This study for children on the greatness and worth of God uses the alphabet as a framework for learning the attributes of God and other terms that describe His character.
Scope & SequencesShortExpanded
Parent resource available as an in-app purchase within the Growing in Faith Together App.
The original curriculum is also available in Spanish.
Order 1 Classroom Kit for each class.
Print Classroom Kit includes:
Electronic Classroom Kit includes the following files:
Electronic License Information:
This Classroom Kit includes a license for 1 Teacher's Guide. Each licensed copy of the electronic Teacher's Guide 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.
The resource files included with each kit (not including the Teacher's Guide) may be shared with the co-teachers, small group leaders, and parents in the class as explained by the licensing information in the kit.
Order 1 Teacher's Guide for each additional co-teacher or small group leader.
Each Teacher’s Guide is designed to equip a small group leader or co-teacher with their own copy of the curriculum to study and pray through as they prepare to minister to the children under their care.
This guide is intended to be used in conjunction with the Classroom Kit. As such, it includes the curriculum introduction, lessons, and appendix, but not the Curriculum Resources.
Choose between 3-ring binder, spiral bound, or electronic download (415 pages).
Electronic License Information
Each licensed copy of the electronic Teacher's Guide 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.
Order 5 or more Teacher's Guides to receive a discount.
Order 1 for each class. (Optional)
Stunning full-color visuals are printed on heavy duty cardstock for use in teaching the curriculum.
Note: You can print visuals yourself from the Curriculum Resources which are included in the Classroom Kit. (342 pages)
Order 1 for each student.
The Student Workbook has been designed for use during application time to help children learn and apply truths taught during the lesson. Each lesson in the Student Workbook includes the attribute and meaning taught in the lesson, a memory verse for children to learn, and an activity to help children remember the lesson.
Activities include coloring, filling in blanks, mazes, secret codes, drawing, and more.
Note: Additional resource sheets to complete workbook activity pages are available on the Resources DVD included in the Classroom Kit. Answers to select Student Workbook activities are included in the lesson section of the Teacher’s Guide.
Choose between print (spiral bound) or electronic download (89 pages).
Electronic License InformationEach licensed copy of the Student Workbook is for single use by one child. The Student Workbook may not be reprinted or reused. Single copies may be made for visitors, but a license must be purchased if the child becomes a regular attendee.
Order 1 for each student and/or small group. (Optional)
Scripture memorization is encouraged as a part of this study. Memory verses have been carefully selected to emphasize the truths taught in each lesson. Verse Cards provide a review tool for students to use at home. The cards are printed in black and white on sturdy cardstock, 2.75” x 4.25” in size, and bound with a metal ring.
Note: You can also print your own cards from the Curriculum Resources.
Order 1 booklet for each student. (Optional)
The Growing in Faith Together (GIFT) pages help connect church and home as parents and children discuss lesson content taught in the classroom. Parents are given a summary of the lesson along with a list of the main ideas and Scripture taught. Other items include:
Note: GIFT pages are bound in these spiral booklets. (Teachers with a Classroom Kit may email a PDF of the GIFT Pages to parents or print and send them home each week. Parents may also purchase the curriculum title within the Growing in Faith Together App.)
Order 10 or more GIFT booklets to receive a discount.
The ABCs of God is a Sunday School curriculum for children on the greatness and worth of God. It uses the alphabet as a framework for learning the attributes of God and other terms that describe His character, at an age-appropriate level. (Note that attributes are purposely not taught in alphabetical order.) Each lesson asks and answers three key questions, "Who is God?" "What is He like?" and "How should I act toward Him?" as it presents a theology of God for children. Through the use of a teaching aid called “The Blessing Box,” students will discover a new attribute of God each week and will be challenged to consider how they should respond to an amazing God who is worthy of their greatest love, honor, trust, and obedience.
Electronic curriculum is a great option for many teachers. Learn about how to use our electronic resources and our policies regarding electronic licenses.
Recommended resource for leaders and parents: To explore the truths presented in The ABCs of God on an adult level, we strongly recommend John Piper’s book, The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God’s Delight in Being God.
The revised curriculum was released in 2016. If you’re looking for the original ABCs of God curriculum, contact Customer Care.