FaithSteps Scope and Sequence


Scope and Sequence for Faithsteps Volume 1

People Who Wrote the Bible

Session Title Verse
David the Shepherd Poet 1 Samuel 16:14-23; Psalm 8
Jeremiah the Weeping Prophet Jeremiah 8:18-9:2; 36
Luke the Doctor Colossians 4:14; 2 Timothy 4:11; Philemon 24; Luke and Acts
Paul the Missionary Acts 11:1-20; 13:1-3; Paul's Letters

People Who Shared

Session Title Verse
Men Shared Their Talents Exodus 35:20-38:23
A Woman Shared Her Food 1 Kings 17:8-15
A Couple Shared Their Home 2 Kings 4:8-17
A Man Shared Kindness Ruth 2
A Man Shared Money Acts 4:32-37

God is Good

Session Title Verse
God Provides Me With Food Exodus 16
God Can Speak to Me 1 Samuel 3
I Thank God Leviticus 23:33-34

People Who Waited for Jesus

Session Title Verse
The Prophets Tell about Jesus Isaiah 9:1-7; Micah 5
Mary Prepares for Jesus' Birth Luke 1:26-38
Elizabeth Learns the Good News Luke 1:39-56
Joseph Prepares for Jesus' Birth Matthew 1:18-24
Shepherds Find Jesus Luke 2:1-24


Scope and Sequence for Faithsteps Volume 2

Jesus Grew

Session Title Verse
Wise Men Visited Jesus Matthew 2:1-11
Jesus Obeyed His Parents Luke 2:41-52
Jesus Was Baptised Luke 3:1-21
Jesus Was Tempted Luke 4:1-13; Matthew 4:1-11
Jesus Chose Helpers Matthew 4:18-22; 9:9-12

Helping Others

Session Title Verse
David Helps His Father 1 Samuel 16:1-13
A King Helps a Prince 2 Samuel 8-9
A Priest Helps a Boy King 2 Kings 11-12
A Servant Girl Helps Her Master 2 Kings 5:1-19

Learning About Easter (Easter)*

Session Title Verse
Jesus Enters Jerusalem Matthew 21:1-11
Jesus Eats With His Disciples Mark 14:12-26
Jesus Dies and Is Buried Mark 14:43-72; 15
Jesus Is Raised From the Dead Luke 24:1-12
*3s-Kindergarten follows a different theme in this unit.

The First Church

Session Title Verse
Go Tell Acts 1:1-11
Preaching About Jesus Acts 2:1-42
Helping Others Acts 2:43-47; 4:32-37
Choosing Helpers Acts 6:1-7


Scope and Sequence for Faithsteps Volume 3

Learning About Missionaries

Session Title Verse
Barnabas and Saul Become a Team Acts 11:19-26
Barnabas and Saul Begin a Missionary Journey Acts 13:1-5
Paul and Barnabas Preach in Antioch of Pisidia Acts 13:13-52
Paul and Barnabas Preach in Iconium and Lystra Acts 14:1-20
Paul and Barnabas Return Home Acts 14:21-27

People Saul Becomes King

Session Title Verse
The People Want a King 1 Samuel 7:15-17; 8
Saul Meets Samuel 1 Samuel 9:1-27
Samuel Annoints a King 1 Samuel 10:1-8
The People Meet Their King 1 Samuel 10:9-27

Learning About Gideon

Session Title Verse
God Chooses Gideon Judges 6:1-16
Gideon Receives a New Name Judges 6:25-32
Gideon Needed Proof Judges 6:33-40
Gideon Chooses His Army Judges 7:1-8
Gideon Blows His Trumpet Judges 7:9-21

Learning About John the Baptist

Session Title Verse
An Angel Told about the Birth of John Luke 1:5-25
John Was Named Luke 1:57-79
John Preached and Baptized Matthew 3
John Asked Jesus a Question Luke 7:18-29


Scope and Sequence for Faithsteps Volume 4

Exploring the Unique Me

Session Title Verse
I Am Special Daniel 1:1-21
I Can Do Many Things Daniel 2:1-49
I Can Make Choices Daniel 3:1-30
I Am Growing Daniel 5:1-6:28

People Learning About Giving

Session Title Verse
I Can Share What I Have John 6:1-13
I Am A Steward of What Belongs to God Matthew 25:14-30
I Can Choose to Give Cheerfully Exodus 35-36
My Gifts Are Used in Many Ways 2 Corinthians 8
Giving More Than Money Acts 3:1-10

