Good News Bears Club is a discipleship ministry for ages 3-11. This flexible curriculum guides younger and older children through several weeks of biblical themes and topics. Kids will learn that God has a plan for their life, who Jonah is, and how to take care of God's green earth.
The program places a strong emphasis on making God's truths known by memorization of Scripture, Bible discovery and learning activities.
Good News Bears Club develops spiritual growth in the children. You will learn to discern what their needs are and to develop their God-given potential of ministry to each other. As the children experience Christ's love, they will, in turn, want to share it with others.
Each lesson walks educators through the four "BEAR" steps:
This versatile ministry can be used during:
- Sunday morning or evening
- Midweek services
- An after-school program
- Community outreach
All programs are fully reproducible and available for use at all Foursquare churches. Download as many as you would like, and watch the Bible come alive for your youngest church members.
Early Childhood Resources
Armor of God (PDF, 165 KB)
We can all be "victors" in Jesus.
Daniel and the Lion's Den (PDF, 149 KB)
God hears us when we pray and answers our prayers.
Design Time (PDF, 155 KB)
God, who creates all things, helps us to be creative.
Don't Be Afraid (PDF, 386 KB)
Know what to do when we are afraid.
Get Ready for Jesus' Return (PDF, 234 KB)
Jesus promised to return for Christians so that we can live with Him in heaven forever.
Good Choices in Jesus (PDF, 133 KB)
Teach children how to make good choices, and help them realize that God always knows the choices we make even if those choices are hidden from other people.
Good Manners (PDF, 163 KB)
The importance of good manners and hospitality.
Jesus is Baptized (PDF, 204 KB)
Help children become familiar with the idea of water baptism, and begin to prepare them for the time when they will make a personal decision to get baptized.
Jesus is Our Guide (PDF, 205 KB)
Know that Jesus will always show us what to do and guide us.
Jesus the Life Saver (PDF 156 KB)
Know that Jesus is the only One who can take away our sins and give us a new life of freedom.
Jonah and the Big Fish (PDF, 349 KB)
Teach children about obedience and repentance.
Prayer (PDF, 488 KB)
Teach preschoolers that even they can talk to God.
Salvation (PDF, 387 KB)
Help preschool children understand their importance to Jesus and that He always has time for them.
Teddy Bear Night (PDF, 72 KB)
Use teddy bears to talk about how we need to be hugged and treated with kindness and gentleness.
The Church is People (PDF, 147 KB)
The church is made up of people who love Jesus and want to work together to help Him.
The Meaning of Communion (PDF, 193 KB)
The grape juice and bread used in Holy Communion reminds us that Jesus died for our sins; Jesus is alive today and loves us very much.
The Multi-Colored Coat (PDF, 322 KB)
Envy can damage people and relationships.
What We Believe (PDF, 257 KB)
The relationship between the word "Foursquare" and the four-fold ministry of Jesus Christ in the church today.
Who Is The Holy Spirit? (PDF, 582 KB)
Help preschool children begin to understand the person of the Holy Spirit.
Becoming God's Child (PDF, 658 KB)
What being a Christian is all about and the transformation that takes place in our lives as we become God's child.
Blessings from God (PDF, 347 KB)
Help children know that they are a blessing from God and understand that God will take care of their needs and bless them.
Caring for God's Earth (PDF, 169 KB)
Learning awareness and respect for God's earth and some positive ways that we can do our part.
Christmas Is... (PDF, 160 KB)
Christmas is more than gifts and decorations, it is the celebration of Jesus' birth.
Crucifixion and Resurrection (PDF, 256 KB)
Understanding the crucifixtion of Jesus, the Son of God, and helping the children relate in a way they can understand.
Daniel's Choice (PDF, 144 KB)
The benefit of making right choices with an emphasis on choosing God's way of doing things.
Dealing with Disobedience (PDF, 312 KB)
Disobedience is sin. Aall have sinned, but can be forgiven. God wants to have a relationship with us.
Divine Healing (PDF, 258 KB)
God is the divine healer. The miracle of healing is still avaliable today.
