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To Be Like Jesus

To Be Like Jesus

A Study for Children on Following Jesus

Lessons: 40

Target Grade: Grade 4

Grade Range: Grade 3 - Grade 5

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To Be Like Jesus (also available in Spanish) is an essential study to help elementary students understand salvation and sanctification explained through the promise of the gospel.

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What You Need to Start

  • 1 Classroom Kit (plus 1 Teacher’s Guide for each additional teacher)
  • 1 Workbook for each student

Additional Helps (printable from the kit)

  • 1 Visuals Packet*
  • 1 Verse Card Set for each student*
  • 1 Growing in Faith Together Booklet for each student* (also available in the GIFT App)

*Printable from the kit

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What is salvation? How does someone become a Christian? What does it mean to become like Jesus? To Be Like Jesus begins by helping students answer these important questions by establishing the foundation of what it means to be created in the image and likeness of God and shows how we have sinned and utterly fallen short of glorifying God as we should. Then, students will learn nine elements of the gospel message, its purpose and its promise. The second half of the curriculum focuses on the doctrine of sanctification—the process by which a Christian becomes more and more conformed to the likeness of Jesus. Students will study 19 specific commands of Scripture that highlight how they can love God most and become more like him such as worshiping God, being merciful, rejoicing in persecution, being a humble servant and serving God with your abilities.

To Be Like Jesus is an essential Sunday School curriculum to help elementary students understand God’s amazing gift of salvation. Our prayer is that they see both the duty and delight of walking in His ways through grace-fueled obedience to His commands.

To be like Jesus is to be enabled to glorify God forever!

—Jill Nelson, author

Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible.


To Be Like Jesus: Classroom Kit

Order 1 Classroom Kit for each class.

Print Classroom Kit includes:

  • One spiral Teacher’s Guide with an introduction, lessons, and appendix
  • A link for the Curriculum Resources with printable PDFs of Growing in Faith Together Parent and Child Resource Pages, Visual Packet, Optional Activities, Verse Cards and Classroom Handouts. In addition, these resources include PDFs of the curriculum logo files, and materials for substitute teachers.
  • One spiral-bound Student Workbook
  • One ring-bound set of Verse Cards

To Be Like Jesus: Additional Teacher's Guide

Order 1 Teacher's Guide for each additional co-teacher or small group leader. The Teacher’s Guide is designed to equip small group leaders and co-teachers with their own copy of the curriculum to study and pray through as they prepare to minister to the children under their care. This spiral guide is intended to be used in conjunction with the Classroom Kit. As such, it includes the curriculum introduction, lessons and appendix, but not the Curriculum Resources.


To Be Like Jesus: Visuals Packet

Order 1 for each class. (Optional)

Stunning full-color visuals are printed on heavy duty cardstock for use in teaching the curriculum. 

Note: You can print visuals yourself from the curriculum resources which are included in the Classroom Kit. (238 pages)


To Be Like Jesus: Student Workbook

Order 1 for each student.

The Student Workbook has been designed for use during application time to help children learn and apply truths taught during the lesson. Each lesson in the Student Workbook includes the main ideas and Scripture taught in the lesson for review, a memory verse for children to learn, and an activity to help children remember the lesson.

Activities include questions, secret messages, charts, word blanks, word games, coloring, and more.


To Be Like Jesus: Verse Cards

Order 1 for each student and/or small group.

Scripture memorization is encouraged as a part of this study. Memory verses have been carefully selected to emphasize the truths taught in each lesson. Verse Cards provide a review tool with both verses and promises for students to use at home. The cards are printed in black and white on sturdy cardstock, 2.75” x 4.25” in size, and bound with a metal ring.

Note: You can also print your own cards from the Curriculum Resources


To Be Like Jesus: Growing in Faith Together Booklet (Parent Pages)

Order 1 booklet for each student.  (Optional)

The Growing in Faith Together (GIFT) pages help connect church and home as parents and children discuss lesson content taught in the classroom. Parents are given a summary of the lesson along with a list of the main ideas and Scripture taught. Other items include:

  • Prayer Points provide specific ways parents can pray over their son or daughter based on what was taught in class.
  • As You Walk By the Way questions help parents discuss the lesson truths with their child.
  • Activities designed to help children take what they have learned in class and act on it their daily lives.

Note: GIFT pages are bound in these spiral booklets. (Teachers with a Classroom Kit may email a PDF of the GIFT Pages to parents or print and send them home each week. Parents may also purchase the curriculum title within the Growing in Faith Together App.)

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