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Teacher support tools

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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Easy Order Program Dates

Change Dates and Ship Dates for Group's Easy Order Program will vary depending on your location. If you are enrolled in Group's Easy Order Program, you will also receive an email reminder at least one week before your final change date.

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FAQs

Find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

Living Inside Out 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 Living Inside Out 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 Living Inside Out 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 newlivingtranslation.com - discover the NLT.
Each quarter includes 13 lessons. Download our scope and sequence pdf to view the lesson titles included in each quarter.
Yes! Each monthly module includes a DVD packed with sing-alongs, dramas, and countdowns and an audio CD with sing-along and instrumental tracks.
Yes, there’s a weekly reproducible page in each Small Group Leader Guide that challenges kids to live out their faith 24/7. It includes activities for the individual kids and their families.
Bible Memory Makers are fun gizmos that help kids remember and apply the monthly memory verse. The verse is imprinted on each one and is used in activities during small group time, so you’ll need at least one per child. At the end of the month, these make great take-homes for each child.

Logos & Graphics

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Group's R.E.A.L. Philosophy

The "secret ingredient" you'll find in every Group resource.


Customer Care

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