Followers Curriculum


About This Curriculum:

  • Perfect for elementary kids, ages 5-12
  • 6 weeks of teaching materials
  • Includes large group and small group resources
  • Includes JumpStart3 video/audio bundle for series verse ($15 value!)
  • Available as an instant download
  • Download a free sample here
  • Includes a high quality bumper video, graphic slides, and social media images

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Followers is a 6-week series where kids will learn how to be better followers of Christ from the lives of Jesus’ very own disciples.

Series Verse: “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24-25 NIV)

Each Week Includes:

  • Series and weekly verse
  • A Takeaway statement
  • Large group game
  • Skit
  • Message/Object Lesson
  • Small group discussion
  • Small group game/activity
  • Review questions
  • Take-home card
  • Printable service notes

Week 1:

  • Disciple – Peter
  • Bible Story – Peter Speaks Up  (Matthew 16:13-19; 17:1-8)
  • Today’s Takeaway – I will be bold about following Jesus.
  • Weekly Verse – “The wicked run away when no one is chasing them, but the godly are as bold as lions.” (Proverbs 28:1 NLT)

Week 2:

  • Disciple – Andrew
  • Bible Story -Andrew Shares Jesus with Peter  (John 1:35-42)
  • Today’s Takeaway – I will share Jesus with everyone I know.
  • Weekly Verse – “Yet preaching the Good News is not something I can boast about. I am compelled by God to do it. How terrible for me if I didn’t preach the Good News!” (1 Corinthians 9:16 NLT)

Week 3:

  • Disciple – Nathanael
  • Bible Story – Nathanael’s Disbelief (John 1:43-51)
  • Today’s Takeaway – I will believe in Jesus even though I can’t see Him.
  • Weekly Verse – “Then Jesus told him, ‘You believe because you have seen Me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing Me.'” (John 20:29 NLT)

Week 4:

  • Disciple – Matthew
  • Bible Story – Matthew Leaves Everything (Luke 5:27-28)
  • Today’s Takeaway – I will give up anything to follow Jesus.
  • Weekly Verse – “So you cannot become My disciple without giving up everything you own.” (Luke 14:33 NLT)

Week 5:

  • Disciple – Mary (from Bethany)
  • Bible Story – Mary Anoints Jesus (John 12:1-8)
  • Today’s Takeaway – I will follow Jesus with a humble attitude.
  • Weekly Verse – “If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.” (James 3:13 NLT)

Week 6:

  • Disciple – James and John
  • Bible Story – James and John Get Protective (Luke 9:49-56)
  • Today’s Takeaway – I will be fierce about following Jesus.
  • Weekly Verse – “Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.” (Romans 12:11 NLT)

Additional Resources

Followers/The Greatest Story Pinterest Board – Check out my Followers and The Greatest Story Series Pinterest board for more great ideas for snacks, crafts, and games to go along with the series.

Followers/The Greatest Story Set Design – Head over to my set design page to find ideas for decorating your environment for the theme.

Sample Schedules – Check out these sample schedules for a couple ways you can structure the elements in your services.

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