About Stories in Grace

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Stories in Grace (SING) is a thirty-six lesson Bible-based curriculum designed for use in both trauma and non-trauma-based settings throughout the world. It can be used in a variety of venues ranging from safe houses and refugee camps to classes and outreach groups. The two-fold goal of the program is spiritual healing and emotional growth.

Safe house leaders throughout the world can use the SING program to help those rescued from sex trafficking. This program can also be used in non-trauma-based settings for outreach, church planting, and youth education. The versatility of this program allows it to be tailored to the needs of various groups and situations.

The SING Curriculum

Storytelling, which both bypasses the issue of literacy and has proven to be effective worldwide, is the primary method used in this curriculum. The “storybook” or “textbook” is the Campus Crusade film, Magdalena: Released from Shame, which is available in over 150 languages. The film consists of stories about Jesus Christ’s compassionate and healing ministry to many of the deeply wounded and hurting women of His day.  

Each individual story is coupled with the SING Six-Step Lesson Format which is used for teaching all thirty-six lessons. This standard format includes questions, colorful graphics, class exercises, Bible verses, and opportunities to practice what has been learned. At the conclusion of each class, both the story of the day and the specific insights and skills that were learned are summarized with a closing prayer.

With the combination of Magdalena film segments and the SING Six-Step Lesson Format, the class members are able to:

  • appreciate the love, healing, and forgiveness of Jesus Christ;
  • understand how His deep caring can impact lives today;
  • identify and label the emotions of the people in the Bible story; 
  • identify and label their own personal feelings;
  • learn the skills to handle their emotions in a constructive way;  
  • develop a sense of self-worth;
  • gain or regain their voices; 
  • learn positive interpersonal skills;
  • envision hope for the future;
  • seek to become the persons that God intended them to be.

Whether studying in a safe house, refugee camp, discipleship program, youth group, or any other type of setting, the participants learn not only about the loving ministry of Jesus Christ, but also the beautiful persons that they can become.


Languages and Graphics

The SING program is available in English and Spanish (a total of four different formats) while the film Magdalena: Released from Shame is available in over 150 languages. An English, easy-to-use electronic version (e-curriculum) is included with each format.

Graphics

Culturally and geographically appropriate graphics have been inserted into the four available SING curriculum formats. The graphic options for the SING curriculum are:

  • English curriculum with western flowers, animals, and women with light skin tones.
  • English curriculum with tropical flowers, animals, and women with medium skin tones.
  • English curriculum with tropical flowers, animals, and women with dark skin tones.
  • Spanish curriculum with tropical flowers, animals, and women with medium skin tones.

Film Languages

A full list of the available Magdalena film languages can be found here.

Print Languages

Our ministry partners have reported that if a language other than English or Spanish is needed, translating the one page Six-Step Lesson Format into the formal or colloquial form of the desired language is highly effective. Because this Six-Step Lesson Format is used to teach each of the 36 lessons, when it is translated into the designated language, the teacher and translator can efficiently function as a team.

 

Teaching Video

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Digital Plus Binder Bundle

To order Stories in Grace in your preferred format and language, please contact Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

Digital Version - $75

The digital version of Stories in Grace consists of a thumb drive that contains everything needed to run the program: the Magdalena film and film segments, the curriculum, the e-curriculum, and the teaching video are all included.

Digital plus binder bundle - $100

This bundle consists of the digital version thumb drive (with the all of the same items included above) plus a complete English or Spanish printed copy of the Stories in Grace curriculum. The printed copy is bound in a 3-ring binder with the thirty-six lessons in sheet protectors for easy removal and use.


Note About Purchase

Purchase of the program is through Moody Church Media, which is working with Stories in Grace for distribution. If you choose to purchase the program, the link provided will take you from the Stories in Grace website to the Moody Church Media website. You may also call Moody Church Media at 1-800-215-5001 or you can email Sing@moodymedia.org.

This transaction will show a charge from Moody Church Media, not Stories in Grace.

Acknowledgement

The film used in the program, Magdalena: Released From Shame, is distributed by Nardine Productions, ©2006-2016 Inspirational Films, Inc. Content adapted from other Inspirational Films, Inc. works ©1979-2016. Film and scenes used by permission of The Jesus Film Project®.

The Magdalena film

is available in over 150 languages.


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Afar

Afghan Pashto Eastern

Afrikaans

Albanian

Amharic

Arabic Algerian Spoken

Arabic Egyptian Colloquial

Arabic Gulf

Arabic Modern Standard

Arabic Modern Standard (Egyptian)

Arabic Moroccan Spoken

Arabic Palestinian

Armenian

Armenian Western

Assamese

Assyrian

Awadhi

Aymara Central

Azerbaijani North

Bagri

Bashkir

Bemba

Bengali (Bangladeshi)

Bengali (Indian)

Bhojpuri

Bodo

Bulgarian

Burmese

Cantonese

Catalan Valencian - Balear

Central Asian Russian

Chaldean

Chhattisgarhi

Chichewa

Chinese Hokkien Amoy

Dari

Dutch

English

Ewe

Farsi Western

Fon Gbe

French

French

Fulfulde Adamawa

Fulfulde Pulaar

Fur

Gamo

Georgian

German Standard

Greek

Gujarati

Gurage West

Haitian Creole

Hausa

Hindi

Hungarian

Indonesian (Yesus)

Italian

Japanese

Kabiye

Kabyle

Kannada

Karakalpak

Kashmiri

Kazakh

Kekchi

Khmer Central

Kikongo

Kinyarwanda

Kirundi

Komi Zyrian

Korean

Krio

Kurdi Behdini

Kurdi Sorani

Kurmanji Standard

Kyrgyz

Lingala

Lithuanian

Luganda

Maasai

Maay

Macedonian

Malagasy

Malayalam

Maltese

Mandarin (Taiwan)

Mandarin China

Manga

Marathi

Mayan

Mongolian Halh

Nasu Eastern

Ndebele Northern

Nepali

Odia

Oromo West Central

Pijin

Polish

Portuguese Brazil

Punjabi

Quechua South Bolivian

Romani Balkan Romania

Romanian

Russian

Sama Southern

Samarkand Tajik

Shekhawati

Shona

Sidaama

Sinhala

Slovak

Somali

Spanish Castilian

Spanish Latin American

Subanen Northern

Swahili Congo

Swahili Tanzania

Syriac

Tacawit

Tachelhit

Tajik

Tamazight Central Atlas

Tamil

Tarifit

Tasahlit

Telugu

Tem

Thai

Tigrinya Ethiopia

Tshiluba

Tsogo

Turkish

Turkmen

Udmurt

Ukrainian

Urdu

Uzbek Northern

Vietnamese

Vietnamese Northern

Wolaytta

Wolof

Xhosa

Yao

Zulu