Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fun-for-the-Whole-Family Hour

Sail Into God’s Great Love With
Fun-for-the-Whole-Family Hour

Group Publishing has set sail on a brand new expedition, where families will embark on an adventure to discover God’s love. In their very first Fun-for-the-Whole-Family Hour event, Group partners with Walden Media and 20th Century Fox, using scenes from the new Narnia movie, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Fun-for-the-Whole-Family Hour combines eye-opening discussions and upbeat music with the thrilling adventure of Narnia in an experience that connects all ages with each other and with God.

Fun-for-the-Whole-Family Hour is one action-packed hour where participants will discuss never-before-seen clips from the movie, listen to music, watch a skit, and grow in their faith. Participants will divide into family groups of no more than five. Each group is given their own expedition pack, which contains an interactive expedition map that uses water to reveal hidden messages, guiding each family to look at God’s transforming love in a whole new way. It also includes a CD with all the music so families can continue their adventure at home. Clips from the Narnia movie will help them explore how God’s love changes us. Fun-for-the-Whole-Family Hour makes reaching families easier than ever.

Fun-for-the-Whole-Family Hour is flexible, easy to implement, and a great value. Everything you need to get started is in the Leader Pack, which includes:

  • Leader Guide
  • DVD containing a promotional video and clips from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • CD containing clip art, publicity helps, drama script, and PowerPoint song lyrics slides
  • Family Expedition Pack (sample)
  • Publicity Poster (sample)
Fun-for-the-Whole-Family Hour came out of a desire to let families share in simple, life-changing experiences like the ones kids explore at Group’s vacation Bible school. “In Group’s many years of ministry experience, we’ve seen families connect in unique ways during VBS,” according to Group’s Shannon Velasquez. “Fun-for-the-Whole-Family Hour brings families together for laughter, drama, and music, creating a starting point for family faith-building conversations.” Group has a reputation of being hands-on in growing children’s relationships with Christ, and this new product does not disappoint. Nothing fires you up like seeing kids “get it” as you teach…and seeing the children you serve grow closer to God. This practical, time-saving resource makes that happen.

Fun-for-the-Whole-Family Hour Leader Pack — ISBN 978-0-7644-4288-9/$19.99
Fun-for-the-Whole-Family Hour Family Expedition Pack — ISBN 978-0-7644-4289-6/$5.99
Fun-for-the-Whole-Family Hour Publicity Poster Pack — ISBN 978-0-7644-4287-2/$9.99

Group Publishing, August 2010
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My church held this family event this past Sunday evening. In talking to our Children's Minister this week, she was favorably impressed with the kit. Some of the things she especially liked are:
  • The kit contains everything needed - publicity, instructions, etc. It would have been nice to have more than one publicity poster included in the pack, but there is a Publicity Poster Pack available.
  • Everything was family-friendly.
  • Instructions for holding the event were clearly delineated, even to the inclusion of how to instruct families to do the various discussion times. (For e.g., Have the person in your family with the next birthday go first as you . . ., or The person in your family wearing the most white should begin by. . ..
  • She could order a lot of the Family Expedition Packs but return the ones that weren't used.

This was an enjoyable experience for those who participated.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Group Publishing and The B&B Media Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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quilly said...

This sounds interesting. I am going to forward a link to this post to the director of our Family Ministries program!