Defenders of Truth Bible Curriculum is a non-profit, 501c3 organization supported entirely by the prayer support and donations of people who believe in its’ mission and vision. All contributions are tax-deductible.
DTBC’s mission is to develop Godly young men and women who know what they believe, why they believe it, what distinguishes their beliefs from other systems, how to withstand and answer cultural shifts, and how to lovingly draw others into a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Defenders of Truth Bible Curriculum (DTBC) is based upon the following 2 verses of Scripture:
Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. (Ephesians 6:14)
Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head, that is Christ. (Ephesians 4:15)
Paula Morales, founder and CEO of DTBC, was an educator and middle school administrator for 29 years. Working within some of the nation’s best school districts she saw firsthand the cultural shifts and influences that often left Christian students without adequate foundation in battling the pull of Satan. Concurrently as a Sunday School teacher, she was amazed that Christian curriculum failed to teach students to THINK, REASON, or DEFEND their beliefs. DTBC was born out of a mission and vision to arm the next generation of Christian kids with the knowledge and skills needed to defend their faith.
DTBC is different in its approach, its scope, mission/vision, and cost. Every lesson begins with a “meaty” overarching concept such as “There is only one true and real God.” Bible stories, activities, games, music, and memory verses are totally aligned with the concept and continually loop back to prior learning to explore the overarching concept in increasingly greater depth. Students demonstrate their learning through higher level thinking skills with the capability of developing mastery portfolios. Strategic character education is infused from a God perspective. Parent education teaches parents which skills their child needs to master at what age and how they can easily support the curriculum.
DTBC is an ongoing project to provide FREE curriculum worldwide in multiple languages, available through the internet. It is continually updated to address cultural pull and technological changes. Thought-based assignments that apply knowledge provide demonstrations that students have mastered the concepts. Numerous options exist for teaching students of varied abilities and understanding within the same learning environment. DTBC provides free teacher training and conferences in exchange for travel costs.
DTBC is founded on 12 foundational truths of Scripture, which are further broken down into numerous sub-concepts to greater depths of understanding as the student progresses through the program. The truths are integrated rather than sequential, although the first 3 statements, accepted by faith, predicate the truth of all other foundation statements.
It is very different, and it goes way beyond doctrine classes. First, DTBC is a comprehensive preschool to 12th grade curriculum that uses Bible accounts as evidence of the foundational concepts. Concepts in the curriculum are continuously revisited to greater depth, which reinforces learning. Second, knowledge of history, geography, and ancient customs provides understanding of present day events. Third, DTBC students demonstrate mastery of learning through application of the concepts to real-life situations. Fourth, DTBC lessons are highly interactive and require the students to process both internally and externally. A fifth difference is that DTBC strategically integrates character training into its curriculum, based on the Word of God rather than “touchy-feely-do-the-right-thing” decision making. Finally, all of DTBC’s concepts are taught with consideration of child readiness and when secular concepts which might challenge their faith are taught in public school systems. This “arms” students with knowledge, skills, and answers.
DTBC integrates character training at natural, yet intentional times throughout the curriculum so that each trait can have the benefit of continuous visitation to greater depths of understanding. Character traits include thankfulness, faith, honesty, responsibility (decisions, actions, time, money, abilities), love, giving (time, money, talents), compassion, Christian counsel, prayer, reverence, sacrifice, self-control, worship, perseverance, work ethic, and contentment without covetousness.
DTBC curriculum can be used as a traditional Sunday School program for preschool through 12th grade students, as a supplemental program for mid-week programs, for homeschoolers, in religious schools, or as an introduction to the Bible for any age believer.
There is no charge for our curriculum. The entire program is available free of charge, downloadable from the internet or as computerized lessons. Some of the supplementary “smart technology” applications may have associated costs, but these serve to reinforce skills already taught within DTBC. All proceeds given to DTBC go directly to produce the curriculum and continually update the activities.
Current educational materials are quite costly and prohibitive for many. DTBC believes that no one should have to pay money for the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Struggling churches, children’s ministries, Christian Schools, house churches worldwide, even tribal Christians do not always have money for quality materials that teach their children the foundational truths of Jesus Christ. What a great missions project to be able to provide a high quality curriculum in multiple languages free of charge!
DTBC is truly a missions project, prayerfully and monetarily supported by people who believe in its vision and work. DTBC is a non-profit organization recognized as a 501c3 entity. All contributions are tax deductible.
DTBC can only move forward as people who believe in its mission provide prayer and monetary support. The CEO is available to present the vision and needs to groups and organizations. DTBC will seek specific grant funding where appropriate.
Imagine a day in time when large numbers of 15-18 year olds across our globe are so bold in their faith, who know what they believe and why. Imagine these young adults who are so facile in what they know, understand, and demonstrate that they successfully defend their beliefs in any forum with any adult. They compassionately and extemporaneously expound on Biblical truth relative to current world topics. They properly evaluate scripture, comparing passage with passage. They wisely gauge questions and responses when talking with people of differing religions and faiths. They host religious blogs and video chats that provide challenge, hope, and mentoring world-wide. They exude confidence, steadfastness, and a passion to win their world for Jesus Christ.
Imagine these same students a few years before as 12-14 year olds cementing their understanding of how their Biblical belief system differs from other faiths. They ask questions and search scripture in order to align their beliefs with Biblical truth. They enjoy synthesizing their understanding using on-line games, smart phone applications, student response systems, airliners, and other technology. Truth, compassion, energy, and courage mark their daily spiritual walk.
Quickly rewind time to when these students were 3 years of age. They comprehend that there is only one true and real God, that God does not lie, and that the Bible is God’s Words. As 3-5 year olds, even before they can write their names or read, they distinguish a Bible from other look-alike books. Without prompting, they verbalize how to know if another person’s god is the same as their God, and they can articulate appropriate responses if someone should try to convince them that any other book is God’s words. They eagerly learn and apply their knowledge to essential tenets. They memorize scripture in accordance with foundational concepts.
DTBC wants to achieve this goal worldwide by making it highly accessible in multiple languages.
The CEO, board members, and corporate officers receive NO monetary compensation for their roles. However, reimbursement for travel expenses related to presentations and conferences is accepted. Subcontractors may be paid for development of learning activities.
DTBC is not affiliated with any denomination. The bases for the curriculum are the core principles found in the Holy Bible, the Word of God.
Defenders of Truth Bible Curriculum needs prayer warriors, monetary support, and people willing to devote their time, energy, and expertise to its mission and vision. Interested individuals may call, e-mail, or write using the following information:
|Postal:||9218 Metcalf Avenue, Ste 227; Overland Park, KS 66212|
We are fully recognized by the IRS as a public charity under 501c3 rules. Our EIN is 46-2518580. Contributions are tax deductible.
We are dedicated to publishing Bible curriculum that enables students to apply their learning across spontaneous situations and settings—called critical thinking. This requires discovery and practice.
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