Enough resources to use over many weeks
“Epic Explorers digs deep into the gospel for children to receive truth and nourishment,” explained Rebekah Harkins, Children’s Ministry Coordinator at the Greenville ARP Church. She said that children enjoy adventuring through the book of Mark.
Her church has a weekly Wednesday night program for kids 1st-5th grade. She has found that the material presents the Gospel in a very clear and understandable way for both kids who are new to the faith, as well as kids who have heard the Gospel story before. The kids enjoyed going through Mark and putting together each part of of the map. This helped point to each aspect of who Jesus is, why he came, our new life in Christ, and what it means to be a disciple and how to love Jesus.
“The material went through presenting the Gospel in a very clear and understandable way for kids.”
“The Leader’s Guide was loaded with tons of ideas for crafts, games, and it was easy to navigate a lesson because of the great instruction of what Scripture to use, things to pray before the lesson, and what words to say to meet the kids where they were.There are 5 lessons in the material but it was flexible and full of so many great ideas for illustrations and teaching tools that we were able to split some of the lessons in half and make adjustments to fit their schedule.”
While the material was designed for five sessions to fit a typical Vacation Bible School format, churches are learning that the material is flexible and can be used in a variety of ways. Harkins found that there is plenty of material to use it over a longer period than just 5 days.