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Connect

Preteens connect with God's big story through videos, Bible exploration, and hands-on projects.

Why choose Connect?

  • Combine humor with teachings from the Bible

    Capture attention while applying biblical teachings from the lesson with the Connect curriculum, which is notorious for its witty, quirky humor-filled videos.

  • Relate to preteens with content they understand

    Help teens see the big picture of the Bible with Connect Bibles, which feature visual icons, vibrant maps, and instant activities while providing relevance for preteens.

  • Build understanding around key Bible themes

    Encourage preteens to see the narrative arc of the Bible with Connect’s Bible-centered approach explores.

  • Set your leaders and volunteers up for success

    Use quality leader materials to ensure your volunteers and leaders feel prepared without having to invest a large amount of time before teaching.

How it works

The Connect curriculum comes with five Old Testament units and five New Testament units. Each Connect unit lesson follows a three-part sequence:

  • See – Start lessons by watching an animated video that exposes a key biblical theme
  • Explore – Use the Connect Bibles to read, highlight, and sketch as they search for passages that relate to the lesson theme
  • Make – Make associations between biblical themes and their own lives with activities and projects on the learner materials that get them creating, collaborating, and connecting

Scope and sequence

Journey through the Old and New Testaments, exploring the connections between several stories each week. Download the full scope and sequence.

1. Creation
Genesis 1:1-5
2. Fall
Genesis 3:1-7
3. Suffering
Genesis 3:16-19
4. Flood
Genesis 9:9-17
5. Tower of Babel
Genesis 11:1-9
6. Beginnings Rewind
1. Covenant
Genesis 17:1-8
2. Jacob & Esau
Genesis 27:21-29
3. Jacob to Israel
Genesis 32:22-31
4. 12 Sons
Genesis 49:28
5. Joseph
Genesis 41:14-16, 39-40
6. The Promise Rewind
1. Moses
Exodus 3:1-12
2. Exodus
Exodus 14:21-30
3. Wilderness
Exodus 16:1-8
4. Commandments
Exodus 20:1-17
5. Promised Land
Joshua 4:19-24
6. Freedom Rewind
1. Judges
Judges 2:11-19
2. David
1 Samuel 16:4-13
3. Solomon’s Temple
1 Kings 9:1-9
4. Kingdoms
1 Kings 11:9-13
5. Prophets
Amos 5:21-24
6. Kings & Prophets Rewind
1. Babylon
2 Kings 25:1-12
2. Diaspora
Jeremiah 50:4-7
3. Return
Ezra 1:1-4
4. Occupation
Esther 4:13-17
5. Caesar
Luke 1:67-79
6. Conquered Rewind
1. Annunciation
Luke 1:26-38
2. Nativity
Luke 2:1-7
3. Consecration
Luke 2:25-35
4. Herod
Matthew 2:13-18
5. Authority
Luke 2:41-49
6. Jesus: Early Life Rewind
1. Baptism
Mark 1:9-11
2. 12 Disciples
Mark 9:33-37
3. Parables
Matthew 13:10-17
4. Healings
Mark 5:35-43
5. Teachings
Matthew 7:24-29
6. Jesus: Ministry Rewind
1. Jerusalem
Matthew 21:1-11
2. Last Supper
Luke 22:14-20
3. Betrayal
Luke 22:31-33, 54-62
4. Death
Mark 15:16-32
5. Resurrection
John 20:11-18
6. Jesus: The Savior Rewind
1. Conversion
Acts 9:1-6
2. The Gospel
2 Corinthians 5:14-21
3. The Law
Galatians 5:1, 13-26
4. Grace
Ephesians 2:8-9
5. The Cross
Romans 5:1-11
6. The Apostle Rewind
1. Pentecost
Acts 2:1-13
2. The Body of Christ
Romans 12:1-8
3. Persecution
Acts 4:17-22
4. Spread of the Gospel
Acts 10:9-20, 34-35
5. New Creation
Revelation 21:1-8
6. The Church Rewind
“Beyond just a bible story, this curriculum seeks to connect the story with the way middle schoolers live and think.”
Amy Cook , Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

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