I just saw an ad for “The Lads” from Cokesbury, a preteen curriculum that uses DVD and CD. I headed on over the Cokesbury website and watched an intro video. Released in July 2010, this looks to be a quirky curriculum that will especially appeal to boys. There are three guys in a band who are looking for “The Secret of the Universe”. Here’s What Cokesbury has to say about the curriculum:
Rockin’ Faith for Tweens!
Cokesbury and The Lads are pleased to introduce Secrets of the Universe, a new multimedia experience designed to share simple truths about God’s love in a way that reaches the hearts, minds, and funny bones of your tweens.
What You Get:
The Starter Kit includes the Commander’s Guide with DVD-ROM, a Mission Handbook, and a comic book (both are also sold separately). The Commander’s Guide features five episodes from the wacky and entertaining television show called LadsTV (DVD) that are sure to engage your tweens. Kids will participate in games and activities that lead to the discovery of the six important “secrets” of the universe.
Using video, music, comics, and a mission handbook, The Lads create a fun and interactive faith-building experience that will get tweens rockin’, laughing, and connecting with God with these universal truths:
I was meant to be!
God loves me, no matter what!
God has a rescue plan for me!
I can come alive in Jesus!
I can know God!
It’s NOT a secret…go and tell!
This resource fits a variety of church settings for your tweens.
Starter kit sells for $30 — certainly worth taking a look at! You can check out previews on the website. I especially like the comic book style of retelling the Bible story (after kids have looked it up in their Bibles). I know we’re always looking for something new and fresh for our “constantly bored” preteens (they really are good kids, you just have to keep things moving!). The Lads have their own website where you can hear “Lads Radio”, send the band members and email, and lots of other things — something I think would would be a big hit with tweens. You can even book the Lads to perform a concert! I’m getting excited about this possibility for our church. Maybe it will work for your church as well!
More Curriculum Review Posts:
Bible in Life Early Elementary
Bible in Life Elementary
Voice of the Matrys: Kids of Courage
David C. Cook’s Rio
Group’s Faithweaver Parent