Learning About God

Session Title Verse
God Has Work to Do Judges 6:1-16
God Takes Care of Me Matthew 6:25-34
God is Loving and Strong Exodus 14
God Knows Everything Matthew 10:1-31

Celebrating Jesus' Birth (Advent)

Session Title Verse
Prophets Foretold His Coming Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7; Micah 5:2-5a
God Chose Jesus' Parents Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-56
Jesus Was Born in Bethlehem Luke 2:1-7
Angels Announced His Birth Luke 2:8-20
Wise Men Came to Worship Him Matthew 2:1-12


Scope and Sequence for Faithsteps Volume 5

God's Beautiful World

Session Title Verse
God Creates the World Genesis 1:1-25
God Made Humans Genesis 1:26-31; Genesis 2:4-25
The Earth Grows Food Genesis 41
I Can Enjoy God's Creation Psalm 104

How the Bible Came to Us

Session Title Verse
The Bible Is God's Word 2 Timothy 3:10-17
God Inspired People to Write the Bible Jeremiah 36
The Bible Is Our Guidebook Exodus 19–20
Our English Bible Is a Translation Acts 8:26-40

Friends of Jesus

Session Title Verse
Martha, Mary, and Lazarus Luke 10:38-42
Joanna, Susanna, and Mary Magdalene Luke 8:1-3
Matthew Luke 5:27-32
Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10

Discovering Who Jesus Is (Easter)

Session Title Verse
Jesus Was Tempted to Do Wrong Luke 2:39-52
Jesus Went about Doing Good John 2:1-11; Luke 5:17-26
Jesus Died Mark 11:2-9; Luke 22:14-21; John 19
Jesus Lives Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-10
Jesus Commanded Us to Go Matthew 28:19-20 & Acts 13–15


Scope and Sequence for Faithsteps Volume 6

Sharing the Good News

Session Title Verse
Missionaries Tell People about Jesus Acts 13–14
Missionaries Serve at Home and Far Away Acts 10
I Can Help Missionaries Acts 18

Understanding the Church

Session Title Verse
God's People Are the Church Acts 2:42-47; 4:32-37
The Church Has Work to Do Matthew 25:34-46
The Church Organizes to Do Work Acts 6:1-7
The Church Observes Special Events Luke 3:21-22; 22:14-20
Churches Work Together 2 Corinthians 9

Helping My Family

Session Title Verse
God Planned for Families Exodus 2:1-10
I Have Responsibilities to My Parents Genesis 37:1-14
I Can Help My Family Genesis 37:14-36
I Can Make a Difference in My Family Genesis 42–46

I Have Friends

Session Title Verse
Jesus Taught People How to Live Matthew 5–7
I Can Be Kind to Others Luke 10:29-37
I Can Pray for Others Acts 12:1-19
I Can Forgive Others Matthew 18:21-35
I Can Be a Peacemaker Genesis 26:17-25
I Can Help Others Mark 2:1-12


Scope and Sequence for Faithsteps Volume 7

Learning from Abraham

Session Title Verse
I Can Choose to Obey God Genesis 12:1-10
I Can Consider Others Before Myself Genesis 13:1-18
I Sometimes Need Reassurance Genesis 15:1-7; 17:1-10; 21:1-6
I Can Be Kind Genesis 24

Learning from Jacob

Session Title Verse
Learning about Honesty Genesis 27:1-41
Sometimes I Am Afraid Genesis 27:42-46; 28
I Can Use Words to Settle Arguments Genesis 31
I Can Admit My Mistakes Genesis 32-33

Learning from Esther

Session Title Verse
I Must Take Risks Esther 2
Disliking Others Causes Trouble Esther 3
I Need To Have Confidence Esther 4
I Have a Special Job to Do Esther 5-8

Celebrating Advent (Advent)

Session Title Verse
Learning about Hope Isaiah 7:10-16, 9:6-7; Micah 5:1-5
Learning about Peace Matthew 1:18-24
Learning about Joy Luke 1:26-56
Learning about Love Luke 2:1-20
Learning about Celebration Matthew 2:1-12


Scope and Sequence for Faithsteps Volume 8

Learning from Moses

Session Title Verse
I Depend on My Family Exodus 2:5-10
Moses Discovers He Is Different Exodus 2:11-25
New Responsibilities Are Sometimes Scary Exodus 3-4
Other People Help Me Exodus 18
I Have Emotions Numbers 20:1-12

