Congregational Resource Guide
Finding the right resources for your congregation
Introduction to the CD:
As the CD begins, your students sweep in over the desert to the tune of “I Heard a Voice Today” –following Abraham and Sarah on their way to the land of Canaan. Students then come circling into “The Scriptorium” somewhere in the hills of Canaan.
Five major learning areas to explore:
I. The Giving of the Covenant?II. Sarah and Abraham’s Visitors?III. The Near-Sacrifice of Isaac?IV. Insane Fanat-asy (What will others say about me?)?V. Pay It Forward (A “living out the call” take-home activity)
Plus… there are four additional interactive learning activities:
1. Scripture text - scrollable NRSV text of the stories for further study.?2. Interactive Middle East Map game -kid friendly. Helps them see connection between then and now.?3. Interactive Timeline -helps students see where the story fits into the Bible and Church timeline.?4. Abraham & Sarah Quiz -a two-player camel race to see how much they remember!
Our CD is strong on telling the story, and on Life Application to today’s young people.
EACH of the first four learning areas are complete lessons in themselves -with open/dig/reflect content. The Stories and Activities can be used separately -or in sequence. You can selectively get through the CD in one 45-60 minute class time, or approach various content area over a period of hours or several class times.
Some material is more suitable for older students, but there’s plenty for all ages. Non-readers will need assistance, but will enjoy the creative interface and animation. Each area is full of interactive study notes, a variety of multimedia presentations, and questions to locate and discuss.