To Be Like Jesus (also available in Spanish) is an essential study to help elementary students understand salvation and sanctification explained through the promise of the gospel.
Curriculum Sample and Scope & Sequence
What You Need to Start
Additional Helps (printable from the kit)
*Printable from the kit
Order 1 Classroom Kit for each class.
Print Classroom Kit includes:
Don't have a disk drive? Please contact Customer Care for downloadable files from the disk that comes with the print kit.
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.
The Teacher’s Guide is designed to equip small group leaders and co-teachers 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, and electronic download (472 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. (238 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 main ideas and Scripture taught in the lesson for review, a memory verse for children to learn, and an activity to help children remember the lesson.
Activities include questions, secret messages, charts, word blanks, word games, coloring, and more.
Choose between print (spiral bound) or electronic download (85 pages).
Electronic License Information: Each licensed copy of the Student Notebook is for single use by one child. The Student Notebook 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.
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 with both verses and promises 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 Resources DVD.
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.
What is salvation? How does someone become a Christian? What does it mean to become like Jesus? To Be Like Jesus begins by helping students answer these important questions by establishing the foundation of what it means to be created in the image and likeness of God and shows how we have sinned and utterly fallen short of glorifying God as we should. Then, students will learn nine elements of the gospel message, its purpose and its promise. The second half of the curriculum focuses on the doctrine of sanctification—the process by which a Christian becomes more and more conformed to the likeness of Jesus. Students will study 19 specific commands of Scripture that highlight how they can love God most and become more like him such as worshiping God, being merciful, rejoicing in persecution, being a humble servant and serving God with your abilities.
To Be Like Jesus is an essential Sunday School curriculum to help elementary students understand God’s amazing gift of salvation. Our prayer is that they see both the duty and delight of walking in His ways through grace-fueled obedience to His commands.
To be like Jesus is to be enabled to glorify God forever!
—Jill Nelson, author
Electronic curriculum is a great option for many teachers. Learn about how to use our electronic resources and our policies regarding electronic licenses.
The revised curriculum was released in 2017. If you’re looking for the original To Be Like Jesus curriculum, contact Customer Care.