What would our world look like if we all lived believing and knowing that each of us is encircled by God? That God is truly that close? Circle of Grace is a Christian safe environment curriculum that helps to form and educate children and youth about the value of positive relationships with God and others. Circle of Grace will help facilitate your church leaders as they teach children and youth how to:
- Identify and maintain appropriate physical, emotional, spiritual, and sexual boundaries;
- Recognize when boundary violations are about to occur;
- and Demonstrate how to take action when boundaries are threatened or violated.
Please note that Circle of Grace is meant to supplement your "Sunday School" curriculum for one to four weeks out of the year for grades Kindergarten through 12th.
Safe Church Ministry is pleased to partner with Dove's Nest, an organization dedicated to 'Faith Communities Keeping Children & Youth Safe', to offer Circle of Grace to CRC congregations - you may order Circle of Grace here - for a fee of $75 to cover administration costs.
Learn more about Circle of Grace through the video below of children, parents, teachers and church members of Madison Church Ford Campus:
The following bulletin inserts have been developed, in both Spanish and English, to share more information about Circle of Grace for parents and church members. These bulletin inserts are free for Christian Reformed Churches and could also be used on Abuse Awareness Sunday, which is the third Sunday of September.
You may view preview packets of Circle of Grace in both English at this link, and Spanish at this link. Also, the below pdf documents are provided for quick access to the Circle of Grace meditation, curriculum overview, philosophy, key concepts and vocabulary and several sample lessons to give you a more in depth look at Circle of Grace.
|Circle Of Grace Meditation||Curriculum Overview||Philosophy, Key Concepts and Vocabulary|
|Sample Lesson for 1st Grade||Sample Lesson for 5th Grade||Sample Lesson for 9th Grade|