New Digital Weekend Curriculum
Today’s kids are the brite* future of the church.
As ministry leaders, you see a rapidly changing culture where the church is being marginalized. We’ve heard you asking, “Am I adequately preparing my kids to lead the church of 2050?”
We have reason for hope: child discipleship works!
A Digital Curriculum for Your Weekend Space
Based on research and 70 years of experience, we crafted brite* Curriculum to be biblically sound, centered on the gospel, and easy to equip and inspire volunteers. brite* is perfect for large group + small group or Sunday School + Children’s Church formats. Packed with fun and engaging media tools, you can download brite* onto your tablet, smartphone or laptop for ease or to print out lessons.
Built on the Resilient Child Discipleship Philosophy
The foundation for spiritual resilience is Belong, Believe Become. These three combined factors make up the Resilient Child Discipleship Philosophy (3B) and are validated by research, countless real-life stories, and the way Jesus made disciples in the Gospels.
More than a Curriculum, brite* is a Community
It’s a community for those who believe that the most strategic and fruitful way to shape the future of the church is effective, child discipleship. The brite* community is supported by weekly podcasts, online and social media groups, online training, regional child discipleship live events, regional coaches and advocates, and our church care team.
brite* Curriculum is Designed to
Navigate a Changing Culture
Equip leaders and volunteers to help kids navigate a culture that’s increasingly marginalizing the Gospel
Help kids find their identity in Christ and build a lifelong allegiance to the local church
Lead Kids to Love Jesus
Help children and students to love and follow Jesus for the rest of their lives
Bring vitality and life-giving energy to the local church
Facilitate healthy relationships and create a culture of disciple-making
Impact the Future of the Church
Make disciples who will lead the church and engage the culture of 2050
See it for yourself.
brite* features a robust 3-year scope and sequence, exploring the Bible from cover to cover each year alongside easy-to-use custom lessons and leader resources.
Every lesson points to Jesus, children are being discipled, and it’s FUN! The curriculum is engaging and children leave knowing the Bible story, seeing how it points to Jesus, and are challenged to take what they learned to the community.
This is a wonderful curriculum, which everyone should try. It teaches truth, it gives the children long lasting tools, and encourages them to use the tools during the next week. I used it in a large group and small group application, and found it to be super!
I highly recommend brite* because kids in church need to laugh, create, interact, and leave filled up with knowledge that they belong to a real God who has abundant life for them right now! I’ve been waiting for a curriculum like this! Believe, Belong, Become!
This curriculum utilizes technology in ways that are very helpful to those of us in 21st century children's ministry. The teaching videos are biblically sound, relevant, and appealing to kids. The Lesson Tool provides easy access to the lesson on my phone, making prep convenient and easy.
Easy and flexible for the leaders, engaging and fun for the kids!
I really enjoyed the options for different activities in each lesson and the flexibility to mold it to your ministry needs. I would recommend it because the kids loved it and enjoyed the videos. You have the flexibility to make it your own or use it as is.
I would recommend brite* because of the meaningful discussions, and the ease of trimming or expanding the lesson to fit your needs. It is great for large or small, long or short classes.
It is a great, fun, resource for leading students through the Bible.
I would unequivocally recommend this curriculum to other churches and individuals, and I plan to! I love the user friendliness, online training that walks you through how it works, fully downloadable nature, flexibility in delivery, biblical in content, memorization and application - head to heart to hands emphasis - and scope & sequence with stand alone value.
This curriculum is biblically solid and draws kids to Christ as they interact with scripture and formulate real life applications. Kids will see how they fit into God's perfect plan.
There’s an urgent need to equip today’s kids to engage the culture and lead the church of 2050. brite* gives you the resources you need to make resilient disciples who will shine like stars in a dark world. We look forward to partnering with your church.
Elementary: K-2, 3-5
Student: Middle/High School
Need Financial Assistance?
As a non-profit, global child and youth discipleship ministry, we believe that price should never be a barrier to reaching and discipling kids. If your church is navigating financial hardship or needs curriculum cost subsidized for any reason, please get in touch with us to find out about scholarships available.
About the creators.
brite* Curriculum is a ministry of Awana. To many in North America, Awana is known as a “mid-week ministry” to children and youth. The reality is that Awana is a leader in global child and youth discipleship in 122 countries in a variety of curricula and leader equipping networks. We partner with ministries like Compassion International, World Vision, and numerous denominations in over 65,000 churches (11,400 of them in North America) engaging 4.8 million children and students weekly.
Our team of discipleship thought leaders and curriculum designers are made up of children and youth ministry leaders, educators and practitioners who have served in smaller local church contexts all the way to megachurch contexts.
We understand your need for flexibility, scalability, affordability and adaptability.
The global vision of Awana is “that all children and youth throughout the world would come to know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.” Our mission is to “equip leaders to reach kids with the Gospel and engage them in lifelong discipleship.” We look forward to partnering with your church as you make resilient disciples who will lead the fearless future of the church. Let us know how we can help!