Who is my neighbor? MennoMedia 2019 vacation Bible school curriculum helps children love others

News release

December 13, 2018

Who is my neighbor?
MennoMedia 2019 vacation Bible school curriculum helps children love others

HARRISONBURG, Va.—Neighbors are more than people who live next door. Children will expand their ideas about neighbors and how to love others in the new vacation Bible school curriculum from MennoMedia, Who Is My Neighbor? Learning to Love like Jesus, available now for the summer of 2019.

Through five carefully selected Bible stories, Who Is My Neighbor? tells the story of Jesus teaching people the importance of loving God and each other; the parable of the good Samaritan; Isaac and Rebekah’s skirmish over wells; guests invited to a special banquet who refuse to attend; and the early disciples sharing with one another.

Who Is My Neighbor? can help churches address changing communities in positive ways while teaching children to follow the way of Jesus in all of life. Editor Mary Ann Weber notes that the theme “gets to the heart of the fact that we are to care for everyone, that everyone is our neighbor. The stories and activities offer concrete ways we can show care and concern to anyone.”

Written by various writers, the Bible story curriculum becomes real through worship, music, drama, crafts, games, and other activities. Two student books for children of different ages are offered, along with promotional material, a resource CD, a Bible memory verses poster, and participation certificates.

Who Is My Neighbor? may be ordered as an all-in-one starter kit that includes everything needed for planning and preparing an effective VBS program. Items are also sold separately. More information is at www.MennoMedia.org/vbs.

 

 

—Staff release

Melodie Davis
MennoMedia
540-574-4874
MelodieD@mennomedia.org

Resources for living out a countercultural faith      

News Release
October 17, 2018

Two new study books ready for congregations
Resources for living out a countercultural faith         

HARRISONBURG, Va.—Two new short study books for Christian education classes and small groups will help Christians looking for guidance on two urgent areas: parenting and prayer.

Herald Press launched the Upside-Down Living series in early 2017 to accompany the release of The Upside-Down Kingdom: Anniversary Edition by Donald B. Kraybill. The eight booklets in the Bible study series engage participants with questions about how to follow Jesus in ways that seem upside down in today’s culture. Each guide includes six sessions.

Upside-Down Living: Parenting authors Katherine and Peter Goerzen tackle the topic of parenting in the way of Christ. In addition to diapers and discipline, raising kids to heed Jesus’ upside-down call away from status and power and toward service and sharing can seem almost impossible. How can Christian parents model countercultural choices? What does success mean in raising your children? The study offers Scriptures and discussion starters geared to parents.

The Goerzens are graduates of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and are ordained ministers in Mennonite Church USA. Currently, Katherine is associate pastor at Tabor (Kans.) Mennonite Church, and Peter is Bethel (Kans.) College campus pastor and instructor of Bible and religion.

In the second booklet, Upside-Down Living: Prayer, writer Kelly Chripczuk looks at how to make prayer more than just a hasty sentence or laundry list of the things we want. What does it mean to pray that the kingdom would come here and now as it is in heaven? Prayer can be a time to find out what God wants for us—and for the world.

Chripczuk is associate pastor of Grantham (Pa.) Church and is licensed for ministry in the Brethren in Christ U.S. denomination. She received her MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary and received training in spiritual direction through Oasis Ministries. Chripczuk offers contemplative retreats and classes at local churches and retreat centers.

The books in the Upside-Down Living series are available for $9.99 USD from Herald Press at 800-245-7894 or online at www.HeraldPress.com (25 percent quantity discount when ordering five or more). Books are also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers. Canadian customers can order from CommonWord (877-846-1593), Parasource (800-263-2664), and other booksellers.

David Araujo named new editor of Estudios Bíblicos para Adultos

News release – in English and Spanish

July 6, 2018

David Araujo named new editor of Estudios Bíblicos para Adultos

HARRISONBURG, Va.— David Araujo, Anabaptist pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Goshen, Indiana, is the new editor for Estudios Bíblicos para Adultos (EBA). He replaces Rafael Barahona, who has been editor since 2016.

EBA is a professional translation of Adult Bible Study, published by MennoMedia, with Ruhama Pedroza García serving as the translator.

David Araujo

Araujo graduated from Goshen College in 1995. In his spare time, he enjoys comic films, Latin American music, and books on theology, psychology, and history. David and his wife Sonia have three children.

The downloadable curriculum (student and teacher guides) costs $18; it is available at MennoMedia’s web store, www.MennoMedia.org, or by calling customer service at 800-245-7894.

—Staff release

Comunicado de prensa

6 de julio de 2018

David Araujo nombrado nuevo editor de Estudios Bíblicos para Adultos

HARRISONBURG, Virginia- David Araujo, pastor Anabautista de la Iglesia del Buen Pastor en Goshen, Indiana es el nuevo editor de Estudios Bíblicos para Adultos (EBA). Reemplaza a Rafael Barahona quien ha sido editor desde 2016.

El estudio de otoño 2018, El mundo y el pueblo de Dios fue escrito por Carol Duerksen y abarca Génesis 1 – 30. Incluye historias de la creación y el diluvio e historias de la relación de Dios con los primeros seguidores de Dios. Timothy Geddert escribió “Nuestro amor por Dios”, la lección del invierno 2018–19 sobre nuestro amor por Dios, y como este hace una diferencia en nuestras vidas y misión. Elizabeth Soto Albrecht es la escritora del trimestre de la primavera de 2019, Discipulado y MisiónEBA es una traducción profesional de estudios bíblicos para adultos, con Ruhama Pedroza García sirviendo como traductor.

Araujo se graduó de la Universidad de Goshen en 1995. En su tiempo libre, disfruta de películas cómicas, música latinoamericana y libros sobre teología, psicología e historia. David y su esposa Sonia tienen tres hijos.

El currículo descargable (guías del alumno y profesor) cuesta $18; está disponible en la tienda de la página web de MennoMedia o llamando a servicio al cliente al 800-245-7894.