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Christian Education Curriculum

7 Quarterly Magazines with Teacher Guides, Teacher Success Kits, and so much more.

Annual Bible Commentary

Precepts for Living is the premier annual Bible study with lessons for each week of the year.

Vacation Bible School

This course will propel students from average to excellence in every area of their lives, especially spiritual and emotional growth.

Teacher Resources

Get everything you need to get started in power-packed curriculum sets for all age groups!

Digital Resources

The go-to digital Bible Study resource for People of Color.

Books and Bibles

Bibles, Topical Books, and Children's Books.

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  • Ideal for Sunday School, small groups, or other church classes and forums
  • Content contextualized for the African American experience cognizant of Black history
  • All curriculum follows the International Uniform Lesson Series
  • Age-graded curriculum from preschool to adult
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Ages 36 & Over

Direction

Direction features 13 weekly lessons with Scripture passages, memory verses, and thought-provoking questions for class discussions, and suggestions to incorporate Bible truth into the lives of African American adults.

Student Book

Direction features 13 weekly lessons with Scripture passages, memory verses, and thought-provoking questions for class discussions, and suggestions to incorporate Bible truth into the lives of African American adults ages 35 and up. This curriculum will encourage adult students to continue to seek God by reading and studying the Bible for continued growth in their spiritual walks. (Also available in Large Print)

Student Large Print

Direction Student Large Print manual is designed in a more convenient, 14-point sized format. Direction Student Large Print features 13 weekly lessons with Scripture passages, memory verses, and thought-provoking questions for class discussions, and suggestions to incorporate Bible truth into the lives of African American adults ages 36 and up.

Teacher Book

Direction Teacher offers 13 complete lesson plans. The Direction Teacher’s Guide includes a Bible Study Guide complete with in-depth information to give students ages 36 and up more insight into the text. Also included are instruction and background information from the Precepts For Living® annual commentary.

Teaching Success Kit

As busy adults, it's often too easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose in life: to grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ. The Direction® Teaching Success Kit, designed for adults over age 36, provides activities and visuals to enhance the 13-week curriculum.

The Direction Teaching Success Kit includes:

Student Book
Teacher Guide
Visuals
Interaction and Reflection Activities
Black History Personalities Poster and Profile Sheet
Quarterly Quiz Packet

Ages 12-14

J.A.M. (Jesus And Me)

This magazine brings Christian principles to life for adolescents through 13 weekly lessons, contemporary stories, fun activities, and suggestions for incorporating Bible truths into daily life.

Student Book

Adolescents ages 12-14 will find motivation and inspiration in J.A.M. (Jesus and Me). Each quarter, the student magazine brings Christian principles to life for adolescents through 13 weekly lessons, contemporary stories, fun activities, and suggestions for incorporating Bible truths into daily life.

Teacher Book

J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) students ages 12-14 need biblical instruction as they begin the final years of living under parental authority. The Teacher Guide provides a teaching plan for each of the 13 lessons and includes background information from the Precepts for Living commentary.

Teaching Success Kit

Using interactive games and thought-provoking visuals, the J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) Teaching Success Kit not only reinforces the biblical values kids ages 12-14 already understand, it also teaches these students ways to strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Teaching Success Kit includes:

Student Magazine
Teacher Guide
Visuals
Activities
Quizzes
Black History Personalities Poster and Profile Sheet

Ages 2-5

Preschool Playhouse

Preschool Playhouse student folders fill the open hearts and minds of youngsters ages 2-5 with a clear understanding of Jesus' role in their lives.

Student Book

Preschool Playhouse student folders fill the open hearts and minds of youngsters ages 2-5 with a clear understanding of Jesus' role in their lives. Designed in an easy-to-use nested folder format, Preschool Playhouse includes 13 weekly lesson worksheets that offer a simple Bible story, a contemporary story, fun activities, and tips for parents to become more involved in their child’s spiritual formation. Like all UMI curriculum, Preschool Playhouse is based on the International Uniform Lesson Series.

