CHILDREN’S MINISTRY CURRICULUM & ANNUAL STRATEGY

A Comprehensive System To Grow Your Kids and Your Ministry

GROW YOUR CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

In Kids Ministry, if you’re not looking to grow the size of your team or attendance numbers, you’re probably looking to grow the effectiveness of your volunteer team, grow your level of parent engagement, and (of course) help kids grow spiritually both at church and at home. We can help.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GROW YOUR
VOLUNTEERS, PARENTS, & KIDS

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY ISN’T EASY

If you’ve been in Children’s Ministry for longer than 30 seconds, you’ve probably realized something: Kids Ministry isn’t just about kids — it’s also about the adults who lead and parent those kids. So your job as a Children’s Leader is threefold:

  1. Pastor KIDS
  2. Lead VOLUNTEERS
  3. Invest in PARENTS

Unless you’re a Children’s Ministry superhero (and please let us know if you are, because you sound awesome), that’s not an easy job. In order to do your job well, you need a cohesive strategy (and a whole bunch of resources) in six key areas:

  • Volunteers
  • Parents
  • Teaching
  • Discipleship
  • Weekly Programming
  • Events

Grow Children’s Ministry Curriculum and Annual Strategy is designed to give you all the resources you need for an entire year of ministry in all six of those key areas. Unlike other curriculum and resources available, Grow is all-inclusive. Grow isn’t just curriculum — it’s everything you need to teach kids, disciple kids, create excellent weekly programming, pull off amazing events, develop volunteers, and engage parents.

There is nothing else quite like Grow — we know, because we’ve looked!

Your job is to pastor kids, lead volunteers, and invest in parents. Our job is to make that easy for you. We’re committed to helping you be more awesome by giving you the most practical, innovative, fun, and well-made resources on planet earth.

Grow exists to help you and your ministry get more strategic, more effective, and more healthy. Because healthy things grow.

INTRODUCING…

Grow Youth Ministry Curriculum

It’s Everything you need for your students, volunteers, and parents

Grow Youth Ministry Curriculum: Discipleship
Grow Youth Ministry Curriculum: Parents
Grow Youth Ministry Curriculum: Volunteers
Grow Youth Ministry Curriculum: Events
Grow Youth Ministry Curriculum: Games

BLAST OFF

A 4-Week Series on SPIRITUAL HABITS
(Recommended For Your 1st Series)

UNBELIEVABLE

A 4-Week Series on THE MIRACLES OF JESUS
(Recommended For February)

YOU’RE INVITED

A 5-Week Series on WORSHIP
(Recommended For March)

CLUE

EASTER
(Recommended For April)

TRUE STORY

THE EARLY CHURCH
(Recommended For May)

IN THE BEGINNING

CREATION AND THE FALL
(Recommended For June)

DOUBLE DOG DARE

NOAH, BABEL, ABRAHAM, LOT
(Recommended For July)

WE ARE FAMILY

ABRAHAM, ISAAC, JACOB, ESAU
(Recommended For August)

THE HEART OF A HERO

JOSEPH
(Recommended For September)

THE GREAT ESCAPE

MOSES AND THE EXODUS
(Recommended For October)

THANKS!

THE WILDERNESS
(Recommended For November)

FOLLOW THE STAR

CHRISTMAS
(Recommended For December)

NOT NORMAL

JESUS’ EARLY LIFE AND MINISTRY
(Recommended For January)

What church leaders are saying:

Our ministry has never been the same since we started using Grow. You guys have made it possible for a volunteer like me and my team to look like rock stars!!!

Angel Acevedo

As a children’s ministry volunteer, I’ve used lots of curriculum, and this one is by far the easiest. I could prep everything the night before I was supposed to teach it in church, and it wasn’t difficult. Also, the activities were actually fun, and the kids loved it! The theme made the lesson even more exciting. It is the best curriculum I’ve used in Children’s Ministry.

Annette Hoyt

Grow is a super awesome curriculum & strategy that includes curriculum, event planning ideas, people management help, and a ton more! We’ve been using Grow for about two months and won’t look back!

Isaac Matthius Lay

Simply the best curriculum with so much more to offer than anyone else!

Drew Williams

Included in grow curriculum: the first ever drag & drop message builder

FOR SMALL CHURCHES

WE LOVE SMALL CHURCH KIDS MINISTRY LEADERS!

Grow is created by and for children’s ministry leaders of all church sizes and contexts, but we especially love our friends at smaller churches. If you’re serving in a small church, here’s how Grow is built specifically for you:

EASY TO PREP
Grow’s weekly curriculum is super easy to prepare and uses supplies that are easy to find (and affordable too)! With everything else on your to-do list each week (and limited support to make it all happen), we’ve worked hard to make every week of Grow easy to prep and easy to use.

EASY TO CUSTOMIZE
Each week of our curriculum is packed with ideas and instructions for activities, videos, images, object lessons, and more. With so many options, you can easily choose the ones that work best for your group, or just use the curriculum as-is! It’s flexible to fit your needs and resources.

EASY TO DO WITH A SMALL TEAM
If you’re a little short on volunteers right now, don’t worry. Grow doesn’t require a huge team of staff or volunteers in order to make it happen. Whether you’re leading a team of volunteers or leading a handful of kids all by yourself, Grow is designed to work for you.

And that’s just the Sunday morning stuff! When you add up the done-for-you events, parent resources, volunteer training, and discipleship tools, Grow is built to save you time, energy, and money. Because everything is done for you ahead of time, Grow will help you maximize your time and empower you to invest in people — instead of in curriculum prep.

We know doing children’s ministry in a small church can be a challenge. That’s why our team is packed with authors, contributors, and editors with small church experience. If there’s anything we can do to serve you better, please let us know!

DIVERSITY = STRENGTH

Our amazing team of youth/kids ministry contributors and writers come from churches of all sizes, cultures, contexts, denominations, and locations. Our goal is to try and capture the fullest representation of the body of Christ as we can every year. Each member of the Grow team is uniquely experienced in teaching and discipling students and kids, training and celebrating volunteers, and ministering to families. We’re excited to get every drop of Grow Curriculum & Strategy into your hands, because it comes from all of these hands and more…

CHOOSE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION BELOW:

*Currently we are taking pre-orders for Grow Kids Ministry Curriculum. Everything you need to plan your year and start in January will be available December 1st. Our prices will go up after January 1st, so lock in your price forever for being an early adopter by pre-ordering now.

Grow Your KIDS
$497
1 Payment
Annual Subscription
CURRICULUM:
12 Months of Elementary Curriculum in a Large Group/Small Group Format
12 Months of Preschool Curriculum
Series Artwork + Screen Graphics
24 Memory Verses (2 per month)
Monthly Parent Emails and Take Home Printables
Prep Sheet with Shopping Lists for Every Lesson
Weekly Coloring Pages
Weekly Bible Story Videos (coming early 2019)

DISCIPLESHIP TOOLS:
12 Month Discipleship Calendar
Easter Family Devotional
Conversation Cards for Kids
Small Group Fun Kits
Giving War Service Project
Annual Discipleship Strategy Guide

PROGRAMMING:
Monthly Themes to go with Bible Stories
Decorating Ideas
Spotify Playlists and Sound Effects

VOLUNTEERS:
12 Month Volunteer Calendar
25 Volunteer Meeting Guides
1-On-1 Volunteer Conversation Guides
12 Volunteer Celebrations
Volunteer Kickoff Event Guide
Weekly Volunteer Email Templates
Annual Volunteer Strategy Guide
Monthly Volunteer Tip Videos

PARENTS:
12 Month Parent Calendar
Move Up Sunday Parent Event
Parent + Volunteers Breakfast Event
Parent Discussion Group Guides
Monthly Parent Email Templates
Monthly Parent Take Home Guides
Annual Parent Strategy Guide

EVENTS:
12 Month Events Calendar
Annual Event Strategy
Family Easter Photo Scavenger Hunt
Glow Party
Fall Festival
Christmas Family Event
Preteen Event

EARLY ADOPTER BONUSES:
The first 100 Grow Kids subscribers are invited to join a group "Rapid Implementation" video call with the Grow Kids team.
The first 100 Grow Kids subscribers are entered into a drawing for a $1,000 Amazon shopping spree for your ministry.
Order before November 30th to be locked into our "Early Adopter" pricing for life.
PRE-ORDER NOW
Grow Your MINISTRY
$997
1 Payment
Annual Subscription
CURRICULUM:
12 Months of Elementary Curriculum in a Large Group/Small Group Format
12 Months of Preschool Curriculum
Series Artwork + Screen Graphics
24 Memory Verses (2 per month)
Monthly Parent Emails and Take Home Printables
Prep Sheet with Shopping Lists for Every Lesson
Weekly Coloring Pages
Weekly Bible Story Videos (coming early 2019)

DISCIPLESHIP TOOLS:
12 Month Discipleship Calendar
Easter Family Devotional
Conversation Cards for Kids
Small Group Fun Kits
Giving War Service Project
Annual Discipleship Strategy Guide

PROGRAMMING:
Monthly Themes to go with Bible Stories
Decorating Ideas
Spotify Playlists and Sound Effects

VOLUNTEERS:
12 Month Volunteer Calendar
25 Volunteer Meeting Guides
1-On-1 Volunteer Conversation Guides
12 Volunteer Celebrations
Volunteer Kickoff Event Guide
Weekly Volunteer Email Templates
Annual Volunteer Strategy Guide
Monthly Volunteer Tip Videos

PARENTS:
12 Month Parent Calendar
Move Up Sunday Parent Event
Parent + Volunteers Breakfast Event
Parent Discussion Group Guides
Monthly Parent Email Templates
Monthly Parent Take Home Guides
Annual Parent Strategy Guide

EVENTS:
12 Month Events Calendar
Annual Event Strategy
Family Easter Photo Scavenger Hunt
Glow Party
Fall Festival
Christmas Family Event
Preteen Event

EARLY ADOPTER BONUSES:
The first 100 Grow Kids subscribers are invited to join a group "Rapid Implementation" video call with the Grow Kids team.
The first 100 Grow Kids subscribers are entered into a drawing for a $1,000 Amazon shopping spree for your ministry.
Order before November 30th to be locked into our "Early Adopter" pricing for life.
PRE-ORDER NOW
Grow Your MINISTRY
$289
4 Payments of $289
Annual Subscription
CURRICULUM:
12 Months of Elementary Curriculum in a Large Group/Small Group Format
12 Months of Preschool Curriculum
Series Artwork + Screen Graphics
24 Memory Verses (2 per month)
Monthly Parent Emails and Take Home Printables
Prep Sheet with Shopping Lists for Every Lesson
Weekly Coloring Pages
Weekly Bible Story Videos (coming early 2019)

DISCIPLESHIP TOOLS:
12 Month Discipleship Calendar
Easter Family Devotional
Conversation Cards for Kids
Small Group Fun Kits
Giving War Service Project
Annual Discipleship Strategy Guide

PROGRAMMING:
Monthly Themes to go with Bible Stories
Decorating Ideas
Spotify Playlists and Sound Effects

VOLUNTEERS:
12 Month Volunteer Calendar
25 Volunteer Meeting Guides
1-On-1 Volunteer Conversation Guides
12 Volunteer Celebrations
Volunteer Kickoff Event Guide
Weekly Volunteer Email Templates
Annual Volunteer Strategy Guide
Monthly Volunteer Tip Videos

PARENTS:
12 Month Parent Calendar
Move Up Sunday Parent Event
Parent + Volunteers Breakfast Event
Parent Discussion Group Guides
Monthly Parent Email Templates
Monthly Parent Take Home Guides
Annual Parent Strategy Guide

EVENTS:
12 Month Events Calendar
Annual Event Strategy
Family Easter Photo Scavenger Hunt
Glow Party
Fall Festival
Christmas Family Event
Preteen Event

EARLY ADOPTER BONUSES:
The first 100 Grow Kids subscribers are invited to join a group "Rapid Implementation" video call with the Grow Kids team.
The first 100 Grow Kids subscribers are entered into a drawing for a $1,000 Amazon shopping spree for your ministry.
Order before November 30th to be locked into our "Early Adopter" pricing for life.
PRE-ORDER NOW

200% Money Back Guarantee

We’re so sure you’ll love Grow Curriculum and Strategy, we’ll let you try it for 90 days. If you’re not 100% satisfied, we’ll refund your entire purchase and let you keep the entire year’s worth of curriculum, resources, and tools.

Frequently asked questions:

CAN I CUSTOMIZE GROW TO FIT MY CONTEXT?

