A Joyful Path, Children’s Curriculum, Year One, Ages 6-10, For Groups


Progressive Christian Spiritual Curriculum- Year One

Compassionate, Intelligent, Inter-Spiritual, Non-Dogmatic

This Package is intended for Groups and includes:

1) 38 Lessons in a full color teacher’s handbook.

2) A DVD is also included which has all the lessons in pdf format to email or print out. The DVD also has a teacher training video. This is your digital component and can be used on any media device.


Topic Based, Behavior over Belief

Guiding children to find their own inner wisdom and the courage to follow it!


This curriculum can be spread out over 2-3 years but also can be done in one year. (click here for suggested supplemental materials)


*Year Two is now available!

This curriculum teaches bravery, courage, inclusion, stillness, forgiveness, humility, concentration, discovering divine energy, non-greed, service, truthfulness, kindness, gratitude, protection and care for the environment, creativity, letting go, finding god within all, and more.

“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 Religiousand From Literal to Literacy.

Here is a list of our lessons:

The Stories of our Tradition- The Bible and how we use it

A Spiritual Teacher- The Jesus Story

The Nameless One- Who or What is God?

A Pocket Full of Coins- Discovering Divine Energy

A Lion in the Garden- Forgiving and Healing

The Confusing Coat- Learning from Mistakes

The Dangerous Road- Connecting with Kindness

Brother Wolf- Being an Instrument for Blessing

Blind Eyes See- Experiencing God as Light

Are Two Words Enough?- Expressing Gratitude

The Lonely Shepherd- Experiencing God as Joy

The Monkey and the Well- Concentrating Our Energy

Touching the Moon- Practicing Humility

The Greedy Gambler- Non-Greed

Nathan Leaves Home- Remembering God’s Presence

The Christmas Surprise- Experiencing God as Love

Wild Mountain John- Filling Our Minds with Goodness

Monica’s Complicated Quilt- Opening Our Hearts in Prayer

The New Neighborhood- Loving others through Service

The Falling Sky- Asking for Guidance- Discernment

The Magic Potion- Learning Patience

Three Hundred Peanuts- Work Creativity

Rachel Dreams of the Sea- Self-Expansion

Shoe Laces- Sharing

Nothing Fancy- What is Success?

19 Dangerous Trips- Willpower and Courage

Who Is In-Charge?- Self-control

The Brave One- Courage

A Drop of Water- Stillness

New Life- Easter

Standing Tall- Palm Sunday

A Heavy Load- Letting Go

The Changeless Spirit- Security

6,000 Tries!- Perseverance

Do Unto Others- Truthfulness

A Choice- Willingness

One Love- Inclusion

She Is Everywhere- God in Nature





Review & Commentary

3 thoughts on “A Joyful Path, Children’s Curriculum, Year One, Ages 6-10, For Groups

  1. The information provided indicates the topics, but do the lessons include colouring, puzzles and crafts to keep the interest of the target age groups?

    • Hi Richard.
      thank you for your comment!
      Yes, each lesson of the 38 FUll lessons include a few activities and in general have movement activities, craft activities, music tips, nature tips, meditations, affirmations, as well as a original short story. Teachers have told us that there is more than enough to do with each lesson and in fact, many people have told us that there is so much material in each lesson that they can be spread out over 2-3 lessons, if needed. On this page: http://progressivechristianity.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/NEW-Sample-Book_FINAL.pdf , there is a pdf file of a full 6 lesson sample book which gives you a clear idea of what is included in each lesson. You can download it, try it out with your teachers or kids or show to your education committee to see if its a good fit. Blessings on your work!

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