Teacher Book

The Preschool Playhouse Teacher Guide delivers in-depth Bible background information, an outline for achieving lesson objectives, and directions for engaging preschool children in Bible learning.

Teaching Success Kit

Colorful images, activities that engage young imaginations, and exercises that help little ones develop good reading skills are just a few of the activities designed to instill the hunger to know God's Word in Preschool children.

The Teaching Success Kit includes:

Student Folders
Teacher Guide
Visuals
Activities
Black History Personalities Poster and Profile Sheet
Craft Kingdom® Booklet
Scripture Scenes® Visual Aid Posters

Ages 18-34

Urban Faith

Urban Faith includes 13 lessons in a contemporary magazine-style format. Each lesson is carefully written to address real-life issues while leading to a higher level of spiritual development.

Student Book

UMI’s publication for young adults ages 18-35, Urban Faith (formerly known as Young Adult Today) includes 13 lessons based on the International Uniform Lesson Series in a contemporary magazine-style format. Each lesson is carefully written to address real-life issues while leading to a higher level of spiritual development. Each issue also includes 6 to 10 feature articles that cover a variety of real topics that are relevant to today’s young, African American adults.

Leader’s Guide

UMI’s publication for young adults ages 18-35, Urban Faith Leader (formerly known as Young Adult Today Leader) features 13 lesson plans presented in a contemporary magazine-style format. Each issue includes a Bible study guide, background information and access to UrbanFaith.com, Urban Faith’s online blog.

Teaching Success Kit

Urban Faith Teaching Success Kit, the companion activity set to UMI’s publication for young adults ages 18-35, presents thought-provoking, stimulating activities specifically designed to further the lessons and extend conversations beyond Sundays.

Teaching Success Kit includes:

Student Magazine
Leader Guide
Visuals
Black History Personalities Poster and Profile Sheet
Quarterly Quiz Packet
Like all UMI curriculum, Urban Faith is based on the International Uniform Lesson Series.

Ages 9-11

JuniorWay

This magazine encourages children through weekly lessons matched with traditional Bible stories, contemporary stories based on Bible themes, quizzes, and special activities that call kids to action in the coming week.

Student Book

Of all age levels, children ages 9-11 are most open to hearing God’s Word and applying it to their daily lives. The Juniorway student magazine encourages children through weekly lessons matched with traditional Bible stories, contemporary stories based on Bible themes, quizzes, and special activities that call kids to action in the coming week.

Teacher Book

The Juniorway Teacher Guide outlines practical ideas and instruction Sunday School leaders can use to engage students ages 9-11 years old each week. Lesson plans include teaching instruction, commentary, and suggested timing for each lesson as well as comments and questions to help teachers motivate students to life application of Scripture.

Teaching Success Kit

Through class discussions, easy-to-read Bible passages, group and individual activities and memory verses, the Juniorway Teaching Success Kit helps boys and girls ages 9-11 advance toward greater spiritual growth.

The Teaching Success Kit includes:

Student Magazine
Teacher Guide
Visuals
Activities
Black History Personalities Poster and Profile Sheet
JBA (Juniorway Bible Activities) Booklet
Scripture Scenes Visual Aid Posters
Juniorway Bible Activities (JBA)

Each quarter, the JBA (Juniorway Bible Activities) Booklet offers juniors (ages 9-11) an assortment of puzzles, educational games, and Scripture references to reinforce Bible truths.

Contextualized Bible

Africa Study Bible

The Africa Study Bible brings together 350 contributors from over 50 countries, providing a unique African perspective.

God’s Word Through African Eyes

The Africa Study Bible brings together 350 contributors from over 50 countries, providing a unique African perspective. It’s an all-in-one course in biblical content, theology, history, and culture, with special attention to the African context. Each feature was planned by African leaders to help readers grow strong in Jesus Christ by providing understanding and instruction on how to live a good and righteous life:

Over 2400 notes explain the Bible, inspire readers to apply truth to everyday life, teach Christian values and doctrine, and more.

“Touchpoints” and “Proverbs and Stories” give African perspective on the Bible and also show parallels with African wisdom.

A narrative timeline highlights God’s work in Africa.

