Hilliard Presbyterian Church’s
Sunday School Scope and Sequence
from Kim Trimboli and Neil MacQueen
Please note: this S&S was modified since this original post. We added some things and also added a 6th Year of "no rotation" we call the "Year of Jubilee" (which in the Bible is technically the 7th year, but our rotation list is only 6 years).
This 6th year is intended to break us out of our old and new ruts! Changing this list and the sequence would definitely happen if for no other reason than we keep thinking and keep creating.
Read Neil's "How to Create a Scope and Sequence" article here at rotation.org which contains a different version of the following schedule of stories.
You can also see Neil's new church's Scope and Sequence here.
This particular year begins in the Summer:
(1) Genesis 1 –Creation, with Sabbath focus, (2) Genesis 2: Adam and Eve -the sin of hiding their sin, (3) Other minor stories from Genesis
Call of the Disciples
Paul on the Road to Damascus (call of Paul)
Parable of The Thankful Leper
Advent One: Luke – Mary, Elizabeth, and the Shepherds
Baptism & Temptation of Jesus
The Walk to Emmaus
Parable of the Lost Sheep, Coin
Parable of the Good Stewards (Pounds/Talents),
End of Year One Summer: (1) Anointing of David (2) David and Saul (3) David and Jonathan.
Year Two & Five:
(Years Two and Five are similar years in that we have identified certain KEY STORIES/CONCEPTS we want to teach again to the students when they are 3 years older.)
The Ten Commandments
Year Two: Knowing and Following emphasis,
Year Five: “Great Commandment” and select commandments emphasis
Good Samaritan –act on the heart of the law
Advent Year Two: Matthew: Wise Men/People
Advent Year Five: Examining our Christmas culture/traditions
Prodigal Son –what God is like, how we repent, and how we should accept others
Year Two: Daniel in Lion's Den (obeying God)
Year Five: Zaccheus
Year Two: Last Supper and Gethsemane
Year Five: The sequence of Holy Week
Year Two: Esther
Year Five: Ruth, Naomi, Boaz
Year Two Summer: Summer of Paul” Paul and Lydia, Paul in Philippi jail writing/converting, Paul’s Journeys
Year Five Summer: Creation.... see summer/beginning of year one.
The Birth & Call of Moses (burning bush) -3 weeks
Moses, Pharaoh and the Exodus -3 weeks
Wandering in the Wilderness (complaining, water, manna, Promised Land) -3 weeks
Advent Year Three: John 1 ...in the beginning was the word...
Jesus heals the Man Let Down Through the Roof
Images of the Kingdom of God (mustard seed and pearl).
Trial and Crucifixion
The Story of Pentecost (defining 'Good News' and learning how to share it)
Peter’s Vision of animals on blanket at Caesarea, Peter and Cornelius
Year Three Summer: (1) Elijah -Chariot of fire story with Elisha picking up Elijah's mantle to carry on, (2) Mary, Martha and Lazarus ---two stories with Jesus, 3) Jesus heals: Jairus' daughter, the blind man, and the woman who touches his cloak
Stories of Abraham & Sarah –Call of Abraham first 3 weeks, Sarah/Angels/Isaac story second 3 weeks.
The Story of Joseph
Parable of the Sower
Advent Four: The Prophet Isaiah -The Promise and definition of 'Messiah'
Jesus calms the storm
A Walk on the Water (Peter and Jesus)
The Empty Tomb
The Story of Jonah, the reluctant prophet
Year Four Summer: (1) Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, (2) The Widow’s Mite (and the story of what makes a disciple 'great' in God's eyes) (3) Jacob & Esau
(See year two which repeats certain key stories and adds a few new ones for year five.)
"The Year of Jubilee"
We will do something quite different for Sunday School. Try to incorporate the entire church/program in planning. Yes, the Year of Jubilee is technically the "7th year" but our kids are only in Rotation for six years.
**Must include a set of lessons recapping the Year Two Exodus Stories.
Other Lesson Subjects to be covered outside of Sunday School:
Subjects to be specifically addressed in “other venues” such as Wednesday Fellowship, Children’s Sermons, special learning times: Baptism, Communion, Prayer, Forgiveness, Questions about Heaven/Hell, why bad things happening to good people, “hearing” God’s voice, Doubting Thomas, Psalm 121, Psalm 8and “other stories & verses.” More to be added here as needed. VBS will cover certain key stories as well.