Comparative table of Connect C Cycle Teacher’s Manual examples of proselytising – latest version vs previous version

Comparative Table Connect C Cycle Teacher’s Manual
Examples of Proselytising Cited by WSS Principal

Lesson No. Previous Version Current Version
Lower Primary C1 C1
  P5 Connections – Drawing everything together, this section seeks to connect students with Christ and his church. P5 Connections – Drawing everything together, this section seeks to connect students with Christ and his church.
3 P32 Lesson Aim – To help students understand that God knows what is best for us and therefore we should follow and obey him. P32 Lesson Aim – To help students understand that God knows what is best for us and therefore we should follow and obey him.
  P32 Lesson Outcomes – Students will learn to distinguish between wanting to live like others around them and living as a Christian who follows Jesus. P32 Lesson Outcomes – Students will learn to distinguish between wanting to live like others around them and living as a Christian who follows Jesus.
  P35 Connections – Israel didn’t trust that God knew what was best for them. We don’t want to be like them and think that we know better than God. God is our king and his way is the best way to live! P35 Connections – Israel didn’t trust that God knew what was best for them. We don’t want to be like them and think that we know better than God. The Bible tells us that God is our king and his way is the best way to live!
  P36 Exposition – Students could write a simple exposition to support the statement at the end of this lesson which says ‘God is our king and his way is the best way to live!’ Questions to help the writing of the exposition include answering how God is our king, how God wants us to live and why this is the best way for us to live. P36 Exposition – Students could write a simple exposition to support the statement at the end of this lesson which says ‘God is our king and his way is the best way to live!’ Questions to help the writing of the exposition include answering how God is our king, how God wants us to live and why this is the best way for us to live.
4 P38 Memory Verse – Always follow the Lord and worship him with all your heart. P38 Memory Verse – Always follow the Lord and worship him with all your heart.
8 P70 Lesson Outcomes Students will learn to acknowledge their own disobedience to God, understand that through Jesus, God forgives our sins. P70 Lesson Outcomes Students will learn to acknowledge their own disobedience to God, understand that through Jesus, God forgives our sins.
  P74 Poetry or prose writing

Encourage students to write their own psalm talking about their thankfulness to God for the forgiveness Jesus brings.

P74 Poetry or prose writing

Encourage students to write their own psalm talking about their thankfulness to God for the forgiveness Jesus brings.

9 P79 Concluding prayer – Dear God, thank you that you are in control and that your plans for us always come true. Help us to love and follow Jesus, whom you sent to bring us forgiveness, so that we can live with you in heaven forever. Prayer is the same. Now has this rider above it: This is how Christians talk to God. If you would like to pray with me please join me. If you don’t then please lower your head so we don’t get distracted while praying this short prayer.
  P80 Think – Encourage students to consider how it makes them feel to learn that God is always faithful to his promises, that God is in control and nothing can ruin his plans P80 Think – Encourage students to consider how it makes them feel to learn that God is always faithful to his promises, that God is in control and nothing can ruin his plans
  P80 Singing “I want to follow Jesus” P80 Singing “I want to follow Jesus”
10 P87 Connections – What will happen to those who have faith in Jesus, who love and follow Jesus as their king? (Accept responses. They will have eternal life – they will live forever with God)

 

Just as Jesus rose from the dead as King over all, we will also rise from the dead and live forever with God!

 

What might it look like for you to live with Jesus as your king here and now?

 

P87 Connections – What will happen to those who have faith in Jesus, who love and follow Jesus as their king? (Accept responses. They will have eternal life – they will live forever with God)

 

 

Just as Jesus rose from the dead as King over all, we will also rise from the dead and live forever with God!

 

What might it look like for you someone to live with Jesus as your his or her king here and now?

Intro L11-20 P93 Teaching, Techniques and Hints

You, as teacher, will use many different strategies to deliver Lessons 11-20 in this unit…. Some lessons encourage a direct link to Jesus in the New Testament, so take advantage of these connections so students don’t incorrectly think they are just being taught some ‘nice’ stories. Emphasise that these events are historical and true, and that God is in control over everything that happens in his plans for Israel in the Old Testament, Jesus in the New Testament, and us in the present

P93 Teaching, Techniques and Hints

You, as teacher, will use many different strategies to deliver Lessons 11-20 in this unit…. Some lessons encourage a direct link to Jesus in the New Testament, so take advantage of these connections so students don’t incorrectly think they are just being taught some ‘nice’ stories. Emphasise that these events are historical and true, and that God is in control over everything that happens in his plans for Israel in the Old Testament, Jesus in the New Testament, and us in the present

