Circle of Grace


Circle of Grace (2018) is a Christian safe environment curriculum that helps to form and educate children and youth about the value of positive relationships with God and others.

The Circle of Grace curriculum teaches children and youth how to identify and maintain appropriate physical, emotional, spiritual, and sexual boundaries; recognize when boundary violations are about to occur; and demonstrate how to take action when boundaries are threatened or violated.

We truly believe that it’s one of the best programs available for equipping children and youth in preventing abuse and teaching children and youth about healthy respectful relationships.  —Bonnie Nicholas

25-Minute Circle of Grace Teacher Training Video Available!

COVID-19 Resources: Resourcing churches and faith-based schools with the Circle of Grace curriculum is a preventive measure we are grateful to continue offering for organizations. We are also providing new Circle of Grace material designed for home use for licensed organizations' families during this time of physical distancing. Contact Nmajor [at] for more information.

For your copy of the curriculum: 

Click here to learn more about receiving a copy of Circle of Grace.

Catholic parishes and schools, please contact Mary Beth Hanus,Victim Outreach and Prevention Manager, in Omaha, NE, 402.827.3798, mbhanus [at]


Curriculum objectivesChildren/young people will be able to ...

  1. understand they are created by God and live in God's love along with the love of Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
  2. describe the Circle of Grace, which God gives each of us.
  3. identify and maintain appropriate physical, emotional, spiritual, and sexual boundaries.
  4. identify all types of boundary violations.
  5. demonstrate how to take action if any boundary is threatened or violated.

Supplement your current Sunday school or school curriculum with Circle of Grace. Lessons are self-contained and grade specific, with one to four age-appropriate lessons each year for children and youth in kindergarten through 12th grade. The curriculum is available in English and Spanish. The Curriculum Overview shows the concepts taught and the activities and exercises utilized. The curriculum is provided as an internet download.


The Circle of Grace Meditation

Raise your hands above your head, 
then bring your outstretched arms slowly down.
Extend your arms in front of you
and then behind you. 
Embrace all of the space around you.
Slowly reach down to your feet.
Know that God is in this space with you.
This is your Circle of Grace;
you are in it.

Licensed Circle of Grace users click here to access the curriculum.

NEWSupplemental Activities for Circle of Grace lessons 

Read stories and testimonials from faith communities using Circle of Grace.

Newspaper article in Lancaster (PA) newspaper

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Short videos about the curriculum

The Archdiocese of Omaha holds the copyright for Circle of Grace. Individuals connected with Dove’s Nest helped to create the Protestant version of the curriculum.