Ages 15-17

Inteen

Each quarter, the 13-week lesson curriculum is paired with poems, practical advice, real-life stories, and profiles on exceptional teens and more to inspire late adolescents to continue their spiritual growth and draw closer to Christ.

Student Book

Inteen student magazine gives 15-17 year old students a fresh perspective on biblical truths. Each quarter, the 13-week lesson curriculum is paired with poems, practical advice, real-life stories, and profiles on exceptional teens and more to inspire late adolescents to continue their spiritual growth and draw closer to Christ.

Teacher Book

The Inteen Teacher Guide helps instructors lead and encourage students, ages 15-17 years old, in God’s Word. In-depth Bible studies from the Precepts for Living annual commentary along with detailed teaching plans and suggestions for class discussion help leaders put the biblical principles of each lesson into action.

Teaching Success Kit

The Inteen Teaching Success Kit helps teen’s ages 15-17 years old incorporate biblical principles from the 13-week curriculum into their everyday lives.

The Teaching Success Kit includes:

Student Magazine
Teacher Guide
Visuals
Activities
Black History Personalities Poster and Profile Sheet
Quarterly Quiz Packet

Ages 6-8

Primary Street

Primary Street for students consists of 13 four-page folders. Each folder includes: a Bible story written for slow, average and advanced readers; life-related activities designed for the same three reading levels; and a photo large enough to be used as a visual aid.

Student Book

Primary Street for students consists of 13 four-page folders. Each folder includes: a Bible story written for slow, average and advanced readers; life-related activities designed for the same three reading levels; and a photo large enough to be used as a visual aid.

Teacher Book

The teacher book includes 64 pages of background and commentary on the Sunday School lessons, plus 16 pages of teaching plans and other resources to excite the interest of primaries. Suggested supplementary materials are provided.

Teaching Success Kit

Primary Street Teaching Success Kit reminds children ages 6-8 of the importance of Jesus Christ in their lives with fun activities, engaging artwork, and specially crafted stories.

The Teaching Success Kit includes:

Student Folders
Teacher Guide
Visuals
Activities
Black History Personalities Poster and Profile Sheet
Craft Kingdom® Booklet
Scripture Scenes® Visual Aid Posters

Annual Commentary

Precepts For Living

This commentary will enhance personal study—and the impact of Bible teaching—with powerful, life-transforming insights, an amazing depth of study, and instructional resources.

Precepts for Living® 2019-2020

A Masterful Tool Used for Easy Understanding of God’s Word

The Precepts For Living commentary will enhance personal study—and the impact of Bible teaching—with powerful, life-transforming insights, an amazing depth of study, and instructional resources. Precepts For Living is based on the International Uniform Lesson Series, provides parallel KJV and NLT translations, in-depth historical, biographical, and geographic insights, newly enhanced discussion and Bible application, and Greek and Hebrew word studies.

Newly enhanced discussion and Bible application
Based on the International Uniform Lesson Series
Parallel KJV/NLT translations
In-depth historical, biographical, and geographic insights
Greek and Hebrew word studies

NEW FEATURES:

Liberating Lesson Section

In each lesson there is a Liberating Lesson to replace the Lesson In Our Society. This section is dedicated to highlighting parallels and or applications to modern life that are reflected in the Bible. This section challenges us to consider how the scriptures relate to our modern society and asks us to respond individually, collectively, and as a community to God’s Word. There is a special emphasis on social justice or justice implications in Christian Scripture that the Liberating Lesson brings to the forefront.

Application for Activation Section

In each lesson there is an Application For Activation to replace the Make It Happen. This section provides guidance for practical application the reader or the local church could pursue in response to the lesson to take the lesson from information to living activation.

Teaching Tips Essays

Take advantage of our new Teaching Tips Essays, which give insight for engaging your class and helping your students grow each quarter. They are tailored for adult learners, but many of the concepts work for instructing other ages as well. Below are some additional tips for making your students effective disciples of Jesus.

Variety in Perspective Essays

The Perspective Essays for the quarters include a scholarly essay, devotional, personal reflection, and a Jewish Insight.

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