Founded on January 6, 2012, Seedbed is a twenty-first-century movement and media platform whose mission is to gather, connect, and resource the people of God to sow for a great awakening. Since that beginning, Seedbed has been committed to producing print, digital, electronic, and web-based applications designed to equip people to live into the second half of the gospel. (See seedbed.com/about to learn more about what that means.)
As more and more local churches were adopting Seedbed resources as their primary adult curriculum, Seedbed began to receive frequent requests for children’s resources of the same caliber. Such requests led to the launch of Seedbed Kids and, with it, the Trackers curriculum.
Seedbed Kids, beginning with Trackers, develops its discipleship resources for children on the ancient foundations of canon and creed. Trackers is steeped in the canon of Scripture—the Word of God as contained in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible and uniquely expressed through the revelation and reign of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God. Trackers is anchored in the Trinitarian orthodoxy of the apostolic faith once delivered to the saints, as expressed in the great ecumenical creeds of the church. Seedbed Kids resources stand in the orthodox streams of the Christian faith and are influenced by the rich theological and missional vision of the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition.
Trackers is a program designed to develop the basics of Christianity in our children, instilling in them a knowledge of where truth is found, examples of Biblical “Trackers of Truth,” and a desire to seek truth for themselves.
Using a mixed agriculture and time-travel theme, the children will go through the Old Testament in chronological order, learning many highlights of the Old Testament stories. At the same time, they will learn of the many glimpses of the coming Savior, as revealed in the New Testament. They will soon understand that in the Old Testament, Jesus was present but concealed, whereas in the New Testament, Jesus was revealed. Each week, the children will also learn practical lessons of personal application to assist them in their own spiritual growth.
As a parent and former teacher, Sara Berry wrote Trackers as a creative way to instill in her children and their friends the truth she wanted them to grasp in preparation for a transforming relationship with Christ. Drawing on her experience of more than twenty-five years teaching varied curriculums, Sara was able to pull together the very best approaches, activities, mnemonics, and tools to communicate the important message of the gospel of Jesus Christ into this transformative study. She received a BS in education from Millsaps College, as well as numerous education and leadership awards.
Rebecca Rutherford is the Associate Pastor at Spanish Fort United Methodist Church in Spanish Fort, Alabama. As a former educator she has always loved teaching and crafting curriculum to take the student deeper. As an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, she has previously served in Children’s, Youth, and Adult Discipleship Ministries. Some of her other passions include missional evangelism, strategic development, and equipping others for the ministry of the church.