From stay-at-home orders, to socially distanced gatherings, to normal church services and everything in between, Simply Loved Sunday school will ensure your prepared for the challenges of this unique time.
Starter Kit | Simply Loved Sunday School
Each Simply Loved kit contains everything you need for an entire quarter! Simply start by ordering a kit based on age level, kit type, and quarter.
We made a list of what keeps people who love Jesus and kids from volunteering on Sundays — and then we made it easier than ever to serve!
If your volunteers are too busy to memorize a script or plan a lesson, that’s okay! Most volunteers—called Crew Guides—just show up and participate with kids. One Leader will direct kids and Crew Guides, so Crew Guides simply focus on relationships!
Since most volunteers are helpers who simply participate with kids, they don’t have to be Bible experts—just people who love Jesus and kids!
Perfect for volunteer newbies, Simply Loved includes training videos that cover the basics of good volunteering. The videos are short (10 minutes or less) and cover everything from how to ask open-ended questions to classroom management.
Simplified Made for Friendships
Since volunteers aren't worrying about a performance or leading the lesson, they can do what they love: hang out with kids and share God’s love!
Built to support your family ministry, Simply Loved brings families together and provides great resources for parents.
Same Scope and Sequence
All ages follow the same scope and sequence, including the same Bible story, Bible Memory Verse, and Bible Memory Buddy, so siblings learn and share together!
Made for today’s busy families, each Simply Loved Unit features a single Bible Point, so kids who miss a week or two still get great Bible learning. And kids who come every week go even deeper!
Simply Loved Take-It-Home Flyers and Coloring Creation pages take the fun and excitement of that week’s lesson and bring it home. Created to provide intentional, practical, and easy ways for kids and the rest of the family to discuss that week’s Bible Point and apply it to their lives.
Plus, kids receive a super-cool Bible Memory Buddy sticker to wear, keep, or collect.
Additional digital resources for parents, including email and social media assets, are included in the Simply Loved Plus Digital Kit.
Our Approach | Simply Loved
Simply Loved's Strategic Approach
You may have heard...
But we’ve found...
"It’s hard to recruit volunteers."
When volunteers need less prep time, have fun, and feel like they’re making a difference, they’ll make serving a priority.
Simply Loved volunteer roles are important, but easy!
"Kids need to be entertained."
Kids need to be noticed and loved.
Simply Loved lessons are designed to help you listen to kids and get to know them.
"You need a lot of supplies."
You need only a few supplies used in creative ways.
Simply Loved incorporates minimal supplies each unit but uses them in innovative ways to introduce and apply the day’s lesson.
"We need helpers — any warm body will do."
Helpers don’t just assist. Even though they don’t need to prep, they serve an important relational purpose and make a big difference in kids’ lives.
Simply Loved helpers have a name and an elevated role: they’re “Crew Guides”! They participate along with the kids, play a meaningful role in lessons, and make a difference by building friendships with kids.
"Kids are rarely able to remember Scripture."
Creating a visual and emotional connection to Scripture dramatically helps kids remember and understand why the Bible matters in their everyday lives.
Simply Loved incorporates kid-friendly video featuring Bible Memory Buddies (animals God created) to help them understand Bible truths and trigger Scripture memory. And Bible Memory Buddies help discoveries stick! (wink, wink)
"Teachers are Bible experts."
Teachers are channels of friendship that help children understand and experience Jesus’ love.
Simply Loved uses human relationships to communicate God’s love in a tangible way. Built-in conversation starters help teachers share their personal stories and their own friendship with Jesus.
"Covering a lot of information is intimidating."
Reaching children is simple when you focus on one Bible Point.
Simply Loved repeats key Bible Points in different ways so truths sink deep. And it combines the repetition of a Bible Point with an auditory and physical response that will stick with kids long after your lesson ends.
"Success requires getting through the whole lesson."
You’ll clearly communicate the key Bible Point no matter how far you get.
