Announcing the What’s in the Bible Curriculum!

So many of you have asked, and we’re so excited to finally be able to announce the What’s in the Bible curriculum is in development!

We’re partnering with the lovely ladies from Lemon Lime Kids, Amy Dolan and Lori Bethran, to develop a curriculum that will be great for church elementary programs. Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights, special events, whatever you need!

Each DVD will feature a corresponding 4 weeks of curriculum. We will start by launching (tentatively) the curriculum package for DVD 1 in June 2010.

The curriculum will feature several key distinctives:

1. Excellent Quality: Creativity, Storytelling, and Biblically Sound

2. Customizable: Options for children’s leaders to customize the lessons for their specific church context: size, location, denomination, and theology

3. Innovative Technology: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch apps, and At-Home Web applications, just to name a few!

4. Easy to Use: Several format options will provide every church with the ability to use the curriculum, regardless of technology available

5. Distinct Teaching about the Bible: Content including Bible history and stories from all the books of the Bible!

We’re excited that this curriculum will encourage Biblical literacy in a new generation of Christians, and will provide a great format for children’s ministry leaders to implement.

Have ideas? Concerns? Thoughts? We’d love to hear them!

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Becky
Becky

What will the cost be? Also, will the other units to go with other DVD's be available in time that we could use this for a Children's Worship guideline for the fall? Excited to see this coming together.

S Clark
S Clark

Hi, I was wonderening when WITB curriculum comes out in the UK or am I ok with downloading the digital version??

Dan Luskey
Dan Luskey

Is the curriculum available yet? Where and how can I purchase it?

Eric W.
Eric W.

What is the status of the curriculum. The blog had projected a date of June 2010, but I haven't seen any other posts or announcements about a curriculum. We are very excited about this possiblity.

Lisa Eldridge
Lisa Eldridge

YES! Our children's ministry is currently researching new curriculum ideas. We've purchased one of the DVD's and watched the Genesis segment with our 3 thru 5 year olds last Sunday. They loved it and I've can't get the "Genesis" song out of my head!! Looking forward to June and the launch. Can we preview it yet?

Amy
Amy

Hi Phil and gang, thank you for bringing your creativity and love of the Lord and His Word to all of us! I can hardly WAIT for the curriculum to start coming out! I just hope we can afford it - I help run an after-school Bible club at our public school. Just received Videos 1 and 2 and the music CD, and my kids are already hooked (me too)! Jelly Telly is great, but this is even BETTER !! thanks and God bless!!

Carrie
Carrie

Another homeschooler here. VERY excited to learn more!

Ellen Humphries
Ellen Humphries

I'm loving the curriculum idea. I've been wanting to find something for the kids to do when our in home adult Life Group meets. This seems like it might be a good fit!

Dana
Dana

I love these DVD's. My husband and I were learning right along with our children! I am delighted about the curriculum that is coming out. Cant wait to get my hands on it! I am a homeschool mom as well and thought the DVDs were fairly priced (much cheaper than a Disney DVD) I was even able to use a coupon from Family Christian Stores and got the second for half price. These DVDs are worth every cent. As far as spiritual content, they are the "meatiest" DVDs we have ever owned. Truly an eternal investment in our children. Thank you, thank you for making this series!

Loriann
Loriann

Thanks for working on this companion curriculum too - this will be great for church and home school!

Peter Gonzalez
Peter Gonzalez

Can't wait for the curriculum to come out. I'm amazed how much my children love these DVD's

Mindelle
Mindelle

I love this and I can't wait to use it in my church's AWANA-Sparks program. Maybe you already covered this, but I would love to have a large timeline on the walls in the room. Also some posters with key verses and key words with the characters. Mega Blessings to you all!

Katey Kautz
Katey Kautz

LOVE THIS...will use it for our homeschooling...Will you be at the Relevant blog conferance in Oct? Would love to represent you there!

Rebecca Marchbanks
Rebecca Marchbanks

I'm so excited about this! I've already talked with our Childrens coordinator so that we can purchase this as soon as it's available!!!! Can't wait!

Jessica Ham
Jessica Ham

I cannot wait for this great addition to the DVDs to come out. As a homeschooling mom, and children's church teacher, I am excited about using these DVDs in the classroom to teach more about what is in the bible. Thank you!

