FUSION provides a thoughtful balance between practical planning, biblical background information and worship outlines as well as pages that can be used along with a Christian education team. It also includes faith formation resources that families can use to grow their faith at home and in the community.
SeasonsFUSION is designed for:
- large and small congregations looking for resources that integrate or fuse worship, learning, and service, and that support the many ways they practice Christianity
- congregations where age range and numbers make age-level faith formation programs difficult to maintain
- vital congregations committed to faith formation and living their lives together in ways that embody and nourish faith
- congregations that look to lay worship/preaching teams and need study help
- congregations that want to experiment with reshaping their lives together as a worshipping and learning community
- congregations that are looking for support for growing faith and discipleship at home
- congregations that… well, you fill in the blank!
Sunday School Curriculum SeasonsENCORE
…are specifically designed to engage various age-levels as they use their imagination to explore the Bible, tradition, science, technology, and the arts.
Lectionary-based Sunday School
SeasonsENCORE Sunday school resources are based on the semi-continuous readings of the Revised Common Lectionary and follow the familiar, easy-to-lead pattern of Focus, Prepare, Gather, Engage, Respond, Bless, and Reflect. A common Biblical Background page outlines the Bible stories for each week and provides commentary on the scripture readings.
As a lectionary-based curriculum, SeasonsENCORE provides Christian education resources for each Sunday of the church year. For the first four weeks of September, SeasonsENCORE users can choose to follow the Revised Common Lectionary or the Season of Creation readings.
SeasonsENCORE shares the same Art Posters, Articles, Music Suggestions, and Biblical Background pages (written new each year) as SeasonsFUSION. Congregations can use both SeasonsFUSION and SeasonsENCORE together, perfectly.
See what’s included in SeasonsENCORE.
The SeasonsENCORE curriculum for Sunday school is available for seven different age-levels:
Perfect for your next Adult study group, ENCORE Adult is a Bible study resource that helps adults to explore their faith through activities and articles that encourage a rich engagement with the Lectionary readings. This popular Adult Bible study resource helps adults explore their faith. Adults enter Bible study from a variety of backgrounds and beliefs. These sessions invite adults to deepen their spirituality and explore their faith through activities and articles that encourage a rich engagement with all four of the weekly lectionary readings. Art images, contemporary writings, and consideration of current issues offer meaningful ways to link faith and life.
Are you looking for some thoughtful and interactive engagement of mind and spirit? Use the SeasonsENCORE Adult resource for your next study group!
ENCORE for Ages 15-18 is a youth ministry resource that promotes the development of leadership skills and encourages young people to serve in the local and global ministries of the church. This youth ministry resource promotes the development of leadership skills and encourages young people to serve in the local and global ministries of the church. A “Digging Deeper” section offers groups that enjoy discussion a chance to explore some themes in greater depth. Leaders will find the Ages 15-18 resource perfect for mid-week gatherings, retreats, worship leadership, and outdoor ministry programs.
This youth ministry resource allows young teens to be self-directed in their learning. With a focus on friendships and community, ENCORE Ages 12-14 encourages communication and connection through a variety of activities that meet the needs of different learning styles. Young teens enjoy being more self-directed in their learning. Friendships are important to them and together they are beginning to explore a variety of viewpoints within their community and the world. These Lectionary-based weekly resources provide opportunities to actively explore the Bible and encourage the development of communication skills. Varied activities meet the needs of different learning styles, and service projects will introduce ways to connect with the church and the community.
Children ages 9-11 are introduced to issues of justice and fairness in ENCORE Ages 9-11. This Sunday school curriculum encourages children to work in groups to explore the faith traditions of others, develop Biblical knowledge, and ask questions. These children enjoy making new friends and typically have the confidence to work in groups. The weekly Christian education resources encourage them to use their imaginations and life experiences as they develop biblical knowledge, ask questions, and explore the faith traditions of others. Group projects introduce them to issues of justice and fairness.
Leaders will find easy-to-use dramas, stories, and activities that connect with real life in this popular Sunday school curriculum. ENCORE Ages 6-8 offers weekly resources that address the more abstract thinking skills of children in the early grades of school.
Weekly resources begin to address the more abstract thinking skills of children in the early grades of school. Leaders will find easy-to-use dramas, stories, and activities that connect with real life and the eager minds of this enthusiastic group. Spiritual development is nurtured through ritual and encouraging relationships with peers and adults in this popular Christian education resource.
The SeasonsENCORE Ages 6-8 Poster Set includes special Story Props posters exclusive to this age group for each quarter.
Preschool-aged children learn through hands-on activities and enjoy routines and rituals. ENCORE Ages 3-5 uses interactive storytelling, puppets, drama, and art to explore Bible stories and make Christian education fun for young children. Children in this age range learn through hands-on activities and enjoy routines and rituals. Their developing motor skills are encouraged in the sessions with songs, fingerplays, group activities, and simple craft projects. The weekly material uses interactive storytelling, puppets, drama, and art images to explore Bible stories and make Christian education fun for young children.
For each season, the Ages 3-5 Poster Set also includes special Storytelling Resource posters exclusive to this age group. And, we provide a free online Age 3 Supplement, for those leaders with a group of mostly 3-year-olds!
Multiage (Ages 5-12)
ENCORE Multiage provides Sunday school activities for a group of up to 15 children between ages 5 and 12. Address different ages, interests, learning styles, and abilities with these “activity zones,” including an Art zone, Music zone, Outreach zone, and Quiet zone!
The SeasonsENCORE Multiage Sunday school resource is uniquely designed to meet the needs of a leader with a SINGLE GROUP of up to 15 children between the ages of 5 and 12. The Multiage Lectionary-based lessons offers different age-appropriate options for engaging with the biblical stories and additional reproducible resource sheets. The Respond section includes “activity zones” that address different ages, interests, learning styles, and abilities. For example, children can choose between an Art zone, Music zone, Outreach zone, or Quiet zone.
This group will also experience storytelling scripts, self-directed learning, and relationships with children of different ages as they create community, sharing time and space each week.
Download samples here!
- Fusion sample for November 1 2020
- Encore MultiAge ( ages 5-12) sample for November 1 2020
- Encore Ages 3-5 sample for November 1 2020
- Encore Ages 6-8 sample for November 1 2020
- Encore Ages 9-11 sample for November 1 2020
- Encore Ages 12-14 sample for November 1 2020
- Encore Ages 15-18 sample for November 1 2020
- Encore Adult sample for November 1 2020