1. For what ages are Grapevine Studies Bible lessons appropriate?
We have many different levels designed for ages 3 to adult.
2. Can I teach children younger than 3 years old?
Yes, if they have a desire to learn. Children 3 to 5 need to be able to trace the stick figures. Children older than five should be able to draw basic shapes such as circles, straight lines, and triangles. They also should be able to sit at a table and focus for fifteen minutes. If so, they can start with the Beginner book.
3. For what denomination was this curriculum written?
Our studies teach foundational Bible facts and leave application to the teacher. Our curriculum is currently used in a wide variety of denominations on five continents. Please see the Statement of Faith for Grapevine Studies.
4. What is your return policy?
Grapevine Studies will happily refund your purchase amount, not including shipping to and from your address, for materials returned to us within 30 days of purchase. A restocking fee of 20% of total merchandise will be charged on all returned items. Materials must be returned in "New Condition" with no marks, bent pages, no writing, etc. Damaged materials will be refunded at 50% of the purchase price. EBooks and eLessons are non-refundable.
5. If we are just starting to teach the curriculum, do we start with the Beginner level?
No, levels are written based on ages, not knowledge. Begin at or above the recommended age level. We recommend beginning with the Old Testament Overview.
6. Will I miss anything if I start with an older level?
No, with each level we cover the same basic information; we simply add more Scripture reading, memorization, and study skills to each level. For example, we add basic Bible geography in Level 3 and the use of study books in Levels 4 and 5.
7. Can I teach multiple ages with this curriculum?
Yes, we have multi-level books. Our Level 3-4 teacher books for the Old and New Testament Overviews can be used to teach Levels 1-4, ages 6 to adult.
8. Do I need a teacher manual for each level I am teaching?
Only our Beginner program has its own teacher manual. Levels 1 and 2 have a combined teacher manual and Levels 3 and 4 have a combined teacher manual. The Level 3-4 teacher manual can also be used to teach Levels 1 and 2 by simplifying the drawings and using the Scripture reading from the oldest student book you are teaching. Our Level 5 books do not need a teacher manual.
9. What is the difference between Beginner and Level 1?
The Beginners program focuses on the main accounts of the Bible. In Level 1, students are introduced to the Bible timeline and continue to learn about the major characters and events of the Bible. Beginners and Level 1 draw two drawings per page.
10. What is the difference between Level 1 and Level 2?
Level 2 students read more Scripture and memorize additional Bible facts. Beginners and Level 1 draw two drawings per page while Level 2 students draw four drawings per page. In addition to memory verses Level 2 students also learn:
Old Testament facts:
Books of the Old Testament
Twelve Sons of Jacob
New Testament facts:
Books of the New Testament
The Twelve Apostles
The Apostles Creed
11. What is the difference between Level 2 and Level 3?
Level 3 students learn basic biblical geography and read more Scripture than the previous levels. The stick figures for Level 3 are more detailed, adding names of people and cities.
12. What is the difference between Level 3 and Level 4?
Level 4 students learn where the books of the Bible fit into the Bible timeline. Students also learn how to use Bible study tools including a Bible concordance, Bible dictionary, and topical Bible.
13. What is the difference between Level 4 and Level 5?
Level 5 studies are self-directed and do not include stick figures. In Level 5, students use inductive Bible study skills(remove comma) and do hands-on projects and research topics related to each lesson. Level 5 books are designed for advanced students.
14. May I make copies of Grapevine Studies books?
Grapevine Studies materials are copyright protected and cannot be copied without the permission of the author and Grapevine Studies. Making unauthorized copies of our books is a crime.
However, with our eBook Licenses you can legally make copies of our books for your family, church, school, or group.
Family: Limited to your use within your immediate family.
Class: Limited to use in 1 classroom for 1 year.
Group: Limited to use by students in your group who are meeting at 1 location for 1 year.
Teacher: Limited to use by 1 teacher
Group: Limited to teachers in 1 group who are meeting at 1 location for 1 year.
15. My student does not read at grade level. Will this prevent him from using this curriculum? No, teachers or other students can read the written information to the student without hindering learning.
16. My student does not write at grade level. Will this prevent her from using this curriculum?
No, most of the student work is drawing stick figures. Other writing activities can be completed verbally instead of in written form.
17. What is the difference between the color and black/white teacher editions?
The content is exactly the same. The color teacher's manual contains the stick figures and lesson notes in color instead of black and white. Teachers who are visual learners may prefer the color version.
18. How do I know what colors to use if I buy the black and white teacher book?
Below is a color chart that has been used by teachers of Grapevine Studies materials with great success. We encourage creativity. The chart below is only a suggestion
Purple: Reserved for references to God, God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Usually we use a purple triangle to reference God or God the Father, a purple cross for Jesus, and a purple bird for the Holy Spirit. We also use purple for the Tabernacle, the Temple, and the Gospel.
Blue: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the children of Israel, Star of David, Samuel, Nehemiah, the country of Judah, Kings of Judah, Babylon, water, Jews, religious leaders, (comma) and men in general.
Green: Creation, the kings (Saul, David, Solomon), prophets, Daniel, money, the Disciples, and the Wise Men.
Yellow: Glory, sun, moon, stars, spies (the ten who wanted to return to Egypt), Pilate, angels, camels, articles in the Temple and Tabernacle, lions, and the Armor of God.
Orange: Joseph, Joshua, Elizabeth, and Stephen.
Red: Heart of Man, Moses, Ruth, Esther, the country of Israel, Kings of Israel, Assyria, blood, and women in general, cup (Last Supper), Saul/Paul, Romans, Satan, and demons.
Brown: Noah, Job, Egypt, the Desert, Ezra, John the Baptist, bread, animals, the cross and the tomb.
Black: Sin, Tower of Babel, the Law, Herod, darkness, animals and idols.