Wow! I’m pretty impressed with all of the action on the blog yesterday. You guys seem to be a lot like me, longing for a curriculum that will really reach preteens, engage them, and most of all, bring them closer to God.
It’s our prayer that FLYTE: faith. life. together. is going to help you accomplish that task. We’ve spent MANY hours praying, researching, studying, and surveying in order to develop the most engaging, exciting, and biblical-centered curriculum your preteens will ever experience.
I hope that when you hear the word FLYTE it evokes images of movement and air. That’s exactly what we were thinking when we came up with the name. A little research told us that the initials FLT mean flight in aeronautical terms.
Each session of FLYTE is centered on a particular question. To see the full 2 year scope and sequence (yes, that’s right! TWO YEARS! Perfect for your preteen ministry!) click here!
During the faith. portion of the session, preteens will learn GOD’S ANSWER to the question through a blblically-rich study. Preteens are encouraged to dig deep into God’s Word to discover His answer.
During the life. portion of the session, preteens will learn the WORLD’S ANSWER to the session question. It became clear to the preteen team that most of the time in church, we tell preteens God’s answers, but never tell them that most of the world is going to disagree. This section will help preteens learn about how the world views a particular question or topic.
During the together. portion of the session, preteens will develop their OWN ANSWER to the session question based on the God’s Word. Hopefully, now, not only will they know God’s answer, they will OWN it and DO it. They will be prepared to respond to the world about the session topic with several simple, easy-to-remember statements. Prayerfully, over the course of two years, preteens will develop their own biblical worldview based on God’s unchanging word!
Tomorrow, I’ll tell you more about the different pieces of the FLYTE line. I want to give you a chance to be a part of something really awesome. FLYTE is the first curriculum line by Lifeway to have a leader guide available not only in print, but also available in the iBookstore for your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. If you would like to have this book for free, send me an email and ask me for it!
For now, check out the FLYTE videos here (under the heading promo videos) and tell me your thoughts! Remember, all comments are entered into a drawing for the FLYTE Prize Pack.