So many fantastic new, updated, or “on sale” curricula presented themselves this week that we didn’t want to bury them with too many other materials. Here’s what’s hot off the press – or ready for preview or download – right now!

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PC(USA) Store’s Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living is a whole-congregation curriculum that studies the Bible through the lens of biblical practices. Components include:

Watch the Follow Me Overview Video, visit the website, and/or download the sampler to learn more.

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Sparkhouse’s Summer Digital Activity Kits can help churches stay in touch with families and encourage families to engage with faith at home.

The Digital Activity Kits:

  • are available on Sparkhouse Digital
  • are designed specifically for each different age level
  • include activities, games, prayers, and more
  • use familiar household supplies
  • encourage families to engage with God’s creation and with each other
  • include Get Started Guide with instructions for assembling and building kits. (View a sample guide sample here.)

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See also Sparkhouse’s Good Stewards Together:

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Journey Together

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Receive free gifts with purchases of Progressive Christianity’s A Joyful Path – Year 1 & Year 2 – (ages 6-10) made by May 31.

A Joyful Path is a behavior-over-belief curriculum that connects children with their own inner wisdom by teaching interdependence, self-awareness, respect for nature, stillness, forgiveness, prayer, meditation, and integrity. Using the Bible and other wisdom stories, A Joyful Path helps children learn how to follow the path of Jesus in today’s world, either in-person or online.

It comes as a book, pdf, or DVD.

Use Coupon Code: 2FREE at checkout; order by May 31.

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Many of Living the Questions’ multitude of progressive digital curricula have been updated and reduced in price for easier sharing in congregations. You can find titles and topics from Uppity Women in the Bible to Saving Jesus and Violence Divine: Overcoming the Bible’s Betrayal of its Non-Violent God, from ProFuture Faith: The Prodigal Species Comes Home to The Jesus Fatwah: Love Your (Muslim) Neighbor as Yourself. Among many more. Leaders are diverse and excellent.

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MennoMedia’s Shine Curriculum spans K-12; includes digital options: Shine at Home and Shine Connect (which is free!); and differentiates between teachers and parents leading at-home learning. All of Us, the accompanying Story Bible connects differently with Primary, Older Elementary, and Multi-Age readers. The Shine curriculum includes:

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If you’re thinking about doing children’s or youth or any-age learning and/or ministry in whole new ways, we’d love to have you join our Round Table discussions – where we’ll inspire one another to think outside the box for all parts of congregational life as we “tip-toe” our way into whatever is next…