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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 (parable of the talents)



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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