Kingdom Quest

Kingdom Quest—Our version of Sunday school.
Experiential learning in a Small Group/Large Group Rotation Model 

It’s highly RELATIONAL. It shifts from Sunday school teachers who try to deliver the entire lesson in classroom teaching style to small group leaders who help kids discover the truth of God’s word.

It uses CREATIVE presentation techniques. When all the kids from the ages grouped together come to watch the Bible event, it might be a story tell presentation, interactive drama, or even video clip. Puppets help set up the lesson.

It is JESUS-CENTERED. All lessons point to the main theme of the Bible: God’s rescue for us through His Son Jesus.  The broad biblical scope gives you a balanced 10 year scope and sequence.

What else?  It speaks the language of kids: FUN! Why shouldn’t learning be highly participatory and fun…especially at church? It utilizes hands-on experiential learning aimed at multiple senses and learning styles.  It even gets at the emotions behind Bible events.

Sample Video

Format: 

  • Ages 2-3 & Ages 4-5-K Large group. Small group.  Large group. Children begin together with a group presentation of the Bible event.  Then they move to small group activities of snack, game and craft. They wrap up in a group together a puppet and a lesson review.
  • Grades 1-4 Small group. Large group.  Small group.  Children begin in small groups, move to large group presentation, then return to small group for Bible discovery and a learning activity.
  • Grades 5 & 6 Small group. Large Group. Small group. This is similar to Grades 1-4, but uses different presentation techniques in the large Large group in all these settings refers more to the style of teaching rather than only the size of the group.

Overall Goal:

  • Experiencing the love of Jesus. This underlies all our lessons and invites the children to respond!
  • Touching the whole child.  It aims at the heart, soul, mind and strength.  It is experiential.

Introduction

Introduction

Sample Video Ages 2-3

Sample Video Ages 4-5-K

Sample Video Grades 1-4

Sample Video Grades 5-6

Kingdom Quest Lessons Scope and Sequence

FREE LESSON DOWNLOADS

Delightful Hands-On Learning for Ages 2 & 3

Kingdom Quest Early Childhood lessons for Ages 2 & 3 teach kids about Jesus in a language they can understand:  participation!  Young children begin with a puppet presentation and the Bible event. In their small groups, they reinforce the Bible truth through a snack, craft, game, songs, and even acting out the Bible event themselves.  They take home their craft and their “God Talk at Home” page that helps the learning continue in the home!

Notice: In the Kingdom Quest Lesson the seasons are NOT divided into four equal parts of 13 lessons.  Instead Summer has 14 lessons, Fall has 13, Winter 21, and Spring 10.  Total:  58.  Why?  Our seasons are marked between days in the calendar.  Summer begins with Memorial Weekend and ends with Labor Day.  Fall ends at Thanksgiving.  Winter covers from Advent to Easter.  Spring is from Easter to Memorial Weekend.  You will always have more lessons than you need in a series. 

Printed Lesson Materials

Year 1

Summer Season – Moses, Children of the Bible, Daniel in Lions Den

Fall Season – Creation, Noah, Jonah, We Thank God

Winter Season – Jesus Comes, Jesus Grows Up, Jesus Chooses Followers, Jesus Helps Us, Praying, Jesus Goes to the Cross

Spring Season – Resurrection, Good Samaritan, Zacchaeus

Year 2

Summer Season – Moses, Joshua, David, Elijah, Daniel

Fall Season – Creation, Noah, Jonah, Abraham, Joseph, We Thank God

Winter Season – Jesus Comes, Following Jesus, Jesus and the Lost, Jesus the Teacher, Jesus the Servant

Spring Season – Resurrection, Jesus’ Miracles

Creative & Fun Preschool Lessons for Ages 4-5-K

This Kingdom Quest age grouping includes 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds, but also might include 6-year-olds who are in kindergarten. You can repeat our preschool lessons on a two-year cycle. Lessons are arranged in mini-series most often with a theme that is emphasized for 4 or 5 weeks.

The kids gather together for singing about 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the hour.  This tames anxious preschoolers and helps them ease into the group as they joing the singing when they arrive.  Ages 4-5-K begins with the large group Bible event and teaching. Kids then move to their small groups where we reinforce the Bible truth through a snack, craft, and game.  Lastly the kids gather one more time as a large group to review today’s lesson and teach Albie, the silly bird, the take home point of the day.  “God Talk at Home” are the take home pages that encourage conversations about the lesson.

Notice: In the Kingdom Quest Lesson the seasons are NOT divided into four equal parts of 13 lessons.  Instead Summer has 14 lessons, Fall has 13, Winter 21, and Spring 10.  Total:  58.  Why?  Our seasons are marked between days in the calendar.  Summer begins with Memorial Weekend and ends with Labor Day.  Fall ends at Thanksgiving.  Winter covers from Advent to Easter.  Spring is from Easter to Memorial Weekend.  You will always have more lessons than you need in a series.

Kids Church lessons are also available.  This is a word and worship experience with small group breakouts.  Worship comes alive with a variety of activities, prayer techniques, storytelling, Bible videos, learning games and more.  Lessons follow the same text and theme as Kingdom Quest.  Together they are a great Sunday morning combination of two different children’s ministry experiences linked by a common theme.

