Junior Youth Guild - The Gospel Project

  • 24 September 2014

And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.(Luke 24:27 ESV)

Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” (Luke 24:44 ESV)

The Bible is not a collection of stories. It is one story, the story of God’s plan to rescue His people from sin and death. It is the story of redemption, the gospel message of Jesus Christ. And it’s our story, too.

This year, Junior Youth Guild will be using The Gospel Project for Kids. It is a Christ-centered Bible study resource that follows a chronological timeline of Bible events—presenting the story of redemption through Jesus like kids have never seen it before! Each week, these stories come to life through video, music, activities, and more.

6 Reasons We Are Using The Gospel Project

  1. It’s Gospel Centered - It keeps the main thing the main thing. Every lesson is connected to Jesus and the story of Redemption. The children will learn that the Bible is more than a list of rules and nice stories. They will see that God has been unveiling the story of Jesus from before time began.
  2. It’s Kid Friendly - There are so many activities, stories, videos and interaction that the children will never be bored. It presents the Bible as it should be - fascinating and amazing. It does this without sacrificing Biblical content and application.
  3. It Encourages Retention - A timeline map traces the Gospel Project from Genesis to Revelation and helps the children connect previous weeks to their current lesson and the overall big picture. There are also review questions and connections each week to connect everything to the Gospel.
  4. It’s Technology Savvy - There are high quality graphics and videos each week for the children. Also the entire curriculum is available online to download or as an app, saving time and money.
  5. It Teaches the Teachers - Many adults have missed or are missing the wonders of how the story of redemption is weaved throughout the Bible. Testimonials of those who have already used the curriculum highlight the fact that they are learning something new every week.
  6. Active Support - Help for teachers in how to teach and explain everyting is available online at http://www.gospelproject.com/kids/. There are videos, articles and an active blog to teach the teachers.

Testimonials

“This is the best thing about the curriculum—kids are getting to hear about Jesus. They’re not being taught to behave Christianly, without hearing about the cross. They’re learning how the Bible fits together and how it all points to him and his work on the cross to save us from our sins.”

“This is what The Gospel Project is all about. Helping people understand the gospel of Jesus Christ, and helping them see that—from Genesis to Revelation—Jesus isn’t just part of the Bible story, He is the point of the story.”

“The consistency of The Gospel Project in bringing Jesus into the lessons makes the difference, and the children are hearing and responding. Just the other day I had an elementary teacher stop me with encouraging news. I was told that whatever we were doing up at the church is making a difference in the classroom. I was highly encouraged to keep up whatever we are doing!”

“We regularly hear testimonies from the teachers, the kids, and their parents about how the Gospel has come alive to them. Many of our kids (who come from church backgrounds) never even knew what the Gospel was before we introduced the curriculum. Now, children even as young as three have a firm grasp on how bad our sin is, how necessary repentance is, and how great God’s love is toward sinners. One little girl, Callie (who is three), explained to her dad that sin separates us from God and that we need a Savior to forgive us of our sins. Her sister, Bella (six years old), sat with her parents at dinner and showed them using salt and pepper shakers how sin separates us from God. Even our teachers have come to truly understand the greatness of Christ’s Gospel in a new way.”

“I have been shocked at how many curricula teach Bible knowledge but forget about the Person of Jesus. The point of Bible study is not just to fill our 3-, 4- and, 5-year-olds with Bible knowledge but to show them what it looks like to fall in love with Jesus.“

 


If you have any questions or you're a leader and need access you can contact Bryan at bryan.hunter@btinternet.com

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