Age-Level Guides

The age-level group guides include 7-sessions for planning children, youth, adult, and an intergenerational studies tailored to your setting or for churchwide use!

Take the Flag Children's Group Guide

The children’s sessions are designed for ages six through twelve. To begin planning, download a copy of the Children’s Group Guide PDF below. (The DVD is not referenced in this age-level.)


Heather Harriss is a United Methodist minister serving in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been part of ministry with children for the last 10 years. In addition to writing the Children’s Group Guide for Take the Flag, Heather wrote the Children’s Group Guide for Rob Fuquay’s The God We Can Know. Heather holds a BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. Heather lives with her husband and two children in Nashville. As well as writing about the stories of our faith, she loves to read, write, jog, and plant flowers.

Children’s Prayer – Download the 4-color jpg image to use in worship or children’s ministries!

Intergenerational Ministry – Read the article  “Why Intergenerational Ministry?” by Tanya Eustace Campen.

Intergenerational Guide – This pdf is 20 total pages and includes complete session plans with activities for all ages to study and learn together. Download a copy to plan your sessions the guide was written by Tanya Eustace Campen.


Take the Flag Youth Group Guide

Josh Tinley is a high school math teacher who spent ten years as editor of youth curriculum at The United Methodist Publishing House. He is the author of Book of Fidgets; Kneeling in the End Zone: Spiritual Lessons From the World of Sports; Perplexing Scriptures from the Converge Bible Studies series; and numerous curriculum pieces and articles. He received a Masters of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt University. Josh is originally from Indianapolis and currently lives with his wife and three children near Nashville. Follow Josh on twitter @joshtinley.

Starting Small Groups – If you are new to planning small groups, download this article written by Craig Mitchell, a regular contributor to devozine.

Facilitating Small Group Sharing – Another helpful article written by Craig.


Take the Flag Adult Group Guide





Susan Fuquay has been on staff in United Methodist churches for over twenty years leading youth, children, and adult discipleship. She is the creator of Disciple Fast Track. She is passionate about helping people explore Scripture and grow in their faith.



 Recommended Resources

pockets logoPockets magazine is a excellent resource for your children’s ministry! Visit them online where you’ll find special sections for kids, families, and educators!



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