The following three elements should be present in any kind of curriculum you choose whether that be for Sunday School, Children's Church, a mid-week program, small groups, or any other kind of Bible class:
- Is the curriculum rooted in God's Word and not merely man's ideas?
- Is it balanced in teaching the whole counsel of God, not over-emphasizing certain parts?
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- Is the curriculum student-oriented?
- Do the lessons promote active learning?
- Does it move beyond head knowledge?
- Is the curriculum age appropriate according to students' abilities?
- Is it age appropriate according to students' interests?
The Teaching Ministry Manual includes these points along with some Scripture to back them up and also helps you break down each of these factors into elements relative to each factor.
More on Curriculum & Bible Lessons:
- Can't Always Blame Curriculum If Bible Teaching Not Going Well
- Curriculum Development: How to Write Bible Lessons
- The Role of Curriculum in Teaching the Bible
- When You Need to Adjust the Curriculum Worksheet
- Curriculum Resources