Printed Lesson Materials

Year 1

Summer Season – Creation, Fall, Flood, Moses, Gideon

Fall Season – Kings, Elijah, Daniel, Esther

Winter Season – Jesus’ Birth, Life, Death, Resurrection

Spring Season – Ascension, Early Church

Year 2

Summer Season – Samuel, Father’s Day, David, Joshua, Elijah, Naaman, Proverbs

Fall Season – Creation, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Elijah

Winter Season – Jesus’ Birth, Life, Death, Resurrection

Spring Season – Great Commission, Acts, Mother’s Day, Heaven

Learning that Engages the Whole Child for Grades 1-4

In Kingdom Quest elementary lessons for Grades 1-4, children begin in their small groups with a learning readiness activity. Then all groups come together for a creative presentation of the Bible event. A humorous puppet interacts with kids through a dilemma that is solved by the lesson that is taught. The large group presentation delivers solid Biblical content through interactive storytelling techniques, like a wacky professor, visitors from the Bible, and game shows to name a few. Download Backdrops to use with our large group presentation.

Kids return to their small groups to investigate the Bible and discuss application.  A learning craft, snack, or games helps the take home point stick!

Notice: In the Kingdom Quest Lesson the seasons are NOT divided into four equal parts of 13 lessons.  Instead Summer has 14 lessons, Fall has 13, Winter 21, and Spring 10.  Total:  58.  Why?  Our seasons are marked between days in the calendar.  Summer begins with Memorial Weekend and ends with Labor Day.  Fall ends at Thanksgiving.  Winter covers from Advent to Easter.  Spring is from Easter to Memorial Weekend.  You will always have more lessons than you need in a series.

Printed Lesson Materials

Year 1

Summer Season – Genesis – Creation through Abraham

Fall Season – Genesis – Isaac through Joseph

Winter Season – Nativity through Life of Jesus (Matthew)

Spring Season – The Early Church

Year 2

Summer Season – The Great Escape

Fall Season – Conquest and Judges

Winter Season – Nativity through Life of Jesus (Mark)

Spring Season – The Early Church

Year 3

Summer Season – Samuel through David

Fall Season – David through Jeroboam

Winter Season – Nativity through Life of Jesus (Luke)

Spring Season – The Early Church

Year 4

Summer Season – Divided Kingdom

Fall Season – Captivity

Winter Season – Nativity through Life of Jesus (John)

Spring Season – The Early Church

Kingdom Quest Preteen Lessons

Relevant Topics and Building Relationships for Preteens

Kingdom Quest lessons for 5th and 6th graders are labeled as Quest 56 lessons.  Instead of studying through books of the Bible, Quest 56 covers spiritual topics like prayer or life topics like friendship.  Students begin with small group activities and discussion that help kids build friendships. Then groups gather together for a large group presentation using a dramatized character and audience participation.  You can even download FREE SIGNS for each series. Kids return to their small groups to investigate the Bible and discuss application. This also involves some creative age-appropriate art project, snack, or learning activity.

Notice: In the Kingdom Quest Lesson the seasons are NOT divided into four equal parts of 13 lessons.  Instead Summer has 14 lessons, Fall has 13, Winter 21, and Spring 10.  Total:  58.  Why?  Our seasons are marked between days in the calendar.  Summer begins with Memorial Weekend and ends with Labor Day.  Fall ends at Thanksgiving.  Winter covers from Advent to Easter.  Spring is from Easter to Memorial Weekend.  You will always have more lessons than you need in a series.

Printed Lesson Materials

Year 1

Summer Season – Holy Spirit Blaze, Raising Your Parent, Greatest Stories Ever Told

Fall Season – Fitting In and Finding Friends, A Whole New You

Winter Season – Jesus Isn’t Santa Claus, God’s Top Ten, Surrender U

Spring Season – Jesus Now, Spring Cleaning

Year 2

Summer Season – A-Maze-In Life, Seeing God Through Suffering

Fall Season – Teen Heroes of the Bible, Prayer Walk Mall

Winter Season – Giving to God, Sharpening Your Sword, Great Chapters of the Bible

Spring Season – Self-Esteem, Character Shapers, God

Free Signs

Lesson signs for Kingdom Quest 5th & 6th graders are a great way to share Jesus with your kids! These biblical topics are taught in a fun & engaging ways. Now you can print signs or banners to promote the current series and pump kids up for the next one.

Use the signs for decor, too. Inexpensively frame a sign or hang them and paint a frame around it.

YMI Here?

A sample series focusing on Ages 4-5-K, Grades 1-4 and Grades 5-6.

Are you looking for a short series of six weeks where the lessons in the age groups are on similar topics? Then try the 6-week series that helps kids discover God’s purposes for them: “YMI Here?”

Downloading Tips

You have two choices in your downloading, PDF or Word document.  Word documents can be edited in your setting.  Personalize your lessons with notes to leaders or changes in the lesson.

If your computer runs a bit slow, it is best to download small sections at a time.  Our curriculum cannot be downloaded to a Mac. Some PCs and anti-virus software may give you a security warning due to the large .exe files of lessons. Choose the “Run anyway” action if you would like to continue to download.

Supplies Are the Key!

This curriculum might be free but it still costs. It costs the expense and effort it takes to gather weekly supplies.  If you don’t have a supply coordinator with a budget to buy supplies, please don’t attempt this curriculum.  It won’t work.  It’s not an ordinary curriculum.  But if you prepare beforehand the teaching resources for the shepherds and presenters, they will have a great time along with the kids!  You will have an extra-ordinary experience…because this is not an ordinary Sunday school experience.

Download Implementation Handbook!

Free Implementation Handbook is strongly recommend. This useful, easy to navigate, go to guide will help you implement, launch, and administer Kingdom Quest and Kids Church in every setting. Find out how to bring new curriculum into your church, what to do during the 8-week countdown to Opening Sunday, and how to use the curriculum most effectively! Download Implementation Handbook now!