"Five Reasons I Love The Gospel Project" by Adam Mabry
We are always encouraged when we find church leaders giving The Gospel Project endorsements on their personal blogs! Adam Mabry is the Lead Pastor of Aletheia Church in Boston, MA. Here is a blog post that Adam wrote titled “Why I Love The Gospel Project“.
The team at LifeWay has done an amazing job with this. The curriculum is so expansive that it’s mind-blowing. We initially adopted TGP for Aletheia Kids. But now we’re looking at ways to work this curriculum into our groups and discipleship process.
Here are five reasons I love The Gospel Project
Our Kids Love It
Look, if your kids don’t like kids’ church, that’s just not a win. The curriculum is so fun, in fact, that at home my kids are begging me to do the lessons. BEGGING ME. That’s just plain awesome.
Jesus is the Hero
Our kids are learning how to read the bible in its grand, redemptive-historical themes. Now this isn’t the only way to read the Scriptures, but it’s a hugely important one. I didn’t learn to do this until I was about 22 and already in ministry.
It’s Church Plant Friendly
We are a church plant. We meet in a YMCA. We need a curriculum that is awesome AND doesn’t require a Ph.D., $250,000, or a miniature sized Disney film set to pull off. TGP hits the mark between quality and execution for us.
Our Kids Team Loves It
Our awesome Kids Director absolutely loves this curriculum, as do the teachers. Translation: they have fun teaching our kids! When anything is taught with enthusiasm it’s automatically better.
It’s a Great Discipleship Tool
For us, Kids Church isn’t about giving the kiddos a fun experience and lots of snacks while the grown ups do the important stuff. We’re trying to disciple our kids, and this curriculum helps us do just that.