Monday, May 23, 2011

Sneak Peek VBS 2012 . . . Yes, I said, 2012! Amazing Desert Journey!

Amazing Desert Journey Starter Kit - VBS 2012Concordia announced their 2012 VBS theme today - Amazing Desert Journey - Where Jesus Leads Us Home. This VBS is focused on helping children learn how Jesus leads and goes with them on the journey of life. Concordia says this is "VBS with a purpose - to teach children about their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ." An added bonus to this VBS is the focus on the Lord's Prayer. I am looking forward to seeing Amazing Desert Journey . . . watch for my full reviews in January 2012!

Sneak Peek VBS 2012 . . . Yes, I said, 2012! SonRise National Park VBS

I have to admit, I'm surprised to be already hearing about a VBS theme for 2012, but today in my inbox I had an email from Gospel Light with the announcement of their VBS theme for 2012 . . . SonRise National Park VBS! From what I can see it looks like it will be a fun theme with solid Bible content . . . I wouldn't expect anything else from Gospel Light! So, if you'd like to take a little peek at what 2012 holds for VBS, follow this link to SonRise National Park . . . I look forward to reviewing this kit for VBS 2012!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Curriculum Reviews

There are many curriculum options available today, so how do you find the best curriculum “fit” for your church; and once you determine your best “fit”, how do you know when or even if you should ever make a change?  Too often we base our curriculum choices on familiarity, marketing and even tradition rather than the carefully thought through and prayerfully considered vision and purpose for our children’s ministry. When we make our curriculum choices based on “familiarity” or marketing, we end up changing curriculum so often the children in our ministry never receive a complete understanding of God’s Word as no one scope and sequence is completed. When we choose our curriculum based on tradition, we may find ourselves utilizing a teaching model no longer as effective, resulting in our children not really understanding or living God’s Word.

Robert Pierre - and Four Free Songs for You!

I'm happy to announce a special opportunity for you to get four free songs off the new full-length CD from Robert Pierre, an 18-year old high school senior from the Orlando, Florida area.  With his high school graduation just around the corner (May 20), Robert has just finished recording vocals for his new CD and is currently in rehearsal for his performance during a few summer festivals. Robert not only sings on this aIbum, but wrote 10 out of 11 songs, played guitar for the recording and sang back up vocals. You can check four of his songs out for free by following this link to Once on NoiseTrade, you simply click the Robert Pierre EP image to open the online player . . . you will see the 4 songs available for your review: (simply click on the song you'd like to listen too) In addition, if you're interested, you may review the song lyrics to these songs by clicking these links:
               SONG LYRICS:
               1.  Jesus
               2.  You Hold Me Now
               3.  Breaking My Heart
               4.  Identity

AND, if you're interested in downloading all four songs for FREE to have on your own computer or ipod - and I'm sure you will want to do so - provides downloadable zip files of the 4 songs when you enter your email address, postal code & click NEXT (just under the online player).  After you click NEXT, NoiseTrade will email you a link which you can quickly click to have the 4 songs downloaded . . . for Free!

Now I have all the specifics here for you . . . on to my review! I have to say, if these four songs are representative of the entire cd it is one every teen should absolutely get . . . and listen to! And not teens only! These songs have powerful lyrics and tunes you will not be able to get enough of, but most importantly - the messages which flow through these songs are the ones with which you want your children and grandchildren to fill their minds . . . and yourself as well. Robert's full-length cd releases later this summer and I for one can't wait to hear it!

Enjoy your free songs!