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Reply to "ARTICLE: How to Decide Which Bible Stories to Teach? and "My 5 Year Plan""

Revised Five Year Scope and Sequence 

In 2014, I took on an interim position at a church in Bradenton Fl, during which time we converted classes to Rotation style and developed the following 5 year Rotation Schedule. It was largely based on my original scope and sequence seen above in this topic at Rotation.org

To arrive at it, our team started with a much larger list of about 60 stories, discussed and debated, whittled it down, and ordered it as follows.  You can read an article about "how to" create a list here.

Notes: July-August isn't scheduled in our church due to attendance. We also have a couple of "open" slots for new thoughts and future plans. Some of the order was determined based on stories the program had covered in recent pre-rotation years.

Year One

September: 

Paul’s Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5)

 

October: 

Parables of the Kingdom (seed, leaven, etc)

 

November: 

Parable of the Good Stewards

 

December: 

Birth of Jesus –Isaiah and the Annunciation to Mary (3 weeks)

 

January: 

Call of the Disciples

 

February:

Jesus and the man let down through the roof

 

March (Easter): 

Trial and crucifixion (3 weeks)

 

April: 

Walk to Emmaus

 

May: 

Asleep in the boat during the storm

 

June: 

Elijah:  Chariot of fire --  Elisha picks up Elijah’s mantle

 

 

 

 

 

Year Two

September:

Exodus: Burning bush, Let my people go

 

October: 

Exodus: Wandering in the Wilderness: Manna and water

 

November: 

Parable of the Good Samaritan

 

December: 

Jesus' Birth and the Shepherds (3 weeks)

 

January:

Baptism and Temptation of Jesus

 

February:

Jesus Feeds the 5000

 

March (Easter): 

Last Supper and Gethsemane (3 weeks)

 

April: 

Parable of the Sower

 

May: 

Jesus and Peter walk on water

 

June: 

Psalm 23

 

 

 

 

 

Year Three

September: 

Creation (Genesis l)

 

October: 

The Ten Commandments

 

November:

Parable of the Prodigal Son

 

December: 

The Wisemen/Magi

 

January: 

Elijah the Prophet and the Still Small Voice

 

February:

Mary and Martha

 

March(Easter):

Jesus on the Cross

 

May: 

Paul on the Road to Damascus

 

June:

Psalm 8 

 

 

 

 

 

Year Four

September:

Stories of Abraham and Sarah

 

October:

Jacob and Esau

 

November:

The Beatitudes

 

December:

Special programming, tba

 

January:

Ruth, Naomi and Boaz

 

February: 

Zaccheus

 

March(Easter): 

Resurrection/Doubting Thomas

 

April:

Anointing of David

 

May:

David, Saul and Goliath

 

June:

Paul in jail in Philippi  (Acts 16)

 

 

 

 

 

Year Five

September:

Adam and Eve (Genesis 2)

 

October:

Joseph

 

November:  

OPEN

 

December:

Christmas story/topic TBA

 

January:

Story of Esther

 

February:

Special programming

 

March(Easter):

OPEN

 

April:

Parables of the Lost Sheep, the Coin

 

May:

Paul the Letter Writer

 

June:

Daniel and the Lion’s Den

 

 

 

 

         

Year 6:  Jubilee Year?
This is a concept of doing things QUITE different in the 6th year of Rotation to refresh creativity, rooms, and help folks enjoy a break from structure, as well as, be thankful for it when it returned!


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