Bible Study Media, a Christian curriculum publishing ministry and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is thrilled to announce their new partnership with the Anglican Diocese in Belize. Thanks to the collaborative effort of Deacon Johnny Clark and The Rev. Charles Holt (President and Founder of Bible Study Media), this relationship between the Anglican Diocese of Belize and Bible Study Media has emerged. At this point, twenty schools throughout Belize have been provided with free subscriptions to the Hearts Alive children’s curriculum published by Bible Study Media.
Jeremy Cayetano, General Manager of Anglican Schools in Belize shared that “the Anglican Managements of schools, have recently been introduced to the Heart’s Alive Children’s Sunday School Lessons.” Cayetano went on to say that “these are well thought out lessons that will bring the Bible alive for children, and this program has the added benefit of following the Lectionary cycle of the Anglican Church. These lessons ensure that the children become familiar with Bible stories as well as the lessons behind the stories.”
When asked about the future use of Hearts Alive throughout the Anglican Schools in Belize, Cayetano went on to say that, “the [Hearts Alive] program is definitely a program that Belize would use to teach our children the fundamentals of the Bible in a manner that children would enjoy. The only obstacle that would have prevented us in Belize from adopting the Heart’s Alive program was the cost. Last week, Deacon John Clark, of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, notified us that due to a generous grant provided by The Stoller Foundation, Bible Study Media will scholarship the first-year costs, and No One Hungry will pay for years two and three. What a blessing!”
“As a management, we express heartfelt appreciation to Deacon Johnny of No One Hungry and Fr. Charlie Holt of Bible Study Media. Sincerely, we thank you,” wrote Cayetano.
This three-year course of study covers the entire Bible and mirrors the liturgical cycles of the Revised Common Lectionary (Cycles A, B, & C). The goal of the Hearts Alive curriculum is to introduce children to God through his Word with a strong overview of the story of salvation and how it ties to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Bible Study Media recognizes that today’s children grow up in a sophisticated world of stimulation and entertainment. In our society today, keeping children connected and engaged can be a challenge, and new approaches are constantly necessary. Hearts Alive delivers captivating content and provides a wide variety of activities that seek to engage a child’s emotions and imagination.
Bible Study Media has also provided Campaign Kits of the Christian Life Trilogy to the Anglican Diocese of Belize. The Christian Life Trilogy is a series of three Bible studies that together make 20 weeks of in-depth study to learn what it means to live the Christian life in today’s world. Representatives from the Diocesan committee are currently reviewing those materials to determine how to implement them into their local parishes.
The goal of Bible Study Media is to end biblical illiteracy within the United States and throughout the world. Working with the Anglican Diocese in Belize is one step closer to reaching that audacious goal!
Full details about Bible Study Media and their complete library of resources can be found at: https://biblestudymedia.com