Prince of Peace, along with many churches, has used Group Publishing for their VBS curriculum. In general, we have found their curriculum to be good and have made tweaks when necessary to better express Lutheran theology, which stresses grace, inclusion, and diversity.
Unfortunately, after already committing to the curriculum this year, we found there are some major issues, especially in regards to racial awareness and bold misrepresentation of African culture and slavery. We assure you that we are altering the curriculum so that these timely and important issues are handled with sensitivity and care. We will also speak to our leaders about bias and privilege, encouraging them to be mindful of how others might perceive a topic differently.
Additionally, we will be reviewing other VBS Publishing companies for future VBS experiences.
If you have questions during the week or when registering your child, please feel free to reach out.