Children’s Ministry Curriculum for Church and Home

Available courses

In the Beginning

When Chris disobeys his dad and sneaks into the lab, he finds that yielding to temptation can cause disastrous consequences! Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to witness Lucifer’s rebellion and fall from heaven. Explore the beauty of God’s creation in the Garden of Eden, and discover how Adam and Eve bring sin into the world through disobedience. The children learn that God is loving and forgiving, and He has a wonderful plan for the future!

*Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts videos.

Noah and the Ark

Chris and Joy are excited to skip school and hang out with a gang of tough skateboarders. Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to meet Noah, the only righteous person in an evil world. Witness how his faith results in a mighty miracle—as he, his family, and the earth’s animals are saved from a catastrophic flood. The children learn that God cares for those who trust in Him!

Tower of Babel and the Day of Pentecost

Chris, Joy and Gizmo can’t understand their new friend, who speaks a different language. Superbook takes them to the ancient city of Babel, where people are building a great tower for their own glory. Discover how God stops them—then how He brings people together for His glory many years later on the day of Pentecost. The children learn that God’s love can bridge all barriers.

Job

Chris is having the worst week of his life—then his grandfather dies, leaving him angry and confused. Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to meet a man named Job. God allows Satan to test Job by taking away his fortune, his family, and his health. Witness how Job steadfastly trusts God—and is eventually rewarded for his perseverance. The children learn to overcome difficulty and doubt by trusting God.

*Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts videos.

The Test!

Chris is thrilled with his wildly popular new gaming system—until he hears that a sick boy in the hospital can’t get one. Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to meet Abraham, who faces the ultimate test of his faith. Witness how this loving father must decide who is most important—God or his beloved son, Isaac. The children learn that the hardest choices can bring the greatest joy!

*Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts Video.

Isaac and Rebekah

Chris is so eager to assemble his father’s new invention, he won’t follow directions—and that’s when things go wildly wrong! Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to ancient Hebron. There, Abraham tells his servant Eliezer how to find a wife for his son, Isaac. Witness how Eliezer travels to a faraway land and finds the right woman—Rebekah—through obedience and prayer. The children discover that following God’s plan is always best.

Jacob and Esau

Chris says he will never forgive Joy when she accidentally causes Gizmo to short-circuit by spraying him during a lively water fight. Superbook takes them to meet Jacob and Esau—twins who cannot get along. Discover how Jacob tricks his father and steals from Esau, then flees for his life. Witness the dramatic conclusion when the brothers finally meet again. The children learn how relationships that may seem hopelessly broken can be fixed through forgiveness!

Joseph and Pharaoh's Dream

Chris has the perfect plan to get great seats at the big game. The only thing he didn’t plan was what to do when everything goes wrong! Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to meet Joseph. Witness the ups and downs of his life—from Jacob’s favorite son to a kidnapped slave, and from a forgotten prisoner to a powerful ruler in Egypt. The children learn that God is always working out His plans for our good, even when things seem out of control!

Let My People Go!

Chris, Joy and Gizmo can’t decide which adventure is the most thrilling of all-time—until Superbook whisks them off to ancient Egypt! They meet Moses—a prince who runs away to become a shepherd. Discover how God calls him to challenge Pharaoh and lead the Israelites out of slavery. Witness the miracles, the plagues, and the parting of the Red Sea! The children learn that when God is with us, all things are possible!

The Ten Commandments

Tired of following the park rules, Chris leads Joy and Gizmo into a dangerous cave—where they get lost! Superbook transports them to the Sinai Desert, where they meet Moses, Aaron, and the Israelites. Witness the wonder as God gives the Ten Commandments, see the disastrous consequences when people disobey His laws, and discover His unfailing mercy and love. The children learn that God gives His people rules for their own protection and happiness!

Joshua and Caleb

Chris has a chance to become a starter on his soccer team when he discovers that some teammates cheat to win. When they ask him to join the scheme, he doesn’t know how to stand up to them. Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to meet Joshua, Caleb, and 10 other spies sent by Moses to explore the Promised Land. Joshua and Caleb are amazed by Canaan’s abundance—yet their good report is undermined by the other spies, who fear giants in the land. The children learn that God blesses faithfulness.

Rahab and the Walls of Jericho

Joy is upset when she must do a science project with an unfriendly girl. Can they ever work together? Superbook takes Joy, Chris and Gizmo to ancient Jericho, where Joshua’s spies sneak into the city and meet a woman named Rahab. Will she betray the Israelites—or risk her life to help them? The children learn that even the highest walls are no match for faith in God!

Gideon

When Joy’s parents are in a car accident, they need her to send help—but how can she find them, and what can she do? Superbook takes Joy, Chris and Gizmo to meet Gideon—an unlikely hero who is hiding from enemies who have taken over Israel. Witness his transformation from a coward to a conqueror who boldly follows God when others turn away. The children learn how to find the courage to face any challenge.

Ruth

Chris is upset when his mom asks him to give up his fun plans for the weekend so he can help his quirky old aunt. Who would ever want to do such a thing? Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to ancient Bethlehem. They meet a young widow named Ruth who gives up her family and her homeland to serve her mother-in-law, Naomi. The children learn the blessings and rewards of faithful service.

Samuel and the Call of God

When Chris has a dream about the boy who broke into his home, Joy thinks it’s a sign that Chris should help him. But Chris has doubts—isn’t he too young to make a difference? Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to meet the prophet Samuel. Witness how he answers God’s call as a child, then grows up to become Israel’s leader. The children learn that you’re never too young to be called by God.

A Giant Adventure

When Chris plays guitar for a school band audition, he panics—until he meets a courageous boy who accepts a giant challenge! Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to meet David in the hills of ancient Bethlehem. Witness how Goliath—a champion warrior who sneers at God—is no match for the faith of a young shepherd boy. The children learn that you can conquer every fear by trusting in the Lord! *Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts videos.*

David and Saul

Chris is furious when tough teens grab and smash his guitar—and he vows to take revenge. Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to meet David, the young warrior who leads Israel’s army to victory. Witness how King Saul tries to kill him out of jealousy, and discover why David will not take revenge—even when he has the perfect opportunity. The children learn that anger and vengeance do not accomplish God’s purposes.

*Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts Video.

King Solomon

Chis is in charge of a major exhibit when his father’s most important invention disappears. Can he solve the mystery? Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to meet King Solomon. Witness the suspense as he is faced with a baffling dilemma: which woman is the true mother of a baby? Discover the surprising way Solomon uncovers the truth. The children learn that true wisdom comes from God.

*Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts videos.

Solomon's Temple

Chris is thrilled that the rampaging robot he designed will compete in the championship—until his own team chooses not to take him! Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to ancient Jerusalem. There they meet King David, who plans to build a magnificent Temple but is stopped by God. Instead, David equips his son Solomon to take over the tremendous task. The children discover that being part of God’s design is the best plan of all!

Elijah and the Prophets of Baal

Chris is obsessed with becoming the greatest “god” in a video game—until he encounters the supreme power of the one true God! Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to meet the prophet Elijah. Witness the dramatic showdown as Elijah singlehandedly confronts 450 prophets of the false god Baal. Discover how the Lord demonstrates that He alone is God. The children learn that we should worship only Him!

*Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts videos.

Elijah and the Widow

Phoebe sends Chris out shopping for a list of items that she wants him to pick up at many different specialty shops. When Chris secretly decides he knows better and can get everything in a "one-stop-shop," Superbook whisks the kids away. They spend time with Elijah in Cherith's Ravine and travel with him to Zarephath.

Naaman and the Servant Girl

As the organizer of a food drive, Joy gets upset when no one will work the busiest shift. She is too important to serve—isn’t she? Superbook takes Joy, Chris and Gizmo to meet Naaman, a proud Syrian commander who suffers from leprosy. See how a lowly Israelite servant girl offers him hope, and witness Elisha’s mysterious instructions. The children learn the importance of being humble.

Elisha and the Syrians

Joy is furious when someone posts an embarrassing video of her, and she knows the perfect way to get even—but should she? Superbook takes Joy, Chris and Gizmo to meet the prophet Elisha. Witness how the Syrians try to capture him—and what he does after trapping their army inside an Israelite city! The children learn that mercy can accomplish much more than revenge.

Jonah

Joy is annoyed that the principal may show mercy to the meanest girl at school, who just stole a bicycle. Superbook takes Joy, Chris and Gizmo to meet Jonah, who runs away when God calls him to preach to the wicked people of Ninevah. Experience a terrible storm, encounter a gigantic fish, and witness what happens when Jonah finally preaches in Ninevah. The children learn that God wants to show mercy to everyone!

