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Quick-Start Guide

This Quick-Start Guide will help you get oriented with your leader guide and other materials included in your curriculum package.

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Curriculum Planning Calendar

Click the button below for a printable version of Group's suggested quarterly start dates and weekly lesson schedule.

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Find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

Hands-On Worship serves a wide variety of churches and concentrates on the essentials of the Christian faith. The following is Group’s concise doctrinal statement:

We believe the Bible is the inspired, authoritative Word of God. We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in his virgin birth, in his sinless life, in his death on the cross, in his bodily resurrection, in his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in his personal return. We believe people receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life through Jesus.
Our goal in the development of Hands-On Worship is to see changed lives as we help people know, love, and follow Jesus. We do that by concentrating on the essentials of the Christian faith and helping people understand and apply the Bible’s principles. When we cover elements of the faith on which people disagree, we give the teacher the opportunity to present your church’s position.
Teaching the Bible doesn’t mean much if it isn’t making an impact in people’s lives. So we’ve done years of research to determine what makes effective learning take place. We’ve discovered that when people are physically and emotionally involved in the learning process, they learn and retain more.

We’ve also discovered that Jesus used those same principles as he involved his disciples in learning experiences and interactive discussions. And he also used teaching methods that people with different learning styles could relate to. So we developed Hands-On Worship around those principles.
Lesson materials reference the New Living Translation of the Bible. The NLT was developed to be easy for children to read and understand, while still remaining faithful to the meanings of words and phrases presented in the original texts. For more info, see
Each quarter includes 13 lessons. Download our scope and sequence pdf to view the lesson titles included in each quarter.
Each Hands-On Worship kit includes a Sing & Play DVD of 13 engaging music videos with onscreen song lyrics and easy-to-learn motions. Also included is an audio CD with the same music tracks.
Hands-On Worship does not have a weekly take-home sheet. Instead, we offer a 3-track Sing & Play To-Go CD for kids to take home each quarter. These lively and memorable songs encourage kids to worship God all week long with family and friends. One sample pack of 5 CDs is included in the kit. Buy additional 5-packs so you have enough to give one to every child in your program.
Yes. Each Hands-On Worship kit includes free online access to the quarterly Leader Guide so you can download PDF or editable Word files to share with your teachers and helpers. Check out the Digital Download Center on to learn more.

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