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Gospel Light Sunday School Curriculum

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Gospel Light takes children through the Bible four times by the time they complete Grade 6. That's why all our teaching resources are solidly based on God's Word. Take a closer look at the scope and sequence of our curriculum for Early Childhood through Grade 6.

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Baby Beginnings (Ages Birth to 2) 

SEASON COURSE TITLE BIBLE PASSAGES BIBLE STORIES CORE WORLDVIEW QUESTIONS
One-year recyclable course with two years of parent pages Baby Beginnings Genesis 1;1 Samuel 18; Psalm 95; Matthew 6; Mark 10; Luke 2,19; John 13,21;2 Timothy 1:5 Creation, David, Jesus, Zacchaeus, Timothy How does God show His love for me?
Bible Knowledge and Life Response
  • To help the child begin to associate God and Jesus with loving people and enjoyable activities; to develop an awareness of the name of Jesus and associate Him with being loved; to feel secure and loved at church by having physical and emotional needs met by caring adults.
  • To assists parents in guiding their child's spiritual development.

Preschool (Ages 2 & 3) 

SEASON COURSE ITLE BIBLE PASSAGES BIBLE STORIES CORE WORLDVIEW QUESTIONS
2013-2014 - Year A
 
Fall I Learn About God's Love Exodus, 1, 2 Samuel Moses, Hannah, Samuel, David How does God show His love and help us show love to others?
Winter Jesus Loves Me Matthew, Mark, Luke, John Jesus’ birth, teachings, miracles, parables What does Jesus teach us about God’s love?
Spring Jesus Is Alive! Matthew, Luke, John, Acts Jesus’ resurrection, miracles, Early Church, Peter, Paul What are ways we show we are glad for Jesus' love?
Summer I Learn to Love God and Others Selected Old Testament passages Jacob and Esau, Daniel, Ruth, Jonah, Josiah, Jeremiah, Nehemiah What are ways we can show love to God and others?
2012-2013 - Year B
 
Fall Thank You, God Genesis Creation, Noah, Abraham, Isaac How does God show His love for all creation?
Winter Jesus is God's Son Matthew, Mark, Luke, John Jesus' birth, boyhood, baptism, teachings; John the Baptist What does Jesus teach us about God’s love?
Spring I Learn From Jesus Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts Jesus' teachings, miracles, death, resurrection, Early Church, Paul What is the good news about Jesus?
Summer God Cares for Me Genesis; 1, 2 Kings; Joshua; Judges; 2 Chronicles; Esther Joseph, Elijah, Elisha, Joshua, Deborah, Joash, Esther What does the Bible teach us about God that helps us to trust him?

Pre-K and Kindergarten (Ages 4 & 5)

SEASON COURSE TITLE BIBLE PASSAGES BIBLE STORIES CORE WORLDVIEW QUESTIONS
2013-2014 - Year A
 
Fall Learning About God's Love Exodus, 1, 2 Samuel Moses, Hannah, Samuel, David How does God show love to His people and help them show His love?
Winter Jesus Loves Me and Helps Me Matthew, Mark, Luke, John Jesus' birth, teaching, miracles, parables What can we learn from Jesus about God's love and kindness?
Spring I'm Glad Jesus Is Alive Matthew, Luke, John, Acts Jesus' resurrection, Early Church, Peter, Paul What are ways we show we are glad for Jesus' love?
Summer Loving God and Others Selected Old Testament Passages Jacob, Esau, Daniel, Ruth, Jonah, Josiah, Jeremiah, Nehemiah What are ways I can show love to God and others?
2012-2013 - Year B
 
Fall I Can Thank God Genesis  Creation, Noah, Abraham, Isaac What is God's loving plan for the world and for us?
Winter Learning from Jesus Matthew, Mark, Luke, John Jesus' birth, childhood, baptism, teachings, John the Baptist What do we learn about what God is like from Jesus' actions and words?
Spring Jesus Is Alive Matthew, Luke, John, Acts Jesus' teachings, miracles, death, resurrection, Early Church, Paul What is the good news about Jesus and the way He showed His love for us?
Summer God Is with Me Genesis; 1,2 Kings; Joshua; Judges; 2 Chronicles; Esther Joseph, Elijah, Elisha, Joshua, Deborah, Joash, Esther What does the Bible teach us about God that helps us trust Him?
Bible Skills

By the time a child has completed Gospel Light's Preschool curriculum, he or she should be able to:

  • Tell that the Bible is God's news to us.
  • Tell that the stories in the Bible are true.
  • Recognize by sight Bible words such as "Jesus" and "God."
  • Listen with understanding to Bible stories and verses.
  • Tell that God gave the Bible to help us learn about His love and His plan to send His son, Jesus.
  • Name everyday actions that show obedience to Bible verses.
  • State in his or her own words Bible truths about ways to love and obey God.
Bible Knowledge and Life Response

To help the child:

  • Know that God loves and cares for us; that God sent Jesus to show His love for us; that God's Word helps us learn about the greatness and goodness of God and the Lord Jesus.
  • Respond by demonstrating love for God through kindness, helpfulness and thankfulness; by talking to God in prayer.

