What does it mean to say the material is “Bible-centric”?
All materials are centered on God’s Word, the Bible. But there are a number of characteristics of 28nineteen curriculum that show it to be Bible-centric.
1. Each lesson is based on the Bible.
Each lesson is built on Bible passages rather than being centered on character traits (like being kind, sharing with others, etc.). Some examples are:
- Jump News is based on the New Testament book of Luke
- Zoom is based on the names of God
- J’s Diner is based on Psalm 23
2. Each lesson has a memory verse and activities to aid memorization.
Bible-verse memorization provides a foundation of God’s truth that can serve a person throughout their lifetime.
3. Each lesson has a Main Point based on biblical truth.
4. Each activity in the lesson ties back to the Bible content.
No matter what activity the children are doing,it ties back to the Bible story, memory verse, or the main point of the lesson. There are also conversation suggestions for leaders to help the children make these important life-application connections.
What makes the curriculum “flexible”?
Whether you teach in small groups, large groups, Sunday school, or children’s church—it’s all covered! The curriculum can be used on Sunday mornings or for mid-week meet-ups. And no matter the size of your church, this curriculum is flexible and can be used in a variety of ways and settings. Since both the Sunday school and children’s church materials cover the SAME BIBLE CONTENT, you can pick and choose elements from each to fit your needs! You as the leader have the option to make this curriculum fit—It is all undated, so you can choose when to best fit it into your agenda.
In addition, there are other distinctives:
- There are two hours of programming provided for elementary children in each series:
- Upper Elementary and Lower Elementary guides for Sunday School
- Children’s Worship Guide for Children’s Church
- Churches with both Sunday School and Children’s Church
What makes 28nineteen unique is that both hours of programming cover the SAME Bible material. For churches that provide two hours of programming, children won’t be confused by learning about two different Bible stories and two different memory verses. Instead, they will have the learning from one hour reinforced by the second.
In addition, though both hours of programming have the same Bible story, the stories are told in different ways. This avoids repetition but still allows for reinforcement of the story.
- Churches with a large group/small group format
28nineteen curriculum provides a number of options for churches that use both large and small groups:
- The Upper Elementary Guide is written with large and small groups in mind. The material is easily adapted to use with only large groups, or only used with small groups.
- You can use the Bible story as told in the large-group Worship Program Guide along with the smallgroup activities in the Upper or Lower Elementary guides.
- Churches with one session for all age levels
Since all our guides cover the same information, you can pick and choose the activities you wish to do from any of the guides!
Can I use this in a virtual setting?
YES! Whether you do virtual classrooms, pre-recorded lessons, or reproducible activity pages, 28nineteen’s flexible format allows you to adapt it to work best for YOU.
What makes the curriculum fun?
- Fun themes for each series take the fun to the next level.
- Activities tested with real kids at a real church ensure that these activities are proven fun!
- Variety of activities allow for different learning styles, working out “the wiggles,” and keeping interest levels high.
- Ease-of-use and preparation for leaders make for an enjoyable time for everyone.
Who created 28nineteen curriculum?
28nineteen curriculum is created by the staff at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. Their children’s, graphics, music, and video staff teamed together to write the curriculum that is used at all six of the church’s campuses.
Over the years, as other churches became aware of the curriculum, they asked how they could get the material for their churches. That’s when Second Baptist decided to seek out a publishing partner, and RoseKidz was contacted. Once the RoseKidz team at Hendrickson Publishers and Rose Publishing was able to see the quality of the materials, they decided to partner with the church to bring this material to a wider audience.
How many weeks are covered by each series?
The number of weeks each series covers is determined by how you use the curriculum and the number of lessons varies from series to series. However, most run between six and eight lessons. But since there is two hours of programming, the duration can vary from six to sixteen weeks per series!
How many series are there?
The number of series will continue to grow. We anticipate adding four to six series per year. New series will be announced approximately one month before they are available for shipment. For current available series, please visit the “products” tab at the top of the homepage.
How can I make the curriculum work at my church?
Please see “What makes the curriculum flexible?” as listed above. If you would prefer more tailored advice or have a specific question, feel free to email [email protected] and our specialists will be happy to help.
What is “JUMP”?
“JUMP” is the term we use for the “children’s church” portion of the program. Some churches may refer to this as “children’s worship,” as well. It is typically comprised of some type of worship or music, skit, and a Bible lesson. Don’t worry if you don’t have an equivalent program at your church—you can tailor “JUMP” to fit your needs, or just stick with the Sunday school portion of the program. It’s completely optional, and the lessons all cover the exact same Bible content as in the Sunday school portion.
What Bible translation is used in this curriculum?
All Scripture verses are taken from the New Living Translation, unless otherwise noted.