DWELL is intentionally crafted as an ongoing journey in God’s story. Each year builds on the previous in age-appropriate ways, as children are introduced to beautiful simplicity, growing complexity, and deeper mystery.

DWELL is a one-year cycle for preschool, a two-year cycle for K-5 (elementary), and a three-year cycle for 6-8 (middle school). Each year contains 36 sessions arranged into thematic units. Explore them using the links below or the printable PDF.

For multi-age sessions; see the DWELL Flex (multi-age) scope and sequence.

Play (Preschool)

Imagine (K-1) | Year 1

Imagine (K-1) | Year 2

Wonder (2-3) | Year 1

Wonder (2-3) | Year 2

  • Unit 1 - Wonder About God’s Never-Ending Love for Creation

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. Creation: Skies and Seas, Plants and Trees In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (days 1-4). Genesis 1:1-19
    2. Creation: Owls and Octopuses, Panthers and People In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (days 5-7). Genesis 1:20-2:4
    3. Creation: Taking Care of God's World God created people special and gave them the world to care for. Genesis 2:4-25
    4. Sin Spoils God's World God's perfect creation was spoiled when Adam and Eve disobeyed. Genesis 3
    5. Cain and Abel Sin spoiled our love for God and for each other. Genesis 4:1-16
    6. Rain and Rainbows God destroyed the sinful world, but saved Noah and his family. Genesis 6:5-9:17
  • Unit 2 - Wonder About God’s Growing Family

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. The Tallest Tower When people got together to show off, God scattered them over the whole earth. Genesis 11:1-9
    2. Abraham and Sarah Believe God's Promises Abraham and Sarah believed God's promises and moved to a new land, as God had told them to do. Genesis 11:31-12:9
    3. God's Promise Comes True God's promise to Abraham and Sarah came true when Isaac was born. Genesis 15:1-6; 18:1-15; 21:1-7
    4. Isaac and Rebekah God continued to keep the promises made to Abraham by providing a wife for Isaac. Genesis 24
    5. Jacob Steals the Blessing God was faithful to Jacob even though Jacob lied to his father and stole the blessing. Genesis 27; 28:15
    6. God Blesses Jacob God was faithful to Jacob and blessed him with a family and flocks. Genesis 29:1-30; 30:25-30
  • Unit 3 - Wonder About God’s Extraordinary Plan for Ordinary People

    Session Focus Scripture
    0. Christmas: Shepherds and Angels Angels and shepherds praised God for sending Jesus, the promised Savior. Luke 2:8-20
    1. Joseph the Dreamer When Joseph was frightened and alone, God was with him. Genesis 37; 39:1-2
    2. Joseph the Slave God was with Joseph in prison. Genesis 39:2-41:45
    3. Joseph the Ruler God used Joseph to save Jacob's family and to feed a troubled part of the world. Genesis 41:46-46:34
    4. The Birth of Moses God saved baby Moses from wicked Pharaoh. Exodus 1:8-12, 22; 2:1-10
    5. The Burning Bush God called Moses to lead the Hebrew people out of slavery in Egypt. Exodus 2:11-4:31
  • Unit 4 - Wonder About God’s Powerful Plans

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. The Ten Plagues Our powerful God changed Pharaoh's mind by sending ten plagues. Exodus 7-11
    2. The Exodus God set the people of Israel free. Exodus 12-14
    3. Manna and Quail God provided for the Israelites' daily needs. Exodus 16
    4. God's Law God gave the people of Israel rules for living. Exodus 19-20
    5. The Golden Calf God's people forgot God's most important rule. Exodus 32
    6. Exploring the Promised Land The people of Israel forgot to trust God's promise to bring them safely to Canaan. Numbers 13-14
  • Unit 5 - Wonder About God’s Surprising Protection

