Churches across the country sample new Feasting on the Word Curriculum
March 29, 2011
Encouraging feedback continues to pour in as nearly two-thousand churches from all mainline denominations share their experiences with the new Feasting on the Word Curriculum: Teaching the Revised Common Lectionary.
Feasting on the Word Curriculum asked churches to replace their regular materials with its new online lectionary curriculum based on the award-winning commentary series Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary for one Sunday — March 20, 2011. Churches were given a free downloadable sample session, as well as the accompanying color resources at no additional cost. In return, curriculum staff asked for feedback.
“I enjoyed the simplicity of the curriculum and especially the section covering the response to the text,” said Linda Scholl, First Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee. “I look forward to using the curriculum this fall.”
Dr. Cameron Douglas, First Christian Church in Decatur, Alabama, said, “It is excellent! Absolutely the best lectionary-based curriculum for all ages I’ve ever used or seen.”
Feasting on the Word Curriculum is an ecumenical, downloadable resource that incorporates the uniqueness of the commentaries, which provide four different approaches to teaching biblical passages in the Revised Common Lectionary. Adaptable to a variety of learning settings and teaching styles, this innovative curriculum integrates the Feasting on the Word commentary style to explore lectionary passages in ways suitable for all participants.
Published by Westminster John Knox Press in collaboration with Congregational Ministries Publishing, Feasting on the Word Curriculum is designed for classroom use in the church among various age levels, including children, youth, and adult. Everyone explores the same passage each week, making it easy for families to learn and live out their faith together.
“It was really good to be teaching on the same theme that was used in the sermon,” said Janell Agan, First Presbyterian Church in Lead, South Dakota. “Activities were fun and allowed ways for the various ages to adapt.”
Feasting on the Word Curriculum is available as a Total Church Plan or as Individual Age Levels, in both 9- and 12-month formats. Order before May 30, 2011 for best pricing. For more information visit the Feasting on the Word website.
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