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Simply Loved | Keep Sunday School Simple

Where kids experience God's greatest gift

Simply Loved At-Home Lesson Adaptations

From stay-at-home orders, to socially distanced gatherings, to normal church services and everything in between, Simply Loved Sunday school will ensure your prepared for the challenges of this unique time.

Starter Kit | Simply Loved Sunday School

Each Simply Loved kit contains everything you need for an entire quarter! Simply start by ordering a kit based on age level, kit type, and quarter.

At a Glance | Simply Loved

Let's Make Sundays Less Complicated

Get back to what matters most — helping kids love God and others! Take out the Sunday complication so you can focus on your kids.

Simplified Recruiting

Quick lesson prep for a single leader. All other volunteers (called Crew Guides) simply show up and participate with kids. It’s a snap to assemble your Sunday morning team!

Simplified Supplies

Gather easy-to-find supplies once a month. Easy on your time…and budget!

Simplified Leader Guide

With a glance-able layout, Leaders spend more time interacting with kids and less time glued to scripts.

Simplified Lesson Plan

Take a breath! You don’t need to "get through" every activity. Everything points back to the Bible Point—and to Jesus—no matter how far you get! Plus, lessons work in any classroom format.

We made a list of what keeps people who love Jesus and kids from volunteering on Sundays — and then we made it easier than ever to serve!

Simplified Responsibilities

If your volunteers are too busy to memorize a script or plan a lesson, that’s okay! Most volunteers—called Crew Guides—just show up and participate with kids. One Leader will direct kids and Crew Guides, so Crew Guides simply focus on relationships!

Simplified Requirements

Since most volunteers are helpers who simply participate with kids, they don’t have to be Bible experts—just people who love Jesus and kids!

Simplified Training

Perfect for volunteer newbies, Simply Loved includes training videos that cover the basics of good volunteering. The videos are short (10 minutes or less) and cover everything from how to ask open-ended questions to classroom management.

Simplified Made for Friendships

Since volunteers aren't worrying about a performance or leading the lesson, they can do what they love: hang out with kids and share God’s love!

We made a list of what keeps people who love Jesus and kids from volunteering on Sundays — and then we made it easier than ever to serve!

Age-Specific Teaching

Elementary kids (1st-4th grade) learn differently than Pre-K & K kids (ages 3-5), so we’ve intentionally designed two separate, age-appropriate programs.

Captivating Bible Memory

When kids meet a character they love, they remember! That’s why we include animal characters called Bible Memory Buddies to help kids remember who God is and how much he loves them.

Connecting God to His Creation

Every week uses a different animal characteristic to cement Bible learning. These fun facts fascinate kids and show them how God can be seen in every corner of his creation!

Hands-On Learning

Kids don’t learn best when all they do is sit and listen. We get kids moving and experiencing God’s Word through multiple multi-sensory activities!

Built to support your family ministry, Simply Loved brings families together and provides great resources for parents.

Same Scope and Sequence

All ages follow the same scope and sequence, including the same Bible story, Bible Memory Verse, and Bible Memory Buddy, so siblings learn and share together!

Month-Long Themes

Made for today’s busy families, each Simply Loved Unit features a single Bible Point, so kids who miss a week or two still get great Bible learning. And kids who come every week go even deeper!


Simply Loved Take-It-Home Flyers and Coloring Creation pages take the fun and excitement of that week’s lesson and bring it home. Created to provide intentional, practical, and easy ways for kids and the rest of the family to discuss that week’s Bible Point and apply it to their lives.

Plus, kids receive a super-cool Bible Memory Buddy sticker to wear, keep, or collect.

Parent Resources

Additional digital resources for parents, including email and social media assets, are included in the Simply Loved Plus Digital Kit.

