Epic Explorers is the brand new children’s version of Christianity Explored. Epic Explorers takes children ages 4-11 on a five-session adventure through Mark’s Gospel discovering who Jesus is, why he came, and what it means to follow him.
This study is great for Vacation Bible School (VBS). The flexible sessions can also be used for an evangelistic group or after-school club.
We estimate as many as 200 churches in North America used the new Epic Explorers course for summer programming this year (based on sales of the leader’s guide).
An example is Union Lake Baptist Church in Commerce, MI.
“We ran VBS on a schedule that included 2 Bible lesson times and rotations into a craft period, game period, snack period, and music period. We also offered a “store” where the children could purchase items with points they had earned for bringing their Bible, visitors, saying verses, etc”.
They had many different games for the kids to participate in. Another way they used the program to engage families was by hosting a hotdog lunch for the parents after the activities. A majority of the children who attended were from outside of the church so this was a great way to build relationships with the families.