There are four key age groups targeted by the Bibletime Lessons. These grades cover basic Bible stories and the major Bible characters. Each grade has a structured three year syllabus with four lessons per month. The lessons are presented in a direct, graphic and interesting way. Levels 3 & 4 commence with a four month Starter Series based on Luke’s gospel.
This is an introduction to the concept of Bible study for the very young. The grade is suitable for the age range 4-6 years, approximately. Basic Bible stories are told simply and there are one or two easy exercises to do in each lesson e.g. colouring, circling answers, etc. The stories should be read to the children. All the information needed to complete the tasks is to be found in the lesson.
An outline of the syllabus for Level 1 is shown below:
The syllabus for Level 2 is basically the same as the Level 1, regarding the subject matter. It is however, covered in greater depth, and the lessons have more answers to be completed. Level 2 is suitable for an approximate age range of 7-9 years. The lessons are kept simple so that they will be understood, and easily completed. This grade introduces the concept of the Key Verse. This is a weekly verse, which is highlighted in the lesson and can be memorized by the child.
An outline of the syllabus for Level 2 is shown below:
Those who progress from Level 2 to Level 3 will find the studies more challenging in every way. Students are required to read the Bible passage, which is given at the head of each lesson.
Level 3 will ask questions which cannot be answered without turning to the Bible. This grade therefore, ensures that the student will develop the practice of searching in the Scriptures for the appropriate answers. Over 40 different ways of asking questions have been used. This grade is for those aged approximately 10-12 years old.
An outline of the syllabus for Level 3 is shown below:
Level 4 has been developed with teenagers in mind. Those doing these studies are usually 13 years of age, or over.
In order to complete the lessons there is a need to read more of the Scriptures and to search them in greater depth. As a result the lessons learned are of real value to young people, and provide genuine help for daily life. Each study has a Suggested Further Reading section, for the interested student who wishes to delve further into God’s Word on his own.
An outline of the syllabus for Level 4 is shown below: