Dynamic Sunday school lessons that INSPIRE Christian character in your students*!

Join us in exploring what God’s Word has to say about where good character comes from (hint: God!) and how it can be exercised in a believer’s life (through Christ)!

*Side effects may include being INSPIRED yourself  ; )

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Ready to inspire yourself and your students towards biblical character?

INSPIRE is a 12-eBook curriculum series designed to be used in your Sunday school, children’s ministry, or Bible club.

*This curriculum is digital

unforgettable year of Sunday School.

character qualities to explore.

hours of dynamic content.

“The character class went great! We started with attentiveness and the kids loved it. It was very well done, and the balance of sit and listen vs. do things was great. We were able to keep the kids’ attention pretty well, and they loved getting treats incorporated into the lesson.”

—Pat Alspaugh
Homeschool teacher

“We have truly been enjoying the [Inspire character curriculum]. It is well laid out, well-written, and easy to understand. Our church is unique in that we can have 3 children for Sunday school or 20 and you have to be prepared for both. This curriculum has made it possible to effectively prepare for both sizes as we were able to do the verse, songs, and lesson together as a group and then we separate for different activities…We would be interested in purchasing more units so please let me know when they become available!”

—Amina Levy
Sunday school teacher

“It makes me wish my kids were young again so I could get this series and teach it to them (I would learn so much too)!”

—Laura Oliverio
Parent

What is Character?

Character is moral excellence, or “who you are when no one is looking.” God is the source of all good character, and it is produced in our lives though the Holy Spirit as we follow Him.

Why Teach Character?

We are commanded to love God and others, but what does that look like? Teaching character is a way to show your students the practicality of Christ-like love in daily living.

Available Character Qualities

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is giving up feelings of anger and bitterness against those who offend me.

Diligence

Diligence is doing my best to finish the jobs that have been given to me.

Gratefulness

Gratefulness is expressing my appreciation for the benefits I have received from others.

Obedience

Obedience is properly carrying out the orders of my God-given authorities.

Self-Control

Self-control is resisting temptation so I can do what is right.

Humility

Humility is recognizing my proper place in relation to God and others.

Truthfulness

Truthfulness is saying and doing what is true, honest, and right.

Attentiveness

Attentiveness is giving my full and undivided concentration to the person or task in front of me.

Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is expressing appropriate eagerness through my words, actions, and attitudes.

Orderliness

Orderliness is organizing myself and my things for best results.

Responsibility

Responsibility is accepting and completing the work I am supposed to do.

Creativity

Creativity is finding different ways to see and solve challenges.

Try it Free!

Get a free sample of the curriculum when you sign up for updates.

 

The free sample includes:
  1. The first lesson of Gratefulness.
  2. All the additional resources and print-outs needed to teach lesson 1.
  3. Gratefulness Lesson 1 PowerPoints™ for teaching a large group!

Purchase Options

Individual Curriculum

1 character curriculum; includes 4 lessons + additional ideas. Each lesson includes…

  • 1 40-minute Large Group lesson.
  • 1 30-minute Small Group lesson for 3rd-5th grade.
  • 1 30-minute Small Group lesson for K-2nd grade.

Visuals for Large Group, printable.

All the activity sheets, visuals, and craft templates you need for Small Group, printable.

Parent Take-Home handouts for each lesson, printable and email-friendly.

*PowerPoint™ visuals sold separately.

Semester Bundles

3 character curriculums; each curriculum includes 4 lessons + additional ideas. Each lesson includes…

  • 1 40-minute Large Group lesson.
  • 1 30-minute Small Group lesson for 3rd-5th grade.
  • 1 30-minute Small Group lesson for K-2nd grade.

Visuals for Large Group, printable.

All the activity sheets, visuals, and craft templates you need for Small Group, printable.

Parent Take-Home handouts for each lesson, printable and email-friendly.

20% off one booklet in the bundle!

*PowerPoint™ visuals sold separately.

Full Year
Bundle!

12 character curriculums; each curriculum includes 4 lessons + additional ideas. Each lesson includes…

  • 1 40-minute Large Group lesson.
  • 1 30-minute Small Group lesson for 3rd-5th grade.
  • 1 30-minute Small Group lesson for K-2nd grade.

Visuals for Large Group, printable.

All the activity sheets, visuals, and craft templates you need for Small Group, printable.

Parent Take-Home handouts for each lesson, printable and email-friendly.

10% off each booklet in the bundle!

Have enough curriculum for a whole year!

*PowerPoint™ visuals sold separately.

What People are Saying

It makes me wish my kids were young again so I could get this series and teach it to them (I would learn so much too)!