Everything God Made is Good (PDF, 148 KB)
Help children understand that God made all animals, and to help them learn to respect and love God's creatures.
Follow the Lord (PDF, 167 KB)
When we obey and follow Jesus, we can be sure that we are in His care.
Forever Friends (PDF, 277 KB)
What a "friend" is and how important each one is. Recognize ways to show true friendship.
Freedom Festival (PDF, 154 KB)
Celebrating the freedom we have as Americans; but even more so, the freedom we have as Christians.
God's Got a Plan for Your Life (PDF, 148 KB)
God will direct each of our lives when we surrender to Him.
God's Thoughts of You (PDF, 176 KB)
Help children understand that Satan is a liar and understand how God views them.
Good Choices in Jesus (PDF, 159 KB)
How to make good choices and how to evaluate daily situations.
Good Manners (PDF, 152 KB)
The importance of good manners and showing others God's love.
Handicap Awareness (PDF, 157 KB) - Help children understand how physical handicaps affect people and learn how to minister to the handicaped.
Have a Very Beary Christmas by Giving (PDF, 173 KB)
Provide an opportunity for the club member to give of themselvelves during the Christmas season.
Heavenly Treasures (PDF, 267 KB)
Our reward in heaven is so much better than the greatest prize on earth.
I am Special (PDF, 149 KB)
Help children know they are special and unique.
God's Love (PDF, 120 KB)
There are several ways that we can care for one another and show God's love by doing what He asks us to do.
God's Promises (PDF, 214 KB)
God always keeps His word to us, and He cares about each individual.
Jesus Heals Two Blind Men (PDF, 204 KB)
Understand blindness and an example of divine healing.
Learning to Express Thanks to God (PDF, 157 KB)
We should be thankful to God for everything.
Missions Bridging the Gap (PDF, 162 KB)
God loves people of all race, character, qualities and attitudes. Help children relate to another culture, especially as it applies to missions outreach.
Missions Calling All Children to Global Prayer (PDF, 124 KB)
Train children to pray effectively for the salvation of the nations.
Missions: Understanding Others (PDF, 155 KB)
Begin an interest in reaching out to people in another country.
Our Heavenly Home (PDF, 161 KB)
What the Bible says and what we believe about heaven, our eternal home.
Pray Without Ceasing (PDF, 154 KB)
Scripture instructs us to maintain an attitude of prayer.
Prayer (PDF, 141 KB)
Learn how to pray.
Salvation (PDF, 313 KB)
The plan of salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and what it means to repent, and be born again.
Special Activity Cool Night (PDF, 92 KB)
Students participate in a series of "Cool" games and activities. Works great with the Polar Bear Class or during a summer heat wave.
The Armor of God (PDF, 324 KB)
We can all be "victors" in Jesus.
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit (PDF, 147 KB)
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a promise from God, and the Holy Spirit will give power in your life.
The Great Commission (PDF, 144 KB)
Jesus' commandment to reach others with His love.
The Meaning of Communion (PDF, 165 KB)
The grape juice and bread used in Holy Communion are used as symbols of the body and blood of Jesus. Jesus died for our sins but He is alive today.
The Multi-Colored Coat (PDF, 167 KB)
Envy can damage people and relationships.
Video and Popcorn Club (PDF, 73 KB)
Develop leader/student relationships in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
Water Baptism (PDF, 154 KB)
Water baptism represents death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
What We Believe (PDF, 219 KB)
The relationship between the name "foursquare" and the four-fold ministry of Jesus Christ in the church today.
Who Is The Holy Spirit? (PDF, 149 KB)
The Holy Spirit is a part of God and is here to help us.
Who Am I? (PDF, 161 KB)
Encourage children to become all that God has intended them to be.
Wonderfully Made (PDF, 147 KB)
We are special and unique.
Wordless Pompoms and Pizza Party (PDF, 161 KB)
Teach children the salvation message and how to share that message with others.
Worship (PDF, 155 KB)
Worship and praise is not just for adults; it is for children as well.