One of the great things about The Gathering is the opportunity to talk with other churches who are currently using or are considering the Tru curriculum. I wanted to hear some of the stories from around the country so I did a few “man on the street” interviews.
Here’s one from Julie, Christy, and Brandy from Mount Paran church near Atlanta, Georgia.
Q: What are most excited about?
A: We’re just starting TruBlessing and we’re really excited about that. We’ve been using TruWonder and TruStory, and kind of adapting them to use for our youngest kids, but now we’ll be starting a program just for the 2-3 year olds. The greatest thing is, someone donated the hole treehouse set and so the kids have seen it and they are really excited about getting started. We had an open house for Parents so they could check out it out and the response was really powerful.
Q: What’s your favorite part?
A: I really like the repetition and the structure. How the little hedgehog always comes out and the part where the kids do the memory verse. Also, HomeFront has been a huge success for us. I feel the parents WANT to do the right thing, but they just aren’t sure what to do. HomeFront really helps with that. Kids are coming in saying that they had already talked with their parents about the lesson, so that’s great.
Q: How do you distribute HomeFront?
A: We send it out by email to all the parents on Thursday and then distribute a paper copy on Sunday (to prepare for the Wednesday night service).
Stay tuned for more “man on the street” interviews and some blogging about the breakouts!
* This post is part of an ongoing live blogging series from The Gathering Conference 2012. If I made any mistakes, leave me a comment and let me know or shoot me an email through the Contact page. Thanks! *