Cultivating Seeds of Faith is our comprehensive three-year middle school ministry curriculum, designed for church use. Its Bible-centered approach instills Christian fundamentals and challenges our middle schoolers to think critically about our world.
Cultivating Seeds of Faith has been thoughtfully designed for middle schoolers and those God has selected to shepherd them through their years of critical formation.
Your middle schoolers will love the games and activities that accompany every lesson. They will also come to understand how the Bible applies to their life as they discuss the weekly content with their teachers, fellow students, and parents.
Teachers will appreciate how easy it is to use this curriculum and feel at peace knowing that all the major topics will be addressed. They will be well equipped to cultivate critical thinking and adapt to multiple learning styles through a variety of media formats.
Parents will see a difference in how their kids think about God and apply scripture to their lives. They will appreciate that this program equips them with weekly takeaways that will keep the conversations going deeper throughout the week.
Cultivating Seeds of Faith is built upon an intentionally planned framework to teach middle schoolers who God is, His great love for us, and how to trust and obey Him in real-life situations.
Encompassing 6th through 8th grades, this three-year curriculum instructs students in the fundamental elements of Christianity while developing their ability to think critically about our world using a Bible-centered approach.
Our middle schoolers benefit from the program by adopting a biblical worldview during this critical stage of development. They will be well equipped to actively engage in their high school ministries in the future.
Scatter What Matter lessons are arranged to promote Biblical literacy, including how to navigate, read, and think critically about Scripture. Much of the content is built in multi-media formats, which gets the students mentally stimulated well beyond what is possible with lecture-style teaching.
A PowerPoint presentation is included with each lesson to draw in those who are visual learners and ignite the imagination, which studies show improves memory activation. Most slides contain primarily pictures to ensure that they augment the teacher and minimize distractions.
The lesson document includes references to indicate which slide corresponds to each part of the lesson. These components are designed to enhance the lesson and provide flexibility given different classroom set ups and technology access.
"The typical American will die possessing essentially the same worldview they had at the age of 13," according to George Barna, "so the rest of the of us who do [have a biblical worldview] have to come alongside these children in some way. We've got to look for opportunities, sports teams, other kinds of activities that are taking place to help them shape [their worldview]."
This curriculum has been in the works for several years, and hundreds of middle schoolers have already been equipped with biblical fundamentals.
Nathan Herschberger grew up in the church and benefitted from Awana club at an early age where he learned to love and memorize God’s Word. This instilled within him a true passion for understanding the Bible, which continues today through deep study into apologetics, systematic theology, and biblical history. He wishes to implant the love and wonder of God’s Word into everyone, young and old. Nathan has led high school and middle school ministries as well as adult small groups over the years in churches located in Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Washington, and Missouri.
Nathan works professionally as an aerospace engineer and pilot, where he leads the technical development and delivery of large-scale development programs. His secular skills for leading large, long-term projects equipped him to take on this curriculum development project with Kelly.
He is married to Andrea, and they currently reside near St. Louis, MO with their two sons Caleb and Ethan.
Kelly Flores has been an avid follower of Christ since her college days where she discovered her unquenchable thirst for learning and growing. A lifelong student of the Bible and an educator at heart, Kelly has a deep passion for inspiring others to think critically and creatively, finding their life purpose and meaning through diligent study and application of God’s Word.
Kelly earned her doctorate in educational leadership and gets to use her secular training both as a professional (she is a professor, author, speaker, and coach in the fields of people, culture, learning, and leadership), and also as a volunteer (including the middle school and teen ministries). Kelly’s family has served around the world through HOPE Worldwide’s Volunteer Corps in Philadelphia, Philippines, New Zealand, Alaska, and Daytona Beach.
Kelly is married to Kye, and they currently reside in Seattle, WA with their three teenage boys: Isaiah, Roman, and Micah.
Tell us a little about yourself and we’ll send you a link to access the entire curriculum as soon as it is released.