Job and Jonah
Sometimes life isn’t easy as the two characters, Job and Jonah, in this unit find out as they both deal with difficult situations. Through their stories, children wonder about what it is like to go through the different challenges they face and how God is there the whole time. Explore themes of perseverance, responsibilities, and loving everyone, even the people we may not like. Learn about connecting with people who are going through hard times. Job and Jonah have much to teach all of us through their unique stories.
Stories included in this unit:
• Giving Up Isn’t Really Easy (Job 1–2)
• God Remembers Job (Job 19; 38)
• Jonah Runs Away (Jonah 1–2)
• A Second Chance for Jonah (Jonah 3–4)
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.