Abraham and Sarah's Big Family Let’s wonder about Abraham and Sarah. Explore God’s promises and what it’s like to be immigrants through Abraham and Sarah’s journey of leaving their homeland. Consider what families are like, how we handle disagreements in our families, and how families go through transitions and sometimes change their shape as Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar tried to get along but found it was better to be apart. Practice hospitality and being welcoming through the stories of Abraham and Rebekah in this unit of Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible Curriculum.
Sessions included in this unit:
• Abram and Sarai Find a New Home (Genesis 12:1–4a; 17:1–16)• A Family with a Big Disagreement (Genesis 16:1–16)• God Made Sarah Laugh (Genesis 18:1–15; 21:1–7)• A Family Changes Shape (Genesis 21:8–21)• God Tugs at Rebekah’s Heart (Genesis 24:1–67)
Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible Curriculum invites children and their leaders to wonder, play, and connect with one another as they develop a better relationship with God. By exploring the stories in Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible, children and their leaders learn more about who God is and what their relationship is with God. This curriculum has 35 units filled with 148 stories from the story Bible that dive deep into characters and themes in the Bible. Children and their leader will read the story together from the story Bible, pause to allow the story to resonate, and then engage with the story and wrestle with their place in that story.
Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible Curriculum is written for ages 5–10 and is intentionally multiage, meaning that children are all grouped together. Grouping children this way brings a relational focus to the sessions and fosters a collaborative spirit. The curriculum also includes an intergenerational component with four suggestions for intergenerational and home ideas for each session within a unit. Those ideas include suggestions for things to do in worship, more education-focused ideas, ways to connect with one another, and mission ideas. This adds another dimension to learning and helps the children connect to the congregation, creating a holistic approach to children’s ministry.