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.
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.