Nebuchadnezzar's Dream

Joy is stressed out because she has too many responsibilities. How can she decide which ones are most important? Superbook takes Joy, Chris and Gizmo to ancient Babylon. Meet King Nebuchadnezzar, who orders his wise men to tell him what he dreamed about—or face death. Witness how the prophet Daniel discovers the mysterious dream and what it means. The children learn where to turn for wisdom that they could never find on their own.

The Fiery Furnace

Students must pass a math test in order to ride the new rollercoaster—but Chris has forgotten to study! Should he look at his friend’s answers? Superbook whisks Chris, Joy and Gizmo back to ancient Babylon. There, they meet Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who must bow to an idol—or face death! Witness their courageous decision and God’s miraculous protection during the fiery ordeal. The children learn that obeying God is always the right decision. *Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts videos.

Roar!

When a bully takes over the skateboard park, Chris thinks he can’t make a difference—until he meets a man who risks his life to do the right thing! Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to meet Daniel in Babylon—where jealous rivals plot to end his life. Witness true courage in action, and discover how faith in God gives us the power to do what is right. The children learn that even a lions’ den is no match for God’s protection!

Esther

Joy wants to invite a new student who is different to join a school club—but what if the group gets mad and kicks her out? Superbook whisks Joy, Chris and Gizmo back to ancient Persia. Discover Haman’s wicked plot to kill the Jews, and see how Queen Esther must decide whether to risk her life by going to the king—or to stay silent while her people are destroyed. The children learn that God will always help you stand up for what is right!

Nehemiah

Chris must tutor some rowdy boys—but how can he help them if they keep making fun of him? Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to meet Nehemiah. Witness his daring plan to rebuild Jerusalem’s ruined walls, even though wicked men mock him and plot to kill him! The children learn how to find courage to overcome every challenge.

The Birth of John the Baptist

Joy loses her patience while babysitting energetic little Charlie. Superbook takes Joy, Chris and Gizmo—along with little Charlie—to ancient Israel. Meet Zechariah and Elizabeth, who couldn’t have children, and see how God answers their prayer with a miracle! Discover why their son would become known as John the Baptist, and how he would prepare the way for his cousin, Jesus. The children learn that nothing is impossible with God!

The First Christmas

Chris is so busy trying to get presents, he won’t set up a manger scene—until he discovers the greatest Christmas gift of all time! Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to the hills of ancient Bethlehem. Witness Mary and Joseph’s frantic search for lodging before their baby is born. Uncover a wicked plot that puts Jesus’ family in danger. Experience the wonder as angels and shepherds worship the newborn King lying in a manger. The children learn that the true meaning of Christmas is far greater than parties and presents!

John the Baptist

Chris discovers that a boy has given him stolen video games. Should he ignore the problem—or confront the boy? Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to meet John the Baptist, who preaches in the wilderness and baptizes Jesus in the Jordan River. Witness how John risks his life to challenge a sinful king, and see how he faithfully chooses to obey God by pointing others to Christ. The children learn that it’s always best to follow God’s ways.

*Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts videos.

Miracles of Jesus

Chris believes that a mysterious street magician has supernatural power—until he meets a true miracle-worker! Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to ancient Israel. Witness how Jesus heals a paralyzed person, calms a storm, and sets a man free from evil spirits. Discover how even the greatest enemy is no match for God’s power! The children learn that true miracles come only from God.

*Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts videos.

Jesus Heals the Blind

When Chris goes to a church’s Christmas pageant, he begins to wonder—is there something special about Jesus that he hasn’t seen clearly before? Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to see different ways that Jesus heals people who are blind—physically and spiritually. Witness how He reveals Himself to those who have eyes of faith. The children discover the best gift of all time—sent by God to everyone in the world!

The Good Samaritan

Joy is so hungry that she’s reluctant to share a pizza with some needy children. Superbook takes Joy, Chris and Gizmo to meet Jesus, who tells the parable of the Good Samaritan. Witness how a wounded man is ignored by important men, then rescued by a foreigner who is despised by local people. The children learn the importance of caring for others—and that all people are our neighbors.

The Prodigal Son

Chris, Joy and Gizmo are worried about a boy who is running away because he thinks his dad will never forgive him. Can they change his mind? Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to ancient Galilee, where Jesus is telling the parable of the prodigal son. Witness how a young man goes on a quest for freedom and adventure, only to discover that what he wants most in the world is his father’s love. The children learn that our loving Heavenly Father is always ready to forgive.

