Jesus often taught eternal principles through earthly stories. These stories captured the interest of His listeners while providing a practical and understandable application.
Part of our duty to mentor young boys is to teach biblical life principles in interesting ways. In this way, a child can access and engage all of who God created them to be.
Sadly, the power of a good story is overlooked more and more in today’s world of immediate gratification, high stimulation and constant distractions. Many boys have difficulty excelling in school, and the average adult male reads less than one book a year.
For this reason, The Campfire Gang series uses the language and motivations that young boys find familiar and exciting. By entering their world of spiritual, mental, physical and emotional experiences, we hope to draw them into their own development in an engaging and understandable way. As they picture the gang going through life and connect with the characters, they learn to see themselves in the context of healthy peer relationships alongside a present and loving God.
Every effort is made not to offend a child’s family upbringing, ethics and beliefs. The security of that important structure is essential and needs to be affirmed and built upon. The goal is to follow Jesus’s mission when He said, “Let the little children come to me. Don’t keep them away. The kingdom of heaven belongs to people like them” (Matthew 19:14, NIRV).