Jen M.
Jen M.

That would be great, I am looking for creative ideas to help teach my kids the bible at home. A iphone app would be great as well. My 3 year old already has his favorite apps!

Carissa T
Carissa T

Looking forward to using this curriculum with my 3 little boys!

Jill kinnaman
Jill kinnaman

Wow! That is fantastic! Would love to use for homeschooling too!

Jared W
Jared W

My wife and I are looking at homeschooling our girls as we embark as missionaries to an unreached people group through New Tribes Mission, and will be looking into this curriculum as a source of instruction of the Bible!

Tiffany
Tiffany

You have got to be kidding- all this and a curriculum, too!!! I think I'll suggest that our children's ministry kick-off the fall with this- it'll be amazing for the kids to start school with this reinforcement.

Melissa
Melissa

We too are very interested in implementing this into our Sunday evening youth programs. However, we would love to know which ages you are recommending this for? A variety would be fantastic:) Thanks for allowing God to use you for His purposes! Blessings to all of you as you continue in His work!

Jessi
Jessi

I can't wait to see this curriculum! I just at a new church as children's pastor and I am looking for solid Bible teaching curriculum - it's hard to find! Thanks for making this happen!

Melissa Jurries
Melissa Jurries

I just watched your advanced viewr copy. I coordinate our Nursery and Preschool are. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, curriculum geared toward 3-5 year olds as well!!!

Kristopher Pierce
Kristopher Pierce

I am 24 years old. My wife and I are expecting our first little one, and we are excited that you have decided to create this series! I really enjoyed VeggieTales(and still do), but I've always wished that they had more of a Gospel orientation. After all, how can you teach Christian morals without teaching them in their context--in the biblical narrative that has Christ at its center. And how can you teach the Ten Commandments apart from teaching kids who the God who gave those commandments is? Without Christ connecting the Bible together, you are left with moralistic platitudes that lack any real power to change our childrens' hearts. Only the Gospel is the power of God for salvation. So I am very excited to see a series that will finally take kids through God's story of creation, fall, redemption and consummation. I pray that God blesses your efforts! We look forward to watching these videos! Thank you for providing a tool to teach kids the Bible.

Erich
Erich

My first concern is length. We only have 30 minutes for our lesson time, and the episodes on the DVD are already 30 minutes long. The curriculum needs to divide each episode into 2 lessons, or skip certain segments of the episode to allow for discussion time.

Doug Hanna
Doug Hanna

Very excited! But as others are saying, curious about cost. Will it contain any extra video?

Donna
Donna

I was SO excited until I had a similar thought to "MamaB". Typically, curriculum created for Church use is too cost-prohibitive for me to buy. We are a homeschooling family and are barely getting by...I don't mean to be a downer because I love wonderful Bible curriculum, but this is probably going to be "too much". Perhaps a down-sized version could be created for us homeschoolers?!

DKStangeland
DKStangeland

My hope is that it is applicable to many different ages. My kids are small (3 & 4) and they love the DVDs but don't quite get everything. It there was a little people section in the curriculum that would be superb for our home educating family! Thanks for all you guys do. We love you!!!!

Amanda Wilson
Amanda Wilson

Very exciting! I was wondering if you are planning apps for the Android OS, as well, or only Apple's technologies. I would love to see some good Biblical Apps available in the Android Market.

Laura Jaden
Laura Jaden

I can't wait to hear more!! If you need some testers, I'm here for ya! =)

Tara
Tara

Excited about this! Please make sure that the focus of all the "stories" is not the "character" but that everything points to Jesus! Thank you for all you do!

Tiffani
Tiffani

I cannot tell you how excited I am about this...we are a homeschooling family and this is going to be such a nice change of pace for us than what we're currently doing for our Bible time. I'm so proud of this "baby" for you...not just the curriculum but the whole shebang! Your heart for giving children a heart for Jesus and knowledge of His word is just precious. Thank you!

MamaB
MamaB

Just curious about the $$$.

Susan
Susan

Hi Becky, the first 3 volumes of the curriculum are available now at our store: http://store.whatsinthebible.com/. Each curriculum includes videos to go along with the lessons including new videos that are just for the curriculum. Thanks!