Holy Cross Kids

Resources for parents & Sunday volunteers

Parents and volunteers, to help you better prepare to serve in our ministry to kids, you can find the downloadable and printable low-prep lesson plan for upcoming lessons below. 

Be sure to select the appropriate pdf corresponding to the Nursery, PreS-K, or 1st-5th lesson. 

Questions? Email Peter Zimmer.


Unit 7: Wandering in the wilderness

Israel doubted and disobeyed God, yet God still planned to bless them. God was with his people as they wandered in the wilderness for 40 years. Finally, he led them back to the promised land. God later sent Jesus so that even disobedient doubters can trust in him and receive his promised eternal rest.

Key Passage

Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."

Big Picture Question

Q: What does it mean to sin? 

A: To sin is to think, speak, or behave in any way that goes against God and his commands.


Unit 8: Conquering the land

The Israelites needed to conquer the promised land, so God fought for them. Joshua led the people and encouraged them to be faithful to the one true God. Under Joshua's leadership, the people conquered the promised land and began to live in it. Joshua was a representative of Christ, leading the Israelites to victory in Canaan as Jesus leads us to victory in overcoming the world. 

Key Passage

Deuteronomy 31:8 "It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or dismayed." 

Big Picture Question

Q: How can we glorify God?

A: We can glorify God by loving him and obeying him.



Unit 9: The cycle of Judges

When the neighboring nations threatened and attacked Israel, God provided new leaders, called judges, to help rescue his people. While these judges could only give temporary help, they reminded God's people that one day God would provide a perfect judge to rescue his people for good. 

Key Passage

1 John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

Big Picture Question

Q: What is repentance?

A: Repentance is turning away from sin and turning to Jesus.