Last week, we announced that the first 4 weeks of What’s in the Bible? curriculum will be released November 15. Your first reaction may have been, “YAY! Sounds great! Can’t wait.” And your second reaction may have been, “Huh? What the heck do I do with only 4 weeks of curriculum in the middle of November?!”
If these were your reactions, a couple of ideas:
- Use the 4 weeks as a January series for K-Grade 5 on Sunday mornings. It’s fresh, and fun, and contains great Biblical literacy content that follows the Christmas season nicely. DVDs 2-4 release at the end of January, so if you like what happened in your children’s ministry in January, you can carry on with the What’s in the Bible? curriculum for an additional 12 weeks (4 weeks / 3 DVDs).
A Sample Schedule:
JANUARY 9, 16, 23, 30: In the Beginning (DVD 1)
FEBRUARY 6, 13, 20, 27: Let My People Go (DVD 2)
MARCH 6, 13, 20, 27: Wanderin’ In The Desert (DVD 3)
APRIL: EASTER SERIES (Easter is April 24, 2011)
MAY 1, 8, 15, 22: Battle for the Promised Land (DVD 4)
- Use the 4 weeks as a perfect midweek series. Following a similar schedule as above, the curriculum is perfect for Wednesday night programs. Instead of taking a break for Easter, you’ll have 16 weeks that will encourage children at church, and families at home!
- If you already have your curriculum planned from now until summer 2011, first: congratulations! And second: consider using the 4 weeks during “in between weeks.” You know, those tricky weeks between Christmas and New Years, or the week after Easter, or Memorial Day weekend. Since the focus of the curriculum is Biblical literacy, it’s relevant any time of year, and can be used 1 week at a time.
What else? How are you planning to use the first 4 weeks released in November?