Important Product Note: This is a digital product that you have to print yourself. There is no physical product.
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The Beatitudes: An Illustrated Curriculum is a twelve-session, verse-by-verse study of the Beatitudes from the Gospel of Matthew. This intergenerational curriculum is highly adaptable, providing a flexible and formative experience for your entire Sunday school program and the whole family.
Designed to be led virtually, this study explores Jesus’ timeless teaching through art, reflection, and discussion. This passage is full of wisdom that will enrich families and churches, exploring Jesus’ vision of God’s inclusive kingdom, how Jesus turned expectations and traditional beliefs about being blessed upside down, and how to live into the promises of Jesus’ Beatitudes.
We have released Sessions 1–6. You will be charged for the full 12-week curriculum and will receive the first six sessions when you complete your purchase. The remaining six sessions will become available and sent to you via e-mail in mid-September. Due to COVID-19, we are working hard to pivot and provide materials designed for virtual use. This is new territory for all of us. To provide you with the best quality, we are initially releasing the first six sessions and will follow with the remaining six sessions.
What comes with The Beatitudes: An Illustrated Curriculum?
Twelve sessions (you will receive the first six sessions when you complete your purchase and the following six sessions in mid-September) that include the following:
Welcome and Chat: Includes a Welcome Question that you can use to engage in informal conversation while everyone joins the virtual space you're using.
Beatitude Reflection: A script that is meant to be used for leading these sessions online or via pre-recorded video. It will walk participants through the Beatitude that is the focus of the session.
Blessing: Gives you a chance to offer a blessing to the participants that ties in the focal scripture and/or Beatitude.
Imagining and Coloring: We encourage leaders to use the coloring page and discussion questions for imagining, coloring, and discussing.
Activity: We provide you with a possible activity for each session that inspires a deeper understanding and practice of the Beatitudes.
Prayer: A simple way that you can use to close each of the sessions with the participants.
Family Page: The Family Page is a tool that you can use in a variety of ways. It consists of a central question, a brief overview paragraph with a practice that families can do together, a modified version of the Beatitudes Reflection from the Leader Guide, and a prayer. Add the coloring page to it and send it home to families for family faith formation.
Appendix: While we have provided you with twelve sessions of material, we also created an appendix to help you expand your experience with The Beatitudes: An Illustrated Curriculum. It contains children’s book recommendations that complement what each session covers and additional resources.
Glossary: Included in this resource is a glossary to cover any words used in the curriculum that may need further definition and context.
Media Kit: Our Media Kit includes the Beatitudes logo in a variety of formats, as well as promotional images that you can use in newsletters, social media, and your website.
Additional Beatitudes Products (sold separately)
The Beatitudes Coloring Posters: We have created both physical and digital coloring posters that can be used along with our curriculum. The physical coloring posters will be shipped to you, and the digital coloring posters include the posters formatted in our new Mosaic Poster Tile format (so you can print out smaller tiles at home that fit together to make a large poster).
The Beatitudes Coloring Pages: The 8.5˝ x 11˝ versions are included with your curriculum purchase, but if you want the ability to print them at larger sizes (A3, A4, 8.5˝ x 14˝ and 11˝ x 17˝), you'll need to purchase the coloring pages separately.