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Our Approach | Simply Loved

Simply Loved's Strategic Approach

You may have heard...But we’ve found...That’s why...
"It’s hard to recruit volunteers."When volunteers need less prep time, have fun, and feel like they’re making a difference, they’ll make serving a priority.Simply Loved volunteer roles are important, but easy!
"Kids need to be entertained."Kids need to be noticed and loved.Simply Loved lessons are designed to help you listen to kids and get to know them.
"You need a lot of supplies."You need only a few supplies used in creative ways.Simply Loved incorporates minimal supplies each unit but uses them in innovative ways to introduce and apply the day’s lesson.
"We need helpers — any warm body will do."Helpers don’t just assist. Even though they don’t need to prep, they serve an important relational purpose and make a big difference in kids’ lives.Simply Loved helpers have a name and an elevated role: they’re “Crew Guides”! They participate along with the kids, play a meaningful role in lessons, and make a difference by building friendships with kids.
"Kids are rarely able to remember Scripture."Creating a visual and emotional connection to Scripture dramatically helps kids remember and understand why the Bible matters in their everyday lives.Simply Loved incorporates kid-friendly video featuring Bible Memory Buddies (animals God created) to help them understand Bible truths and trigger Scripture memory. And Bible Memory Buddies help discoveries stick! (wink, wink)
"Teachers are Bible experts."Teachers are channels of friendship that help children understand and experience Jesus’ love.Simply Loved uses human relationships to communicate God’s love in a tangible way. Built-in conversation starters help teachers share their personal stories and their own friendship with Jesus.
"Covering a lot of information is intimidating."Reaching children is simple when you focus on one Bible Point.Simply Loved repeats key Bible Points in different ways so truths sink deep. And it combines the repetition of a Bible Point with an auditory and physical response that will stick with kids long after your lesson ends.
"Success requires getting through the whole lesson."You’ll clearly communicate the key Bible Point no matter how far you get.With Simply Loved, a palette of Bible-point-supporting options give you the freedom to choose what works for your kids and your timeframe. So no matter how much of the lesson you complete, the Truth from God’s Word shines through.
"Kids’ll get bored if you repeat something they’ve heard before."Kids appreciate routine and repetition when it’s done in a fun way.Simply Loved’s scope and sequence intentionally repeats the Bible verse and Point for four weeks. This strategically cements Bible learning no matter how often kids attend.

Lesson Overview | Simply Loved

Glance-able Lessons Emphasize Relationships

Age-appropriate options for Elementary and Pre-K & K. No need to spend hours studying and rewriting lessons. Simply select options that fit your time frame, add your authentic stories, and have a blast sharing God’s story with kids. Plus, lessons are written in a format to allow you to spend less time reading a page and more time making eye contact with your kids.

Elementary Format (Grades 1-4)

Grow friendships with kids as you explore the Bible Point!

Each week includes two age-appropriate options to choose from and uses the same supplies for the WHOLE MONTH! (Hallelujah!)

Sing worship songs, discover the Bible Point and Bible Memory Verse, and meet a Bible Memory Buddy.

Every quarter of Simply Loved includes six worship songs. We’ve crafted a blend of hymns, “old-school” Sunday school songs, Scripture songs, and contemporary worship favorites.

Experience a Bible story, spend time with Jesus, and build stronger friendships.

Each weekly Bible lesson directly engages kids with God’s Word in fun and unforgettable ways. Not only will they hear a Bible story, they’ll experience it through Scripture reading, Bible Memory Buddy videos, and open-ended discussion questions that will help your kids build relationships, not just recite facts.

Reinforce kids’ discoveries with a game, experiment, or something new, and help them explore why the Bible Point matters in their everyday lives.

Choose activities that fit your kids and leaders best. Don’t worry about “getting through” all of them—each one reinforces the one simple, easy-to-remember Bible Point.

Plus, helpers don’t have to perform or prep these activities. They just participate along with the kids!

Fashion these Take-It-Home Flyers into a 3-D shape kids will be eager to show off at home.

We promise: These take-homes are actually taken home! Each flyer opens the door for families to talk about their own friendship with Jesus, and kids love asking their parents a question they talked about with their friends at church. But the real prize? It’s the simple directions for folding this Take-It-Home Flyer into a 3-D shape that literally flies right home!

Pre-K & K Format (Ages 3-5)

Fun and simple activities grow friendships and introduce the Bible Point.

Each week includes two age-appropriate options to choose from and uses the same supplies for the WHOLE MONTH! (Hallelujah!)

Sing worship songs, discover the Bible Point and Bible Memory Verse, and meet the Bible Memory Buddy.

Every quarter of Simply Loved includes six worship songs. We’ve crafted a blend of hymns, “old-school” Sunday school songs, Scripture songs, and contemporary worship favorites.

Plus, in addition to the music videos, Pre-K & K lessons incorporate a Bible Memory Verse song and four ALL-NEW cleanup, welcome, prayer, and goodbye songs to help kids move from one activity to the next.

Experience a Bible story, talk to Jesus, and celebrate each child.

Each weekly Bible lesson features an engaging, age-appropriate Bible story that’ll help kids develop a love for God’s Word and experience God’s love for them!

