Bringing the Whole Church Together to Focus on Mission:

Living Waters for the World’s Full-Church Curriculum

LWW has long had Vacation Bible School curricula for churches to use with children. Now there is an expanded curriculum for all generations of the church to learn together about the world water crisis and what we as a church can do to come alongside our siblings around the world so that safe drinking water can become not just a dream, but a reality for their whole community. In this curriculum, you’ll find everything needed for a churchwide gathering, a Bible study, plus a vacation Bible school in which the children visit a child in Guatemala, Cuba, Haiti, Ghana, and Mexico and see the gift of clean water through their eyes.

Through this curriculum, we learn that we all have a part in God’s story. Children and teens learn that mission isn’t something only grown-ups do—they have a role as well. With its emphasis on building relationships with mission partners, this aligns with how the church seeks to answer God’s call to serve together.

“It was our goal to take the lessons we are learning together as partners in the mission field and bring them to all churches, whether they were a water partner church or not,” says LWW’s Education Director Kendall Cox. “That’s what the full-church curriculum does: It invites all members of the church, regardless of age, to engage in learning the value of clean water, how we can all be a part, and how central mission is to a thriving congregation being the church together.”

For over two decades now, LWW has been training church teams how to partner on clean water with communities around the world. These teams then teach their partners how to install and operate a water purification system and lead health education in order to improve the health of God’s children for whom something as basic as clean water has been out of reach. The first clean water partnership was at a health clinic in Empalme, Mexico back in 1996. Thanks be to God, now there are over 1,115 clean water partnerships spanning 28 countries, from here in the US, to Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia.

View a sample of “Water All Around the World” at this link.