When I wrote the curriculum, I wanted to make sure that both boys and girls would come away from the sessions feeling encouraged to do the things that God has called them to do.
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 18, 2013
Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE) is preparing to send 3,500 copies of its youth curriculum 'Called Out! Kingdom Living for Missional Teens' to Kenyan public schools. The goal is to help educate thousands of boys and girls.
'Called Out!' was written with the goal of providing a youth curriculum that promotes the biblical truth that all believers, boys and girls alike, must exercise their gifts with equal authority and responsibility in church, home, and world. “When I wrote the curriculum, I wanted to make sure that both boys and girls would come away from the sessions feeling encouraged to do the things that God has called them to do,” says Jenny Rae Armstrong, co-author of 'Called Out!', “I also wanted to make sure that boys and girls would see each other as allies.”
'Called Out!' is being sent to the Ekklesia Foundation for Gender Education (EFOGE), which is based in Bondo, Kenya. EFOGE has been working to develop a youth program that promotes the equal value of boys and girls. “These books should go to Bondo because there is a great need. Girls aged twelve to nineteen are the most vulnerable in my area since this is considered marrying age,” said Domnic Misolo, executive director of EFOGE. “Most people—men and women—think a female does not need an education because her only purpose is to get married and have children.”
Armstrong also plans to travel to Bondo, Kenya to partner with EFOGE in training teachers to use 'Called Out!' in their classrooms and communities. “Everything is ready,” said Misolo. “We already have permission to start a youth program in seven schools…we only lack books.” With the delivery of 3,500 copies of 'Called Out!' and the partnership with Armstrong, EFOGE’s youth program will be well equipped to address the needs of the students in Bondo, Kenya.
In its effort to advance a biblical foundation for gift-based rather than gender-based service, CBE sponsors annual conferences, facilitates local chapters, hosts an online book service, and publishes two award-winning journals. For more information, visit http://www.cbeinternational.org.