12 P103 Connections – How does it make you feel to know that if you love and follow Jesus as king of your life that he is always with you? (Accept responses. Happy, confident, secure, safe and so on) P103 Connections – How does it make you feel to know that if you love and follow Jesus as king of your life that he is always with you? (Accept responses. Happy, confident, secure, safe and so on)
13 P108 Lesson Outcomes – Students will learn to recognise what false gods might look like in our present time, acknowledge that God is the one true and living God P108 Lesson Outcomes – Students will learn to recognise what false gods might look like in our present time, acknowledge that God is the one true and living God
14 P121 Listen to God – Students work in pairs to work out three reasons why they should listen to God’s words in the Bible. After a class discussion students could refine their ideas and then design and create a poster entitled, ‘Why we should read the Bible” P121 Listen to God – Students work in pairs to work out three reasons why they should listen to God’s words in the Bible. After a class discussion students could refine their ideas and then design and create a poster entitled, ‘Why we should read the Bible”
15 P130 Which God is God? – Encourage students to use logic to explain why God is the true and living God in the Bible passage from today’s lesson and why the other gods were fake. P130 Which God is God? – Encourage students to use logic to explain why God is the true and living God in the Bible passage from today’s lesson and why the other gods were fake.
17 P147 Connections – How can we show that we trust and follow Jesus here and now? How could a year three or four student show that they trust and follow Jesus here and now?
18 P158 Are you a sheep? – Ask students to consider what it would mean for them to have Jesus as their shepherd. Would their lives change and, if yes, in what ways? How would it feel to know that you have a shepherd watching over you and looking after you in the best way possible all the time? Students could then write a journal entry considering the points above. P158 Are you a sheep? – Ask students to consider what it would mean for them to have Jesus as their shepherd. Would their lives change and, if yes, in what ways? How would it feel to know that you have a shepherd watching over you and looking after you in the best way possible all the time? Students could then write a journal entry considering the points above.
20 P172 Connections – What should we do with all our heart? (Accept responses. Trust the Lord)

So God says not to follow our own feelings and what we think is right, but instead to trust God. What might it look like for you to trust God with all your heart and let him lead you?

(Accept responses. Your students may need some guidance in answering this question. Have a personal example ready about a time when you decided to make an important decision by trusting God and praying to him about it.)

P172 Connections – What should we do with all our heart? (Accept responses. Trust the Lord)

So God says not to follow our own feelings and what we think is right, but instead to trust God. What might it look like for you to trust God with all your heart and let him lead you?

(Accept responses. Your students may need some guidance in answering this question. Have a personal example ready about a time when you decided to make an important decision by trusting God and praying to him about it.)

  P173 How does God lead us? (Accept responses. God can lead us in the Bible- this means that we need to be reading the Bible so we can discover how we can live God’s way and not our own way.) P173 How does God lead us? (Accept responses. God can lead us in the Bible- this means that we need to be reading the Bible so we can discover how we can live God’s way and not our own way.)

 

 

Lower Primary C2 C2
1 P15 Connections I want you to think about Jesus who is the King and think about whether you would like to be in his Kingdom forever.

 

P15 Connections I want you to think about Jesus and how the Bible teaches that he is the King and that he invites people to be in his Kingdom forever.
2 P23 Wow! What an amazing miracle! What’s more, this is a true story… Jesus really did this; it wasn’t a magic trick.

 

In other words, it is only through Jesus that we can be clean before God and be friends with him forever.

 

I want you to consider what you think about Jesus’ miracle. Do you want to put your faith in Jesus?

P23 Wow! What an amazing miracle! What’s more, this is a true story… Jesus really did this; it wasn’t a magic trick.

 

In other words, it is only through Jesus that we can be clean before God and be friends with him forever.

 

I want you to consider what you think about Jesus’ miracle. Do you want to put your faith in Jesus? (last sentence deleted)

7 P64 Lesson Aim To help students understand that Jesus is not an earthly king but an eternal King and we can be in his kingdom forever. P64 Lesson Aim To help students understand that Jesus is not an earthly king but an eternal King and we can be in his kingdom forever.
  P64 Lesson Outcomes Students will learn to consider accepting God’s invitation into his kingdom, where Jesus is King. Deleted.
  P68 I want you to take two minutes to think about what it might mean for you to trust and follow Jesus, who is King forever over his kingdom. P68 I want you to take two minutes to think about what it might mean for you someone to trust and follow Jesus, who is King forever over his kingdom.
9 P80 Lesson Outcomes – Students will learn to acknowledge that Lazarus did die again but that Jesus offers eternal life to all those who trust and follow him as their King and Saviour. P80 Lesson Outcomes – Students will learn to acknowledge that Lazarus did die again but that Jesus offers eternal life to all those who trust and follow him as their King and Saviour.
  P83 Connections: Display your poster that says ‘Everyone who has faith in me will never really die. Encourage your students to read out these words together.

 

Sin is when we live our own way instead of living God’s way. When we trust and follow

Jesus we can be sure that everyone who has faith in me (Jesus) will never really die.

