Unit 12: 3,2,1…Blastoff! [Premium]


Space—it’s the final frontier. It’s also the backdrop for “3, 2, 1…Blastoff,” an out of this world voyage through the Book of James. Kids will have to buckle up as CHIP takes them through the galaxies’ toughest training course and prepares them for the adventure of a lifetime—one that will help them put their faith into action. These space cadets may not be NASA certified by the end, but they’ll certainly know how to live long and prosper.

This Premium Unit includes episodes of the “Journey Today Show” as well as additional Premium materials. The “JTS” videos are available for download one month before the use date listed. See the “Here’s What You Get” graphic below for more details.

Unit Information:

Lesson 1 Book of James: Wisdom in Times of Trouble Key Verse: James 1:5
Big Idea: God calls us to seek Him for wisdom in times of trouble. Bible Basis: James 1:2-5;

2 Chronicles 20:1-30

Lesson 2 Book of James: Listen and Do What is Right Key Verse: James 1:22
Big Idea: God calls us to listen to His word and do what it tells us. Bible Basis: James 1:19-27; 2 Kings 22
Lesson 3 Book of James: Treat Everyone the Same Key Verse: James 2:1
Big Idea: God calls us to love and treat everyone the same. Bible Basis: James 2; Luke 17
Lesson 4 Book of James: Taming the Tongue Key Verse: James 3:5
Big Idea: God calls us to be careful with our words. Bible Basis: James 3; 1 Sam. 25
Lesson 5 Book of James: Pray for Each Other Key Verse: James 5:16
Big Idea: God calls us to share our struggles with one another and to pray for each other. Bible Basis: James 5;   Ezra 9-10

*Recommended Use Dates: July 2-30, 2023

PLEASE NOTE: The “Journey Today Show” videos are available for download one month before the use date listed above. 


*Each GO! unit is part of a 12-month scope and sequence that takes kids on a chronological journey through the Bible. The scope and sequence is designed to follow the Christian calendar so that the Christmas lessons land on Christmas and the Easter lessons land on Easter. The “Recommended Use Dates” indicate where the unit falls within the one-year curriculum calendar. You are able to use the unit at any time of the year that works best for you, but by following the “Recommended Use Dates,” you can easily transition into using the other GO! units to tell the remainder of the Big Bible Story. Click here to view the curriculum calendar.

*** There will be glimpses of God’s salvation plan throughout the year, but there will be four lessons where that plan is communicated clearly and kids will have an opportunity to respond. Those lessons are denoted with *** next to the lesson title.

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  • Customizable large group lesson
  • Customizable small group lesson
  • Journey Today Show lesson video
  • Dynamic graphics and media
  • Professional illustrations
  • Tech instructions
  • Supply lists
  • Set-Up instructions
  • GO! Home Parent Guide
  • Training tips for large group leaders
  • Training tips for small group leaders
  • Leader devotionals
  • Social media posts and images
  • Weekly email template to send to families
  • Additional small group activity 

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