God’s Unfolding Story Bible Study System
God’s Unfolding Story Bible Study System is an ongoing Bible study curriculum system designed to move learners of all ages toward a biblical worldview and lifestyle. The system as a whole assumes the local church will offer ongoing Bible study classes for all ages. However, the resources for any particular age group can be used regardless of whether or not other age group resources are used. At the moment, we have produced curriculum for babies (God’s Unfolding Story for Babies) and older preschoolers (God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers). Additional age group offerings are in the planning stages and are being developed.
Strategically Planned and Flexible
God’s Unfolding Story Bible Study System provides strategically planned, flexible, and easy-to-use courses and supporting resources based on monthly and quarterly usage. Because the courses and studies are undated, the system gives the church enormous flexibility to select the courses most suited for its needs. The church can begin any quarter at any time with any course. There are, however, suggested study plans for each age group (except babies).
What Does It Cost?
Resources within God’s Unfolding Story Bible Study System that are digitally delivered are, and will be, completely free. Those products that require manufacturing costs (such as physical printing) will carry a charge to cover the cost of publishing. Otherwise, the business model for God’s Unfolding Story Bible Study System is to create great resources that cost the church and user nothing. We will monetize products through minimal advertising.
God’s Unfolding Story for Babies
God’s Unfolding Story for Babies is a free, undated, downloadable curriculum resource for use by churches to help babies begin building biblical identity through an attachment to people in the local church. God’s Unfolding Story for Babies has been developed from scratch specifically for babies. For the sake of this curriculum, we are defining “babies” as the youngest of children who are not yet walking. This typically will include newborns through children who are roughly one-year old. For more information about God’s Unfolding Story for Babies, click here.
God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers
God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers is a two-year Bible study resource covering a carefully-crafted series of more than 100 lessons taught in the context of the broader biblical story. The series of Bible stories follow the flow of biblical revelation in bite-sized pieces that older preschoolers can understand. All lessons are taught in the context of the broader biblical story.
As older preschoolers attend week after week, they will begin to see the Bible is not just a book of Bible stories, but a book of God’s single story, articulated in the six elements of God’s Unfolding Story Narrative Elements. These six story elements are presented in 24 monthly units covering more than 100 weekly stories.
As much as reasonable and practical, stories are studied in their biblical sequence with consideration given to seasonal emphases such as Christmas and Easter. A year is spent in the Old Testament, and a year is spent in the New Testament.
The goal of God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers is to help older preschoolers discover the love of God and His people in the context of God’s Unfolding Story so they develop a strong awareness of the story, as well as the ability to recite the six elements of God’s Unfolding Story Narrative Elements.
God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers will lay an age-appropriate foundation for helping younger and older children place their faith in Christ at the appropriate time and develop a biblical worldview as they mature.
God’s Unfolding Story for Toddlers, Younger Children, and Older Children
The study plan and resources for these age groups are not yet ready to be published. However, the goal of the study plan for the older age groups will be to help children identify with the biblical story. We want them to develop an appreciation for the biblical story and then accept the story as their own by placing their personal faith in Jesus. The goal of God’s Unfolding Story for Toddlers will be to strengthen attachments between the baby and individuals in the church while also providing a biblical context for confronting reality.
If you’re interested in knowing more about these plans, please email us at [email protected].
Resources for Youth and Adults
Resources for youth and adults are being planned and developed. They will reflect the same commitment to helping learners of all ages develop an understanding of the biblical story and move toward a biblical worldview and lifestyle.
If you’d like to know more about the work we’re doing for youth and adults, please contact us.