THE HOOKED FOR LIFE Curriculum was developed to help churches, camps, and other Christian organizations use fishing as an outreach ministry. It's a non-denominational, activity-based resource that includes easy-to-use lesson plans.
Each lesson plan consists of three components, FISHING, FAITH & FELLOWSHIP.
- The FISHING component provides the necessary information and resources to teach a particular fishing skill or concept. A variety of instructional methods are used including hands-on activities, group projects, videos, discussions, and demonstrations. Some of the different fishing skills include fishing safety, stewardship and ethical angling, knot tying, casting, fish identification, finding fish, rigging bait, and using artificial lures.
- The FAITH component is Christ-centered and focuses on our need for Jesus Christ. The Faith Component includes a faith message, Bible study, or activity that parallels the fishing skill or concept. The idea is to help participants make meaningful and lasting connections between fishing and faith. This component always ends with an invitation to particpants to place their faith and trust in Jesus as Savior and Lord.
- The FELLOWSHIP component provides additional student centered activities that put FISHING and FAITH into action. Some of these activities include games, crafts, conservation and stewardship projects, and fishing.
The curriculum is written on an upper elementary to middle school level. However, it can be adapted to meet the needs of any audience, youth to seniors, and it can be delivered or presented through a variety of program options.
Click the attachments below to view a sample lesson and a list of all the lessons in the curriculum.