This series entitled “Life Apps” is a 9-week study on the Fruit of the Spirit. Each week focuses on a different fruit or "life app", and how they can use it day to day. The weekly curriculum content for this series includes a theme verse, two game options, a takeaway statement, a message/object lesson, a character skit, review questions, and a family take-home card. A bumper video and graphic slides for the theme, games, offering, takeaways, and review questions are provided as well.
Life Apps Curriculum Overview:
- Life App - Love
- Bible Story - Jesus, the True Vine (John 15:1-14; 13:34-35)
- Today's Takeaway - God loves us, so we can love others!
- Life App - Joy
- Bible Story - Paul Encourages the Church of Philippi (Philippians 4:4-6, book of Philippians supporting)
- Today's Takeaway - God gives us joy, and joy is contagious!
- Life App - Peace
- Bible Story - Paul Encourages the Church of Philippi Part 2 (Philippians 4:7-8, book of Philippians supporting)
- Today's Takeaway - God gives us peace when we focus on Him!
- Life App - Patience
- Bible Story - David Waits to be King (1 Samuel 16-2 Samuel 5)
- Today's Takeaway - God's power gives us the strength to be patient!
- Life App - Kindness
- Bible Story - The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)
- Today's Takeaway - God wants us to wrap each other in kindness!
- Life App - Goodness
- Bible Story - You Reap What You Sow (Galatians 6:4-10)
- Today's Takeaway - God wants to help us grow in our goodness!
- Life App - Faithfulness
- Bible Story - Jesus is Tempted (Matthew 4:1-11)
- Today's Takeaway - God wants us to be faithful no matter what!
- Life App - Gentleness
- Bible Story - David and Absalom (2 Samuel 18:1-5, Proverbs 15:1 supporting)
- Today's Takeaway - God wants us to be gentle with our words and actions!
- Life App - Self-Control
- Bible Story - Moses Loses It (Numbers 20:1-12)
- Today's Takeaway - When we lose self-control, we miss out!
Life Apps Pinterest Board - Check out my life apps series Pinterest board for more great ideas for snacks, crafts, and games to go along with the series.
Life Apps Set Design - Head over to my set design page to find ideas for decorating your environment for the theme. There is a complete tutorial for creating your own 8-foot tall iPhone included in the post.
Life Apps Verse Song - We love using Jumpstart3 music to teach our kids the theme verses for our series. We used Galatians 5:22-23 to go along with our Life Apps Series, and our kids loved it. You will have to purchase it to use in your ministry, but it is worth it. Even our teen helpers loved the song and learned the fruit of the Spirit.
The download below includes everything you need to get started with the Life App Series in your kid's ministry.
Stay tuned for my next series, Fearless, coming in November. In the Fearless series, kids will learn how to handle their fear with God's help. It is a great curriculum to use around Halloween or any time of the year. This curriculum package will have a new small group element for as well.