Curriculum Development Associates, Inc.
Curriculum Development Associates (CDA) was founded in 1991. Its mission at that time was to provide churches with teacher friendly, educationally and spiritually sound non-denominational Sunday School curriculum rooted in scripture. In 2004, the Rev. Anita Keire, President of CDA and author of all its books and material, turned over to LeaderResources the publishing and marketing of the Mustard Seed Series to churches in North America. Now CDA is once again publishing, marketing, and distributing the Mustard Seed Series digitally and in print copies. This Series is now available to churches and religious schools as well as to busy families with children, home schoolers, the non-affiliated, seekers, believers, and skeptics. The Pre-Confirmation 1 and 2 and Confirmation programs are written for middle schoolers, youth, and adults of all ages.
Key reasons and elements for using the Mustard Seed Series:
- Material for ten grade levels starting with Kindergarten.
- Based on 32+ lessons a year, it contains over 340 biblical texts.
- An in-depth, critical thinking approach for discerning the meaning of biblical texts.
- Coherent and chronological order enables students to understand biblical events and characters’ place in time.
- Age-appropriate biblical texts nurture students’ growing awareness of God.
- Grade-level material remains constant and in place from year to year which frees instructional uncertainty.
- Cost effective purchasing. Individual Teacher and Student Books are for an entire school year.
- Learn anywhere at any time.
The Mustard Seed Series is a non-denominational in depth program. It follows the church year. Its design is like a ladder in which each rung is a necessary, important step leading to the next level. The Mustard Seed Series opens the minds and spirits of students and teachers to the richness, variety, and purpose of God’s word and action among us. Lessons encourage, motivate, and challenge everyone to learn more about our Christian faith story and how to link it to their everyday life.