Love for Others Resources

Goal: “I can help others”

We will be looking at Jesus’ Ministry, the parables he taught, and how to share God’s love with others. The focus is on following the example of Jesus. He loved others and helped them in many ways, which we can do, too. The application is answering the question of how we can be like Jesus and help others (hungry, poor, sad, etc.), including the best way we can help others, which is to share God’s love with them, just as Jesus did.
Recommended Books
That's What Love Is: 9781546034384: Hall, Hannah C., Kearney, Brendan: Books -
The Blessing of You - Kindle edition by Batterson, Mark, Dailey, Summer Batterson, Capriotti, Benedetta. Children Kindle eBooks @
K-2nd Grade
Goal: Everyone is made in God’s image
We will learn through 3 main groups of lessons, including Jesus’ Ministry, Jesus’ Parables, and God’s Love. The focus of each lesson is on every type of person being made in the image of God, even those who are different from we are or who are not considered part of our “group.” The application is that everyone should be treated with love and kindness, as Jesus treated everyone, and that we want to share Jesus with everyone because everyone is made in God’s image.
Recommended Books
God Made Me in His Image: Helping Children Appreciate Their Bodies: Justin S. Holcomb, Lindsey A. Holcomb, Trish Mahoney, Trish Mahoney: 9781645070764: Books
God Made Me Unique: Helping Children See Value in Every Person: Joni and Friends, Trish Mahoney, Joni Eareckson Tada: 9781948130707: Books
God Made Me AND You: Celebrating God's Design for Ethnic Diversity: Shai Linne, Trish Mahoney, Trish Mahoney: 9781948130134: Books
God Made Boys and Girls: Helping Children Understand the Gift of Gender (God Made Me): Marty Machowski: 9781645070313: Books
Creative God, Colorful Us: Newbell, Trillia J.: 9780802424181: Books
3rd-5th Grade
Goal: “Because God loves me, I should love others”
God’s Grace in the Law
Sometimes Christians can make it all about the rules. In our study of the 10 Commandments this semester, we will learn why God’s rules are not only gracious but the best way to live and love. 
Recommended Books
Love Does for Kids: Goff, Bob, Viducich, Lindsey Goff, Goff, Bob: 9781974917327: Books
How to Make & Keep Friends: Tips for Kids to Overcome 50 Common Social Challenges: Briggs, Nadine, Shea, Donna: 9781456313463: Books

 Youth Resources

Goal: “Do to others as you would have them do to you”
This curriculum will guide your student through the theology of relationships in the Gospel narrative of Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration as well as through the practical questions of what it looks like to be a part of community even when it is hard. As always we will be mainly discussing and doing activities together in class with an expectation that students are doing weekly Bible study homework as assigned.
Recommended Books
This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years: Jaquelle Crowe: 9781433555145: Books What If Jesus Was Serious?: A Visual Guide to the Teachings of Jesus We Love to Ignore (Audible Audio Edition): Skye Jethani, Brian Conover, Moody Publishers: Audible Books & Originals
The Next Story: Faith, Friends, Family, and the Digital World: Challies, Tim: 9780310515050: Books
Goal: Empathy, listening well, and asking good questions
On Sunday evenings your high schoolers will be discussing portions of the book of Deuteronomy asking the question how does God love his people in this book and how does their love exhibit God’s love to the nations. We will be exploring practical questions such as, “Is it better to speak up or listen when someone else shares a view I disagree with?” and “How can I practically love people in my school who are different from me?”
Recommended Books
Relationships: A Mess Worth Making: Timothy S. Lane, Paul David Tripp: 9780977080762: Books
Relationships: A Mess Worth Making by Timothy Lane and Paul David Trip
The Four Loves - Kindle edition by Lewis, C. S.. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @
Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian in Community: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: 9780060608521: Books
Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer