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Kids: Curriculum and Bible Memorization

We desire to partner with families to help nurture a love and understanding for God’s Word and its essential doctrines in order to lay a strong foundation for a lifetime of faith for the Glory of God.

Here at church, our strong foundation starts in our nursery and preschool classrooms where we use the Truth 78 curriculum A Sure Foundation. In these classrooms, children are prayed over as they learn simple truths about God and hear foundational Bible stories. Then as the children grow, we transition into The Gospel Story Curriculum that is used with older preschool through fourth-grade students. This curriculum is a three-year program comprising 156 lessons equally divided between Old and New Testament. Each lesson has a “Where is Jesus?” section to help children connect the Bible story to God’s greater plan of redemption. There is a companion Story Bible used with this curriculum as well as a family devotion resource.

Additionally, there is a Scripture Memory program!

Memorizing Scripture is one of the best ways to pass on the gospel to children. Join other Calvary Kids families in memorizing monthly Sword Bible passages that are perfect for the whole family!

Children have the opportunity to earn pins that reflect a theme or main idea from each month’s Sword Bible passage. These unique pins are to be displayed on a lanyard that has been gifted to each child, providing a tangible reminder of the truth of God’s Word.

We encourage kids to wear their lanyards to Sunday School each week!

Please reach out to a Calvary Kids Staff Member or email Ann Bagley with questions!

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

2024 Monthly Sword Bible Memory Passages

Matthew 28:18

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”

John 3:3

In reply, Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”

Matthew 4:19

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”

Matthew 6:9-13

“This then is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'”

Matthew 6:21

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

John 6:35

The Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”

John 14:1

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.”

John 10:30

“I and the Father are one.”

John 11:25

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.”

John 13:35

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 10:11

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”

Reciting Bible Passages

Demonstrating memorization and mastery may look different for some children; here are a few ways children can demonstrate their memorization:

  1. Recite the passage to a Sunday morning volunteer.
  2. Complete a fill-in-the-blank verse quiz, provided by a teacher or helper.
  3. Record a video of a child (or all your children!) reciting the passage and email your video to We may play your family’s video during Large Group to encourage other children and teachers!

Families, please communicate with a Calvary Kids staff member if there is a different way for your child to demonstrate memorization. The staff wants ALL children to know the joy of hiding God’s Word in their hearts.