Plugged In Curriculum


About This Curriculum:

  • Perfect for elementary kids, ages 5-12
  • 5 weeks of teaching materials
  • Includes large group and small group resources
  • Includes environment design ideas
  • Includes printable service notes
  • Includes family table talker
  • Includes JumpStart3 video/audio bundle for series verse ($15 value!)
  • Includes game, worship, offering, and series bumper videos, countdown videos, graphic slides, and social media images
  • Available as an instant download
  • Download a free sample here

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Plugged In is a 5-week series where kids will learn from studying the book of James how to put their faith into action by plugging into God’s Word. This curriculum is written with RIGHT NOW in mind. All large group content is online service-friendly, please feel free to record and use any of the content in your live and online streaming services. Everything is COVID-friendly and written with social distancing in mind.

Series Verse:  “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” (James 1:22 NIV)

Each Week Includes:

  • Series and weekly verse
  • A Takeaway statement
  • Introduction
  • Large group game
  • Skit
  • Message/Object Lesson
  • Small group discussion
  • Small group game/activity
  • Review questions
  • Take-home card
  • Service slides
  • Additional social media graphics

Week 1:

  • Bible Story – Patient Endurance (James 1:2-18)
  • Today’s Takeaway – I need to be patient and practice endurance.
  • Weekly Verse – “God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:12 NLT)

Week 2:

  • Bible Story – Show Me Your Faith (James 1:21-25; 2:14-26)
  • Today’s Takeaway – I need to show my faith in my actions.
  • Weekly Verse – “What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?” (James 2:14 NLT)

Week 3:

  • Bible Story – Wisdom Comes From God (James 3:13-18)
  • Today’s Takeaway – I need to ask God for His wisdom.
  • 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 4:

  • Bible Story – Friends or Enemies? (James 4:2-10)
  • Today’s Takeaway – I need to be close to God and distant from the world.
  • Weekly Verse – “Come close to God, and God will come close to you.” (James 4:8a NLT)

Week 5:

  • Bible Story – Powerful Prayer (James 5:13-18)
  • Today’s Takeaway – I need to pray faith-filled prayers.
  • Weekly Verse – “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” (James 5:16b NLT)

Additional Resources

Plugged In Pinterest Board – Check out my Plugged In Series Pinterest board for more great ideas for snacks, crafts, and games to go along with the series.

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

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