I grew up in a strong Christian family with a solid church background based on biblical teaching. However, when I began trying to answer children’s questions about “why we believe what we believe,” I realized how totally unprepared I was to tackle the issues.
As a children’s ministry leader and then later when I was on staff with a Christian school, I began sorting through various resources that present the volumes of evidence for the defense of the Christian faith.
There is a TON of information. And that was the problem.
It was overwhelming. I wasn’t sure where to start or how to approach it. My office looked like an explosion of post it notes and whiteboards as I asked this one question: “What do my students NEED to know?”
I couldn’t teach them ALL of it. And I couldn’t risk overwhelming them. And I needed the right mix of Scripture foundation with science, archaeology, and logic. And I needed to build a framework that they could continue to add to as they were ready for more information. That was a tall order — one that couldn’t be filled with the resources currently on my shelves.
I ended up with a curriculum that resonated with kids in the middle years. Now, there’s an army of 20-somethings out there who report in that what they learned in my classroom stuck with them.
I pray we add your child or group to that army very soon!
Making Life & Words Count,
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