Why Not You?

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There has never before been as great a need for prayerful diligence and creative initiative in getting children engaged in reading and learning the Bible. According to the latest research done collaboratively by the Barna Group and the American Bible Society, Bible skepticism is inversely linked to Bible engagement. Their 2014 study revealed that “The number of those who are skeptical or agnostic toward the Bible—who believe that the Bible is ‘just another book of teachings written by men that contains stories and advice’—has nearly doubled from 10% to 19% in just three years.”* Their research showed that two-thirds of those are 48 or younger, and compared to all adults, this demographic is less likely to read or own a Bible, or to believe it contains all we need for living a meaningful life. Their conclusion was striking: “Given the increase in Millennials who don’t believe the Bible is sacred and the decrease in Bible awareness among Millennials, Bible skepticism will likely continue to rise in the next five years.” ...read more...

Summer Seaquest 2015!

Summer Seaquest 2015 - VBS Reachout Adventures

We’re working hard preparing our Summer Seaquest theme to set sail for VBS 2015! Getting ready to introduce kids to the wealth of spiritual treasure found in the Book of Jonah is exciting, inspiring, and keeps us on our knees—all at the same time. The Book of Jonah is far more than the story of a man being swallowed by a great fish. As it says in our Summer Seaquest Bible Lesson Curriculum, “[The Book of Jonah] tells us much about ourselves and our condition as human persons…It tells us much about our God. In Jonah we see played out the mystery of what it means to be human. We are not robots. We make a difference, and yet the Sovereign God, the Controller of the Universe, will not be thwarted. His purposes will be fulfilled.” ...read more...