These reinforcement activities support kids’ learning with a snack, game, or easy craft.

Choose activities that fit your kids and leaders best. Don’t worry about “getting through” all of them—each one reinforces the one simple, easy-to-remember Bible Point.

Plus, helpers don’t have to perform or prep these activities. They simply participate along with the kids!

Complete this easy craft and take home a bonus Bible Memory Buddy coloring page!

We’re keeping craft time simple! Each week, kids color and add a 3-D object to the Coloring Creation page. Plus, a bonus coloring page on the back can be enjoyed at home or at church!

Music & Media | Simply Loved

Kid-Friendly Videos & Music


Each Simply Loved lesson includes videos that will engage kids and make Bible Points even more memorable. Top-notch worship videos from Group’s popular VBS programs will get your kids up and moving. And Bible Memory Buddy videos will provide a window into God’s amazing creation.

Bible Memory Buddy Elementary

Bible Memory Buddy Pre-K & K

Music Video Hymn

Music Video Worship


Every quarter of Simply Loved includes six worship music video songs featuring a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary worship favorites.

Pre-K & K lessons feature a mix of weekly classroom songs that ease transition times and songs that help kids remember each lesson's Bible Memory Verse.

Cleanup Song

Welcome Song

Goodbye Song

Prayer Song

Bible Verse Song

How it Works | Simply Loved

Simply Loved Curriculum Works in Your Church

Works With Any Classroom Format

Age-Graded...Check. Large Group/Small Group…Check. One Room…Check. Simply Loved is flexible enough to work with most classroom formats and easily adapts to your unique ministry needs.

Works With Any Time Frame

Whether you have 15 minutes or 75 minutes, Simply Loved provides options that work for you! Single-point learning ensures kids will leave with the main point of the lesson whether you are able to complete all or just some parts of the lesson.

Works With Any Church Size

Whether you have two kids or hundreds, Simply Loved reduces Sunday stress with simple supply lists and easy-to-prepare lessons for your volunteer team. Purchase a Plus Digital Kit (Pre-K & K or Elementary) to create all the resource copies you need.

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Quarters & Units | Simply Loved

A Journey Through God's Loving Word

Every quarter explores the Old and New Testaments. Journey chronologically through the Bible, and discover friendship with Jesus throughout God’s story. Simply Loved features eight quarters of all-new content. Each quarter is divided into three units, each with its own featured Bible Memory Buddy.

Unit 1: In the Beginning

Bible Point

God always loves us.

Bible Memory Verse

"And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is." (Ephesians 3:18)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: God Creates the World (Genesis 1:1-25)
  • Week 2: God Creates People (Genesis 1:26-2:4)
  • Week 3: Sin Enters God’s World (Genesis 3:1-24)
  • Week 4: A Flood Covers the Earth (Genesis 6:9-9:17)

Unit 2: God Has a Plan

Bible Point

We can trust God.

Bible Memory Verse

"For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything he does." (Psalm 33:4)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: God Calls Abram (Genesis 12:1-8; 15:1-6)
  • Week 2: Isaac is Born (Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7)
  • Week 3: Jacob Steals Esau’s Blessing (Genesis 25:19-26; 27)
  • Week 4: Jacob and Esau Make Peace (Genesis 32:3-12, 22-32; 33:1-11)

Unit 3: Good News for Outsiders

Bible Point

Jesus loves everyone.

Bible Memory Verse

"So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other." (John 13:34)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: Shepherds Hear About Jesus’ Birth (Luke 2:8-20)
  • Week 2: Jesus Befriends Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)
  • Week 3: Jesus Welcomes Children (Luke 18:15-17)
  • Week 4: Jesus Talks With a Samaritan Woman (John 4:1-42)

Unit 1: Joseph's Story

Bible Point

God is good no matter what.

Bible Memory Verse

"The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes." (Nahum 1:7)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: Joseph Annoys His Brothers (Genesis 37:1-36)
  • Week 2: Joseph Goes to Jail (Genesis 39)
  • Week 3: God Helps Joseph Interpret Dreams (Genesis 40-41)
  • Week 4: Joseph Forgives His Brothers (Genesis 42-45)

Unit 2: The Exodus

Bible Point

God takes care of us.

