Awana is focused on master Life Threads that we want to weave in and out of the lives of students as they grow from ages 2-18. The Life Thread for Trek is destiny. So we built this new middle school curriculum to ask an important question, 'Who Are you?' The only way to answer this was to place them in the larger story that God is telling through scripture.
Trek 1 focuses on four big concepts in a framework called Redemption History. The four big concepts are Creation, The Fall, Redemption and Consummation. It allows them to work through the entire scripture and understand the big story God is telling, not only about the world but what God is telling about them as well.
The table below shows the lessons for each week. Each unit includes a review week. There are 28 lessons plus 4 review weeks.
All Trek 1 resources are available in the NKJV, KJV, NIV and ESV translations.
|Lesson||Lesson Title||Scripture Passage||Theme|
|Unit 1: Creation|
|1.1||Before the Beginning Began||John 1:1-17||The Word, Jesus, God, is unmade Maker.|
|1.2||Out of Nothing||Genesis 1:1-31||God made everything in creation out of nothing.|
|1.3||Imago Dei: I Am Special||Genesis1:26-27||We are made in God's image.|
|1.4||Boundaries: I Am Limited||Genesis 2:8-17||God gave Adam and Eve boundaries. He gives you and me boundaries as well.|
|1.5||Male and Female: I'm Not Alone||Genesis 2:7, 21-25||God made mankind as a unique and special part of His creation.|
|1.6||Dominion: I have Things to Do||Genesis 1:26||God has made each of us for a specific purpose.|
|1.7||Everything Was Good||Genesis 1:31||God made everything and that everything He made was good.|
|Unit 2: The Fall|
|2.1||The Adversary||Genesis 3:1||Satan is the adversary of mankind.|
|2.2||Temptation||Genesis 3:1-5||We all are tempted.|
|2.3||Sin||Genesis 3:4-7||Sin is our desire to be God.|
|2.4||Hiding From God||Genesis 3:8-11||Adam and Eve felt shame and hid from God after they sinned.|
|2.5||The Wreckage: Death, Suffering, and Pain||Romans 5:12-14||Sin caused a huge amount of wreckage for all humanity.|
|2.6||Expelled||Genesis 3:13-24||Sin causes separation from God.|
|2.7||Shedding Blood||Hebrews 9:11-28||In order for sins to be forgiven blood must be shed.|
|Unit 3: Redemption|
|3.1||Noah||Genesis 6-8||Noah built and ark, designed by God, as the only way to save humanity. Likewise Jesus is the only way to be saved.|
|3.2||Abraham and Isaac||Genesis 22||God provided a sacrifice for Abraham in place of his only son, Isaac. God provided a sacrifice for humanity in sending His one and only Son, Jesus.|
|3.3||Moses||Exodus 6:2-13||Moses was instrumental in delivering God's people from the bondage of Egyptian slavery. God also sent His Son, Jesus, to deliver us from the bondage of our sin.|
|3.4||David||2 Samuel 7:8-16||David's throne will be established forever. Jesus Christ is the King of Kings who rules and reigns on David's throne.|
|3.5||Emmanuel||John 1:9-17||Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us.|
|3.6||The Christ||Luke 22:39-23:49||Jesus is the Christ, God's Anointed One, who takes away the sins of humanity. He is the promised Savior, the perfect sacrifice for our sins.|
|3.7||Resurrection||Luke 24:1-2||Jesus rose victoriously from the grave.|
|Unit 4: Consummation|
|4.1||The Ascension||Acts 1:6-12||Jesus rose into heaven and temporarily left the disciples with a mission to share the gospel with the world.|
|4.2||The Church||Acts 2:40-47||Jesus rose into heaven and temporarily left the disciples with a mission to share the gospel with the world.|
|4.3||Saul of Tarsus||Acts 9:1-22||Christ gives us new eyes to see. Paul had an encounter with Christ on the road to Damascus that would change his entire life.|
|4.4||Already, But Not Yet||Philippians 3:8-14||We are saved from our sins and God declared us righteous. However, becoming more like Jesus is a process.|
|4.5||He's Coming Back!||1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11||Jesus is coming back!|
|4.6||Rewards||2 Corinthians 5:10; Romans 14:10; Revelation 3:11-12||We will be rewarded and held accountable for the things we do.|
|4.7||New Heaven/New Earth||Revelation 21-22:5||God will create a new heaven and a new earth. Believers will spend eternity with Him and live happily ever after.|
Trek 2 and Trek 3 will be coming in 2015.