Laura Oliverio

Parent

We have truly been enjoying the [Inspire character curriculum]. It is well laid out, well-written, and easy to understand. Our church is unique in that we can have 3 children for Sunday school or 20 and you have to be prepared for both. This curriculum has made it possible to effectively prepare for both sizes as we were able to do the verse, songs, and lesson together as a group and then we separate for different activities…We would be interested in purchasing more units so please let me know when they become available!

Amina Levy

Sunday school teacher

The Curriculum.

use inspire and. . .

. . . Teach your students what the Bible says about godly character and what it looks like in daily life!

. . . Harness your students’ natural energy and make it work for you instead of against you!

. . . Keep your students engaged and curious with interesting visuals, printouts, and activities!

. . . Command larger groups by using Power Point™ presentations, ready-made but customizable.

. . . Simply read from the easy-to-use curriculum, or add your own flair!

. . . Quickly get a feel for the lesson through the colorful pictures and step-by-step craft diagrams.

. . . Be an authentic teacher by growing in character alongside your students as you prayerfully prepare your lessons.

. . . Keep parents in the loop and encourage reinforcement of the lesson at home with Parent Take-Home handouts.

COMING SOON!

. . . Sharpen your teaching and leading skills with bite-sized teacher training videos—our bonus gift to you!

Frequently Asked Questions

What age group is this curriculum for?

The INSPIRE Curriculum is generally recommended for students 5–12 years of age. However, even children outside of the recommended age group may benefit from the lessons. Take a look at the sample curriculum we provide to see if INSPIRE is right for you! It’s free after all.

What is the ideal group size for this curriculum?

We encourage you to teach the curriculum in two settings: Part 1 (“Large Group”) and Part 2 (“Small Group”). Part 1 is meant to be taught in a collective setting, with as many children in the audience as you want. The teacher can teach songs, verses, and more, but lengthy discussion and hands-on participation would be better for Part 2. Part 2 is meant to be taught in a smaller group setting, with 5–8 children per teacher. With a smaller group, the teacher can have more discussion and encourage individual participation.

Can I adjust or customize this curriculum to my classroom needs?

Absolutely! There are many ideas in the INSPIRE Curriculum, but you know your class the best. You can choose to follow the curriculum exactly as written, or you can pick and choose whichever ideas work best for you within each week. There are also Additional Resources (extra ideas) in the back of the curriculum. (But don’t feel like you have to teach all the ideas in the curriculum—there are a lot.)

Are visuals provided?

Yes! There are story visuals, pictures, activity sheets, coloring pages, and more. You can easily download the PDFs from the INSPIRE website and print them out. They are organized by character quality and teaching week. We recommend having a color printer because many of the visuals and pictures look best with color!

We also have PowerPoint™ presentations with all the visuals for each lesson. You can purchase and download the PowerPoint™ presentations to play on a big screen.

Is this curriculum affiliated with a certain church denomination?

No. The INSPIRE Curriculum is produced by In The Gap, Inc., a non-denominational non-profit ministry based in Oklahoma City.

In The Gap exists to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and to equip upcoming generations to pursue moral excellence, whole-heartedly stand for what is right, and to become positive role models who will transform our community, state, and nation for generations to come. Find out more about us at inthegap.org.

Who are you? What experience do you have?

We are In The Gap, a non-profit ministry based in Oklahoma City. Learn more about us.

What is a “biblically-based character curriculum”?

It’s a curriculum that explores what the Bible says about Christ-like character (like obedience, truthfulness, and gratefulness—just to name a few). Therefore, INSPIRE is a topical curriculum rather than a chronological or book-by-book curriculum. There are many great curriculums on the market that take you from Genesis to Revelation, but if you’re looking for a biblically-based character curriculum, you can try INSPIRE!

Are there only 12 qualities available?

Yes, right now there are 12 character qualities available. More are on the way, so stay tuned! If you’d like to sign up for periodic updates and insider deals, you’ll be notified when they are released.

Do you offer printed curriculum?

At this time, we only offer INSPIRE as a digital curriculum in PDF format. However, we will let you know if that changes in the future! Sign up for updates here. (We promise we won’t spam you!) If you prefer to work off of a traditional booklet and you have a printer handy, you can also print the curriculum at home.

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Our Prayer for You

Thank you for your interest in the INSPIRE Curriculum! Whether you are teaching using the INSPIRE Curriculum or not, this is our prayer for you.

“Father in Heaven, thank you so much for the teachers and parents who want to teach their kids to love You and walk in Your ways. We pray that You would bless them with the wisdom they need to teach their students well. Help them to stay faithful to the gospel message and to Your Word. And may they experience the joy and rewards that come from guiding children to Jesus’ loving presence. We pray in Your name and for Your glory, amen.”