Rev. Richard Burdick, Associate Minister and Youth Director at Unity North Atlanta:

We at Unity North Atlanta church have just been introduced to the “Young Masters, Little Wisdom” curriculum and are very happy we have found it.  We happened upon this work by Bunny Hull and Stephanie Pelly through a recommendation of another church in the Atlanta area and are grateful for the connection.  We are excited about this curriculum because our children’s ministry is always looking for new and fresh lessons for our children that are grounded in spiritual principle without “preaching”.  We have found that and more in the work of these two ladies.

There is so much to applaud in this work, not the least of which is the creative aspects that provide an atmosphere for the youngest members of our congregation to explore their spirituality through music, art, play, story and fun.  The music is well produced and remains “kid friendly” without playing down to them.  The artistic projects are thoughtful and easy to implement assuring each child of success.  The stories are accessible to the young mind without over simplifying the message and the lessons themselves have been well designed to create flow.  Most of all the “Young Master’s, Little Wisdom” curriculum provides an opportunity for our children to think for themselves.  This last concept is crucial to our children’s ministry as we believe it is our job to help our youngest members discover truth for themselves as opposed to telling them what truth is.   Questions always create more learning than answers and the well thought out questions included this curriculum are very helpful.  We plan to implement the “Young Master, Little Wisdom” curriculum this Fall and have every expectation that it will be a wonderful addition to our thriving children’s ministry.

Rev. Richard Burdick
Youth Director, Unity North Atlanta

Rev. Mark Accomando, Youth Director at Center For Spiritual Living – Palm Desert reports on using the YMLW curriculum with his youth.

YOU INSPIRE ME !!!! Thank you so much for creating this amazing curriculum that is fun, practical and inspiring.

We did the Friendship Seed this Sunday and made the friendship chain! It was so much fun and we had all the kids listen to the book story from the CD , It was so fun for the kids and adults.  I primed the kids to help them listen by telling a story about the “time before there was TV”, and radio, and newspapers when all people had to be entertained was through story telling. I think this really helped since our youth are so accustomed to being entertained by videos and TV . They really listened and got the message. When one of the kids was asked what a friendship seed was when we were in front of the community he responded,”When we place a smile in the Heart” PRICELESS!!!

Also, it worked out that we had a baby blessing happening in the church so when we all came in singing you are the Face of God with our friendship chain we broke off a piece for the baby to bring home…it was all Divinely led !!

Love this new curriculum !!

We ordered 3 sets of the book collection today to sell at our youth table!

Rev.  Mark Accomando
Youth Director, Center For Spiritual Living – Palm Desert