With Simply Loved, a palette of Bible-point-supporting options give you the freedom to choose what works for your kids and your timeframe. So no matter how much of the lesson you complete, the Truth from God’s Word shines through.
"Kids’ll get bored if you repeat something they’ve heard before."
Kids appreciate routine and repetition when it’s done in a fun way.
Simply Loved’s scope and sequence intentionally repeats the Bible verse and Point for four weeks. This strategically cements Bible learning no matter how often kids attend.
Lesson Overview | Simply Loved
Glance-able Lessons Emphasize Relationships
Age-appropriate options for Elementary and Pre-K & K. No need to spend hours studying and rewriting lessons. Simply select options that fit your time frame, add your authentic stories, and have a blast sharing God’s story with kids. Plus, lessons are written in a format to allow you to spend less time reading a page and more time making eye contact with your kids.
Experience a Bible story, spend time with Jesus, and build stronger friendships.
Each weekly Bible lesson directly engages kids with God’s Word in fun and unforgettable ways. Not only will they hear a Bible story, they’ll experience it through Scripture reading, Bible Memory Buddy videos, and open-ended discussion questions that will help your kids build relationships, not just recite facts.
Fashion these Take-It-Home Flyers into a 3-D shape kids will be eager to show off at home.
We promise: These take-homes are actually taken home! Each flyer opens the door for families to talk about their own friendship with Jesus, and kids love asking their parents a question they talked about with their friends at church. But the real prize? It’s the simple directions for folding this Take-It-Home Flyer into a 3-D shape that literally flies right home!
Sing worship songs, discover the Bible Point and Bible Memory Verse, and meet the Bible Memory Buddy.
Every quarter of Simply Loved includes six worship songs. We’ve crafted a blend of hymns, “old-school” Sunday school songs, Scripture songs, and contemporary worship favorites.
Plus, in addition to the music videos, Pre-K & K lessons incorporate a Bible Memory Verse song and four ALL-NEW cleanup, welcome, prayer, and goodbye songs to help kids move from one activity to the next.
Complete this easy craft and take home a bonus Bible Memory Buddy coloring page!
We’re keeping craft time simple! Each week, kids color and add a 3-D object to the Coloring Creation page. Plus, a bonus coloring page on the back can be enjoyed at home or at church!
Music & Media | Simply Loved
Kid-Friendly Videos & Music
Each Simply Loved lesson includes videos that will engage kids and make Bible Points even more memorable. Top-notch worship videos from Group’s popular VBS programs will get your kids up and moving. And Bible Memory Buddy videos will provide a window into God’s amazing creation.
Bible Memory Buddy Elementary
Bible Memory Buddy Pre-K & K
Music Video Hymn
Music Video Worship
Every quarter of Simply Loved includes six worship music video songs featuring a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary worship favorites.
Pre-K & K lessons feature a mix of weekly classroom songs that ease transition times and songs that help kids remember each lesson's Bible Memory Verse.
Bible Verse Song
How it Works | Simply Loved
Simply Loved Curriculum Works in Your Church
Works With Any Classroom Format
Age-Graded...Check. Large Group/Small Group…Check. One Room…Check. Simply Loved is flexible enough to work with most classroom formats and easily adapts to your unique ministry needs.
Works With Any Time Frame
Whether you have 15 minutes or 75 minutes, Simply Loved provides options that work for you! Single-point learning ensures kids will leave with the main point of the lesson whether you are able to complete all or just some parts of the lesson.
Works With Any Church Size
Whether you have two kids or hundreds, Simply Loved reduces Sunday stress with simple supply lists and easy-to-prepare lessons for your volunteer team. Purchase a Plus Digital Kit (Pre-K & K or Elementary) to create all the resource copies you need.
Quarters & Units | Simply Loved
A Journey Through God's Loving Word
Every quarter explores the Old and New Testaments. Journey chronologically through the Bible, and discover friendship with Jesus throughout God’s story. Simply Loved features eight quarters of all-new content. Each quarter is divided into three units, each with its own featured Bible Memory Buddy.