Hearts Alive Sunday School: PreK-K (Year A, Winter)

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Description

Hearts Alive – A Gospel Centered Curriculum 

Quarterly Release Dates (approx.):

Spring: January 15
Summer: April 15 (Children's Church release only)
Fall: July 15
Winter: October 15

Scope and Sequence

The heart can be a source of malice and deceit, or it can be a God-given heart, made of flesh and alive with love for Jesus and one another. The goal of Hearts Alive non-denominational Sunday School curriculum is to introduce children to God through his Word with a strong overview of the story of salvation and how it ties to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This three-year course of study covers the entire Bible.  

Congregations searching for a compelling bridge to the lectionary readings in regular worship will also find this curriculum to be a first-of-its-kind resource for teachers and families, Hearts Alive is designed to be adaptable for use in both large and small group settings, making it easy to adapt to churches’ current formats. 

Our Approach 

Today’s children grow up in a sophisticated world of stimulation and entertainment. Hearts Alive recognizes that keeping children connected and engaged can be a challenge, and new approaches are necessary. Each lesson contains captivating content and a wide variety of activities that seek to engage a child’s emotions and imagination. 

The Hearts Alive writing team is composed of dedicated Christians and educators who craft each lesson with students' intellectual and social abilities in mind. Story-telling, drama, crafts, games, and even science and math problem-solving all contribute to an engaging and immersive experience.  

Weekly Plans include: 

  • One Central Scripture/theme 
  • 3 different age-appropriate lessons: Pre-K, K; 1-3, 4-6 
  • Children’s Church plan with different lessons 
  • We invite you to download our free samples. Active support is provided to churches using this curriculum.  

 

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Endorsements

"Having been involved in children's, youth, and family ministry for nearly two decades, I know the desperate frustration of searching far and wide for compelling and biblically sound resources. Bible Study Media is filling a cavernous need in children's ministry curriculum with theologically-grounded, application-rich curriculum. Hearts Alive is a vibrant and engaging resource for congregations of varying sizes and age-breakdowns. It is extremely user-friendly for adult leaders who desire for students to come away with a Jesus-centered understanding of the lectionary Scriptures each week. By including accessible activities and a take-home sheet, this curriculum aids churches in connecting Sunday truths to the Monday through Saturday lives of families. I wholeheartedly encourage anyone who takes seriously our mandate to form and equip young Christians to utilize Hearts Alive!"
Adam Young, Priest for Youth & Families, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Orlando

"At Church of the Ascension, we're excited to be using Hearts Alive, a curriculum that is both biblically based and lectionary driven. We want our children to know the Scriptures, to hide the Word of God deep in their hearts, and to encounter the risen Christ in them. We also want them to do so in concert with the Christian Year and, therefore, with their parents. Thus, following the lectionary not only engages kids in the broader life of the church, which is crucial, but gives parents further opportunities to disciple their children. Parents and children can talk about what they are learning since there will be overlap and, God willing, synergy between adult and children's catechesis."
The Rev. Matthew Ainsley, Assistant RectorChurch of the Ascension, Orlando, FL

"More than ever before, we need children that are grounded in the gospel. I am thrilled about the new children's Sunday School curriculum, Hearts Alive. This is a lectionary-based curriculum that is gospel-centered and will help meet the needs of children and families alike. I heartily recommend it!"
Rev. Dr. Winfield Bevins, Director of Church Planting, Asbury Theological Seminary

"Have you been waiting for years for a children's curriculum that is both gospel-centered and lectionary based? Your wait is over. Hearts Alive from New Growth Press and the folks who brought us The Crucified Life, is creative and engaging. Check it out. It's just plain good."
Matt Marino, Associate Rector, St. John the Divine, Houston; Board member, Vibrant Faith

"This curriculum is an excellent choice for anyone teaching Sunday school or leading a children's ministry. Each lesson comes with everything you will need to successfully teach a Bible story–the teacher's guide, a take home page, a craft template, step-by-step photos, and activity pages are all included and ready to use. No need to spend extra time searching for templates or visuals, because it's all there! The graphics are good and the format is very easy to follow, especially when working with volunteers who are new to children's ministries. The three learning levels are color-coded, which makes the lessons easily identifiable."
Adriana Christenson, Director of Christian Education, St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lake Mary, FL

"Following Jesus's instruction, 'Let the little children come to me . . . for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs,' Hearts Alive: A Gospel-Based Children's Lectionary Curriculum innovatively approaches Sunday School with Christ-focused and engaging stories, activities, memory verses, and topics for children and families alike. Easy-to-follow lesson plans are teacher-friendly while also allowing for creativity. Hearts Alive makes children's Sunday School a week-long journey for the entire family."
The Right Reverend Gregory O. Brewer, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida

"In the cluttered landscape of children's curriculum, Hearts Alive offers a fresh and exciting advancement in educating and equipping the next generation. Lessons burst with life engaging every age with innovative and artistic activities that are actually relevant to the truly exegetically solid biblical teachings. Redemption Church has spent many years searching for curriculum, and with Hearts Alive, our quest is finally over."
Rev. Jason Bowman, Rector, Redemption Church

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Item Number:
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Publication Date:
07/30/2018
Retail Price:
$119.99
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Age Level:
3-5 Years
Gender:
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Series:
Hearts Alive
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11 Reviews

  • 5
    Great Resource for Suday School Leaders

    Posted by Sheryl Holton on 02 08 2018

    What a great concept! Lectionary based scope and sequence that genuinely aligns PK-upper elementary age appropriate lessons. The Take Home pages have a Table Talk element that encourages parents to weave the lesson into their everyday life. The Leader's Background looks like a great resource for discipling SS leaders and creating a community experience for leaders.

