The Christmas Promise Sunday School Lessons (ebook)

The Christmas Promise Sunday School Lessons ebook

A Three-Session Curriculum With a Family Service Outline

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A three-session Sunday School curriculum, based on the best-selling book The Christmas Promise. Includes a family-service outline.

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Description

This three-session Sunday School curriculum is based on the best-selling storybook The Christmas Promise and shows children how God promised, centuries before the first Christmas, a unique forever rescuing king, as well as the joy it is to live under the loving rule of King Jesus.

Featuring age-differentiated lesson plans for 3-5s, 5-8s and 8-12s, this flexible resource will work for any size of kids' group and is easy to use for any leader.

Includes activity, craft and game ideas, along with an exclusive link and password for free downloadable resources.

There is also an outline plan for a family service that can be used during Advent or at Christmas.

Other products in The Christmas Promise range include:
• A Storybook for 3-6s
• A Board book for 1-3s
• A Colouring and activity book for 5-8s
• Full size Illustrations to use when reading The Christmas Promise aloud
• An Advent calendar including a 32-page book of devotions for families with children aged 5-8

Product details

Contents

  • Introduction
    How to Make the Most of These Sessions
    1. The Forever King
    2. The Rescuing King
    3. The New King
    Family-Service Outline

Specification

Age range: 3+
Contributors Lizzie Laferton, Carl Laferton
ISBN 9781784989149
Format eBook
First published August 2023
Language English
Publisher The Good Book Company
Customer reviews


17 Oct 2023

“Great”

(Review written for 'The Christmas Promise Sunday School Lessons')

We were looking for school school material that was easy to lead and simple as we are a small church in a rural area with not much capacity or skills. Stumbled across this resource which looks really good and easy to use. Hope for more resources like this based on the Tales That Tell The Truth Series.


23 Sep 2023

“Gospel-centered advent curriculum for a variety of ages!”

(Review written for 'The Christmas Promise Sunday School Lessons')

The Christmas Promise is one of our absolute favorite Christmas books so I’m very excited about this Sunday School curriculum.

This curriculum contains 3 sessions: The Forever King, The Rescuing King, The New King, with a final family service called The Greatest King.

Each session begins with a Prepare Your Heart section that is basically a 1 page devotional on the topic at hand. While it includes Scripture references, the full Scripture is not include in the book. This isn’t a big deal for me because we all have our own Bibles to use, but I thought it was worth noting.

The layout for each session includes 2 sets of lesson plans. The first is for younger kids, ages 3-5 and the second is for older kids, ages 5-12. I thought the layout was fine and easily understood, but I think it could be slightly improved just from an aesthetic standpoint as there were several pages in each lesson with just all text.

I appreciate all of the various parts of the lessons with prayer, discussion, game ideas, craft ideas, etc. I think this could easily be tailored to any Sunday School or homeschool setting. You can certainly “pick and choose” what works best for your group and time constraints.

There are some downloadable resources for the lessons as well. To be honest, I wish there were some more worksheet type pages because my kids particularly enjoy those. Crosswords, fill in the blanks, etc. are all huge hits here.

One of my favorite parts of the lessons is the discussion prompts (with answers or potential answer included) that I think would help any parent or teacher to help guide the children through the lesson.

All in all, this is a very gospel-centered curriculum and would be a great addition to any Sunday School or homeschool for the upcoming Advent season.


15 Sep 2023

“A Wonderful Resource for Sunday School Teachers and Homeschoolers!”

(Review written for 'The Christmas Promise Sunday School Lessons')

Christmas is my most favorite time of the year and I am so looking forward to using this curriculum come December to teach my children the message of God’s promised King.

Based on the best-selling storybook, The Christmas Promise by Alison Mitchell, this three-session curriculum includes:

• A “Prepare Your Heart” section, helping you to enjoy and apply the truths yourself before you teach them to your child(ren) or class.
• A lesson plan for ages 3-5, 5-8, and 8-12.
• Free, downloadable PDFs containing the relevant Bible passages, questions, activity sheets, and resources for certain activities, games, and crafts.

This is such a great resource for both Sunday School teachers and homeschoolers, and I am excited to share it with my children’s church directors and fellow homeschool moms.

Thank you, The Good Book Company, for my copy of The Christmas Promise Sunday School Lessons in exchange for an honest review.


17 Aug 2023

“Great Resource for a Bible-Centred Christmas Series”

(Review written for 'The Christmas Promise Sunday School Lessons')

We love using the children's books from the Good Book Company but haven't yet tried using them to teach in Sunday School. This excellent short book gives the necessary questions, activities, prayers and games to accompany the book and they're brilliant. A leader would want to read through the book before the session and choose what to use as each session is packed full of things (in the shorter sessions we have at our church, we could only get through about half of the content so cherry-picked bits to use in our context). We decided to also get some of the books to give away to families after the series so that children could read the story again at home, but that's just an extra!


11 Aug 2023

“Beautiful Christmas Resource!”

(Review written for 'The Christmas Promise Sunday School Lessons')

We had the opportunity to review, The Christmas Promise: A Three-Session Curriculum with a Family Service Outline.
This 3 lessons series provides teaching material for Sunday School type lessons of children aged 3-12.

The three sessions offered are:
1. Session One: The Forever King
2. Session Two: The Rescuing King
3. Session Three: The New King
As well as a bonus Family Service titled: The Greatest King.

Each of the three sessions includes:
- a Prepare your Heart section
- A lesson plan for 3-5 year olds
- A lesson plan for 5-12 year olds
- Free downloadable PDF’s, which contain activity sheets, games, crafts, questions, and relevant Bible passages.

This lesson plan has everything you will need to teach your children.
I found the structure to be well laid out, and easily explained.
This resource can be used in a Sunday school setting, or adapted to be used in your homeschool setting.

I really enjoyed the variety of activities included in this curriculum plan.
Each lesson provides an opportunity for families and children to Pray, Read, Think, Play, Craft, Apply, Learn and so much more!

This beautiful curriculum will walk you through God’s promise of our Saviour in a fun and meaningful way.


20 Jul 2023

“Great Christ-Centered Sunday School Resource with Age Adaptability”

(Review written for 'The Christmas Promise Sunday School Lessons')

This Sunday school curriculum is based on “The Christmas Promise” storybook, but it can also work as a standalone, exploring the same themes while digging deeper into Bible passages. Lizzie and Carl Laferton wrote this curriculum with age flexibility in mind, and each lesson plan includes suggestions for different age groups. Teachers can use this in a traditional age-based Sunday school environment, and could also adapt the lessons to address multiple ages at once in a children's church setting or a homeschool co-op. The book includes a code for free downloadable activities and other resources that people can adapt for their groups.

This curriculum includes detailed lesson plans for three sessions and a family service. The lessons focus on how Jesus is the perfect king who fulfills God's promises, and each lesson unpacks this at a different level, focusing on different prophecies from Isaiah and different parts of the Nativity story in Luke. The lesson plans are so detailed that someone can present the material exactly as it is written without needing to prep anything other than craft supplies, but the Lafertons also leave room for adaptation and improvisation. I like the flexibility, and I appreciate how the authors include multiple ideas for games and crafts that involve varying levels of complexity.

“The Christmas Promise Sunday School Lessons” is a great book for Sunday school teachers who are looking for an in-depth, Christ-centered resource that requires minimal planning and prep. My one significant critique is that because this book packs so much information into a relatively short page count, some of the pages seem a little cluttered, and it can be difficult to quickly find and reference something. Teachers can add post-it notes to help them find their way, but one possible improvement could be page headings to identify which session each page belongs to.

Note: I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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