 

Encourage your class to read those words out together with you again.

 

That’s an amazing promise and comes from Jesus who always tells the truth and can always be trusted.

P83 Connections: Display your poster that says ‘Everyone who has faith in me will never really die.’ Encourage your students to read out these words together.

 

Sin is when we live our own way instead of living God’s way. When we trust and follow

Jesus we can be sure that everyone who has faith in me (Jesus) will never really die.

 

Encourage your class to read those words out together with you again.

 

That’s an amazing promise and comes from Jesus who always tells the truth and can always be trusted.

Intro to L11-20 P98 These lessons will enable students to explore what living as a follower of Jesus would look like for them in a personal way. Students begin the term by learning a clear gospel outline and consider their response to the good news about Jesus. They are then given multiple opportunities to read the Bible and discover what kinds of activities a Kingdom Kid engages in. To start with a Kingdom Kid reads God’s word and understands that it contains God’s instructions about how to live his way- the best way. Students explore what it looks like to pray to God, thank God and honour God. Through various modes of instruction students also learn about the value of meeting together with other Christians and telling others about Jesus. P98 These lessons will enable students to explore what living as a follower of Jesus would look like for them in a personal way. Students begin the term by learning a clear gospel outline and consider their responses to the good news about Jesus. They are then given multiple opportunities to read the Bible and discover what kinds of activities a Kingdom Kid engages in. To start with a Kingdom Kid reads God’s word and understands that it contains God’s instructions about how to live his way- the best way. Students explore what it looks like to pray to God, thank God and honour God. Through various modes of instruction students also learn about the value of meeting together with other Christians and telling others about Jesus.
  P99 By the end of this term the students will have developed their understanding of what it means to be a Christian and, as a result, be better equipped to offer a response to Jesus’ offer of salvation through his death and resurrection. P99 By the end of this term the students will have developed their understanding of what it means to be a Christian and, as a result, be better equipped to offer a response to Jesus’ offer of salvation through his death and resurrection.
11 P100 Bible Background Having finished the previous unit on John, students now begin this term by examining what it means to be a follower of Jesus. What is a Christian? What is a Kingdom Kid?

 

We are invited by God to be part of his family right now. And we extend this invitation to the students in our classes- the invitation to be a child of God, a Kingdom Kid

P100 Bible Background Having finished the previous unit on John, students now begin this term by examining what it means to be a follower of Jesus. What is a Christian? What is a Kingdom Kid?

 

The Bible teaches that [w]e are invited by God to be part of his family right now. And we extend this invitation to the students in our classes- the This invitation is to be a child of God, a Kingdom Kid

  P104 Connections: Last term we learned about Jesus, who is the true King forever. And we can be Kingdom Kids when we accept Jesus’ offer to be in his family. I’m a Kindgdom Kid – I’m a Christian.

You might already be a Kingdom Kid too!

 

Maybe you’re not a Kingdom Kid yet. If you’re not sure, or you know you would like to be one, we can pray a prayer right now…If you agree with this prayer, say the words in your head after me.

P104 Connections: Last term we learned about Jesus, who is the true King forever. And we can be Kingdom Kids when we accept Jesus’ offer to be in his family. I’m a Kindgdom Kid – I’m a Christian.

You might already be a Kingdom Kid too!

 

Maybe you’re not a Kingdom Kid yet. If you’re not sure, or you know you would like to be one, we can pray a prayer right now…If you agree with this prayer, say the words in your head after me.
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  P132 Memory verse for Lessons 15 -19

 

It’s also true that we must love God with all our heart, mind and strength, and that we must love others as much as we love ourselves. (Mark 12:33 CEV)

P132 Memory verse for Lessons 15 -19

 

It’s also true that we must love God with all our heart, mind and strength, and that we must love others as much as we love ourselves. (Mark 12:33 CEV)

     
Upper Primary C2 C2
3 P29 The Bible tells us there are two kinds of people: the people who have faith and will live forever with God, and those who choose to say no to Jesus. We need to decide which type of person we want to be. Will we follow Jesus? P29 The Bible tells us there are two kinds of people: the people who have faith and will live forever with God, and those who choose to say no to Jesus. We need to decide which type of person we want to be. Will we follow Jesus?
11 P88 Lesson Outcomes Students will learn to consider their own standing with Jesus. P88 Lesson Outcomes Students will learn to consider their own standing with Jesus.
  P88 Bible Background

We are invited by God to be part of his family right now. And we extend this invitation to the students in our classes- the invitation to be a child of God, a Kingdom Kid.

P88 The Bible teaches that we are invited by God to be part of his family right now. This invitation to the students is to be a child of God, a Kingdom Kid.
  P92 Maybe you’re not a Kingdom Kid yet. If you would like to live God’s way and follow Jesus, we can pray a prayer right now. Deleted