- What do I like to do?
- What do I see myself doing?
- Where do I see myself going?
- Why do I want to do what I want to do?
- How will this help others?
- What is my next step toward my goal?
- How many steps do I need to take to get to my goal?
- How can I get others involved?
- If I get others involved, what will I have them do?
Writing curriculum has always been a huge part of our vision. Mark and I have always believed that you can teach kids how to pray, how to worship and how to follow the Holy Spirit because the Holy Spirit lives in them.
Our curriculum development has changed over the years. In 1988, Mark hand wrote his notes, I typed them on a typewriter and then we printed the pages to make our manuals.
Now when we write curriculum, Mark plans out each lesson, then there are the story arcs for the Masked Hero and the Short Films. The artists are given direction for the artwork for the motion comics. The short film scripts are giving to a production manager, props are gathered, actors are contacted, sets and locations are decided. There are several writers that help write the drama scripts and object lessons, small group notes and parent devotionals. Each lesson is compiled and designed on the computer, then it is proofed and proofed again.
So you can see, Mark’s vision for writing curriculum starts with direction from God, then the planning and production begins with many people involved to complete the goal.Pinky and The Brain never succeeded in taking over the world, because, well it’s a cartoon. But when you think out of the box, it didn’t work because they didn’t take the proper steps to walk out their plan, they didn’t have others help them (and it isn’t really a Godly plan either). Don’t be like Pinky and The Brain, who never accomplished their goal. Tell me what do you have a vision for? And what is your next step?