    Session Focus Scripture
    0. Easter: He Is Risen God raised Jesus from the dead. John 20
    1. Rahab and the Spies God used Rahab to help keep the spies safe. Joshua 2
    2. Crossing the Jordan God brought the people of Israel across the river and into the promised land. Joshua 3-4
    3. The Fall of Jericho God fought for Israel and gave the people victory over Jericho. Joshua 5:13 - Joshua 6
    4. Deborah and Jael God used Deborah and Jael to save the people of Israel from their enemies. Judges 4-5
    5. Gideon God used Gideon, despite Gideon's weakness, to save the people of Israel from their enemies. Judges 6-7
  • Unit 6 - Wonder About God’s Growing Kingdom

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. Samson God used Samson, despite his sinfulness, to save the people of Israel from their enemies. Judges 13-16
    2. Ruth God blessed Ruth when she chose to become one of God's people. The book of Ruth
    3. Hannah God heard and answered Hannah's prayer. 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10
    4. Samuel God spoke to Samuel, who listened and obeyed. 1 Samuel 3
    5. Saul God told Samuel to anoint Saul as king over God's people. 1 Samuel 8-10
    6. David God chose David, the shepherd boy, to be Israel's next king. 1 Samuel 16

Marvel (4-5) | Year 1

  • Unit 1 - Marvel at God’s Love

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. The Lost Sheep Jesus is the good shepherd who searches for and finds the lost sheep. Luke 15:1-7; John 10:2-5, 11-15
    2. The Lost Son God is the loving Father who welcomes his lost children home. Luke 15:11-32
    3. The Great Banquet God brings all sorts of people into the kingdom. We don't earn our way into God's kingdom; entry is a gift from God. Luke 14:15-24
    4. The Rich Fool Jesus reminds us not to be greedy and to live for God rather than for things. Luke 12:13-21
    5. The Ten Bridesmaids Jesus reminds us to be ready for the day when he will return to judge the world. Matthew 25:1-13
    6. The Wicked Tenants Jesus reminds us that he is God's own Son, sent to save sinful people and worthy of our love and respect. Luke 20:9-16
  • Unit 2 - Marvel at God’s Mercy

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. The Unmerciful Servant Jesus explains that we must forgive each other as God has forgiven us. Matthew 18:21-35
    2. Sheep and Goats Jesus teaches us that he views our helping others as helping him. Matthew 25:31-46
    3. The Good Samaritan Jesus teaches us who our neighbors are and that we should help those in need. Luke 10:25-37
    4. The Pharisee and the Tax Collector Jesus teaches us to humbly ask God to forgive us and not to think we are better than others. Luke 18:9-14
    5. The Talents Jesus teaches us to use everything he's given us to serve him. Matthew 25:14-30
    6. Wise and Foolish Builders Jesus warns us that we should hear and obey his words. Matthew 7:24-27
  • Unit 3 - Marvel at the Holy Spirit’s Power

    Session Focus Scripture
    0. Christmas: A Promise Kept The Old Testament promise of a Savior was fulfilled at Christmas. Matthew 1:18-25
    1. A Mountaintop Goodbye When Jesus ascended into heaven, he gave the church work to do and promised to always be with his people. Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:4-12
    2. Peter at Pentecost On Pentecost Jesus kept his promise and sent his Spirit to be with his people always. Acts 2:1-41
    3. In the Name of Jesus By faith in the name of Jesus we are healed and renewed. Acts 3
    4. Before the Sanhedrin The power of the Spirit enables us to witness about Jesus with our words and with our lives. Acts 4:1-31
    5. The Fellowship of Believers Jesus' Spirit filled his followers with love and concern for each other. Acts 2:42-47; 4:32-37
  • Unit 4 - Marvel at the Holy Spirit’s Work

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. Ananias and Sapphira Members of the Christian community should be honest, sincere, and truthful and should not be concerned with being number one in the community. Acts 4:36-5:16
    2. Stephen's Story The Holy Spirit gave Stephen the power to witness even when he faced persecution and death. Acts 6; 7:51-8:4
    3. Simon the Sorcerer The Holy Spirit awakens the hearts of the Samaritans to believe in Jesus. Acts 8:4-25
    4. Tabitha The Holy Spirit equips us to be true disciples and to minister in Jesus' name. Acts 9:36-43
    5. Peter's Vision The Holy Spirit taught Peter that the church is for people of all nations. Acts 10:1-11:21
    6. Peter's Rescue God listens to the prayers of believers. Acts 12:1-19
  • Unit 5 - Marvel at God’s New Beginnings

