As I was standing in line at the CAF at RockHarbor church (seriously, when is our church going to get a cafe?) I was able to talk with Tammy and Keith from Nebraska about their experience with Tru. They are from Christ Community church have been using the curriculum for about three years.
Here’s what they had to say:
Q: What’s your favorite part of Tru?
A: Our favorite part is The Big Story. I love kids can see that the Bible is actually part of history and those were real places and real people. It’s amazing when they figure out that God’s Story is still going, and they can be a part of it!
Q: How do you make God’s Big Story really come to life for the kids?
A: We do a lot (a LOT) of interactive stuff. The kids will do drama on stage, playing the characters or they will make sound effects. Recently, we were talking about the good kings and bad kings and whenever I said “bad king”, they would all “Booo!” They get a real kick out of that.
Also, during the Traditions time (memory verse time), we have the kids who already memorized the verse come up on stage and then THEY are the teachers, and they spend a couple of minutes teaching the verse to the other kids. It’s a lot of fun.
Q: If there was anything you could change or improve with Tru, what would it be?
A: Maybe the Respond time. It’s hard to make the options fit for all our kids because we have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders all together and 1st grader’s developmental level is WAY different than a 3rd graders, so sometimes that’s hard. I feel like they don’t always connect to the Respond time… I would like to see a way to make it a little more real to them.
* This post is part of series of live blogging posts from David C. Cook’s “The Gathering” conference in Costa Mesa, CA. *
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