to help kids take ownership of putting into practice that week's Bible principle

High School

High School lessons follow the same four-step teaching process as Middle School.

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

Adult

The Wesley Adult Bible Study is written and edited by the Wesleyan Theological Editors Board that includes a team of pastors, scholars, and experienced Bible teachers. The studies maintain a thoroughly Wesleyan-Arminian approach to biblical interpretation and Christian living, emphasizing the reality that we can become holy as God is holy. Practical application of biblical truth leading to life-transformation is the hallmark of the Wesley Adult Bible Curriculum.

The Wesley Adult Teacher Resource Kit contains one copy of every resource for the Wesley Adult Bible study, including:
- One Adult Teacher's Guide
- One Adult Student Book (regular size print)
- One Light from the Worddaily devotional
- One Vista take-home journal

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