Followers Curriculum (Family Edition)


About This Curriculum:

  • Perfect for elementary kids and their families
  • 6 weeks of home teaching materials
  • Includes a large group message (video and print) and family resources
  • Available as an instant download
  • Includes graphic slides, message videos, and social media images

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Followers is a 6-week series where kids will learn how to be better followers of Christ from the lives of Jesus’ very own disciples.

Series Verse: “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24-25 NIV)

Each Week Includes:

  • Series and weekly verse
  • A Takeaway statement
  • Message/Object Lesson (video and print)
  • Family discussion
  • Family game/activity
  • Review questions
  • Take-home card

Week 1:

  • Disciple – Peter
  • Bible Story – Peter Speaks Up  (Matthew 16:13-19; 17:1-8)
  • Today’s Takeaway – I will be bold about following Jesus.
  • Weekly Verse – “The wicked run away when no one is chasing them, but the godly are as bold as lions.” (Proverbs 28:1 NLT)

Week 2:

  • Disciple – Andrew
  • Bible Story -Andrew Shares Jesus with Peter  (John 1:35-42)
  • Today’s Takeaway – I will share Jesus with everyone I know.
  • Weekly Verse – “Yet preaching the Good News is not something I can boast about. I am compelled by God to do it. How terrible for me if I didn’t preach the Good News!” (1 Corinthians 9:16 NLT)

Week 3:

  • Disciple – Nathanael
  • Bible Story – Nathanael’s Disbelief (John 1:43-51)
  • Today’s Takeaway – I will believe in Jesus even though I can’t see Him.
  • Weekly Verse – “Then Jesus told him, ‘You believe because you have seen Me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing Me.'” (John 20:29 NLT)

Week 4:

  • Disciple – Matthew
  • Bible Story – Matthew Leaves Everything (Luke 5:27-28)
  • Today’s Takeaway – I will give up anything to follow Jesus.
  • Weekly Verse – “So you cannot become My disciple without giving up everything you own.” (Luke 14:33 NLT)

Week 5:

  • Disciple – Mary (from Bethany)
  • Bible Story – Mary Anoints Jesus (John 12:1-8)
  • Today’s Takeaway – I will follow Jesus with a humble attitude.
  • Weekly Verse – “If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.” (James 3:13 NLT)

Week 6:

  • Disciple – James and John
  • Bible Story – James and John Get Protective (Luke 9:49-56)
  • Today’s Takeaway – I will be fierce about following Jesus.
  • Weekly Verse – “Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.” (Romans 12:11 NLT)

Additional Resources

Followers/The Greatest Story Pinterest Board – Check out my Followers and The Greatest Story Series Pinterest board for more great ideas for snacks, crafts, and games to go along with the series.

Recommended JumpStart3 Scripture Verse Song – Matthew 7:24-25 House On The Rock – Digital Single

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