More Parables Jesus Told
Explore different parables with children in More Parables Jesus Told. Wonder about shepherds and lost sheep and how we also find ourselves lost sometimes but God always finds us again. Share about losing and finding objects and how we celebrate when we find the things we have lost. Discuss how sometimes families have a hard time getting along but we are all welcome in God's embrace. Learn about persistence and when it is a good idea to try to be that way. Find out what happens when the best part ever is refused by everyone invited. Help children learn about parables and why Jesus used them in the Bible.
Stories included in this unit:
• One Hundred Sheep (Luke 15:3–7)
• Ten Coins (Luke 15:8–10)
• Two Sons and Their Father (Luke 15:11–32)
• The Widow and the Judge (Luke 18:2–5)
• Who Was Invited? Who Came? (Luke 14:16–24)
More Parables Jesus Told has an at-home kit guide as an accompanying download found at the bottom of this page. This guide helps you put together a kit of supplies and activities from this unit for families to do at home. Equip families for doing at-home faith formation with the at-home kit guide.
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.