Bible Memory Verse

"If God is for us, who can ever be against us?" (Romans 8:31)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: Moses Is Rescued by Pharaoh’s Daughter (Exodus 2:1-10)
  • Week 2: Moses Talks to God at a Burning Bush (Exodus 2:23–4:17)
  • Week 3: God Spares the Israelites at Passover (Exodus 11–12:42)
  • Week 4: The Israelites Cross the Red Sea (Exodus 14)

Unit 3: Never Fear, Jesus Is Here!

Bible Point

Jesus rescues us.

Bible Memory Verse

"He saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy." (Titus 3:5)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: Jesus is Born (Luke 2:1-20)
  • Week 2: Jesus Calms a Storm (Mark 4:35-41)
  • Week 3: Jesus Forgives the Thief on the Cross (Luke 23:32-49)
  • Week 4: Jesus Comes Back to Life (Luke 24:1-12, 36-49)

Unit 1: Israel’s Wanderings and Wonderings

Bible Point

God guides us.

Bible Memory Verse

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take." (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: God Sends Manna and Quail From Heaven (Exodus 16)
  • Week 2: God Gives the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17)
  • Week 3: God’s People Worship a Golden Calf (Exodus 32)
  • Week 4: God Tells His People How to Build the Tabernacle (Exodus 35:10–36:1-38)

Unit 2: The Promised Land

Bible Point

God helps us be brave.

Bible Memory Verse

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go" (Joshua 1:9)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: Caleb Trusts God Will Help (Numbers 13–14:25)
  • Week 2: Rahab Helps the Israelite Spies (Joshua 2)
  • Week 3: The Israelites Cross the Jordan River (Joshua 3–4)
  • Week 4: Joshua Leads God’s People (Joshua 1:1-11; 5:13–6:27)

Unit 3: Jesus Shows He’s God’s Promised Son

Bible Point

Jesus is God’s Son.

Bible Memory Verse

"This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins." (1 John 4:10)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: John the Baptist Tells About Jesus (John 1:1-28)
  • Week 2: Jesus Is Baptized (Matthew 3:13-17)
  • Week 3: Men Bring Their Friend to Jesus for Healing (Luke 5:17-25)
  • Week 4: Jesus Brings Lazarus Back to Life (John 11:1-44)

Unit 1: Wanted: Leader of Israel

Bible Point

God is patient.

Bible Memory Verse

"The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love." (Psalm 145:8)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: Israel Needs a Leader (Judges 2:6-23)
  • Week 2: Deborah Becomes Israel’s Judge (Judges 4:1-16)
  • Week 3: God Talks to Gideon (Judges 6)
  • Week 4: Gideon Leads God’s People (Judges 7)

Unit 2: Road to a King

Bible Point

God knows what we need.

Bible Memory Verse

"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done." (Philippians 4:6)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: God Provides for Ruth (Ruth 1–4)
  • Week 2: God Answers Hannah’s Prayer (1 Samuel 1:1–2:11)
  • Week 3: God Speaks to Samuel (1 Samuel 3:1–4:1)
  • Week 4: God Gives His People a King (1 Samuel 8–10:25)

Unit 3: Follow Jesus

Bible Point

Jesus shows us how to live.

Bible Memory Verse

"For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength." (Philippians 4:13)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: Jesus Is Tempted by Satan (Matthew 4:1-11)
  • Week 2: Jesus Washes His Friends’ Feet (John 13:1-20)
  • Week 3: Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray (Matthew 6:5-18)
  • Week 4: The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

Unit 1: God Helps David

Bible Point

God helps us.

Bible Memory Verse

"I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!" (Psalm 121:1-2)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: Samuel Anoints David as King (1 Samuel 16:1-13)
  • Week 2: God Helps David Defeat Goliath (1 Samuel 17)
  • Week 3: Jonathan Helps David (1 Samuel 18:1-16; 20:1-42)
  • Week 4: Abigail Brings Peace (1 Samuel 25)

Unit 2: Jesus Helps People in Need

Bible Point

Jesus cares about us.

Bible Memory Verse

"Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you." (1 Peter 5:7)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: Jesus Helps a Roman Officer (Matthew 8:5-13)
  • Week 2: Jesus Gives Sight to a Blind Man (John 9:1-41)
  • Week 3: Jesus Helps 10 Lepers (Luke 17:11-19)
  • Week 4: Jesus Feeds People (John 6:1-14)

Unit 3: God’s Good Kings

Bible Point

God is great.

