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Answers Bible Curriculum is designed for each lesson to take approximately an hour. But what if your Sunday school class takes more or less time than that? Don’t worry, you can still use ABC in your church. We designed the curriculum to be flexible to accommodate varying class lengths.
As the teacher, you have the freedom to adjust the amount of content you teach, and how many activities and games you do, depending on the length of time you have been given. Of course, ideally, you will have time to teach everything and do every activity. But that’s not always the case. So, as the teacher, you can use your discretion to decide what to cut to ensure children are still learning lots, and having fun while they are at it.
As long as you are still helping your class see the flow of biblical history and the gospel, you’re doing a wonderful job.
The big thing to keep in mind if you have to cut content from the lesson is that, as long as you are still helping your class see the flow of biblical history and the gospel, you’re doing a wonderful job teaching these children and instilling in them a biblical worldview. The curriculum is phenomenal even if you don’t have time to do everything. (And we do tend to provide more than enough, so don’t feel badly if your schedule requires that you not do every game or craft or review question.)
To help you get started in organizing your time, here are some sample Sunday School schedules for preschool through grade 6 for varying classroom lengths:
If you have a 30-minute class, consider taking two weeks per lesson or following a schedule such as this:
If you have a 45-minute class, consider:
For older students, have them fill out their student guides during the week before class if you have a shorter service. For longer services, work through the student guides during class and save time for more discussion.
Hopefully these schedules and tips will help your class stay on time and get the most they can out of ABC, no matter the length of the service! You can learn more about ABC and its unique approach by trying a month of lessons for free.
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