    Session Focus Scripture
    0. Easter: Jesus Is Alive! Jesus arose from the dead and appeared to many believers. 1 Corinthians 15:3-8
    1. Saul's Conversion Jesus chose Saul to become a missionary to all people. Acts 9:1-31
    2. The Send-off The Holy Spirit chose Saul and Barnabas as the church's missionaries to bring the gospel to all people. Acts 13:1-12
    3. Lystra Paul and Barnabas learn that the task of the church can be difficult and dangerous. Acts 14:8-20
    4. The Council at Jerusalem The Holy Spirit taught the church that the gospel is for all people, not just the Jews. Acts 15:1-35
    5. A Stop at Philippi Paul and Silas preached the good news about Jesus and brought salvation to two families. Acts 16:11-40
  • Unit 6 - Marvel at God’s Protection

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. Riot in Ephesus! Against strong opposition Paul established the church in Ephesus. Acts 19:8-41
    2. Paul's Farewell After three years of loving ministry, Paul said a painful farewell to the Christians in Ephesus. Acts 20:7-38
    3. The Brave Nephew God used Paul's young nephew to rescue him from his enemies. Acts 23
    4. Paul on Trial The Holy Spirit helped Paul use his trials to tell the good news about Jesus. Acts 24-26
    5. Shipwreck and Malta God saved Paul and all the people with him from being destroyed in a terrible storm. Acts 27:1-28:10
    6. Rome The Holy Spirit helped Paul to reach Rome and tell the good news about Jesus there. Acts 28:11-31

Marvel (4-5) | Year 2

Dive (6-8) | Year 1

  • Unit 1 - What Do I Do When Things Fall Apart?

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. Belonging to Jesus I find comfort in belonging to Jesus Christ. Acts 16:16-25; Romans 14:8; Q&A 1
    2. What We Need to Know My heart knows three things that assure me I belong to Jesus. First, how I sin everyday; second, how Jesus saves me from my sin; and third, how I can show my thanks by serving God. Acts 16:25-40; Q&A 2
    3. In Need of Forgiveness I know I am a sinner in need of forgiveness; I also know that God is a forgiving God. Genesis 4:1-16; Matthew 22:37-40; Q&A 3
    4. The Way We Are No part of my life is free from sin. Genesis 3; Q&A 4 and 5
    5. Our Just and Loving God God is both just and merciful. Genesis 6-9; Q&A 6
    6. Jesus, Our Savior God loves us and gave us Jesus Christ who saves us from our sins. Matthew 3:1-17; John 3:16; Q&A 7 and 8
  • Unit 2 - What's the Covenant All About?

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. The Bible (Part 1) The Bible tells the story of God's saving acts. Acts 8:26-40; Q&A 9
    2. The Bible (Part 2) The Holy Spirit tells me the Bible is the true Word of God. Psalm 119:9-11, 97-105; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Q&A 10, 11, and 12
    3. The Covenant Established We are included in God's covenant promises. Genesis 8:15-19; 9:1-17; 12; 17; Q&A 13 and 14
    4. The Covenant Renewed We keep the covenant by loving and obeying God. Exodus 19; 20:1-21; 24:1-8; Q&A 13 and 14
    5. The Covenant Extended The Holy Spirit works in our hearts and lives to bring people to faith in Christ and include them in God's covenant. Acts 2; Q&A 15 and 16
    6. The Covenant for You God's covenant promises are for us and for all who believe in Jesus. John 4:1-42; Q&A 17
  • Unit 3 - Who Is God?

