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A Joyful Path- The Inner Wisdom Series
Spiritual Curriculum for Young Hearts and Minds
Is your community searching for truly progressive, inter-spiritual, creative, feeling-based curriculum for children? A Joyful Path is truly progressive Christian curriculum that is inclusive, inter-spiritual, joy-full, compassionate, and intelligent. A Joyful Path offers behavior-over-belief curriculum that teaches God within all, interdependence, self awareness, respect for nature, stillness, forgiveness, prayer, meditation, integrity, finding wisdom within, the Bible and other wisdom stories, and that follows the teachings and the path of Jesus.
Currently we have one curriculum completed and ready for use: A Joyful Path, Year One, Ages 6-10.
This curriculum can easily be spread out over 2-3 years if desired.
A Joyful Path, Year Two is now available to PRE-ORDER. Year Two will focus on our eight points, giving children a framework with which to experience their spiritual journey. Year Two will be ready to ship this Summer.
Both Year One and Year Two are designed for teaching in everything from home environments to multi-classroom environments. Both have the ability for digital lessons and teaching from a media device (if you purchase one of the group packages that comes with a DVD)
Please help us by donating to this important project so that we can continue to create progressive, inter-spiritual, joy-filled curriculum.
“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” ~ Dalai Lama
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Endorsements for A Joyful Path:
“The great need in the Christian church is for a Sunday school curriculum for children that does not equate faith with having a pre-modern mind. The Center for Progressive Christianity has produced just that. Teachers can now teach children in Sunday school without crossing their fingers. I endorse it wholeheartedly.“ ~John Shelby Spong (Author, Jesus for the Non-Religious)
“At last, Sunday School lessons for which no apology is necessary.” ~James R. Adams, Author of So You Think You’re Not Religious and From Literal to Literacy.
Click here to read even more Endorsements and Testimonials from groups, churches, and individuals using this curriculum!
About A Joyful Path,Year One:
A Joyful Path, Year One is truly progressive Christian curriculum that is inclusive, inter-spiritual, joy-full, compassionate, and intelligent. In fact, the curriculum is just as inspiring to the teachers as it is for the children. Year One focuses on behavior and walking the path of a wisdom-filled child of god.
We have teachers and pastors all over the world using the curriculum and we have received some incredible feedback.
Each lesson has a Teacher’s Reflection, a full color Spiritual Affirmations page to print out and take home with incredible Artwork, inspiring Quotes, fun Activities that tie it all together, Discussion Questions, a Story to bring home, and Tips to bring nature and music into each lesson.
**Click on the videos below to see interviews from parents, teachers and students on this curriculum.
What Is A Joyful Path Year Two, Like?
In A Joyful Path, Year Two, we focused on some of the main tenets of Progressive Christianity and Spirituality, giving our children the foundation they need to understand the basics of this path, to clarify their own personal beliefs and be able to discuss those with others, while at the same time showing what it means to walk the path of Jesus in today’s world.
Year Two will be similar to Year One, in that it will have 38 lessons, full color original artwork, a contemplative and introductory section for the teacher in each lesson, 38 original stories, incredible heart warming, feeling based activities, and tips to bring music and nature into each lesson.
Year Two will have be slightly different from Year One, in that we are going to focus on our eight points, breaking them down into 3-5 lessons per point.
Topics we are including in Year Two of A Joyful Path are:
The Teachings Of Jesus
How We Treat Others
The Search for Understanding
Peace and Social Justice
The Integrity of the Earth
Life-long Learning and Selfless Love
About Our Children’s Curriculum Project:
A few years ago we did a massive interview process of churches, scholars, theologians, and lay people asking them, what is needed most in the progressive Christian movement. Overwhelmingly, the response was progressive, spiritual children’s curriculum. So, we created the children’s curriculum project, the Inner Wisdom Series, and embarked on an exciting and groundbreaking journey. Our goal is to create progressive Christian children’s curriculum that celebrates a joy-filled life, compassion for all, and the wisdom found within, while staying true to the teachings and path of Jesus.
We are currently creating A Joyful Path, Year Two, for ages 6-10 and it will be completed and ready for use in the Summer of 2013. We hope that, in the years to come, we will be able to create a third and final year of curriculum for our 6-10 year old’s, and then a curriculum series for older kids, ages 11-15 year olds.
Please help make this dream a reality, Donate today!
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