GROW IN HIS WORD is a powerful tool aimed at teaching an overview of the Bible. This material uses acrostics and timelines to help put the main people and events in Scripture into their sequence as well as discussing their meaning in the overall message of the Bible. GROW IN HIS WORD takes students through both the Old and New Testaments as well as a brief study of Church History. Many students who study Grow say that it is the first time that they’ve understood the Bible.
GROW IN HIS WORD takes students through both the Old and New Testaments. Although not every chapter will be read, students will gain an understanding of the overview of each book and section of Scripture.
Designed to follow specific themes throughout the study, GROW IN HIS WORD provides “hooks” and memory tools to help students remember what they’ve learned. Students not only remember details about specific people and events in Scripture, they also know where they each fit in the overall timeline of the Bible.
GROW MINISTRIES offers many free resources to help you succeed! Resources include pictures of different sites in Israel, video teachings, and lesson intros from Israel. We want to help your students learn God’s Word and visual tools like photos and videos enhance learning.
The GROW IN HIS WORD material is adaptable to many avenues of teaching and learning. Curriculum is available for children up through adult. GROW can be used as an individual study tool or works great in classroom settings for both children and adults. Click on a category below to learn more about how YOU could use GROW IN HIS WORD to gain and teach a better understanding of the Bible.
"Looking back on my relationship with Christ there are many defining moments one of those being Junior discipleship as a fifth grader. This program helped me put the bible stories I grew up learning about into perspective and where they fit chronologically in the bible."
- Lauren Clounie, Former Grow for Kids student
"Grow for Kids was awesome and it helped me bond with God!"
- Ruby Kramer, 5th grade Grow for Kids student
"The GROW curriculum has had a profound impact on my life by deepening my understanding of God’s Word. I especially appreciate the helpful acrostics used in the curriculum to help organize and memorize Biblical events."
- Renee Chilcote, Former Grow for Kids student
"Using the STAGES and REPORT acrostics in the Grow for Kids material helps the kids who are studying understand the timeline of the Bible. It also helps them see how the Old Testament and New Testament mesh. For example: One year, while talking about the Minor Prophets, a girl held up her hand and said, "Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait! So, basically, the Old Testament gets us ready for Jesus, right?" As a teacher, it is exciting to watch the Bible take on a new, deeper meaning for 5th-graders."
- Colette Wrightsman, Grow for Kids teacher
"My daughter learned so much studying the Bible with Grow For Kids! The material gave her a good overview and breakdown of the Bible, provided real life examples that helped make God's word relevant to her life today, and included age-appropriate questions that allowed her to dig into God's word deeper to find answers."
- Kelly Rich, Parent of a 5th grade Grow for Kids student
"I've taught Bible classes with a variety of curricula. Grow for Kids is the best overview of the Bible for children that I've ever used...simple and easy to teach, yet always triggering inspiring, meaningful questions and dialogue. The Bible is often approached like a puzzle, one small piece at a time. But too often, even as adults, we only have a few of the pieces. Grow for Kids allows children to see the big picture and helps them approach each "piece" as part of the total picture."
- Marcia Thompson, Teacher
"I have had three children complete the Grow for Kids curriculum, and it has been such a valuable experience for each of them. The material not only kept them engaged, but also provided effective strategies to help them remember the key people and events of the Bible. Most importantly, they learned how all of the stories from Scripture that they have heard since they were little fit together to tell the complete story of God’s salvation."
- Laura Gerig, Parent
"Being a part of a GROW for Kids discipleship class as a 5th grader was a point where my knowledge of God's Word and how to navigate it matured. It was a transition from being told Bible stories to digging deeper and being held accountable to study the Bible on my own. I am thankful to have been able to participate in GROW as an elementary student and again in high school, both pivotal times in building my faith."
- Emily Bruce, Former student of both Grow for Kids and Grow In His Word
"The Grow Ministries educational materials provide a developmentally appropriate width, breadth, and depth in God's Word. This allows students and teachers to interact and "grow" closer as they learn about and discuss the love of Jesus. As I have taught fifth grade girls with the Grow for Kids material, I am thrilled to have this resource to help provide the big picture of God's plan as well as the intimate message for each girl's salvation."
- LeaAnne Bernstein, Teacher
"Being a part of a Grow for Kids class was so fun. And, I learned so much. The material was interesting and not boring. And I truly made friends in that class that I still talk with every now and then - many years later. It was a great way to learn and study with a group of girls."
- Natalie Spurgeon Sorg, Former Grow for Kids student
"I really enjoyed going through the Grow for Kids material when I was younger. It separated the many stories and people into different eras within the Bible, making it much easier to follow and comprehend. It’s always fun to step back and look at the Bible as many different stories. It really helps you to recall the order in which things occur, and helps you relate better to the overarching message within the Old Testament."
- Steven Camp, Former Grow for Kids student
"I like how Grow for Kids used acrostics to organize the Old and New Testaments. My favorite part was studying Revelation, because there is so much we don't understand about it."
- Nathan Houser, 5th grade Grow for Kids student
"I have taught 5th grade boys discipleship classes with the Grow for Kids material for many years. There is no better way to reach and teach kids today. This material is relevant and will change the lives of you and your students. It is that good. "
- Tom Blackburn, Grow for Kids teacher
"After years of regularly reading scripture to the point of careless familiarity, Grow connected the Old and New Testament to reveal the cohesive story of Christ in a whole new way. Teaching Grow developed my confidence in sharing it with others, not only with my classes but with people in my everyday life."
- Amy Biedenbach, Grow Teacher
"Taking the Grow classes has been one of the best things to help me deepen my faith. These classes helped me to make sense of the Bible and really understand what’s going on in each book and how it all fits into His plan. As I read the Bible now it doesn’t seem completely foreign to me. After going through and studying the Bible this way it’s amazing how clear it is to see how much God truly loves us and wants to be with His creation! I would highly recommend these classes to anyone who is looking to get a basic understanding of each book of the Bible."
- Neil Rupp, Grow Student
"As a parent of a 5th grade participant, I deeply valued the regular conversations we had about truths she was learning from the Big Story of the Bible. I also loved the relationships she developed with the teachers and the other kids. As a Youth Pastor, I benefit from an incoming class of new 6th graders that have a good familiarity with the arc of the Bible."
- Brian Kramer, Parent of Grow for Kids student and Youth Pastor
"Jesus loves me, this I know...for the Bible tells me so..." A song we sing to our children when they are young. But do we really knowhow much God lovesus? We won’t truly understand or grasp it if we don’t spend time in God’s word. Grow for Kids is a great tool for kids to start to dig deeper and understand that God has placed specific people and events for a very specific reasons. God’s word isn’t a bunch of rules and regulations for religious people. It was written as a love letter for sinners, like you and me, to know that there is a God who loves us deeply. Grow for Kids is a Bible curriculum that’s not just valuable to our children’s lives, but critical for our children’s hearts."
- Janel Markley, Parent of 5th grade Grow for Kids student