    Session Focus Scripture
    0. Christmas Victory! We celebrate the birth of Jesus, who won the victory over Satan and saved his people. Revelation 12
    1. What Is True Faith? True faith is a sure knowledge of God's promises and a firm trust that all my sins are forgiven for Jesus' sake. Mark 2:1-12; Q&A 18
    2. The Story of the Apostles' Creed We believe in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Apostles Creed; John 20:19-31; Q&A 19
    3. God Is . . . God is a single, spiritual being: eternal, invisible, almighty, infinite, and completely wise, just, and good. Acts 17:16-34; Q&A 20
    4. A Faithful Provider God, the almighty Creator, is also my faithful Father, whom I can trust to provide whatever I need. Exodus 16; Psalm 8; John 6:35; Q&A 21 and 22
    5. A Caring Creator God, our heavenly Father, takes care of and rules over everything in our world. Selections from Genesis 37-50 (especially Genesis 45:1-8; Genesis 50:19-21); Q&A 23
  • Unit 4 - Who is Jesus?

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. Who Is Jesus? We confess that Jesus Christ is Lord because Jesus is God's eternal Son and our only Savior from sin. Matthew 16:13-24; Q&A 24
    2. Our Mediator Only Jesus, who is truly God and truly human could become the go-between who makes us right with God. Genesis 28:10-22; John 1:43-51; Q&A 25-26
    3. Our Substitute In his life and death, Jesus suffered God's anger against sin so that we might never suffer such a severe judgment. Isaiah 53; John 19:1-16; Q&A 27
    4. Our Savior Jesus took on the curse of sin and actually died, suffering the pains of hell, to free us from eternal death. John 19:17-42; Q&A 28
    5. The Empty Tomb By rising from the dead Jesus conquered death, won for us a new life, and guaranteed our glorious resurrection. John 20; Q&A 29
    6. The Risen Lord Jesus is in heaven at God's right hand, where he pleads for us, leads his church, and sends his Spirit to empower us and protect us from our enemies. Acts 1:3-11; John 10:29; 1 Corinthians 12:7; Colossians 1:18; 1 John 2:1-2; Revelation 1:9-20; Q&A 30
  • Unit 5 - Who Is the Holy Spirit?

    Session Focus Scripture
    0. Easter Celebration! We worship our risen Lord, whose victory over death assures us of our own resurrection. John 11:25-26; Matthew 28:1-15
    1. The Sheep and the Goats One day Jesus will come to judge all people according to their works. Then he will welcome his people into the joy and glory of heaven. Matthew 25:31-46; Q&A 31
    2. The New Creation Our great hope is that when Jesus returns as triumphant King we will live with him in the new creation. Revelation 21:1-7; Isaiah 35; Q&A 32
    3. The Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit is eternal God, given to me personally. John 14:15-31; review of Acts 2 Q&A 33
    4. The Caring Community God calls me to use the gifts the Holy Spirit has given me to serve others. Acts 4:32-37; 5:1-11; Q&A 35
    5. The Holy Spirit at Work The Holy Spirit leads us in the truth, breaks stubborn habits, makes us obedient, and helps us to carry out God's mission. Acts 10:1-48; Q&A 34 and 36
  • Unit 6 - Who Is the Church?

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. The Church Is One The Holy Spirit builds one church that includes believers of every time, place, race, and language. Acts 11:19-30; 13:1-3; Q&A 37
    2. Spirit-Led Leaders Jesus is the head of the church, guiding us through the Word and Spirit and through those he calls to lead us in his truth. Acts 15:1-35; Q&A 38
    3. Forgiven Because of Jesus' sacrifice, God forgives us for sinning and for our natural tendency to sin. John 8:1-11; Q&A 39
    4. Life Goes On Jesus brings new life now and will one day raise our bodies to live forever with him. John 11:1-46; 14:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Q&A 40
    5. Only by Faith Only by true faith in Jesus do we become right with God and receive everlasting life. Acts 9:1-22; Galatians 2:20; Q&A 41
    6. Only by Grace It isn't our obedience but Christ's goodness and obedience that make us right with God when we believe. Luke 7:36-50; Q&A 42

Dive (6-8) | Year 2

  • Unit 1 - What Is Being a Christian All About?

