What is the history of Life on Life?

  • In 2010, pastors in India requested materials to help disciple vulnerable children. In response, David C Cook—a leading Sunday school curriculum provider for more than 140 years—developed this curriculum which was first used by orphans in India as the foundation for their J127 club program, which continues today discipling more than 30,000 orphans across India.
  • In 2011, the Anglican Church of Uganda requested these materials to use in their Sunday schools. In response, David C Cook Global Initiatives worked with in-country editors to revise the J127 curriculum to be customized for the children of Uganda.
  • Currently David C Cook Global Initiatives is working with organizations in 31 nations, and 15 languages around the globe.

What makes Life on Life curriculum unique?

  • Life on Life is co-created with partner organizations around the world to ensure every lesson best fits those children.
  • Holistic lessons address topics that help bring about life transformation for all children, but especially those considered vulnerable and at-risk.
  • Every child who faces poverty, disintegrating families, violence in the home or community, physical, emotional, verbal or sexual abuse, or a lack of opportunity or education can benefit from this discipleship program.
  • Every lesson is Bible-based and written in a trauma-informed way.
  • Each year has a Teacher’s Guide with 52 lessons per year.
  • Resource Articles, Training, Family Connections, and other equipping tools are integrated throughout the curriculum.
  • Optional Student Pages may be used either in class or as a take-home paper.

In what languages is Life on Life currently available?

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Chinese – Mandarin
  • Swahili
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • Malayalam
  • Amharic
  • Russian
  • Hausa
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Haitian Creole
  • Bahasa

Where is Life on Life currently being used?

  • Burkina Faso
  • Bénin
  • Cameroon
  • Chile
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Peru
  • Rwanda
  • Sierra Leone
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Zambia

What age levels are covered by Life on Life?

Life on Life curriculum covers 3 age levels:

  • Lower Primary, ages 6 – 8
  • Primary, ages 9 – 11
  • Young Teen, ages 12-14

Each age level follows a 3 year undated scope. Each year has a Teacher’s Guide with 52 lessons per year. Resource Articles, Training, Family Connections, and other equipping tools are integrated throughout the curriculum. Optional Student Pages may be used either in class or as a take-home paper.