  • 5
    KID-FRIENDLY WITHOUT BEING CHEESY!

    Posted by Lindsey Goetz, on 10 17 2017

    We recently switched our K-1 Sunday school class to Hearts Alive, and are planning to transition all our Sunday school classes over the next year. We love how gospel-centered every lesson and the whole curriculum is. It helps teachers who are getting used to showing Jesus in every lesson. We have parents/helpers who are saying they themselves are learning about how the Old Testament and New fit together and point to Jesus. We also love the integration with the lectionary and church calendar. We are looking forward to not having to decide whether to deviate from the curriculum in order to celebrate the seasons of the church year. We like that all elementary-aged kids will be studying the same passages each week, so that parents can use the Live it All Week sheets as a tool for family discipleship throughout the week! Finally, the design is great! Kid-friendly without being cheesy.

  • 5
    LOVING this age-appropriate curriculum!

    Posted by Beth Lunsford, Director of Children’s Ministry, Church of Our Savior, Jacksonville, FL on 10 15 2017

    We are LOVING this curriculum at Church of Our Savior! We love the Scripture repetition, focus on the Cross, ease of use, age-appropriate teaching, and activities. I also love the take-home pages. We make them available to parents digitally as well via a weekly email.

  • 5
    FRESH AND EXCITING ADVANCEMENT IN EDUCATING CHILDREN

    Posted by Jason Bowman, Rector, Redemption Church, Th.M. New Testament on 10 03 2017

    In the cluttered landscape of childrenÕs curriculum, Hearts Alive offers a fresh and exciting advancement in educating and equipping the next generation. Lessons burst with life engaging every age with innovative and artistic activities that are actually relevant to the truly exegetically solid biblical teachings. Redemption Church has spent many years searching for curriculum, and with Hearts Alive, our quest is finally over.

  • 5
    IT'S JUST PLAIN GOOD

    Posted by Matt Marino, Assistant Rector, Associate Rector, St. John the Divine, Houston; Board member, Vibrant on 06 21 2017

    Have you been waiting for years for a childrenÕs curriculum that is both Gospel-centered and lectionary based? Your wait is over. Hearts Alive from New Growth Press and the folk who brought us The Crucified Life, is creative and engaging. Check it out. ItÕs just plain good.Ê

  • 5
    INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO SUNDAY SCHOOL

    Posted by Greg Brewer, Bishop, Diocese of Central Florida on 06 19 2017

    Following JesusÕ instruction, ÒLet the little children come to meÉfor it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs,Ó Hearts Alive: A Gospel Lectionary Curriculum innovatively approaches Sunday School with Christ-focused and engaging stories, activities, memory verses, and topics for children and families alike. Easy-to-follow lesson plans are teacher-friendly while also allowing for creativity. Hearts Alive makes childrenÕs Sunday School a week-long journey for the entire family.

  • 5
    ENGAGING KIDS IN CHURCH

    Posted by Matt Ainsley, Assistant Rector, Church of the Ascension on 06 14 2017

    At Church of the Ascension, we're excited to be using "Hearts Alive" a curriculum that is both biblically based and lectionary driven.Ê We want our children to know the Scriptures, to hide the word of God deep in their hearts, to encounter the Risen Christ in them.Ê And we want them to do so in concert with the Christian Year and, therefore, with their parents.Ê Thus, following the lectionary not only engages kids in the broader life of the Church, which is crucial, but gives parents further opportunities to disciple their children.Ê In other words, parents and children can talk about what theyÊare learning since there will be overlap and, God willing, synergy between adult and children's catechesis.

  • 5
    Excellent Choice for Sunday School

    Posted by Adriana Christenson, Director of Christian Education St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lake Mary, FL on 06 07 2017

    This curriculum is an excellent choice for anyone teaching Sunday school or leading a children’s ministry. Each lesson comes with everything you will need to successfully teach a Bible story…The teacher’s guide, a Take Home page, the craft template, step-by-step photos, and activity pages are all included and ready to use. No need to spend extra time searching for templates or visuals, because it’s all there! The graphics are good and the format is very easy to follow, especially when working with volunteers who are new to children’s ministries. There are only three learning levels, color coded, which makes the lessons easily identifiable.

  • 5
    VIBRANT AND ENGAGING RESOURCE

    Posted by Adam Young, Priest for Youth & Families, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Orlando on 06 01 2017

    Having been involved in childrenÕs, youth, and family ministry for nearly two decades, I know the desperate frustration of searching far and wide for compelling and Biblically sound resources. Bible Study Media is filling a cavernous need in childrenÕs ministry curriculum with theologically-grounded, application-rich curriculum. Hearts Alive is a vibrant and engaging resource for congregations of varying sizes and age-breakdowns. It is extremely user-friendly for adult leaders who desire for students to come away with a Jesus-centered understanding of the lectionary Scriptures each week. By including accessible activities and a take-home sheet, this curriculum aids churches in connecting Sunday truths to the Monday through Saturday lives of families. I wholeheartedly encourage anyone who takes seriously our mandate to form and equip young Christians to utilize Hearts Alive!

  • 5
    Easy to Use Curriculum

    Posted by Justin Curtis, Bible Student on 05 26 2017

    Easy to follow with powerful messages for both teacher and student.

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