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. How Faith Begins The Holy Spirit creates faith in my heart by the gospel. Acts 16:6-15; Q&A 43
    2. Signs and Seals of Grace Sacraments are signs and seals that assure us we are saved. Exodus 12; Q&A 44 and 45
    3. A Promise from God My baptism tells me that Christ's sacrifice is for me personally. Acts 2:36-43; 8:26-38; 9:1-20; 10:23-36, 44-48; 16:13-15, 22-24; Q&A 46 and 47
    4. Remembering the Cross The Lord's Supper brings the blessings of Christ's sacrifice on the cross to me personally. Luke 22:7-23; Q&A 48 and 49
    5. Our New Life I show my thanks to God for salvation by living a new life of service to Christ. John 13:1-17; Q&A 50 and 51
    6. Making Our New Life Real My new life becomes real as I turn away from sin and think and act in ways that show love for God and for others. Luke 19:1-10; Q&A 51 and 52
  • Unit 2 - What's with All the Rules?

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. Look Up! Look Around! God's law teaches us what our relationship to God should be and how we should treat others. Exodus 19:3-25; 20:1-17; Matthew 22:37-40; Romans 13:8-10; Q&A 53 and 54
    2. Worship God Alone I'm called to trust, love, fear, and honor the one true God with all my heart, and to worship God alone. Exodus 20:1-6; Exodus 32; Q&A 55&56
    3. Trust God Alone I will not trust or worship any person, creature, or thing in place of God. Exodus 20:1-6; Numbers 13-14; Q&A 55 & 56
    4. Honor the Name I will praise God in everything I say and do, always speaking God's name reverently. Exodus 20:7; Mark 14:66-72; Luke 22:60-61; John 21:15-17; Q&A 57
    5. Remember the Day I'm called to rest from daily work so I will enjoy the gifts of God's creation and gather regularly with the church to worship God. Exodus 20:8; Mark 2:23-3:6; Luke 13:10-17; Q&A 58
    6. Staying Close to God I have a loving relationship with God, which leads me to obey God's commands. Psalm 23; Q&A 54, 55, 56, 57, 58
  • Unit 3 - Can't We All Just Get Along?

    Session Focus Scripture
    0. Christmas: Christmas Joy Mary's song reflects our own joy and praise for the birth of Jesus. Luke 1:26-56
    1. Honoring Parents I'm called to honor, love, and be loyal to my parents and all others who have authority over me. Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6:4-7; Ephesians 6:1-4; Q&A 59
    2. Loving Others I'm called to love others as I love myself and to do nothing that would cause them harm or insult. Exodus 20:13; Luke 10:25-37; Q&A 60
    3. Honoring God with Our Bodies I'm called to keep myself pure and holy in body, mind, and soul and to treat others with dignity and respect. Genesis 2:18-24; Exodus 20:14; 1 Corinthians 6:18-20, 13:4-5; Philippians 4:8; Matthew 5:27-28; Q&A 61
    4. Being Givers, Not Takers Rather than cheating or stealing from others, I'm called to do whatever I can for their good. Exodus 20:15; Psalm 24:1; 1 Corinthians 16:1-4; 2 Corinthians 8-9; Q&A 62
    5. Telling the Truth Rather than hurting others by gossip and lying, I'm called to love the truth and speak it. Exodus 20:16; John 14:6; James 3:2-12; 1 John 1:8-10; Q&A 63
  • Unit 4 - Who's Number 1?

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. Learning to Be Content I'm called to be content by trusting God for everything I need and avoiding greedy thoughts or desires. Exodus 20:17; Matthew 6:25-34; Luke 12:15; Philippians 4:11b-13; Q&A 64
    2. Growing in Faith God's commandments let me know how sinful I am, how much I need Christ's forgiveness, and how I can live in a way that pleases God. Mark 10:17-30; Q&A 65
    3. Jesus Is King of Kings God rules everyone in the world—both those who worship God and those who don't. Mark 12:1-12; Q&A 66 & 67
    4. Following Jesus I'm called to follow Jesus, trying to please him in every part of my life and to tell others the good news of salvation in Christ. Matthew 25:14-30; Q&A 68
    5. Love All People I am called to love and respect all people because God created us all. James 2:1-4, 8-9; Q&A 69
    6. Respect Human Life Life is a gift from God, so I'm called to care about the well-being of others, especially those who cannot care for themselves. Matthew 18:1-7; Q&A 70
  • Unit 5 - Does What I Do Make a Difference?

