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Distinctives

Bible Translation: Student Books up to teen: NRSV, Teacher Books, College & Career, Adult: KJV & NRSV
Time frame: 60 minutes, with added activities for more time if necessary.
Format: Classroom Setting
Ages: Toddlers (2 years) to Adult

  • Sunday school lessons follow the International Uniform Sunday School Lesson Outlines (ISSL / Uniform Series) scope and sequence
  • Culturally relevant studies encouraging dialogue about today's issues
  • Can be used for personal study, group study and more

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Children's Teacher

Children's Series Teacher Guide

The Children's Teacher Manual is the instructional manual for:

  • Growing with Jesus (ages 5 & younger)
  • Young Learners (ages 6-8)
  • Adventures With Jesus (ages 9-11)

Sample Lesson

Growing With Jesus (Ages 5 & Younger)

Growing With Jesus

Growing with Jesus quarterly Sunday school student books are specifically designed for children ages 5 and younger. Colorful, visually engaging images with activity based learning helps preschoolers grow in faith in the Lord at an age-appropriate level. Each week features:

Heart-Capturing Bible Story
Key Verse
Coloring Page
God's Message for You Today (activity page)
Letter to Parents
This Week . (At at-home activity)
Perforated Pages

Sample Lesson - Preschool Age Children

Young Learners (Ages 6-8 / Grades 1 & 2)

RH Boyd Young Learners

Young Learners quarterly Sunday school student books are specifically designed for children ages 6-8 (grades 1 & 2). Colorful, visually engaging images with activity based learning helps early elementary children grow in faith in the Lord at an age-appropriate level. Each week features:

Heart-Capturing Bible Story
Key Verse
Coloring Page
An Additional Learning Activity
Weekly Word (a Bible word with definition)
Letter to Parents
Keep Learning! (An at-home activity)
Perforated Pages

Sample Lesson (Ages 6-8)

Adventures With Jesus (Ages 9-11)

Adventures With Jesus

Adventures with Jesus full-color quarterly Sunday school student books are specifically designed for children ages 9-11 (grades 3 & 4). Visually engaging images with activity based learning helps elementary children grow in faith in the Lord at an age-appropriate level. Each week features:

The Bible Lesson Passage printed in the NRSV translation
Key Verse Highlighted in a different color in the Scripture
Today's Lesson Story (an explanation of the Scripture passage)
Think About It! (personal application)
Activity! (two learning activities to reinforce the lesson: one for class & one for home)

Sample Lesson (Ages 9-11 / Grades 3 & 4)

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Youth Teacher (Ages 12-14 & 15-17))

RH Boyd Youth Teacher Guide

Youth Teacher is the teaching instructional manual to Seekers for Jesus and Teen Scene Sunday school curriculum. These lessons prepare teachers to discuss biblical and life issues pertaining to youth ages 12 - 17. Each week features:

Unifying Topic
Lesson Sections
Key Verse
Biblical Emphases
Unifying Principle
Lesson Emphases
Consider Your Students (main idea for both age groups)
Suggestions for Effective Teaching (for each age groups)
Lesson Overview
Bible Passage in Parallel KJV and NRSV translations
Home Daily Devotional Readings

Sample Lesson Youth Teacher

Seekers for Jesus (Ages 12-14)

Seekers for Jesus

Seekers for Jesus quarterly Sunday school student books are specifically designed for students ages 12-14. A colorful contemporary visual design with engaging thoughts and questions helps middle-school students grow in faith in the Lord. Each week features:

Check Out Today's Lesson (the Bible passage printed in the NRSV translation)
Key Verse
Today's Word (an explanation of the Scripture passage with relevant questions)
Consider This . (a real-life scenario that ties-in the main point of the lesson)
Last Thoughts (an invitation to take action to apply the biblical passage to their lives)

Sample Lesson (Ages 12-14)

Teen Scene (Ages 15-17)

Teen Scene (Ages 15-17)

Teen Scene quarterly Sunday school student books are specifically designed for students ages 15-17. A contemporary visual design with engaging thoughts and questions helps high school students establish deep roots in faith in the Lord. Each week features:

The Bible Passage printed in the NRSV translation
Word Check. (explains biblical terms)
Key Verse
Dissect and Digest (an exposition of the Scripture passage)
Teen Scene (personal application questions and conversation starters)
Hear of the Matter (a contemporary real-life scenario that brings home the main point of the lesson)
Daily Connect with God (daily Bible reading references with a related call to action

Sample Lesson (Ages 15-17)

Master Teacher

Master Teacher Guide

Master Teacher is the teaching instructional manual to College & Career and Adult Christian Life Sunday school curriculum. Each lesson includes extensive biblical exposition and specific teaching instructions. Each week features:

Unifying Topic
The Main Thought (key verse)
Unifying Principle
Lesson Aim
Life Aim Before You Teach Consider... (focus idea for both age groups)
Teaching Steps
God's Word In Life (a real-life illustration of the lesson text to open the Bible-study / Sunday school lesson)
Introduction (a brief introduction that sets the tone of the lesson)
Bible Passage in Parallel KJV and NRSV translations
Ample space for notes
Home Daily Devotional Readings
14 point font size

Sample Lesson

College & Career

College & Career Student Book

College & Career quarterly Sunday school books are specifically designed for young adults ages 18 and above. College & Career addresses the unique needs and experiences of this life stage in education and early career development. Each week features elements to extend the learning experience for Bible study participants or personal study:

Printed Bible Passage with parallel KJV and NRSV translations
Let's Get Started (a brief introduction that sets the tone of the lesson)
Remember This (key verse)
Get Into the Lesson (explanation & exposition of the Bible passage)
Life.Point (contemporary application for deeper understanding)
Lesson.Point (succinctly declares the focal point of the lesson)
Lesson Summary (short synopsis to review the lesson)
Life.Point Discussion (contextualizes the truths and principles to stimulate deeper learning)
Life.Point Action (a call to action (personal application) based on the main point of the lesson))
Devotional Readings for the week ahead

Lesson Sample (College & Career)

Adult Christian Life

Adult Christian Life Book

Adult Christian Life quarterly Sunday school books are specifically designed for adult learners. Written in 14 point font size with space for taking notes, these lessons are designed to help learners gain a greater theological understanding and put Scripture in a deeper meaning for life. Each week features elements to extend the learning experience for Bible study participants or personal study:

Key Verse
Intro (a brief introduction that sets the tone of the lesson)
Printed Bible Passage with parallel KJV and NRSV translations
Know It (biblical exposition that contextualizes the truths and principles to stimulate deeper learning)

Three Segments for Application & Review:
Remember It (a summary emphasizing the most relevant points of the lesson)
Hear It (an opportunity to listen to the relevant message through music)
Live It (suggestions to take specific action regarding the lesson)

Share It (invitation to spread Bible truth with others face-to-face or via social media)
Devotional Devotional Readings for the week ahead

Sample Lesson - Adult Christian Life

Contemporary Training for the the Church Series

Adult Enlightener

Adult Enlightener is designed for individual and group Bible study for Millennials and Generation X students. It examines Scriptures, themes, topics, and issues of interest to college and early career-oriented young adults. The study includes a biblical exposition, and activity and questions that provoke further thought on the issue at hand, and depiction of terms to aid in the process of learning. Each week features:

Introduction
Key Verse
Scripture References
Biblical Teaching Emphases
Dictionary of Terms
Share Your Thoughts
Making It Relevant

Sample Lesson - Adult Enlightener

Adult Mentor

Adult Mentor

Adult Mentor enhances the biblical and theological knowledge and understanding of seasoned adult Christians. Empower adult learners to inspire and encourage members of the community of faith. Each lesson includes an exposition of select Bible passages related to a specific biblical theme, an activity to reinforce learning, and examination of biblical principles and theological concepts, and a dictionary of biblical terms. Each week features:

Learning Lesson
Key Verse
Scripture References
Exposition
Theological Concepts
Key Concepts to Enhance Your Understanding
Dictionary of Terms
Activity: Making It Stick

Sample Lesson - Adult Mentor

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