Uplift Kids for Congregations
Leading a kid’s ministry is a challenge — especially if you’re looking for an expansive and inclusive approach to spirituality. Where do you start? What do you include? How do you meet the needs of the kids and parents in your congregation, who have a varied set of beliefs?
Uplift Kids answers these questions, all while making lesson prep easy and quick.
We primarily provide an in-home curriculum for families to explore spirituality together. But in the process of talking to people about what we offer, we’ve also discovered a need within expansively minded congregations — congregations that resonate with our approach to spiritual health and development.
- A calendar program (see below) with a monthly theme that matches the natural rhythms of the seasons and holidays.
- Content for teens, kids, and littles in every lesson.
- Wisdom from all traditions (including Christianity, Buddhism, Stoicism, Taoism, etc.)
- The latest scientific research from academics around the world.
- Language that’s inclusive of all people — including race, gender, orientation, etc.
- Curated media and activities that make the experience enjoyable.
With Uplift, facilitators no longer have to spend all their time prepping lessons or adapting a traditional curriculum to meet the needs of a group that’s looking for something more expansive.
If you want to add even more biblical stories to our lessons, we make it easy to do. If you’d rather pull from other sources, we make that easy as well.
We have two tiers for congregations:
- Small congregations (up to 7 teachers/facilitators) — $135 per quarter
- Large congregations (up to 15 teachers/facilitators) — $225 per quarter
(Note that if you’re just a single teacher who is teaching a small class of ~5 kids, we recommend using our annual membership for families.)
Each option allows you to add logins for teachers and volunteer facilitators in your organization.
Start a free 7-day trial below:
Congregation Calendar Program
Note: You can start this program at any point of the year.
- Intentions: Knowing What You Want and Getting It
- Strengths: Finding Your Individual Purpose
- Courage: Standing Up For Yourself and Others
- Grit: You Can Do Hard Things
- Practice: Finding Joy in Deliberate Improvement
- Focus: The Power of Concentration in a Distracting World
- Wisdom Reading: Words That Awaken the Heart
- Meditation: An Introduction to Mindful Breathing
- Mindful Eating: Making the Most of Meal Time
- Compassion: Standing in Someone Else’s Shoes
- Curiosity: Asking Questions Without Judgment
- Mindfulness: Being Present to Whatever Is Here
- Honesty: Telling the Truth Sets You Free
Optional March mini-lessons:
- Growing Up: Awareness of More and More
- The Hero’s Journey: Growing Through Challenges
- Spirituality: A Direct Experience
- Living Simply: Freedom From Too Much Stuff
Optional April mini-lessons:
- Emotions: Games and Activities
- Emotions, Part I: Naming Your Feelings
- Emotions, Part II: Regulating Your Feelings
- Journaling: An Approach to Inner Transformation
- Anxiety: Finding Calm in the Chaos
- Self-Compassion: Being a Friend to Yourself
Optional May mini-lesson:
June: Home Life
- Chores: Caring For Our Space Together
- Digital Technology: Being Fully in Your Life
- Conflict: Facing Each Other With Love
- Sleep: Caring for Body and Soul
Optional June mini-lessons:
- Creativity: Saying “Yes… And” to Life
- Humor: Connecting Through Laughter
- Critical Thinking: Developing Healthy Skepticism
- Flow: The Joy of Effortless Action
- Music: A Universal, Elevated Language
- Dance: A Timeless Way to Feel Alive
- Play: Enjoying Life and Having Fun Together
- Exercise: Keeping Your Body and Mind Happy
- Activism: Making Your Values Visible in the World
- Bullying: Learning to Be Direct and Kind
- Self-Advocacy: Knowing What You Need and Asking For It
- Respect: Seeing the Worth of Self and Others
- Friendship: What Makes a Good Friend?
Optional September mini-lesson:
- Fairness: Creating a More Just World
- Forgiveness: An Act of Love and Freedom
- Polarities: Exploring Complementary Virtues
- Timeless Wisdom: Stories From the Past
- Lineage: Telling Family Stories
Optional October mini-lessons:
- Role Models: Choosing Your Influences
- Stillness & Contemplation: A Practice of Deep Listening
- Gratitude: Appreciating What’s Present
- Humility: Strong Enough to Be Open
Optional November mini-lessons:
- Giving: A Source of Connection and Love
- Purpose: Discovering What Makes You Feel Alive
- Kindness: Looking Out For Others
- Hope (forthcoming)
Optional December mini-lessons:
- Christianity: Parables and Contemplation
- Islam: Fasting and Service
- Hinduism: Chanting
- Buddhism: The Middle Way
- Taoism: Effortless Action
- Native American Religions: Ceremony and Ritual
- Stoicism: Finding Inner Calm
- Judaism: Keeping Tradition and Community
- Sikhism: Equality for All
- Shinto: Spirit in All Things
- Secular Humanism: Reason and Ethics