Journey through Jonah: An 8-Week Curriculum
The Journey through Jonah series is an 8-week series designed for a small church setting (anywhere from 2-20 kids), although it can be adapted for any setting – including Zoom, at-home Bible study and larger groups. The 8 weeks will take kids through the entire book of Jonah and help them discover truths about God, the Gospel, and grace!
As a bonus for the summer of 2020, Journey through Jonah includes a “Take-Home” edit for the COVID-19 season, that includes a list of Take-Home Box Supplies, Weekly Guides for At-Home & a Guide for Leaders.
All activities are designed to be low-cost, and many incorporate what you may already have in your church supply area. The series is also accompanied by a Jonah Journal – an important at-home element to help families stay engaged during the week!
Each lesson includes:
- Opening Activities (for early arrivals, to start the lesson or to fill time)
- Introduction & Welcome
- Main Lesson & Discussion Questions
- Application Activities (at least 2 to choose from weekly)
The 8 weeks cover:
- Week 1: Jonah is a LITTLE book with a BIG message. (An overview of the book of Jonah)
- Week 2: The best direction is God’s direction. (Jonah 1:1-10, NIV)
- Week 3: Just like Jonah, Jesus made a sacrifice. (Jonah 1:11-16, Matthew 12:40, NIV)
- Week 4: God showed Jonah a WHALE lot of grace. (Jonah 1:17, NIV)
- Week 5: We can talk to God no matter where we are. (Jonah 2:1-10, NIV)
- Week 6: God gives us second chances. (Jonah 3:1-10, NIV)
- Week 7: God loves our enemies, and so should we. (Jonah 4:1-10, NIV)
- Week 8: God always gets the last word. (Jonah 4:10-11, NIV)
Along with editable Word docs of each lesson, this curriculum download includes:
- Jonah Journal Printable
- My Prayer Journal PDF Printable (accompanies week 5)
- Printables needed for lessons (Compass, Map, Pin the Tail on the Whale)
- Suggested Resources List (includes links to YouTube playlist & Pinterest board)
- Suggested Worship Song List
- Social media graphics
Be sure to check out the Journey through Jonah: Take Home Edition that compliments this series!