Hearts Alive (Year A, Fall) Sunday School: Lower Elementary (Ages 6-8)

Bible Study Media $79.99

Hearts Alive provides liturgical congregations a highly-anticipated children’s curriculum that combines captivating content, lectionary alignment, and gospel focus for students ages 4-11. For those seeking to engage children in a fun, age-appropriate application to the Revised Common Lectionary, the authors of The Cross Walk children’s curriculum have formatted this third installment of a three-year course of study to give children a strong overview of the story of salvation and how it ties to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Hearts Alive supports and elevates liturgical traditions and the church calendar while using clear, contemporary learning techniques to present the Word of God. 

Congregations searching for a compelling bridge to the lectionary readings in regular worship will find this curriculum to be a first-of-its-kind resource for teachers and families, reaching children on three learning levels—pre-K–K, lower elementary, and upper elementary—as well as a fourth unit for children’s large group worship settings. Each week’s lesson will incorporate hands-on activities, an actionable challenge, and a reproducible parent page for further interaction at home. 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. 

—Fun, engaging children’s curriculum designed to connect 4-11 year olds to age-appropriate application to the Revised Common Lectionary experienced in corporate worship.
—Highly anticipated combination of captivating content, lectionary alignment, and gospel focus.
—Gospel-Centered, emphasizing the story of salvation through Jesus Christ.
—User-friendly, making it easy for teachers and Christian educators to use.
—Each lesson incorporates activities to stimulate the senses and enable children to interact with the weekly content.
—Family-oriented, providing activities for parents to use for reviewing content throughout the week.
—Formatted for both age-based Sunday School classes and large group children’s church.
—The first year of a three-year course of study aimed at giving children a strong overview of the story of salvation and how it ties to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
—From the authors of The Cross Walk, a highly-acclaimed children’s curriculum designed to coincide with the adult version, The Crucified Life
—Cost-effective for both small and large churches, available for quarterly purchase with price adjustments for volume.
—Downloadable format that is easy to share with a team of leaders and volunteers.

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Hearts Alive provides liturgical congregations a highly-anticipated children’s curriculum that combines captivating content, lectionary alignment, and gospel focus for students ages 4-11. For those seeking to engage children in a fun, age-appropriate application to the Revised Common Lectionary, the authors of The Cross Walk children’s curriculum have formatted this third installment of a three-year course of study to give children a strong overview of the story of salvation and how it ties to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Hearts Alive supports and elevates liturgical traditions and the church calendar while using clear, contemporary learning techniques to present the Word of God. 

Congregations searching for a compelling bridge to the lectionary readings in regular worship will find this curriculum to be a first-of-its-kind resource for teachers and families, reaching children on three learning levels—pre-K–K, lower elementary, and upper elementary—as well as a fourth unit for children’s large group worship settings. Each week’s lesson will incorporate hands-on activities, an actionable challenge, and a reproducible parent page for further interaction at home. 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. 

—Fun, engaging children’s curriculum designed to connect 4-11 year olds to age-appropriate application to the Revised Common Lectionary experienced in corporate worship.
—Highly anticipated combination of captivating content, lectionary alignment, and gospel focus.
—Gospel-Centered, emphasizing the story of salvation through Jesus Christ.
—User-friendly, making it easy for teachers and Christian educators to use.
—Each lesson incorporates activities to stimulate the senses and enable children to interact with the weekly content.
—Family-oriented, providing activities for parents to use for reviewing content throughout the week.
—Formatted for both age-based Sunday School classes and large group children’s church.
—The first year of a three-year course of study aimed at giving children a strong overview of the story of salvation and how it ties to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
—From the authors of The Cross Walk, a highly-acclaimed children’s curriculum designed to coincide with the adult version, The Crucified Life
—Cost-effective for both small and large churches, available for quarterly purchase with price adjustments for volume.
—Downloadable format that is easy to share with a team of leaders and volunteers.

READ A SAMPLE OF HEART'S ALIVE (YEAR A, FALL) LOWER ELEMENTARY

Author

Bible Study Media, Inc. works to foster a Biblically-literate church in North America through the production of engaging, faithful, and accessible Christian teaching resources for the Church and individuals.

 

 

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 & FamiliesCathedral 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, HoustonBoard 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

Reviews (11)

Great Resource for Suday School Leaders

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.
Posted by Sheryl Holton on 8th Feb 2018

Kid-friendly without being Cheesy!

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.
Posted by Lindsey Goetz, Director of Family Discipleship, First Presbyterian Church, Aurora, IL on 17th Oct 2017

LOVING this age-appropriate curriculum!

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

Additional info

SKU: 3135e
Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours
Author: Bible Study Media
ISBN-13: 978-1-945270-98-7
Publication Date: 09/25/2018
Format: Download
Age Level: 5-11
Grade Level: Elementary