Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Curriculum Has Local Connection

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Tara Eastman, Youth & Family Director at First Lutheran in Jamestown, is a contributing writer to an exciting new Sunday School curriculum from Sparkhouse (a division of Augsburg Fortress).

Connect is a witty, video-based Sunday school that helps preteens start connecting individual Bible stories with larger biblical themes. Connect is designed to be used with fifth and sixth graders.

Each Connect session features a short animated video that unveils the lesson’s theme and its meaning, and sets students up for Bible exploration. Students then use their learner sheets to create a visual and interactive project that relates to the lesson’s theme. During this time, leaders are encouraged to ask questions listed in the Leader Guide to help kids engage their minds and connect with one another. The Leader Guides offer visual cues and brief, clear descriptions to help save time each week. Each guide contains all the lesson material leaders need, including supply lists and scripture references.

Congratulations, Tara! For more information about Connect, please visit Sparkhouse.

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