Congregational Ministries Publishing—publisher of We Believe: God’s Word for God’s People, the denominational curriculum of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)—is expanding its We Believe family to include two new age-levels.
Beginning fall 2012, look for the addition of Tweens, grades 5–6, and Younger Youth, grades 7–8 (9). Following the same scope and sequence as the elementary age levels, Tweens and Younger Youth feature weekly discussion topics drawn from everyday life that will challenge participants to put their faith into action.
The easy-to-use lesson plans in the teaching materials follow a worship-orientated lesson format. Complete with a handy list of items needed for each session, lessons contain age-appropriate activities, many of which require minimal preparation and supplies.
Michael Harper, associate general editor of Congregational Ministries Publishing, remarked, “Because of user feedback, we are confident the addition of these new age levels will better serve the educational needs of the church as we seek to create disciples of Jesus Christ.”
Changes to We Believe Children—Younger Elementary, K–2, Older Elementary, 3–4 (5), and Multiage, K–5—are also coming fall 2012. Color materials, currently sold separately, will now be included in the Teacher’s Book for one low, budget-friendly price.
Other products published by Congregational Ministries Publishing are: Wee Children at Church, toddlers; Wee Believe, preschool; Awesome Adventures, summer; and Faith Questions, youth. The Present Word and highly-regarded Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding are intended for adults.
“[We Believe is] theologically sound, teacher friendly, age-appropriate, and budget friendly—LOVE IT!” said Sarah Beth Christie, director of Christian education at First Presbyterian Church in Burlington, North Carolina.
Pricing and order information for fall 2012 is available in the Curriculum Resource Catalog. Look for it in your church mailbox.