Bible Memory Verse

"Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done." (1 Chronicles 16:8)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: God Makes Promises to David (2 Samuel 7:8-29)
  • Week 2: Solomon Asks for Wisdom (1 Kings 3:1-15)
  • Week 3: Jehoshaphat Asks God for Help (2 Chronicles 17:1-6; 20:1-30)
  • Week 4: Huldah Gives King Josiah a Message From God (2 Kings 22:1–23:23)

Unit 1: Prophets Speak for God

Bible Point

God is powerful.

Bible Memory Verse

"A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power." (Ephesians 6:10)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: God Shows He’s the One True God (1 Kings 18:16-45)
  • Week 2: God Speaks to Elijah (1 Kings 19:1-18)
  • Week 3: Elisha Takes Over for Elijah (2 Kings 2:1-14)
  • Week 4: God Heals Naaman (2 Kings 5:1-19)

Unit 2: Jesus' Upside-Down Kingdom

Bible Point

Jesus surprises us.

Bible Memory Verse

"Jesus told him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.'" (John 14:6)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: The Lost Son Returns Home (Luke 15:11-32)
  • Week 2: Jesus Challenges the Pharisees (Matthew 23:1-12, 23-26)
  • Week 3: Jesus Shows Martha What’s Most Important (Luke 10:38-42)
  • Week 4: Jesus Talks With a Rich Man (Matthew 19:16-30)

Unit 3: Away From Home

Bible Point

God is always with us.

Bible Memory Verse

"I will never fail you. I will never abandon you." (Hebrews 13:5)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: Jonah Disobeys God (Jonah 1–3)
  • Week 2: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego Stand Up for God (Daniel 3:1-30)
  • Week 3: Daniel Keeps Praying to God (Daniel 6:1-28)
  • Week 4: Esther’s Courage Saves God’s People (Esther 5–7)

Unit 1: Back Home Again

Bible Point

God forgives us.

Bible Memory Verse

"But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness." (1 John 1:9)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: Nehemiah Returns to Jerusalem (Nehemiah 1:1-10)
  • Week 2: God’s People Rebuild Jerusalem’s Wall (Nehemiah 4:1-23; 6:1-15)
  • Week 3: Ezra Reads God’s Law (Nehemiah 8:1-12)
  • Week 4: Prophets Talk About a Coming King (Zechariah 9:9-10; Isaiah 9:1-7)

Unit 2: Emmanuel Is Here

Bible Point

Jesus is the greatest gift.

Bible Memory Verse

"I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born..." (Luke 2:10-11)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: John the Baptist Is Born (Luke 1:1-25, 57-80)
  • Week 2: An Angel Visits Mary (Luke 1:26-56)
  • Week 3: Jesus Is Born (Luke 2:1-20)
  • Week 4: Magi Worship Jesus (Matthew 2:1-12)

Unit 3: Jesus' Friends

Bible Point

Jesus is our friend forever.

Bible Memory Verse

"I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends." (John 15:14-15, NIV)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: Jesus Gathers Disciples (John 1:35-51)
  • Week 2: Jesus’ Friends Respond to His Arrest (John 18:1-27)
  • Week 3: Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene (John 20:1-18)
  • Week 4: Jesus Makes a Beachside Breakfast for His Friends (John 21:1-25)

Unit 1: The Church Begins

Bible Point

Jesus changes everything.

Bible Memory Verse

"This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!" (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: The Holy Spirit Comes (Acts 1:1-11; 2:1-41)
  • Week 2: The Community of Believers Share (Acts 2:42-47)
  • Week 3: Peter and John Heal a Lame Man (Acts 3:1-11)
  • Week 4: Ananias Helps Saul (Acts 9:1-31)

Unit 2: The Good News Spreads

Bible Point

Jesus is for everyone.

Bible Memory Verse

"Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: Philip Tells the Ethiopian About Jesus (Acts 8:26-40)
  • Week 2: Peter Visits Cornelius (Acts 10:1-48)
  • Week 3: Lydia Believes in Jesus (Acts 16:11-15)
  • Week 4: Priscilla and Aquila Help Apollos (Acts 18:1-3, 18-28)

Unit 3: Jesus' Followers Endure Hardship

Bible Point

Jesus gives us hope.

Bible Memory Verse

"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." (Isaiah 40:31 NIV)

Bible Lessons

  • Week 1: God Frees Peter From Prison (Acts 12:1-19)
  • Week 2: Paul and Silas Sing in Prison (Acts 16:16-40)
  • Week 3: Paul Survives a Shipwreck (Acts 27:13-44)
  • Week 4: Jesus Makes All Things New (Revelation 21:1-7)