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


Progressive Christian Spiritual Curriculum- Year One

Group Curriculum and Music (Handbook +DVD+ Music)

Compassionate, Intelligent, Inter-Spiritual, Non-Dogmatic

38 Lessons in a full color teacher’s handbook. 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 package also includes 2 music CD’s for use in the classroom- one, Ashana, is for calming, meditative, quiet time and the other, Butterflyfish, is upbeat, bluesy, folky, fun family music with progressive Christian language.

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. 

Year Two will be ready for use in Summer of 2013!

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




Topics: The Younger Generation. 8 Points: Eight points. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Ages: Elementary and Pre-School. Resource Types: Children's Curriculum, Learn, and Teach.

Review & Commentary

  • Margaret

    I have been looking for the cost of the new children’s curriculum and have been unable to find it . can you tell me the cost please. Margaret

  • Dr. Roger Ray

    May we pre-order year two?

    • Deshna Ubeda

      Hi Roger!
      You will be able to pre-order Year Two in the Spring. We will be in touch and let you know as soon as it is available.

  • Garry Crosbie

    I am interested in getting a sample of this resource (“A Joyful Path” educational resource for young people ages 6 – 10 years) and also finding out the costs.

    • Fred Plumer

      Garry you can find out more about the curriculum from our website progressivechristianity.org under children’s curriculum. There are samples posted and lots of other information. However I just went in to check the site and found that there are a couple of pages missing which includes the purchase options. I have already contacted our website manager but am not certain how long it will take to get those back on line. In the meantime you might want to call our office 971-544-7343. you can ask for either Deshna or Sara. If I had your phone number I will have them call you. You can email me at; fplumer@progressivechristianity.org
      Thanks for your interest