Next summer, kids will have the opportunity to explore and discover the adventure of life during an exciting “Journey Off the Map” that is “Unknown to Us, Known to Him” in LifeWay’s 2015 Vacation Bible School.
Ten years ago LifeWay Christian Resources published a Vacation Bible School curriculum they believed would introduce kids to Jesus using an Asian culture theme. But “Far Out Rickshaw Rally – Racing Towards the Son” became a lesson in cross-cultural miscommunication. Critics of the material said it promoted racial stereotypes.
Tuesday (Nov. 6), LifeWay president and CEO Thom S. Rainer apologized for Rickshaw Rally at the Mosaix conference in Long Beach, Calif., a gathering of about 1,000 multiethnic church leaders.
Kids will become Agency D3 special agents during LifeWay’s Vacation Bible School 2014 – Agency D3: Discover. Decide. Defend. – as they collect and log evidence about Jesus.
Facts & Trends for Winter 2013
Almost 80,000 children and adults made professions of faith, receiving Christ as their personal Savior, as they took a Big Apple Adventure during Vacation Bible School 2011.
The five new songs for LifeWay’s Vacation Bible School 2013 theme, Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God, were written and will be performed by a new creative team.
LifeWay Christian Resources will use an amusement park theme for its 2013 Vacation Bible School material. Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God will be built around the Scripture, “For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment” (2 Timothy 1:7; HCSB).
It was standing room only at a recent unveiling of The Gospel Project for Kids. More than 200 children’s ministers, Sunday school teachers, church leaders and volunteers learned about LifeWay’s new ongoing Bible study series during two sessions of the Vacation Bible School 2012 preview.
What are the ingredients for a successful Vacation Bible School? This year ClearView Baptist Church in Franklin, Tenn., challenged conventional thinking on the issue.
Helping children learn who Jesus is, receive Him as their personal Savior and hide God’s Word in their hearts while having a great time is the goal of Vacation Bible School.