Thursday, September 07, 2006

    Writing "On the Way"...

    Last summer I had an opportunity to be part of the team of writers crafting the Summer 2007 church camp New Earth Outdoors curriculum, put out by New Earth Publishers in cooperation with the Committee on Outdoor Ministry of the National Council of Churches. Our ecumenical team met for several days in St. Louis to walk through the selected scriptural texts, wrestle theologically with the biblical themes (and with each other!), and attempt to begin the process of crafting a summer camp curriculum that would be accessible to churches up and down the theological spectrum. We then went our separate ways to write our portion of the curriculum in time to ship it off to the editors last November. My sections included activities for younger youth and the ideas for mission/outreach. I have to say it was a fun project to work on and it was a blessing to serve with such an engaging writing team. The full curriculum, centered around the theme "On the Way," and the journey of faith, is now out and available and I think it's pretty darn good! You can check out a pdf sample of the text here.