APX Used in Schools & Churches in Scotland
Fri., Aug. 7. 2015 12:53pm EDT
The headline for this story says a lot. We'll let this email from a fan in Scotland tell the rest:
I work in schools in Scotland, teaching the Bible as part of Religious Education as well as taking Religious Observance assemblies and running Christian children's clubs in schools and churches. I have used some ApologetiX tracks during the course of this and have found the kids responding well to them. It also inspired me to try the same kind of thing - if there was a particular story or theme I wanted to put to music, I wrote the lyrics and recorded someone singing to a karaoke backing track.
I have been teaching a programme called Bible Alive over the past nine years, which goes through the whole storyline of the Bible using storytelling, music, poetry, quizzes and drama in engaging, interactive lessons and have found it to be a fantastic way to teach kids the Bible and transform their view of it.
As the programme is for 10- to 12-year-olds, it was important to me that I used music appropriate to their age group and was delighted when I discovered ApologetiX had tracks which were ideal. I have found that teaching the storyline chronologically gives the kids a framework onto which anything else they hear about the Bible can fit and it lets them see how the Bible makes sense and fits together.
We go through the Old Testament showing the "clues" about the Messiah coming and they then understand what Christmas and Easter (which are taught in schools here as religious festivals) are actually about. A typical feedback comment is "I thought the Bible was lies, but now I know it is true".
Anyway, Colin and I are glad to have the opportunity to thank you for your work for the Lord and let you know how you have blessed kids in Scotland as they learn about the Bible!
Valerie (and Colin) Sim
Airdrie, North Lanarkshire