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Every Age, Every Stage and Every Day.

Since 1964, Bible-in-Life has brought generations together and brought God’s Word to life with theologically balanced, biblically based lesson plans for every age, every stage and every day.

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, inspiring people of all ages to know God and make Him known.

How It Works

Each week, across all age levels, Bible-in-Life students focus on these four areas:

• Connecting with each other and with God’s Word
• Studying God’s Word together
• Interacting with God’s Word to find key themes and takeaways
• Responding to God’s Word by applying it to life
NEW in 2019 New Lesson Videos for Preschool / Early Elementary and for Upper Elementary ages. These 3–4 minute video segments show children living out their faith in everyday life! See samples below.

Preschool / Early Elementary Video Samples

God Gives Us Families

God Gives Us Friends

God Gives Us The Church

Bible-in-Life Overview

Distinctives

  • Unified Themes: Unified scope and sequence with three themes per quarter (Preschool-Early Elementary, and Elementary through High School)
  • Adult Curriculum follows ISSL (International Sunday School Lectionary, a 6-year scope and sequence cycle)
  • Bible Translation: Uses NIV; Adult Comprehensive Bible Study contains parallel KJV & NIV
  • Time frame: 60 minutes, with added activities for more time if necessary
  • Ages & Grades: Toddlers (2 year-olds) to Adult
  • Biblicaly Trustworthy & Theologically Sound without taking specific denominational positions.
  • Easy Teacher Preparation
  • Personal Application: Encourages life application throughout the week for all ages.
  • Scope & Sequence: (Toddler - High School)
  • Format: Classroom Setting
  • Web Resources: Free access to RealLifeDownloaded.com, an online resource with weekly additional content that uses current events to help connect social issues with the Bible, and then make life applications (Upper Elementary – Adult)

Sample Lessons

Toddlers (18 - 36 months of age)

Bible-in-Life Toddlers Teacher Guide

Help teachers set up learning activities based on toddler versions of favorite Bible stories. Bible in Life helps young children learn while moving around, exploring, and playing. Learning activities follow three steps: 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.

Please note that Bible-in-Life and Echoes share curriculum materials for Toddlers.

Preschool (Ages 3 - 5)

Bible-in-Life Preschool Teaching Aids

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 Early Elementary Teacher Guide

Give kindergarten and first grade children a Sunday school experience that opens their hearts and minds to God's Word! Help their love of Jesus to grow 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 Elementary Teacher Guide

Bible-in-Life for second and third graders gives this growing age-group opportunity for increased independence and responsibility while meeting their capacity to grasp the love of God through biblical learning. 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 Upper Elementary Teacher Guide

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

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Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Bible-in-Life Middle School Teacher Guide

Support 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

Bible-in-Life High School Teacher Guide

Perfect for classroom use or alongside your youth ministry program! High school students have 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

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Equip adults to build a deeper understanding of Bible principles and encourage them toward in-depth participation and life application. The Comprehensive Bible Study is a best-selling Sunday school curriculum that follows the International Sunday School Lectionary (ISSL) / Uniform Series. Each lesson inspires adults, promotes community, and challenges people to grow spiritually. 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

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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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