Global Adventures Children’s Curriculum
Thanks for joining the adventure!
This resource is developed for children in grades 1-6 to help them learn about the global church and the people groups around the world who have yet to hear the good news about Jesus. Through stories, prayer activities and cultural experiences, we hope each child will understand the good news of Jesus is for all nations.
Here are some additional goals for this resource:
- We pray the children will desire to obey this call of Jesus as they interact with children in their school and neighborhood who have diverse cultural backgrounds.
- We pray some will hear the voice of Jesus, calling them to go to the ends of the earth to proclaim the love of Jesus.
- Because we believe the prayers of children are powerful and effective, we pray this resource will move them to pray not only for our missionaries but also for the people who need to hear about Jesus, including their friends and neighbors.
In addition to the printable material, you will find several PowerPoints to accompany the material on the FMWM website (below).
Global Adventures takes students on an adventure to five world areas – Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Each world area includes ideas and resources to be adapted for use as a month-long missions emphasis or for a whole quarter of children’s church.
People on the Adventure
Explore These Countries
Adventures in Prayer
Adventures in Culture
After each story there is brief Explore More section to help children engage further. The People on the Adventure section introduces missionaries serving in the area. Adventures in Culture includes cultural activities for students to participate in, including games, crafts, language and food.
The theme verse for this first edition of Global Adventures is Romans 10:14-15:
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in?
And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?
And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?
As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
We invite you and your students to join us on this adventure and hear the stories of people with “beautiful feet,” bringing the good news of Jesus to those around them.
Thank you for partnering with FMWM to help our children develop a passion for the world God loves!
– Jan Coates, Editor