UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.)  |  SKU: 1-77-243

Direction® March Qtr 2024

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Direction® Publications

Direction® (Ages 25+)

Direction® Student

In the clutter and busyness of day-to-day life, it’s often hard to find time to study God’s Word. Direction® helps urban adults cut through the clutter to focus on their relationships with Jesus Christ. Based on UMI’s Precepts for Living® commentary,  Direction® encourages in-depth reading, studying, and application of the Bible for continued spiritual growth.

In 13 weekly lessons, each quarterly issue of Direction® includes:

  • "QR Codes" next to the In Focus stories each week. The codes will lead you to additional content, including videos of our In Focus stories.
  • “Background,” showing the week’s Scripture passage and how it relates to the broader context of the Bible.
  • “The People, Places, and Times,” giving historical context about life in Bible times and why it matters to us.
  • “Keep in Mind” verses to commit to memory, putting God’s Word in your heart.
  • “At-A-Glance” and “Overview” of the Scripture passage, identifying key sections and outlines.
  • “In Depth” expositions of every week’s Scripture passage, giving insight into the topics, issues, and meaning of God’s Word.
  • “Search the Scriptures” and “Discuss the Meaning” questions to stimulate exploration of the Bible and the issues of the lesson.
  • “Application for Activation” with an application of the Scripture passage to present-day urban social concerns.
  • “More Light on the Text” with in-depth exegesis by Bible scholars, exploring the passage’s themes with Greek and Hebrew word studies.
  • “Daily Bible Readings” for devotions throughout the week. .
  • African American heritage focus, featuring African and African American leaders who used their God-given gifts and talents to help their communities.

Direction® Teacher Guide

Includes a detailed lesson plan for every week with a generous supply of teaching tips for facilitating discussions. Like all UMI products, Direction® is Christ-centered, Bible based, and aimed at identifying with the realities of urban life.

Direction® Teaching Success Kit

What do you use to help capture your students’ attention, inspire lively discussions and activities, and bring your classroom to life? For teachers who want to go beyond an ordinary lesson plan and help students think outside the box, UMI’s Teaching Success Kits® (TSKs) have all the materials you need to infuse your class with an extra boost of creativity! Available for each age level in the UMI curriculum line, TSKs include:

  • Full-color visual aids, appropriate for each specific age level.
  • Activities Packet, with age-appropriate instructions for additional activities, crafts, and projects for every lesson in the quarter.
  • Black History Personalities Poster and Profile Sheet, featuring illustrations and biographies highlighting the accomplishments of famous African Americans.
  • Thematic posters, illustrations, and Bible art.
  • Scripture memorization aids for each quarter’s theme verses.
  • Additional quizzes and questions for prompting discussion.
  • Unique features and projects for each curriculum line.
  • And more!
  • Developed by teachers and evaluated by education experts, our TSKs are a vibrant resource to help make your classroom even more lively, colorful, inspiring, and Christ-centered.