Elementary Grades 1 & 2, 3 & 4, Large Group, Four Year Cycle

SEASON COURSE TITLE BIBLE PASSAGES BIBLE STORIES CORE WORLDVIEW QUESTIONS
2011-2012 - Year A
 
Fall The World Begins Genesis Creation, Noah, Abraham, Isaac  
Winter The Messiah Arrives Matthew Jesus' birth, boyhood and teachings  
Spring The Savior Lives Mark  Jesus' life and teachings and His resurrection  
Summer Showing Your Faith Hebrews 11 Heroes of faith  
2012-2013 - Year B 
 
Fall God's Deliverance     Exodus, Numbers Moses and the Israelites  
Winter God's Leaders Joshua, Judges, Ruth Joshua, Deborah, Gideon, Samson, Ruth  
Spring Jesus' Power     Luke Jesus' life, teachings, death and resurrection  
Summer God's Care in Tough Times Romans 8:35-39 Living what you believe  
 
SEASON COURSE TITLE BIBLE PASSAGES BIBLE STORIES CORE WORLDVIEW QUESTIONS
2013-2014 - Year C 
 
Fall Who's In Charge? 1,2 Samuel, 1 Kings Samuel, David and Solomon  
Winter Who Will You Obey? 1, 2 Kings Elijah, Elisha  
Spring Who Do You Love? Luke Jesus' life, teachings, death and resurrection  
Summer God's Total Provision Psalm 23 God provides  
2014-2015 - Year D 
 
Fall The Word is Preached Daniel, Jonah, Esther, Nehemiah Daniel, Jonah, Esther, Nehemiah  
Winter The Word Comes to Life John Jesus' teachings, miracles, death and resurrection  
Spring The Word Spreads Acts, Philemon Paul and the Early Church  
Summer God Gives Wisdom Proverbs 3:5-6 What it means to be a Christian  
Bible Skills

By the time the student has completed Gospel Light's Elementary curriculum, he or she should be able to:

  • Name the books of the Bible.
  • Locate Bible references.
  • Use a children's Bible reference book.
  • Identify the basic theme content of all Bible book divisions.
  • Complete the Elementary Bible Memory Plan.
Bible Knowledge & Life Response

To help the child:

  • Know God loves and helps us and has a plan for our lives; that God wants our trust and obedience; that God sent His Son, the Lord Jesus, to be our Savior.
  • Respond by trusting Jesus as Savior; by choosing ways to show love for God and obedience to His Word; by thanking, serving, trusting, and praising God; by believing God's promises; by telling others about Jesus.

Preteen, Grades 5 & 6 (Ages 10-12)

SEASON COURSE TITLE BIBLE PASSAGES BIBLE STORIES CORE WORLDVIEW QUESTIONS
2013-2014 - Year A
 
Fall Friends and Enemies, Security, Priorities Genesis; Joshua; 1, 2 Samuel; 1, 2 Kings; Esther; Job; Proverbs; Ecclesiastes; Matthew; Luke; Acts How to be good friends; security that comes from God; putting God first How does knowing God, trusting God and putting Him first affect my life among other people?
Winter God's Plan, Family, Salt and Light Genesis, Leviticus, Ruth, 2 Kings, Nehemiah, Daniel, Luke, Romans, Hebrews Jesus the perfect atonement, getting along in a family, making a difference in life What are the plans God has made for our salvation, for our families and for our world?
Spring Who Jesus Is, Fear, Justice Exodus, Numbers, Joshua, Luke, John, Acts Jesus gives us everything we need; dealing with fear; treating others with justice Based on the revelation of God's character through Jesus, how should we then glorify Him by living justly and confidently? 
Summer God's Family, Who God Is, Attitudes Genesis, Exodus, 1 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Jeremiah, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Philemon Treating others with respect, God's characteristics, godly attitudes and actions How is God's character expressed through His dealings with Israel, His Church and us as individuals?
2012-2013 - Year B
 
Fall Popularity and Success, Rules, Communication Exodus, 1 Samuel, 1 Kings, Psalms, Matthew, Mark, Luke; James God's wisdom brings true success; God's laws help us show love; good communication builds others up With God's wisdom and love as our basis, how can we obey His laws and live in His love as we relate to others?
Winter The Gift, Integrity, Failure Judges; 1, 2 Samuel; 2 Kings; Isaiah; Micah; Matthew; Mark; Luke; John; Acts Jesus' birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies; living a life of integrity; God's forgiveness gives us a fresh start Because Jesus fulfilled God's plan, what does His truth teach us about receiving forgiveness and living in integrity?
Spring Hope, Abilities, Prayer Exodus, Judges, 1 Samuel, Nehemiah, Psalms, Isaiah, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Romans, Revelation Jesus' death and resurrection; using our abilities to serve God; why prayer is important How does the hope that comes from Jesus Christ lay a foundation for glorifying Him through prayer and service?
Summer Love, My Future, Sharing My Faith Genesis; 1,2 Samuel, 1 Kings, Matthew, Mark, John, Acts, 1 John Accepting and caring for others; God's presence reassures us; how to be a witness How does God's love and acceptance empower us to demonstrate His love through accepting others and sharing the good news with them?
Bible Skills

By the time the student has completed Gospel Light's Preteen curriculum, he or she should be able to:

  • Implement basic inductive Bible study skills.
  • Find information in a concordance, Bible atlas, Bible dictionary and cross-reference Bible.
  • Identify the basic theme content of selected books of the Bible.
  • Complete the Preteen Bible Memory Plan.
  • Develop personal Bible study skills.
Bible Knowledge and Life Response

To help the student:

  • Know that God wants us to trust, love and obey Him; that God can help us grow in Christian maturity.
  • Respond by trusting Jesus as Savior; by serving Jesus in his or her own church; by demonstrating attitudes and actions that reflect love for Jesus.