People Jesus Met Who met Jesus? Let’s wonder together about some of the many people Jesus met during his ministry. Meet Zacchaeus and learn about how Jesus saw this short man. Explore the story of the woman who washed Jesus’ feet, and think about hospitality. Learn about a man whom Jesus healed and a lesson in gratitude. Dive into the theme of water in order to understand the story of the woman at the well. Spend time considering poverty through the story of the rich man. Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible Curriculum allows you to get a grasp of the different kinds of people whom Jesus met and consider how Jesus saw each one.
Sessions included in this unit:
• The Short Man (Luke 19:1–10)• The Thankful Woman (Luke 7:36–48)• The Thankful Man (Luke 17:11–19)• The Very Thirsty Woman (John 4:1–32)• The Rich Man (Luke 18:18–30)
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.