This new curriculum, called Living Branches: Moravians Growing in Faith, Love & Hope, is a flexible, 13-week Sunday School program focused on sharing the story of our Moravian heritage from Jan Hus to the present day. It includes lower elementary, upper elementary, youth and adult components.
Each program in the Living Branches curriculum covers historical topics and figures like Jan Hus, Gregory the Patriarch, John Amos Comenius, Count Zinzendorf, Moravian missionaries and more. Curriculum planners coordinated the sessions’ topics so that a particular time period or historical figure could be studied by all ages. For example, if the Moravian Church is celebrating Comenius, Sessions 4 and 5 throughout all age ranges can be pulled out and explored.
The adult program, “Faith-Singing Through Moravian History,” covers similar time periods, but does so through a study of Moravian hymns. Each lesson looks at different hymns and how they reflect our heritage. Thought-provoking discussion questions help adult students dig deeper into each subject and reflect on what Moravian hymns mean to them.
Printed in full color and presented in a 3-ring binder.
Note that the Living Branches curriculum is available as a free download for Moravian Congregations. For more information on the Living Branches curriculum, visit www.moravian.org