Curriculum: A Deeper Look and the 12
The tenants of our
Christian faith revolve around four truths:
Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration.
acknowledges that there is one God, who created
everything, and is omnipresent in our lives.
Fall is the
separation of mankind from God brought about by
the sin of Adam and Eve, through the temptation
man comes from Jesus Christ, his life, death,
and resurrection for our sins.
is the new covenant between Christians and the
Holy God, our communication with him and our
responsibilities as Christians.
Each Foundations topic
explores these four tenants, breaking them down
into learnable pieces, supporting them with
Biblical stories, and connecting them to our
every day lives.
Communicating and establishing a relationship
with God through Jesus Christ: Restoration.
Jesus Loves Me:
The extent of God’s love for man: Redemption.
Love One Another:
God’s command to us on how to treat others:
The Meaning of Easter:
The Crucifixion of Christ, and his resurrection,
establishing a new covenant with man:
Tell Others About
Jesus: The Great Commission set forth by
Jesus for us all: Restoration.
God's gift to us. Why we have the Bible and
what is in it. Restoration.
There is one God, who created everything, and is
omnipresent in our lives: Creation.
Sin and Forgiveness:
Brought about by a fallen nature, this separates
us from God: Fall. Jesus Christ died for
us on the cross to forgive us of our sins,
therefore we must acknowledge this forgiveness
and forgive others: Redemption.
What is the Church? What is the difference
between buildings we go to and and the body of
Christ? God calls us to gather together and
love, support each other and worship Him. This
month explores God's calling us to gather
together in His name. Restoration
What do we need to do to receive salvation?
This month covers the steps to accepting Jesus
as our personal savior. Redemption
God gift to us, Jesus' birth. God sent his son
for us in the season of Christmas: Creation,
Children explore the various aspects of faith.
What is looks like, how others have followed and
believed in the promises of God. Restoration
These four tenants can be
expanded to great detail for an older audience,
but for the sake of teaching young children, the
topics have been simplified into reasonable
These twelve topics cover
the four tenants at a developmentally sensitive
level. Teaching young children any new
conceptual topic can be extremely difficult, as
they have yet to achieve the developmental
maturity to handle theoretical ideas and truths.
Therefore, Foundations has
attempted to create a base knowledge for
children to answer their simple questions such
as Who is God? Where does he live? How do I
know that he is real?
It is our hope that by the
time children reach Kindergarten they will
understand that there is a God who loves them,
he wants to have a relationship with them
through prayer and the study of his word; they
will sin, but can be forgiven, for Jesus Christ
is real and died on a cross, then was
resurrected, for them.
We also hope that they will
understand how to treat others: with Christian
love and compassion, using forgiveness,
thankfulness, and telling everyone the good news
of Jesus Christ.
With these basic Christian
beliefs in place, children will be able to
reason through difficult situations, trust and
believe in Biblical truths, and they will be
prepared to delve further into their Christian
faith through future study.
List of Early
Foundation Books by Topic
Music for the classroom