Lazarus

Joy wants to convince a shy child to come on a group outing—but she arrives too late and they both miss the bus. Could the delay bring a bigger blessing? Superbook takes Joy, Chris and Gizmo to ancient Israel, where Jesus hears that His friend Lazarus is very sick. Instead of rushing to heal him, Jesus delays—and when He finally arrives, Lazarus has died. Witness the wonder as Jesus performs an even greater miracle by raising him to life! The children learn that God’s timing is perfect.

*Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts videos.

The Last Supper

When Chris is invited to be in the World’s Best Band contest, he wants to be treated like a king—until he encounters a true King who is the servant of all. Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to ancient Jerusalem. There, Jesus enters the city on a lowly donkey and clears the Temple of greedy people. Witness how He prepares for a final meal with His disciples. The children learn that true greatness comes from serving others!

Peter's Denial

Chris is desperately trying to impress some basketball players when Joy excitedly announces she is the new president of the chess club. Afraid of what the group may think, Chris pretends he doesn’t know her. Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to meet Peter, who denies knowing Jesus three times. Witness how Jesus forgives Peter and their relationship is restored. The children learn how everyone can be forgiven when they repent.

He is Risen!

Chris defiantly refuses to obey his mother—until he meets a Son who is willing to obey His Father, even if it means death! Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo—along with Chris’s mother, Phoebe—to Jerusalem, where they meet Mary and her Son, Jesus. Witness the obedience and suffering that led Jesus to the cross, and the mighty power of God the Father who raised Him from the dead! The children learn what love and sacrifice truly mean.


Note: To be biblically accurate, the videos in this course depict Jesus' suffering and death on the cross. Be sure to preview the videos, as this scene may be too intense for some children. We have endeavored to present the story in the most accurate and sensitive way possible. Note that the Condensed Bible Story, Video 4, is not as intense. See additional video notes below.

Peter and Cornelius

Chris will get detention if he’s late for school again, yet a hall monitor quickly reports him for not being on time. The two boys could never be friends—or could they? Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo—along with the hall monitor—to first-century Israel. They meet the Apostle Peter and Cornelius, a Roman army officer—two very different men with little in common until they both have amazing visions from the Lord. The children learn that God doesn’t have favorites and salvation is for everyone!

Peter’s Escape

Chris and Gizmo try to help Joy do a school geography project by sending her on a round-the-world Holo-9 virtual tour. As she sees scenes of deprivation and hardship, Joy is overwhelmed by the state of the human condition and wonders how she can make a difference. Superbook takes Joy, Chris and Gizmo to meet Peter, Rhoda, Mary, and other followers of Jesus. The children learn how the power of prayer can lead to miraculous changes.

The Road to Damascus

When Chris, Joy and Gizmo walk in on a teenage burglar, they wonder—can he ever change? Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo to meet Saul on his way to persecute Christians in Damascus. Witness his blinding encounter, his total transformation, and his narrow escape! Discover how a man who wanted to kill believers became the Apostle Paul—one of the greatest missionaries of all time. The children learn that anyone can change with God’s help!

Paul and Silas

Joy wants to escape from the hospital, where she must have her tonsils out. How can she find confidence to face the surgery? Superbook takes Joy, Chris and Gizmo to meet Paul and Silas, who deliver an evil spirit from a fortuneteller. See the amazing way Paul and Silas react when they are beaten and jailed for obeying God. Witness a miracle as an earthquake sets them free and the jailer is saved! The children learn the secret to being content in every situation.

*Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts videos.

Paul and the Shipwreck

Joy and the Quantum family are helping in a remote village after a flood. The work is so hard, Joy wants to quit. Where can she find strength to keep going? Superbook takes Joy, Chris and Gizmo to meet the Apostle Paul, who has been arrested and put aboard a prison ship to stand trial in Rome. Witness how Paul bravely faces one danger after another—including a dreadful storm, a terrible shipwreck, and a poisonous snake. The children learn how to look past fear to focus on God’s mission!

Revelation: The Final Battle

Chris accidentally burns down his house and thinks he can never be forgiven. Superbook takes Chris, Joy and Gizmo forward in time to see the story of the end of the world. Witness the final battle between Satan’s evil forces and God’s army of angels. The children learn that the power of God’s forgiveness and salvation will ultimately defeat the forces of darkness. *Be sure to preview the Bible story video for this course, as some imagery may be too intense for young children. The condensed version is less intense. Also preview the Bible Background and the Signposts videos.

Superbook Celebrations

Invite families to come celebrate what their children learned this year—featuring Superbook videos, group activities, and a special Gospel presentation.