What Is A Joyful Path Year Two Like?
In A Joyful Path, Year Two, we focus on some of the main tenets of Progressive Christianity and Spirituality, giving our children the foundation they need to walk the path of Jesus in today’s world. It has stories and affirmations written to help children clarify their own personal beliefs while staying open to the wisdom of other traditions.
Year Two will be similar to Year One, in that it will have 37 lessons, full color original artwork, a contemplative and introductory section for the teacher in each lesson, 37 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 more directly on our eight points, breaking them down into 3-5 lessons per point.
Unit 8 Lessons are:
• Lesson 1: Learning/Exploration/Discovery
• Lesson 2: Open to Change
• Lesson 3: Creativity
• Lesson 4: Selfless Love
• Lesson 5: Personal Power
• Lesson 6: Developing An Inner Life
Each Year Two Lesson Includes:
Teacher Introduction/Getting to the Heart of the Lesson
Spiritual Affirmation with full color Art
Original Story, and Activities, Bible Verses,
Getting to the Heart of the Lesson
Most young children are born with a sense of wonder and anticipate discovery around every corner. A shiny penny or a snowflake holds a world of delight. But perhaps because our culture tends to overstimulate and excite our children, boredom begins to seep in as children get older. It’s not uncommon to hear complaints of, “I’ve seen that” or “I know that already” from children who are already closing the doors to their sense of discovery.
Everything in this world, no matter how rewarding, eventually ends. Sincerely following the wisdom teachings of Jesus leads to ever increasing joy and freedom. For those willing to cast away fear and live lives of faith, courage and selfless love, there is endless discovery and opportunity for growth.
The lifelong learning of the spiritual life involves so much more than the classroom learning we are all familiar with. Every facet of life is touched as we keep our hearts open and let spirit and truth guide us through every experience. Let’s approach life with the wonder of a child and share our discoveries with our children. Perhaps together we can develop an irresistible habit for learning.
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, Bibles and Bible Study
, Ethical Issues
, Food and Farming Justice
, Health and Healing
, Interfaith Issues & Dialogue
, Loving Kindness
, Sacred Community
, Spiritual Exploration & Practice
, and The Younger Generation
. 8 Points: Point 1: Teachings of Jesus
, Point 2: Pluralism
, Point 3: Inclusive Community
, Point 4: Act As We Believe
, Point 5: Non-Dogmatic Searchers
, Point 6: Peace and Justice
, Point 7: Integrity of the Earth
, and Point 8: Compassion and Selfless Love
. Ages: Elementary
. Resource Types: Children's Curriculum
, Children's Curriculum PDF Single Lesson
, and PDF Download