Fearless Preteen Curriculum
Give them wings with a curriculum that lets youth ages 10-12 explore the Bible and dive into the questions on their minds. Be Bold curriculum features:
Bold Leadership It's not about having all the answers; it's about being willing to listen to kids and explore what Scripture has to say.
Bold Discussion Preteens are at a pivotal point in their faith and wrestling with what they believe. Preteens are welcomed to ask questions and express their doubts.
Bold Action Questions are turned into action to help kids make a tangible difference in the world. When preteens experience the impact of faith in action, many uncertainties become clear.
BE BOLD is high-touch, not high-tech. Why: Preteens have plenty of technology but need more relationship. BE BOLD is about learning through interaction and exploration. It’s real, simple, and genuine.
BE BOLD is welcoming to questions, not afraid of the unknown. Why: It takes courage to admit that you have questions about faith—and to learn that questions are a good thing! Courage is contagious. By creating a safe environment for questions, BE BOLD helps kids draw closer to God.
BE BOLD is discussion, not fill-in-the-blank answers. Why: Not all questions have clear answers. Learning how to explore what the Bible DOES say and come to a conclusion is an important life skill to learn.
BE BOLD is empathetic, not condescending. Why: Preteens are at a developmental stage where they see the world has big problems—and faith is more complicated than they thought. Questioning allows preteens to own their faith!
Be Bold curriculum takes teens seriously and embraces the opportunity to learn & grow with them.
Be Bold Curriculum at a Glance
Each week you’ll tackle a different question that reflects what preteens want to know and need to know.
There’s always Bible exploration and a core Bible truth. And your kids will always put what they’ve learned into action during your meeting time.
- Age Level: Grades 4-6 (ages 10-12)
- Format: Age - Graded Classroom
- Scope & Sequence: 2 years
- Length: 30-60 minutes
- Bible Translation: NLT
Preteens need a place to ask questions—they also need community. That’s why BE BOLD is built around the following values:
- You’re accepted just as you are.
- We respect each other’s thoughts and struggles.
- We’re all in this together.
- God is here, ready to be your friend because you matter!
Recite this from the Values Poster each week to re-affirm the environment you are creating.
Choosing Be Bold is Easy!
Sample Leader Lessons
Every leader guide includes “preteen pointers” throughout the lesson to help them understand their students better, and every lesson is carefully designed to reach kids through a single bible point and related games and activities that will get kids talking and thinking.
As a BE BOLD leader, you’ll also get tons of support and helpful tools...
- Teacher resources, including quick “now what?” teacher-tip videos
- Admission to an exclusive Facebook community where you can ask peers for advice
- A feedback loop so we can stay in touch about your class’ discussions
- Prayer support as you invest in the lives of preteens
Student Pack Samples
Each individual Student Pack includes:
-Student book: In this unique student workbook, kids are asked to cut, draw, fold, crumple, and craft—turning these pages into one-of-a-kind creations. Step-by-step instructions make life easy for you.
-Mystery Missions: When you have an adventure with Jesus, you build an unshakable faith foundation. Every week, preteens head out with a sealed mission to open at home—one that reinforces the week’s Bible truth and invites kids into an adventure with Jesus. Mystery Missions are perforated, so they are easy to tear out for each student.
-Mystery Mission Stickers: Use the Mystery Mission stickers to close each Mystery Mission card so kids can’t peek!