At the Christian Resources Exhibition at Sandown Racecourse last month, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) launched a major new children’s ministry - The Greatest Journey.
Through The Greatest Journey discipleship programme, boys and girls, typically 6-10 years of age, can learn how to become faithful followers of Jesus Christ. The Greatest Journey was jointly developed by the BGEA and Samaritan’s Purse and since 2009 has been used as a dynamic Bible study which is offered to children receiving gift-filled shoeboxes through Operation Christmas Child in more than 65 countries worldwide.
This powerful and exciting curriculum has been adapted by the BGEA and is now available for use in a wide range of children’s ministries, such as Sunday schools, holiday ‘camps’, and by children’s workers, home schoolers and parents/carers.
The 12-lesson curriculum teaches children how to receive Jesus as their Saviour, how to follow Him each day, and share their faith with family and friends.
Resources for The Greatest Journey comprise colourful children’s books, a comprehensive Teacher Guide and a little leaflet: Steps to Peace with God.
Since the international version of The Greatest Journey was launched in 2009, more than 2.8 million children were enrolled on the programme. Of these, more than 1.8 million children have completed the 12 lessons and more than 1.1 million children have made commitments to Christ during the lifetime of the course.
For every TWO sets of children’s resources bought for ‘domestic’ use, the BGEA will sponsor a needy child overseas, receiving a shoebox through Operation Christmas Child, to go on The Greatest Journey for free.
Please go to www.thegreatestjourney.org.uk where you can click through to the BGEA website to buy UK materials or to the Samaritan’s Purse website to find out about supporting The Greatest Journey overseas.