Explore the Bible: Kids began as an answer to a need that our publishing team heard over and over again from KidMin leaders like yourselves—“Give us a curriculum that immerses kids in the Bible!” As a mom of three kids and a former KidMin leader, I share this passion and urgency. God speaks through His Word and if we expect life transformation, not just behavior modification, we need to give kids a deeper dive into the scriptures.
The truth is, we want kids to love God’s Word so much that they “hide it away in their hearts” so that when pressures of life and choices present themselves, they remember the truth so well that they “may not sin against (Him).”
Our prayers to the Lord for wisdom in crafting a quality curriculum for kids began by asking this first question: “How do we help empower leaders to teach the Bible to kids in an exciting and engaging way that will make kids want to dig deep?”
My career background is education—specifically museum education, where object-based learning is one of the main teaching methods used in educational exhibit design. It’s used to evoke inductive study and discovery learning. Our team decided to implement these methods as an entry point to looking at the biblical text. For example, what can we learn from looking carefully at a boat that underwater archaeologists discovered at the bottom of the Sea of Galilee? A boat that is similar to the one Jesus and His disciples rode through the storm in one dark night? Can it help kids want to ask more questions, know more of the story, or even imagine what it may have been like to see Jesus calm the storm? More than that, how can it lead to a deeper understanding that Jesus is all-powerful all throughout Scripture?
Explore the Bible: Kids will take kids on a book-by-book, truth-by-truth journey through the living Word. Through scripture study, cross-referencing, historical maps, interactive infographics, and object-based learning, kids will experience the Bible like never before. Get ready to take a deeper dive, immersing young souls in the scriptures and watching life transformation happen before your very eyes. Get ready to open this love letter to all of us and show kids what their Maker wants them to see and hear from Him. Get ready to Explore the Bible!