A Joyful Path for Teachers
We value your feedback! Please take some time to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how the curriculum is working in your community!
Join in the discussion on our Support Forum Page for A Joyful Path Teachers! Where you can: Post questions to ProgressiveChristianity.org and each other, Note tactics and/or supplementary resources which you have found successful with particular lessons, and Share stories and ideas
NEWS :We are working on A Joyful Path, Year 2! Click here for more information.
Please feel free to share our promotional video with people in your faith community. Two minutes long, it describes the curriculum in detail. At the end, it says, “We are proud to be using A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum”
A Joyful Path, Year One- Activity Pages that you can download from here in larger print ready size
Additional Supplements to use with your Joyful Path kids!
A. Children’s Books (ages 6-10) Available for sale individually
B. Extra Teacher’s Manuals $80.00
(available only to those who have purchased one of the Curriculum Packages)
Please email email@example.com to purchase additional manuals.
38 full color beautiful affirmations with artwork to copy
38 original stories with full color artwork to print out if desired
C. Extra DVD with teacher training video, promo video and all lessons in PDF format. $30
Original purchase of a package is required.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase additional DVD
D. Music to bring energy or calm into the class
Great and Small: a sweetly varied collection of originals sprinkled with a few updated classics, all brought to life with a rootsy blend of folk, bluegrass, gospel, and the spiritual themes so typical of old American music. The result is tunes that appeal equally to kids, parents, and grandparents – “all-ages songs” that are infectiously singable, sweetly evocative, and inclusively accessible across generational and spiritual divides.
Ashana, All is Forgiven: In a world of abundant musical talents and the ever-expanding New Age music genre, Ashana emerges as a consummate artist of sound and healing with a style uniquely her own. Weaving together soaring, angelic vocals in an exquisitely crafted, luminous sonic tapestry, Ashana’s music has been described as Enya meets Hildegard of Bingen. Profoundly peaceful and soothing, this stunningly beautiful alchemy penetrates and opens the heart with healing music that has been called “breathtaking” and “pure Manna, direct from Heaven.”
E. Spiritual Affirmation Posters- set of 5
Spiritual Affirmation Posters for children from our children’s curriculum, A Joyful Path. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
Package of all 5 Posters
Size: 13 x 19, laminated, with border
Full color, beautiful original artwork, by Lisa Mundorff
AFFIRMATION:God is everywhere, within me and around me.
AFFIRMATION: My heart is connected to spirit through prayer.
AFFIRMATION: I am a part of all creation.
AFFIRMATION: The whole world is home, and we are a divine family.
AFFIRMATION: My success is measured in happiness and peace within.
Hang these beautiful posters in your classroom, your child’s room or where ever your faith community gathers!
F. Sheet Music and Other Activities
The Wonder of Life, Music Book: Increasingly aware that the words of traditional hymnody are challenging and even prohibitive for those whose faith does not include the dogma so clearly presented there, Scott Kearns, Music Director at West Hill United Church, undertook to write songs for congregational and individual use and enjoyment that carried no prerequisites of faith, theology, or church background. Rather, they focus on the core values that are held sacred by so many, inside and outside the church.
Sing and Dance and Play with Joy! This collection offers a theologically rich and musically flexible resource for those who lead young children in music experiences in the church or at home. These songs include female and male divine images to teach the foundational biblical truth that male and female of all races are created equally in the divine image (Genesis 1:27). The music, teaching ideas, and activities can enhance the work of preschool church music groups and children’s choirs, and can be used in Church School classes, Vacation Bible Schools, daycare programs, music camps, and worship experiences for young children. The songs and activities in this collection teach children fairness, kindness, peace, sharing, helping others, and caring for the earth. Sing and Dance and Play with Joy: Inclusive Songs for Young Children comes with the hope that all children will learn an expansive theology of God and an ethic of equality and fairness in human relationships.