Absolutely! That’s kind of our #1 goal, actually. We want Grow to work for you, no matter your size, your format, or your calendar. To make it super flexible for you, we . . .

  • Teach you our calendaring strategy so you can create an annual plan, using our resources, that fits your needs.
  • Give you editable files in Photoshop and Microsoft Word.
  • Leave space for your logo on any resources you’ll give to kids, parents, make it yours.

 

IS GROW FOR PRESCHOOL OR ELEMENTARY?

Both! With Grow, you get an entire year of curriculum for your elementary and preschool kids, all for one price. Our preschool curriculum takes each elementary lesson and delivers it at an age-appropriate level for your preschoolers. So whether you separate or combine your preschool and elementary-aged kids, Grow is designed to work for you.

 

CAN I USE GROW FOR MY PRETEENS?

Yes! Every week of Grow is created with upper elementary and preteen kids in mind. Plus, every single week of curriculum comes with at least one Hack for Preteens to help you customize the content even more specifically for your preteens. If your ministry has a lot of preteens, or you have a separate ministry just for preteens, Grow is designed to work for you.

WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS?

We’ve got you covered! Every week of Grow comes with at least one Hack for Kids with Special Needs to help you customize the content to better include and connect with your kids with special needs. If your ministry has a lot of kids with special needs, or you have a separate ministry just for your kids with special needs, Grow is designed to work for you.

 

HOW IS GROW DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CURRICULUM?

Well, for starters, Grow isn’t just a children’s ministry curriculum. It’s a strategy for your entire ministry. The weekly curriculum is just one part of that strategy. With Grow, you’ll get a complete annual TEACHING strategy, but you’ll also get a whole year’s worth of resources for WEEKLY PROGRAMMING, VOLUNTEERS, PARENTS, DISCIPLESHIP, and EVENTS. But if you want a little more information on how Grow compares to other resources, check out the samples we’ve provided by clicking here!

 

WILL GROW ACTUALLY WORK IN MY CONTEXT?

We sure think so, and we are working hard to make sure it will! That’s why we’ve assembled an incredibly diverse team of writers, contributors, and editors to help us create a resource that is truly flexible enough to work in your context, and that actually represents the full Body of Christ. Our team is filled with real children’s ministry leaders doing real ministry in a variety of contexts. Rural, urban, and suburban churches. Small churches, medium-sized churches, and big churches. They represent a variety of denominations, cultures, and ministry styles. Thanks to their help and feedback (and yours!) we think Grow really is flexible enough to fit in your context.

 

SHOULD I DITCH MY CURRICULUM AND USE GROW INSTEAD?

Well, sure, you can if you want. But if you love your current curriculum, stick with it. We’ve tried to make Grow affordable enough that, even if you do use another curriculum for your sermons or small groups, Grow could still be a valuable addition to your youth ministry resource arsenal.

Now, since some of you know Kenny and I spent a couple of years working with the folks at Orange, we specifically get asked this question a ton: “Should I leave Orange and switch to Grow?” Good question. Here’s our answer. Nope. We love Orange. We love the resources and we really love the people. (And no, they didn’t ask us to say that. It’s just true.) Orange is a great option if you’re looking for a curriculum that offers options for all age groups, if you’re looking for separate middle school and high school curriculum, or if you’re looking to attend an annual conference for your entire family ministry team. If that’s you, Orange is probably the best fit for you. So stick with them!

DISCLAIMER: Kenny & Elle Campbell, Grow Curriculum, and Stuff You Can Use are in no way affiliated with Orange or XP3.

Obviously, we really love what we’re putting together with Grow. And we hope you like it, too. But if you’ve already found a teaching curriculum you love, stick with it. We’re big believers that the Church is big enough for a whole bunch of voices and a whole bunch of approaches to ministry, and we want you to choose the curriculum that’s the best fit for you. 

We’re not interested in trying to convince you to choose us over another curriculum or resource. We’re just trying to meet some needs that youth pastors have told us haven’t quite been met yet.

So if you already have a curriculum you love, cool! We hope Grow can help meet any needs you still have outside of your teaching strategy. But if you don’t already have a curriculum you love, we hope you fall in love with Grow!

 

WHAT IS YOUR STATEMENT OF FAITH?

We believe the Bible is the inspired, authoritative Word of God.
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His death on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return.
We believe people receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life through Jesus.