Let us thank God today for the freedoms our country enjoys and ask again that God bless America!
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:
And the government shall be upon his shoulder:
And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end,
Upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom,
To order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice
From henceforth even for ever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
The Spring 2015 quarter will mark the second quarter in which Herald and Banner Press uses a new format for The Way, Truth, and Life series. We have listened to your concerns and comments in response to our Fall 2014 quarter and have made several revisions of our new format, which we hope will be to your satisfaction.
You may get a preview of what our new lesson format will look like with the following PDFs:
The Way, Truth, and Life Sunday school material was developed on a seven year cycle. We are actually starting through the cycle the fourth time. Consequently the Board of Publications has decided that we need to significantly update or develop a new curriculum. We have decided to do a little of both. So far we are planning to keep the quarter themes as they have been, but in some cases the lessons will be totally new, such as in a quarter that will be coming up in the fall on the sermons of the Bible.
In addition to new Bible texts, and hence new objectives, we are experimenting with a total change in format. A recurrent request is that our lessons would focus more on application. Another concern is that our lessons lend themselves more to a lecture format than to a discussion format. We have been working to address both concerns.
Attached is a sample lesson for the adult student class. We would love to hear your thoughts about this new format. At present our plan is to update one quarter per year to the new format, but if the demand warrants a speedier transition we are prepared to do that.
Thanks so much for your interest in Herald and Banner Press!
Herald and Banner Press feels privileged to have served the conservative holiness movement with excellent Sunday School curriculum for 45 years! The Way, Truth, and Life series is structured around a seven-year cycle that has provided a great study of God's Word. In order to better serve our customers, however, we are currently looking into the possibility of offering electives that might satisfy needs our current material does not meet.
Would you consider helping us by filling out this brief survey? Thank you so much for your opinion and thoughts!