‘Indiana Jones’ teaches Bible to kids at Church of Christ in south Georgia
Actually, it’s Kerry Morris — the Central Avenue Church of Christ’s answer to Indian Jones — who teaches kids in the congregation’s new Living Museum of Bible History.
The museum is one part of Faith Avenue, a children’s program at the Valdosta, Ga., church. The Valdosta Daily Times reports on the church’s remodeling efforts.
“Indiana Jones,” popcorn, movies, games officiated by “referees” in black-and-white striped uniforms, a cafe, and museum await children who study God’s Word on “Faith Avenue” at Central Avenue Church of Christ each Sunday. A hallway of ordinary Bible school classrooms was transformed to a streetscape of traditional village stores and a museum in an explosion of colors, textures, sights and sounds to excite all the senses.
Kindergarteners through fifth graders gather at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday to get an introduction to the day’s lesson in “Central Park,” complete with its own “tree” fashioned from grapevines by member Herb Hamilton, who attended college on an art scholarship.
“I know now why God rested, and I just made one tree!” said Hamilton, assistant principal at Moulton-Branch Elementary.
“Herb and Christy Hamilton are the two people who really made the Faith Avenue dream come to life,” said member Thressea H. Boyd. “They spent hours, many nights into the early hours of the morning, working on the project. Herb and Christy had the vision for the project. Herb actually found some of the wood used in front of the ‘General Store’ from an abandoned old house. Christy painted and drew many of the wonderful art on the walls.”
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