Who God Made YOU-TO-BE 8-Week Children’s Ministry Curriculum
Not Who TV Tells You To Be
The world delivers some pretty strong messages about who we should be, what we should do, and how we should act. But God made us in order to be very different from what the world says: We are his precious children, dearly loved, and called to love and serve Him. In Who God Made YOU-TO-BE 8-Week Children's Ministry Curriculum, kids will learn that God speaks to us with His love and truth.
Who God Made YOU-TO-BE 8-Week Children’s Ministry Curriculum Lesson Overview
Memory Verse: “We are God’s creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 (NIrV)
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:1-13, David Anointed King
The world tells us that we must be the prettiest, most popular, or best at everything (the one with the most likes and comments). God tells us that God will use us – not because we are the greatest – but because we are willing to serve Him.
Objective: Kids will learn that God made me and knows my heart.
Scripture: Matthew 9:9-13, The Calling of Matthew
The world tells us to follow the trends, to follow popular people, to follow ways that are often bad for us. But God tells us to follow him because he created us and we are his children.
Objective: Kids will learn that God made me in order to follow him.
Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-12, Elijah Flees
Elijah was running for his life from the evil king and queen who wanted him dead. Elijah was down and discouraged but God took care of him and met all of his needs. The world can sometimes feel like everyone is against you. But God tells us that he will take care of us and watch over us and help us through the hard times.
Objective: Kids will learn that God made me in order to depend on him when I’m discouraged.
Scripture: Mark 10:35-45, The Request of James and John
The world tells us to be important, to be number one, to have influence. But God tells us that if we want to be great in his kingdom that we need to serve and to put other people before ourselves.
Objective: Kids will learn that God made me to serve.
Scripture: Luke 6:46-49, Wise and Foolish Builders
The world says to do what makes you happy and try to skip over anything that might be unpleasant. But God says that sometimes we have to face difficult things. That is why it is so important to spend the time to build our faith foundation in Christ. If we only do things that are fun and easy when life is easy, then when hard times come we won’t have prepared a strong foundation of faith to cling to.
Objective: Kids will learn that God made me to seek him at all times.
Scripture: Luke 10:25-37, The Parable of the Good Samaritan
The world tells us that we are #1 and we can take care of others after we get what we want. But God says that we shouldn't even think twice when we have the chance to love other people – it should be automatic.
Objective: Kids will learn that God made me to love other people.
Scripture: Luke 17:11-19, Jesus Heals 10 Men
The world tells us that you are a star and no one is more important than you. But God tells us that Jesus is our Lord and Savior. He deserves our praise and worship. We should let others know how great He is. . . Jesus should be going viral.
Objective: Kids will learn that God made me to praise him.
Scripture: Luke 15:11-32, The Parable of the Lost Son
What's “trending” in your life? The world can sometimes make you feel like you’re not loved and accepted. But God tells us that we are dearly loved by him. No matter how much we have messed up, we can come to him; he will come running to us like a loving father.
Objective: Kids will learn that God made me to be loved by him.
About This Curriculum:
- Perfect for kids ages 6-12
- Includes large group and small group resources
- This curriculum is an instant download
- Download a free sample here
Each Lesson Includes:
- Make It Stick! Parent Sheet
- Memory Verse
- Skit or Puppet Show
- Craft Activity
- Large Group Lesson
- Small-Group Discussion
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