Learning from Joshua

Session Title Verse
Spies in Jericho Joshua 2
Joshua Trusts God Joshua 6
Achan and His Broken Promise Joshua 7
Joshua Serves God Joshua 23-24

Learning from Ruth

Session Title Verse
I Fear Being Separated from Those I Love Ruth 1
Ruth's Work Is Noticed Ruth 2:1-13
We Depend on Each Other Ruth 2:14-23
We should Respect Each Other Ruth 3-4

Learning from Jesus

Session Title Verse
I Can Pray Matthew 6:5-15
I Can Tell People about Jesus (Easter) Mark 16
I Can Treat Other People Fairly John 8:1-11
Children Are Important Luke 18:15-17


Scope and Sequence for Faithsteps Volume 9

Learning from David

Session Title Verse
David Helps King Saul 1 Samuel 16:14-23
David and Jonathan 1 Samuel 18:1-4
David Chooses to Be Loyal 1 Samuel 24:1-7, 17
David, Nabal, and Abigail 1 Samuel 25:1b-35
David Worships God 1 Chronicles 16

Learning from Joseph

Session Title Verse
Joseph, the Bragger Genesis 37:1-11
Joseph Makes Choices Genesis 39:1-23
Joseph Interprets Dreams Genesis 40–41
Joseph Chooses to Do Good Genesis 42–46

Learning from Mary

Session Title Verse
Mary Trusts God Luke 1:26-38
Mary Treasures Her Special Memories Luke 2:5-19
Mary Is Concerned Luke 2:41-51
Mary Cares for John John 19:25-27

Learning from Peter

Session Title Verse
Peter's Choices Affected Others Matthew 26:69-75
Peter Needed Encouragement John 21:1-19
Peter Speaks for Others Acts 2:14-47
Peter Was Confident Acts 4:1-22
Peter and His Friends Pray Acts 4:23-31


Scope and Sequence for Faithsteps Volume 10

Learning from Bible People

Session Title Verse
Solomon Asks for Wisdom 1 Kings 3
Josiah Follows God's Teachings 2 Kings 22:8–23:25
Jesus Told Stories Mark 4:1-20
Philip Teaches an Ethiopian Official Acts 8:26-40

Caring for Others and Ourselves

Session Title Verse
Peter and John Heal a Lame Man Acts 3:1-10
Priscilla and Aquila Support Others Acts 18:1-4, 24-26; Romans 16:3
Paul Writes a Letter to Friends Romans 12:1-8
James Writes a Letter to Friends James 1:19-27; 3:9-13
Paul Talks about Caring for Others Philippians 2:1-11

God's Promises

Session Title Verse
God Makes Noah a Promise Genesis 7–9:17
God Makes Abraham a Promise Genesis 17; 18:1-15; 21:1-8; 22:17
God Makes Israel a Promise Exodus 19–20:17
God Makes David a Promise 2 Samuel 7

Mary and the Promised Child (Advent)

Session Title Verse
A Message for Mary Luke 1:26-38
Joseph Learns about Mary Matthew 1:18-25
Mary and Joseph Travel to Bethlehem Luke 2:1-5
Mary Has God's Son Luke 2:6-20


Scope and Sequence for Faithsteps Volume 11

People Who Met Jesus

Session Title Verse
Wise Men Follow a Star Matthew 2:1-12
Simeon and Anna Meet Jesus Luke 2:22-38
Mary and Martha Meet Jesus Luke 10:38-41
Ten Lepers Meet Jesus Luke 17:11-17
Zacchaeus Meets Jesus Luke 19:1-10

Mothers in the Bible

Session Title Verse
Sarah Has a Son Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-8
Jochebed Hides Her Son Exodus 1–2:10
Hannah Prays for a Son 1 Samuel 1–2:21
Bathsheba Pleads for Her Son 1 Kings 1:5-35

The Story of Creation

Session Title Verse
God Creates the World Genesis 1:1–2:4a
The Garden of Eden Genesis 2:4b-25
The First Sin Genesis 3
The Tower of Babel Genesis 11:1-9

The Good News About Jesus (Easter)

Session Title Verse
Jesus Teaches How to Pray Matthew 6:5-13
Jesus in Jerusalem Matthew 21:1-11; 26:47-68; 27:11-66
Jesus is Alive! Matthew 28:1-15
The Road to Emmaus Luke 24:13-35
The Great Commission John 20:19-23; Matthew 28:16-20