This youth midweek curriculum helps students understand the work and wisdom of God in creating male and female, and embrace their God-given roles.
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This Teacher’s Kit includes a license for 1 Leader’s Edition. Each licensed copy of the electronic Leader’s Edition may be used by one individual. This material may not be shared among multiple or rotating users. However, if a different individual is using the curriculum at a later date and you have asked the previous user to delete the file (and destroy or return any print copies), the resource may be assigned to a different individual.
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Leader’s Editions are essential for each small group leader and additional teacher. They include the complete curriculum introduction, lesson content, and appendix found in the corresponding Teacher’s Kit, but not the additional teaching aids. Each Leader's Edition is designed to equip a co-teacher or small group leader with lessons to study and pray through as they prepare to minister to youth. The lessons include small group discussions about biblical content and application questions to help you guide youth to understand the key themes of the lesson, and to make personal application.
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Each licensed copy of the electronic Leader’s Edition may be used by one individual. This material may not be shared among multiple or rotating users. However, if a different individual is using the curriculum at a later date and you have asked the previous user to delete the file (and destroy or return any print copies), the resource may be assigned to a different individual.
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Teaching aids and visuals are professionally printed on cardstock in full color. (87 pages)
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Electronic files (PDFs) of these same visuals are included on a DVD in the Teacher's Kit for printing or display with a media projector. (The DVD is not included in the Visuals Packet for print users.)
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This spiral bound journal is designed to be used by students and small group leaders both in class and at home. Activities encourage reflection and application of God’s Word. The journal contains information for the students to interact with during the teaching and small group times as well as at home with parents.
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This illustrated family devotional was adapted for elementary students (but applicable for all ages) from our youth curriculum Rejoicing in God's Good Design and provides a way for the entire family to learn about biblical manhood and womanhood together. Teachers can supplement their lessons and parents can enrich their family devotions with the activities and personal applications from God's Design.
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The current version of this curriculum contains quotations and references to articles written by Joshua Harris. We are saddened by Harris' recent statements that he no longer considers himself to be a Christian. We continue to affirm many of the truths that he used to proclaim and write about when he was a pastor and professing believer, and current editions of this curriculum still contain references to some of the helpful things that he wrote. Those who use the current curriculum resources may want to mention Harris' falling away from the faith and use his story as an opportunity to warn about the deceitfulness of sin and the dangers of presumption and falling away. We are in the process of editing out Harris’ statements and plan to release a revised edition in the future.
The goal of this study is to help students to understand and rejoice in God’s good design in creating men and women fully equal in His image, yet with different roles. By showing students that male-female differences are rooted in God’s created design, students are led to acknowledge that the only way we can understand who we are as men and women is to come to terms with the Creator and what He tells us about ourselves in Scripture.
Students will be encouraged to value the members of the opposite gender, as they learn how God has uniquely designed and gifted each gender to fulfill distinct callings. It is our prayer that God uses this material to give the next generation a vision for becoming mature Christian men and women as they navigate their way through life amid the gender confusion and distorted messages they are receiving from the world.
Lesson presentations incorporate PowerPoint® and student journals to help teachers present the lessons and engage youth in class discussion.
Recommended resources: What's the Difference? by John Piper (free PDF download) and 50 Crucial Questions About Manhood and Womanhood by John Piper and Wayne Grudem (free PDF download).
Electronic curriculum is a great option for many teachers. Learn about how to use our electronic resources and our policies regarding electronic licenses.
This teaching is available to elementary age children in the devotional book God's Design.