Pathlight is a new weekly curriculum from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship that helps children explore the good news of Jesus through stories, scripture and activities.

Each free Pathlight download offers an easy-preparation teaching guide with a story, discussion questions and learning activities as well as a take-home sheet for students.

Pathlight aims to resource churches of all sizes and situations with inspiring content, engaging activities and timeless lessons. Teacher guides can be adapted for use in Sunday school, missions classes or other small group settings. Each one-page student handout is designed for use as a take-home sheet or worship activity handout.

2023-24 Pathlight Curriculum Downloads

August 2023: Making Changes
Scripture: Matthew 18:1-4
August 6 – Rosalie Changes Places — English | Español
August 13 – Glynda Changes Habits — English | Español
August 20 – Vasilita Changes Attitudes — English | Español
August 27 – Rosalio Changes Direction — English | Español

September 2023: Planting Roots
Scripture: Matthew 13:31-32
September 3 – Planted in North Carolina — English | Español
September 10 – Grounded in the Bay Area — English | Español
September 17 – Established in Southeast Asia — English | Español
September 24 – Rooted in Lebanon — English | Español

October 2023: Helping Churches
Scripture: Romans 16:1-2
October 1 – Helping Churches Have Light — English | Español
October 8 – Helping Churches Rebuild — English | Español
October 15 – Helping a Church Give New Life — English | Español
October 22 – Helping a Church Feed Neighbors — English | Español
October 29 – Helping Churches Do Justice — English | Español

November 2023: On the Move
Scripture: Psalm 146:8-9
November 5 – Journey to Hope in Uganda
November 12 – Celebrating at the Border— English | Español
November 19 – Community in Kentucky— English | Español
November 26 – Finding a Friend in Beirut— English | Español

December 2023: A Special Day
Scripture: Luke 2:8-14
December 3 – Wedding Day in Uganda — English | Español
December 10 – Harvest Day in Macedonia — English | Español
December 17 – Thanksgiving in a Safe Place — English | Español
December 24 – Christmas in Kentucky — English | Español
December 31 – Easter in a New Place — English | Español

January 2024: Global Church
Scripture: Acts 2:4-7
January 7 – Church in Japan — English | Español
January 14 – Church in Venezuela — English | Español
January 21 – Church in Spain — English | Español
January 28 – Church in Belgium — English | Español

February 2024: Showing Love
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
February 4 – Love Hopes — English | Español
February 11 – Love Cares — English | Español
February 18 – Love Shares — English | Español
February 25 – Love Lasts — English | Español

March 2024: Meeting Needs
Scripture: James 2:15-17
March 3 – People Need Each Other — English | Español
March 10 – People Need Hope — English | Español
March 17 – People Need Education — English | Español
March 24 – People Need Health — English | Español
March 31 – People Need Food — English | Español

April 2024: Ministers Serve
Scripture: Colossians 1:25
April 7 – Miguel Serves — English | Español
April 14 – Co’Relous Serves — English | Español
April 21 – Suzanne Serves — English | Español
April 28 – Preston Serves — English | Español

May 2024: Learning New Things
Scripture: Psalm 25:8-9
May 5 – Learning to Lead — English | Español
May 12 – Learning to Start a Church — English | Español
May 19 – Learning to Run a Farm — English | Español
May 26 – Learning about Freedom — English | Español

June 2024: People Praying
Scripture: Philippians 4:6
June 2 – Praying for a Miracle — English| Español
June 9 – Praying with Oomph — English| Español
June 16 – Prayers Answered — English| Español
June 23 – Prayer is Being There — English| Español
June 30 – Prayer is a Lifeline— English| Español

July 2024: On a Mission
Scripture: Matthew 28:18-20
July 7 – On a Mission to Start Churches
July 14 – On a Mission to Comfort
July 21 – On a Mission to Help the Homeless
July 28 – On a Mission to Serve War Refugees

2024-25 Pathlight Themes

August 2024: Welcoming Each Other
Scripture: Romans 15:7
August 4th: Welcoming the Migrant
August 11th: Welcoming Everyone
August 18th: Welcoming the Sick
August 25th: Welcoming Internationals

September 2024: Working Together
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:8-9
September 1st: Working Together to Build Relationships
September 8th: Working Together to Feed the Hungry
September 15th: Working Together for Justice
September 22nd: Working Together for Transformation
September 29th: Working Together for Relief

October 2024: Sharing God’s Kingdom
Scripture: Galatians 3:26-28
October 6th: Sharing God’s Kingdom Through Pumpkins
October 13th: Sharing God’s Kingdom Through Bees
October 20th: Sharing God’s Kingdom Through Ministry Nights
October 27th: Sharing God’s Kingdom Through Sharing Space

November 2024: Praying
Scripture: Philippians 4:6
November 3rd: Praying for Change
November 10th: Praying for Others
November 17th: Praying for Help
November 24th: Praying for Salvation

December 2024: Sharing God’s Love
Scripture: James 2:14-17
December 1st: Sharing God’s Love Through Laundry
December 8th: Sharing God’s Love Through Community
December 15th: Sharing God’s Love Through Hospitality
December 22nd: Sharing God’s Love Through Shoeboxes
December 29th: Sharing God’s Love Through Visits

January 2025: Changing the Cycle
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1
January 5th: Changing the Cycle for Young People
January 12th: Changing the Cycle of a Life
January 19th: Changing the Cycle for Justice
January 26th: Changing the Cycle for Caregivers

February 2025: Encouragement
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:11
February 2nd: Encouragement Through Dog Therapy
February 9th: Encouragement Through Technology
February 16th: Encouragement Through a Scholarship
February 23rd: Encouragement Through a Birthday Party

March 2025: Signs of Hope
Scripture: Isaiah 40:31
March 2nd: Signs of Hope in Africa and the Middle East
March 9th: Signs of Hope Through Connection
March 16th: Signs of Hope in Refugees
March 23rd: Signs of Hope in Hard Places
March 30th: Signs of Hope for Asylum Seekers

April 2025: Transformation
Scripture: Isaiah 43:18-19
April 6th: Transformation Through Partnership
April 13th: Transformation Through Nature
April 20th: Transformation Through Sustainability
April 27th: Transformation Through New Dreams

May 2025: Being Present
Scripture: Romans 12:13
May 4th: Being Present Through Help
May 11th: Being Present Through Language
May 18th: Being Present Through Community
May 25th: Being Present Through Lament

June 2025: Building Relationships
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
June 1st: Building Relationships Through Play
June 8th: Building Relationships through Stories
June 15th: Building Relationships Through Hospitality
June 22nd: Building Relationships Through Listening
June 29th: Building Relationship Through Love

July 2025: Helping Refugees
Scripture: Matthew 25:34-40
July 6th: Helping Refugees Learn English
July 13th: Helping Refugees Build Community
July 20th: Helping Refugees with the American Dream
July 27th: Helping Refugees Through Encouragement