“ABC’s of God” Sunday School Curriculum (Children Desiring God)

Over the last few years, our church has come to love the Sunday School curriculum from Children Desiring God. We have used their God-centered material in several formats including Sunday School, Children’s Church, Nursery, and the Wednesday night children’s ministry. I am personally very glad to promote Children Desiring God. Our kids (and Sunday School teachers) have discovered the Glory of God through this material.

The “ABC’s of God” is a 40 lesson curriculum designed for 1st – 3rd grade Sunday School. Although it can be adapted a little for age in either direction. It uses different letters to teach the character of God. The official description says:

Right thinking about God is essential for the life of faith. Using the alphabet as a framework for teaching the attributes of God, this study explores the delight that God has in Himself as the source, means, and purpose of all things. Each lesson asks and answers three key questions, “Who is God?” “What is He like?” and “How should I act toward Him?” as it presents a theology of God for children.

You Can Win The ABCs of God

This contest ended 3 July 2009 – after 498 entries it was the most popular giveaway we’ve ever done. Check the giveaway page for the latest contests.

Here is what the people from Children Desiring God have generously donated for this contest. This is everything you need for 40 weeks of Sunday School. The retail value of this giveaway is over $217.

  • The “ABC’s of God” Teachers kit (regular price $130)
  • 10 student workbooks (regular price $8.75 each)

How You Can Enter

Just leave a comment below saying something like “I want to win.” For extra fun you can say why you would be excited to win. If you are new to Children Desiring God, check out the samples online and share your thoughts.  I can only ship this one to US addresses. Next Friday 3 July 2009, I will randomly draw one winner for the comment section below.

First time commentators are held for my approval – usually within a few hours – after that they will display immediately. Thanks for entering!


  1. says

    Random drawing winner is comment #73 Nathan Williams – I’ve contacted him by email. Thanks to everyone who entered. This was an overwhelming response and really shows the need for God-centered and doctrinally rich children’s ministry material.

    Thanks to Children Desiring God for sponsoring this give away.

  2. says

    I would really love to win this for our church. I know almost everyone is suffering from tight budgets and low offerings, but even if we weren’t this would be a blessing. We have been looking for new curriculum and our present one will expire soon. Please pick us!

  3. Melanie Wagner says

    I am new to children’s ministry although I have been a high school teacher for the past 4 years. I teach ages 4-6 in a church that is a church plant. We do not have our own building yet and are renting a couple rooms in a building. We do utilize the resources from our parent church but I’m finding that the materials are not age appropriate nor are they helpful towards adapting for the age of children I teach. I would say that they are geared more towards 4th through 6th graders and not ages 4-6. Please help!

  4. rene says

    I am a Sunday School teacher, and i would love to win Children Desiring God curriculum.

  5. Virginia says

    I would love to win. I’ve reviewed Desiring God curriculum before and have heard the Michael’s speak and appreciate their passion and commitment to teaching children God’s Word.

  6. says

    I would love to win Children Desiring God curriculum for early grade school children.

  7. Louise Hudson says

    I want to win. I’ve used the Children Desiring God curriculum for preschoolers and I was very impressed. I’d love to see this used with our older children, too.

  8. Robin Gottlieb says

    I would love to win. I teach 3rd graders and this would be a great resource.

  9. Nancy says

    Finally, a curriculum about how great God is instead of how wonderful we are! Everyone needs it!. (But I’d surely like to win for the kids, and the teachers!)

  10. Val Lawrence says

    I WANT TO WIN!!! Always looking for curriculm that gets children to see the heart of God and how He relates to them – what better way than in a format that is already foundational to them. I have heard good things and would love to win!!

  11. says

    Hello! Our children’s ministry has no budget at all, so we would adore winning this to share with low-income children in the area! What a huge blessing it would be in our outreach efforts! Bless you for offering the chance to win it!

  12. Kristi says

    I work in the children’s ministry in a small church that is struggling to keep the doors open. Those involved in our ministry are untrained in teaching children. A good curriculum would be a great place to start in providing a model, stability, and enthusiasm is our chiildren’s ministry.

  13. Bill Woods says

    I absolutely, 100% for sure, want to win!!!
    But more importantly, it is our children who will be the real winners.

  14. Sandy Eversole says

    I attend a very small church in SE KY and this would be a great curriculum for our Kids Church. I would love to win this for my church! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  15. Carol says

    We would love to win the CDG curriculum. Our church is very small and we are trying to grow the hearts of our children as well as the number each week. We are searching for a solid, Bible based, Christ centered curriculum. Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Randy Hafner says

    We have been wanting this curriculum. Thank you for the opportunity.

  17. Breezy says

    I have worked with AWANA in my community for several years. I like their curriculum, but feel like it would be helpful to give the kids a more solid foundation in the attributes and character of God. I have looked at the Desiring God curriculum, and am excited about combining the two. It would be great to win!

  18. Jeff says

    I want to win.

    I would love to be able to share this with the children in our church.


  19. katie says

    This curriculum would be a fantastic way to get our small church excited about restarting our Sunday School program. Thanks for the opportunity!

  20. Kimorine says

    I would really want to win. We have just started our Youth Evangelsim Programme an dwe desire as much help in materials and resources to help boosts this programme. We are in Jamaica.

    Thank you for this opportunity. Ma God continue to richly bless you all.

  21. Amanda Diehl says

    I would really love to win this for our sunday school teachings! God Bless you!

  22. L. Sharp says

    I really would like to win for my church Sunday school. We are a church only 2 years old and need as much help as possible for our children to learn about our Lord Savior. Thank you for this opportunity to help our children’s ministry.

  23. Tiffany says

    Oh how wonderful it would be to win this curriculum for our church’s children, We are a new ministry in Pennsylvania with very little funds for this type of thing and the kids pretty much out number the adults and they desperatly need a program to teach them about our Saviour. As the pastor’s wife and really the only one at this point trying so very hard to keep the children occupied while trying to teach them about the Lord this would be such a blessing if we had such a wonderful program and I know the children would appreciate it very much. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to win a program for the children. In His Service

  24. says

    I’d love to win. I’m in the middle of a curriculum eval and would love to have it. I have taught it other CDG units and have loved them all.

  25. Linda aka Mrs. D:) says

    We have tried several different curriculums and while good, something is still lacking. Maybe your freebie is our answered prayer. Thanks for the opportunity.

  26. Amy Bringhurst says

    I love kids and have been apart of our small church plants childrens ministry from the beginning and would absolutely love new material. We have been using the same material for the last three years just rotating the semesters. This material would be a blessing for our church.

  27. Amy White says

    I want to win. I could use this at the Christian school I teach at and for Sunday School.

  28. Karen Torbert says

    It would be a blessing to win! Thank you for the opportunity.

  29. Vicki Lunsford says

    How awesome it would be to win! I have been given the opportunity to purchase curriculum for a small church and the CDG. is at the top of my list. This would help so much.

  30. Cheryl says

    I also would like to win, however we are all winners with God’s word!

  31. Ginger Ryan says

    FPC Kids want to win! I went to the children desiring God conference this year and was absolutely blown away! This is amazing, non fluffy, God glorifying, awesome curriculum! Mostly because it teaches about an amazing, non fluffy, worthy of glory, and awesome God! Ok that’s all :)

  32. Chris Dunn says

    We used CDG’s curriculum for two years at my old church and I would love to begin using it at the new church where I am associate pastor. I love its focus on God, His glory, His attributes, the gospel and scripture. Whoever wins will truly have a wonderful tool to ground kids with what it’s really all about.

  33. Amber says

    What a great opportunity. Thank you for offering this to bless children with God’s word! We would be grateful to win.

  34. says

    I’d love to win. Our church has only been using CDG curriculum for one year, but, as a parent, I am pleased with how much my children are learning and understanding about God.

  35. says

    I want to win the Children Desiring God curriculum because I have a 1 year old, one on the way and several friends with 1, 2 and 3 year olds and little chillins’ on the way.

  36. Gina says

    Ohh Tony, this is great. I can’t imagine what it’ll mean to my sunday school kids if I win. I really do want to win.

    Unfortunately I’m outside the US. Can I be an exception? Pleasssssssssssssssssssssssssse! The kids are now asking some amazing questions about God that I find this book will be very resourceful in answering their questions and appeasing their curiousity. Tnx Tony.

  37. Sally L says

    Looking for something that will teach different ages as I have from age 6 to 12 in my class.