ChurchesWe help you inspire your youth to follow Jesus!
We understand these are challenging times in our world, and you have limited time to make an eternal impact.
We provide engaging, heart-focused curriculum that will draw more children to Jesus and more families back to church.
What People Are Saying About A Heart Like Jesus A-Z
"A Heart Like Jesus is a perfect curriculum choice for our Early Childhood midweek service. We love the focus on the character traits that are presented in a super fun and engaging format. Preschoolers don’t want to miss a week! The puppet shows and scenarios help the children understand how the traits apply to their lives and the songs with motions help tremendously with scripture memorization. A Heart Like Jesus will certainly stay on our curriculum rotation schedule."
Early Childhood Director
WoodsEdge Community Church
"I loved teaching 'A Heart Like Jesus!’ The preschool age group really responds well to the lessons and stories in this curriculum, I would highly recommend it to any church kids' ministry for children to learn the love of Jesus."
"As a Children's Pastor of over 15 years, I have seen more curriculum resources than I can count. The beauty of A Heart Like Jesus A-Z is the simplicity of it and the ease of use, and of course the fact that it focuses on growing up to have hearts just like Jesus! The lessons include worship options, large group and story time presentations, puppet skits, small group activities, and even parent pages to reinforce learning at home. I highly recommend this curriculum to you whether you are a small church with multi-aged small groups or a large church with groups for every grade. Couldn't be happier with this curriculum."
Former Children's Pastor, Author, and Editor
Equipping children to follow Jesus wholeheartedly can be a challenge in today’s society.
Not only do you have much of the culture trying to undo what you are teaching, but you have so few hours to invest, short attention spans to consider, and limited opportunities to empower parents to take the spiritual lead. This can leave you feeling stressed about how best to engage and inspire children.
What We Offer
We understand your frustration, which is why we want to help! Growing Kingdom Hearts creates heart-focused curriculum that inspires and engages your kids at the heart level! We offer an all-inclusive version for ages 4-14 and an Early Childhood version for ages 0-6 years of age. We also provide family discipleship pages to help you partner with parents and encourage spiritual conversations at home!
When you use A Heart Like Jesus A-Z with your children’s ministry, we help you reach the heart of each child.
How We Reach the Heart of Your Children
We focus on TRAINING THE HEART
- Cultivating a love for Jesus, so children will naturally want to be like Him, rather than trying to be good out of obligation or to please others.
- Cultivating a need for Jesus, so children will rely on the Holy Spirit to display Christ-like character, rather than trying to be good in their own strength.
Our Three Goals
- Fall in love with who Jesus is
- Desire to be like Jesus
- Realize their need for a Savior and dependence on God
How the Goals are Accomplished
Learn 29 character traits of Jesus’ beautiful heart from God’s Word
Memorize 30 scripture verses to hide God's Word in their heart
Be given the opportunity to hear and receive the gospel each week
Realize how to depend on God by asking for His help in prayer
Learn to apply God's Word through puppet shows, scenarios, and family discipleship activities
Who Is It For?
Any size children’s ministry can use easily A Heart Like Jesus A-Z for their Sunday or mid-week curriculum.
A Heart Like Jesus A-Z has lesson components for children Pre-K through 8th grade. It is all inclusive and easy to pull out the materials for the age-groups you need! Small group lessons are divided by age level, making it engaging and very applicable for even older children! Large group time is primarily for preschool and elementary ages, but it can be easily adapted for older children. Older children will also enjoy leading the younger children in worship, puppeteering, and other large group activities during large group time!
Length: School Year
This 30-lesson curriculum, along with review lessons, works perfectly with a typical school year. A review template is included if additional lessons would like to be added. If a review lesson is done every 5 weeks, this curriculum will be a 36-lesson curriculum, the typical length of a school year. Review lessons are highly recommended to reinforce each lesson!
Calendar Year Adaption
If each of the character lessons A-Z (not including the three bonus lessons) are taught for two weeks using the Review Lesson template for the second week, the curriculum will last a full calendar year!
For every curriculum purchased, one will be distributed to a ministry in need around the world!