Show the Love Curriculum and Leader Resources
“Show the Love” is an Alliance for Children Everywhere program. It is an innovative and stimulating 5-day (VBS) or 5-week (Sunday school) curriculum written by Pat Nederveld, former managing editor at Faith Alive Christian Resources. Filmed on location by notable artist and producer Joel Schoon Tanis, this unique and exciting learning experience will help your children relationally connect with orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia. The thought provoking lessons and creative live action videos will deepen your children’s understanding of key biblical truths about caring and sharing with children in critical need of help and love.
Each participating child receives a katumba (small pocket) that is sewn by women in the shanty compounds using traditional chitenga (cloth) material. Women are paid a fair market price for each unit thereby assisting them in caring for their own children. The child uses the katumba to keep his/her change for the length of the program which ends with a parent/child celebration.
SESSION 1 – Show the Love: Praise God for Our World
SESSION 2 – Show the Love: Share God’s Gifts
SESSION 3 – Show the Love: Near and Far
SESSION 4 – Show the Love: Give with Joy
SESSION 5 – Show the Love: Let’s Celebrate.
Steps for each session
Each session is broken down into several steps:
STEP 1: Gathering
STEP 2: Learning
STEP 3: Responding (K-3) and (4-6)
STEP 4: Sending
OPTIONAL ADULT PARTICIPATION: A 5 WEEK IN TANDUM PROJECT TO SUPPORT THE CHILDREN IN THE SUNDAY SCHOOL “SHOW THE LOVE PROGRAM.”
Each participating adult from a Bible study group, women’s group or the whole church will receive a hand crafted basket, made by women in remote Zambian villages and paid a fair market price. The baskets are given as a gift to participants. Coins collected by children and adults are often rolled by seniors and other congregation members, thereby involving the entire congregation. The program is volunteer driven and everything needed is provided to the church at no cost.