Sam Luce let the proverbial cat out of the bag last week, and has continued to write about what is being released today over at SamLuce.com. This project is the collaborative efforts of some Kidmin people you all know and love. Here how it all came down: Around the end of last year, during a normal Kidmin conversation about different things we liked and didn’t like about different curriculums an idea was launched about what could be if we worked together on something unique.
But what would make this project unique?
- For starters, we all work with children, parents, and other Kidmin leaders on a weekly (almost daily) basis. This makes us unique in a big way when you look at curriculum developers around the world. We bring a fresh perspective to what we believe will work, and what won’t work. I’m not saying it the perfect perspective, but it’s out-of-the-oven fresh baked!
- Then we separated responsibilities based on what our own talents, gifts, and experiences were. I worked on Small Group Materials, of which you can download some below; Dan Scott worked on Large Group Programming; and Gina McClain worked on Small Group materials and parent take-home conversational stuff: and Sam Luce managed most all of the Small Group Planning. We also used many of our own small group leaders, large group storytellers/teachers, and staff to help make it happen. It goes beyond 4 people, and that may be the very best part!
- It’s also important that you know that it’s all themed around the Easter season. The entire project was based on an idea that at Easter, we would move away from the usual teaching format and instead write something that completely elevates Christ. Now hear me out, I’m not saying there aren’t others doing the same thing…only that we were intentional about making sure Christ was easily found in every lesson and small group.
- It’s free. Enough said, right?
I’m personally thrilled to be a part of this project and share it with you, because of the unique collaborative opportunity I had to work with friends, and other like-minded kidmin leaders. It was a severe challenge to find the time for what we had to do, but today I’m proud to get this out to all of you in the Kidmin community.
I’m sure you’ll recognize some things from each of us, but it’s my hope that you find this package something easy to implement, easy to change, and exalting of Christ as you use it. Please take what we have and share your thoughts, feedback, criticisms, and likes about what has been created!