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Back to Basics: 5-Week Children's Ministry Curriculum

Back to Basics: 5-Week Children's Ministry Curriculum

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What is church? Why do we go to church? What's the deal with the little pool? Who are all of the people at church? Why do we do the things we do at church? If you've heard any of these questions, this series will be just the thing to kick off your school year and get back to "Sunday School" on the right foot.

“Back to Basics” is a 5-week lesson series that lays a foundation of the doctrine of the church. In these lessons, children will hear a Biblical explanation of why the church does what it does and learn more about various aspects of what makes a church a church – proclaiming the gospel, worshiping, hearing the Bible taught, having Biblical leaders, and observing the ordinances (baptism and the Lord’s Supper). This series is perfect for Sunday School, a midweek discipleship time, or even a special class before children begin to attend the main worship gathering.

5 - weeks of Bible Lessons
FREE Sample Lesson
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Ages 5-11


5-Week Curriculum Overview

  1. Churches Proclaim the Gospel
    • Text – Acts 4:1-22
    • Peter and John Preach the Gospel
    • Main Point – The Gospel is the Good News that Jesus died to pay the price for sin
  2. Churches Worship God
    • Text – John 4, Psalm 100, Romans 12:1, 1 Samuel 15, 1 John 4:19
    • What is Worship?Main Point – Worship is focusing 100% on God
  3. Churches Gather to Hear the Bible Taught
    • Text – 2 Timothy 4:1-4
    • Paul’s Charge to Timothy to Teach the Gospel
    • Main Point – Faith Comes from Hearing
  4. Churches Have Biblical Leaders
    • Text – Acts 6:1-7
    • The Choosing of the Seven
    • Main Point – God chooses men to be leaders of His church on earth and to teach about Him
  5. Churches Celebrate Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
    • Text – Acts 16 and 1 Corinthians 11
    • Lydia’s Baptism and Paul’s Teaching on the Lord’s Supper
    • Main Point – Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are pictures of the gospel in the church

 ** NOTE: Lesson 4 on Biblical leaders teaches the roles of elders as overseers and deacons as servants of the church. Lesson 5 on baptism teaches believer's baptism by immersion. With the WORD format included in the download, you can easily edit these sections to fit your church's teaching if different than these views. 



  • Introductory Activity
  • Large Group Worship Time
    • Welcome activity
    • Study God’s Word – teaching materials for the Biblical text
    • Prayer
  • Small Group Lessons (2 options – ages 5-8 and ages 8-12)
    • Review
    • Application
    • Memory Verse
    • Prayer
    • All necessary printables and resources
  • Take home – family devotional guide 



  • 🚌 Perfect for ages 5-11 (grades K-6 in the USA)
  • 📅 5-weeks of teaching material
  • ⏰    45-90 minutes per lesson - with suggestions for different length classes
  • 📘 Bible Translation - ESV quoted in editable Word file, activity pages provided in ESV, NIV & KJV
  • 📥 This is an instant download curriculum


Adaptable for 30-90 minute classes:

30 Minute Class

Intro Activity and Large Group

45 Minute Class

  • Intro Activity
  • Large Group
  • Review/ Application in Small Group

1 Hour Class

  • Intro Activity
  • Large Group
  • Review/ Application in Small Group
  • Memory Verse in Small Group

Longer Class or Multiple Sessions

The full curriculum can be taught in 90 minutes. Or, many churches choose to teach the curriculum during Sunday School and Children's Church or Sunday AM and Wednesday PM.

How to Access This Product:

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Customer Reviews

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Anonymous (Atlanta, US)
Excellent mid-week curriculum!

We love this series so far! It is biblically sound and engaging for the kids - we don't use all of the activities, but I appreciate having a options and the ones we have used have been great.