UMI’s Christian Education materials are designed to make God’s Word clear and meaningful to everyone, whatever their age or spiritual maturity. We present the timeless truths of the Bible in creative, meaningful formats that are ideal for students and teachers alike. With attractive designs, engaging activities, real-life stories, and thought-provoking discussions, our programs provide everything you need to spark your interest and deepen your knowledge of biblical truth.
All UMI’s lessons are based on the International Uniform Bible Lessons series, an internationally recognized outline prepared by a committee of ministers and Bible scholars from across a wide variety of established denominations. From these weekly Scriptures, we develop complete original lessons for every age level—from Preschool to Adult—including stories, artwork, activities, and applications that appeal to students. Our materials distinctively feature ethnically inclusive illustrations and specifically relevant content for African American Christians, helping your students see their place in God’s story.
Teachers will benefit from the thoroughly detailed lesson plans provided every week in our Teacher Guides, written by teachers and evaluated by education experts. Each lesson provides specific objectives for knowledge, attitude, and action. UMI’s “O-P-E-N” model helps you engage your students’ attention, increase their knowledge, and discover personal applications of the lesson’s Scripture.
A Teaching Success Kit® (TSK) for each age level provides supplementary activities, crafts, projects, and teaching aids. Visuals, quizzes for review, Black History profiles, posters, and more expand your teaching options and help make your class come alive.
Up-to-date lesson plans and TSKs are published quarterly. Regular subscriptions and offers for churches are available; contact our customer service department for more details.
Empowering God’s People
UMI’s instructional materials help you understand and apply the Word of God!
- Christ-centered and Bible-based
- Educationally sound
- Aimed at identifying with the realities of African Americans and people of color
- Illustrated with authentic Bible art
- Anchored in family and church values
- Based on the International Uniform Lesson Series
Sunday School Courses
Preschool Playhouse® (Ages 2-5)
Preschoolers will enjoy the cheerful illustrations, fun educational activities, and life-like stories in 13 weekly four-page folders. Proven teaching techniques will keep their attention and develop their minds to understand that Jesus loves them.
Primary Street® (Ages 6-8)
As Primary students advance in early school grades, Primary Street® provides positive educational reinforcement and clear, encouraging teaching about Jesus. 13 four-page folders make attractive take-home lessons for students, while a thorough teacher’s guide gives directions for engaging the class in Bible learning.
Juniorway® (Ages 9-11)
Juniorway® magazine is attractive and contemporary for an age group that’s especially open to hearing the message of salvation. Quarterly student magazines and teacher guides provide instruction, activities, commentary, and applications to show students their need of the Savior and inspire them toward spiritual growth.
J.A.M. Jesus And Me® (Ages 12-14)
As students grow toward the challenging teen years, biblical instruction is more necessary than ever to help them resist the pull of the world, the flesh, and the devil. J.A.M.® is designed to inspire and motivate preteens and adolescents with challenging applications of biblical truths to their everyday lives. Extra activities, features, and stories help build confidence and a strong relationship with Jesus Christ.
Inteen® (Ages 15-17)
Teenagers need wisdom and guidance from the Bible to make intelligent, independent choices and life decisions while following Jesus. Inteen® presents God’s Word in a relevant, contemporary magazine with meaningful lessons and challenging applications, including features written by teens. The teacher’s guide includes tips for discussing the many issues teens face today.
Young Adult Today® (Ages 18-24)
As young adults begin life on their own, they will experience everything from college years, singleness, and newly married life to child rearing and changes in their career path. Young Adult Today® helps instill knowledge and wisdom for building the lifelong habit of serving God.
Direction® (Ages 25+)
Direction® helps adults cut through the clutter and busyness of their lives to focus on their relationships with Jesus Christ. Based on UMI’s Precepts for Living® commentary, it encourages in-depth reading, studying, and application of the Bible for continued spiritual growth. Also available in large print.