    Session Focus Scripture
    0. Easter: We Want to See Jesus Like the travelers on the road to Emmaus, we need to see Jesus as our risen Savior and Lord, the fulfillment of God's promises. Luke 24:13-35
    1. Working for the Lord In all my work—even the dull tasks—I should do my very best so that I may honor my Lord. Acts 18:1-4; 2 Corinthians 11:26-28; Colossians 3:23; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Q&A 71
    2. Caring for God's World God expects me to respect all creatures and to help preserve the earth in good condition for future generations. Genesis 2:15, 19-20; Psalm 8; Q&A 72
    3. Why Pray? Prayer is the most important way I can thank God and ask God for all I need. Luke 11:9-13; Q&A 73
    4. How to Pray I should pray from the heart, believing that God will listen. Luke 18:1-8; Q&A 74
    5. The Lord's Prayer We learn how to pray by following Jesus' example in the Lord's Prayer. Luke 11:1-4; Q&A 75-76
  • Unit 6 - What Do I Say When I Pray?

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. Hallowed Be Your Name In prayer, we ask God to help us to live so that all we think, say, and do honors and praises God. Daniel 6; Q&A 77
    2. Your Kingdom Come In prayer, we ask God to rule us so that we may obey him and bring his kingdom to complete perfection. Daniel 2:1-6, 24-45; Q&A 78
    3. Your Will Be Done In prayer, we ask God to help us—and all people—to obey his will. 1 Kings 19:1-19; Q&A 79
    4. Give Us Today Our Daily Bread In prayer, we learn to trust God as the source of everything good for all our daily needs. 1 Kings 17:1-16; Q&A 80
    5. Forgive Us Our Debts In prayer, we ask God to forgive us our sins, just as we forgive the sins of others. Matthew 18:21-35; Ephesians 4:32; Q&A 81
    6. Lead Us Not into Temptation In prayer, we ask for strength to fight against sin and the devil, and we praise our all-powerful God, trusting that he hears our words. Matthew 4:1-11; Hebrews 2:18; Q&A 82 & 83

Dive (6-8) | Year 3

  • Unit 1 - Worship

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. Come, Now Is the Time to Worship Through worship God calls us and forms us as his people. Psalm 95:1-7; Hebrews 10:24-25; Acts 2:42-47
    2. Confession of Sin and Assurance of Pardon When we gather before the holy God we experience our own sinfulness, confess our sins, and receive God's forgiveness. Isaiah 6:1-6; Psalm 51; Psalm 32
    3. Hearing the Word and Responding When we gather together to worship we hear God speak to us through his Word and the pastor's message. Nehemiah 8:1-12
    4. The Sacraments in Worship Through the sacraments, God shows us and assures us that we are his redeemed people. Joshua 3:1-4:8
    5. Blessed to Be a Blessing In worship we receive God's blessing so that we might be a blessing to others. Genesis 12:2-3; Numbers 6:24-26
    6. Life as Worship Corporate worship shapes us to worship God in all of our living. Romans 12:1-2; Colossians 3:17
  • Unit 2 - Justice

