My task for my first few years in Vive was to manage the development of the curriculum for the teaching slot in the Sunday meeting. The challenge was to tell the story of the Bible in six episodes (Creation, Fall, Israel, Jesus, the Church and the New Creation) in a year. Which stories to tell, which to leave out, which to tell every year, which only once, how to recruit and train writers, and how to link the stories together with some sort of narrative thread, these were the questions that preoccupied me all the time I was in charge.
Now my successor and neighbour in the office, María del Mar, has to wrestle with them!
Probably no task of my life has stretched me more but how satisfying when the leaders started reporting that the children were enjoying their classes as never before and responding to what they were learning.
Here’s a report from a leader at one of last year’s camps:
“The mum of one of the boys in the class came up to me and asked what we were teaching the children and when I asked why, she said:
“My little boy came home from his class and said, ‘Mummy, read the Bible to me,'” and when I asked why, he said:
“Because I want to be WISE.”
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