Explore the Old Testament story of Joseph and how his dreams saved his family and many others. As a boy, his dreams annoyed Joseph’s brothers as they showed how he would someday do great things. When his brothers shipped Joseph off to Egypt as servant, his love for his family remained, his faith didn’t waver, and his dreams didn’t stop. Eventually he was able to help the pharaoh with his dreams and famine in the land was averted. When Joseph’s brothers came looking for food for their family back in Canaan, he knew that God had placed him there to save his family. Joseph’s faith in God was steadfast.
Stories included in this unit:
• Joseph and His Brothers (Genesis 37:1–36)
• Joseph Helps Out in Egypt (Genesis 39–41)
• Joseph Helps His Brothers (Genesis 42:1–2, 44:1–5, 16–46:7)
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.