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. God Is Just God calls us to have a special care and regard for people who are poor, weak, and oppressed. Micah 6:8; Psalm 72; Psalm 82; Isaiah 58:1-12
    2. Overall Pictures of Justice God requires that every person be treated fairly and receive his or her share in God's world. 1 Kings 21
    3. Prejudice/Treating Others as Neighbors The Bible teaches us to put aside our prejudice and treat others as our neighbors. James 2:1-7
    4. Violence Jesus teaches us to overcome violence by remaining peaceful—restraining people who are violent and bearing violence for the sake of God's kingdom. Matthew 26:45-56; John 18:36
    5. Greed The Bible teaches us that greed is harmful for our own lives and that it keeps us from sharing with others. Ecclesiastes 5:8-20
    6. Stories about Justice and Living Justly God calls us to work for justice and against injustice. Amos 5:7, 10-15, 21-24
  • Unit 3 - Prayer

    Session Focus Scripture
    0. Christmas: Waiting on God Simeon and Anna illustrate how in prayer we are waiting for God's help and salvation Luke 2:22-38
    1. Who's Listening? Although we don't always understand the way God answers prayer, we can trust God's goodness and purpose. Matthew 26:36-41; Luke 11:11-13; Psalm 13; 2 Corinthians 12:6-10
    2. Praying Our Emotions God knows us through and through, so we can tell him everything. 1 Kings 19:1-18; portions of Psalm 63; portions of Psalm 56
    3. Praying Anywhere, Anytime God invites us to talk to him anywhere and anytime. 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Colossians 1:3-14; Philippians 1:3
    4. Praying for Others God calls us to pray for others and for the world. Philippians 1:3, 9-11; Colossians 1:3, 9-12; 1 Timothy 2:1-3
    5. Stories of the Transforming Power of Prayer The Holy Spirit transforms our lives and the lives of others through prayer. Acts 12:1-19; Acts 4:23-31
  • Unit 4 - Stewardship

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. It All Belongs to God The whole world belongs to God. Psalm 24:1-2
    2. All Things Bright and Beautiful (Creation) God created us to be stewards of the whole creation. Psalm 8
    3. Time We should make good use of the time God gives us. Matthew 6:25-34
    4. Talents In gratitude for all the gifts God has given us, we want to use our talents and gifts for God's glory. Matthew 25:14-30; Romans 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
    5. Treasure Our possessions are given to us to enjoy and to share. Luke 12:13-33; 2 Corinthians 9:6-10; Matthew 6:19-24
    6. Stories of Stewardship Stories from the life of Barnabas and Paul along with stories from your faith community. Acts 4:32-37; Acts 9:23-30; Acts 11:21-26; Acts 15:1-3, 36-41
  • Unit 5 - Bible Reading

    Session Focus Scripture
    0. Easter: The Center of Our Faith Christ's resurrection is the most important event in history and is essential for our salvation. 1 Corinthians 15:1-28; 55-58
    1. Why the Bible? Through the Bible the Holy Spirit reveals who God is and God's plan for redeeming his creation. God also offers us salvation and shows us a new way to live in Christ. 2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Timothy 3:16-17
    2. Finding Your Way Jesus Christ is the center of the Bible's message; everything in the Bible points to him. Luke 24:13-27
    3. How to Read the Bible We hear God speak most clearly in Scripture when we understand the author's meaning. Matthew 4:1-11
    4. Making It a Habit To grow spiritually we need to make a habit of reading God's Word. Psalm 119:9-11, 97-99, 105-106, 176
    5. Stories of the Transforming Power of Scripture The Holy Spirit transforms our lives through the Scriptures. Hebrews 4:12
  • Unit 6 - Missional Living

    Session Focus Scripture
    1. An Inside-Out, Upside-Down Community Living out our faith means joining God's mission to be part of an inside-out, upside-down community. Matthew 5:1-16
    2. A Worshiping Community Our worship is worthless and offensive if it is not joined to a commitment to justice and God's mission in the world. Isaiah 1:10-20
    3. A Caring Community As God's people we are called to care for each other in practical ways. Acts 9:32-43
    4. A Serving Community As God's people we are called to show love, mercy, and compassion to others. Luke 10:25-37
    5. A Sharing Community The church cannot help but tell others the good news about Jesus! Acts 11:19-26; 12:25-13:3
    6. Stories of the Inside-Out, Upside-Down Community God's people are a missional community. Colossians 1:3-14