Bedfordshire couple launch a new resource to bring the Bible into people’s homes – all in one simple box!
In October 2014, a Christian couple from Bedfordshire, Adam and Becky May unveiled The which brings Bible stories into the home through a brand new mailer monthly subscription.
With a background of more than 15 years in children’s ministry and 8 years as a primary school teacher, Becky had a seemingly endless supply of art and craft materials and when she married Adam in 2011, Adam discovered he now had access these too!
Since then, Adam has been trying to rediscover the study at home, (which has been lost under the piles of craft supplies) and together, they have been enjoying an adventure in family life both with their young son, Isaac, and the children in the wider family where they have found themselves exploring ways of sharing their faith, particularly at events such as Christmas, Easter and Baptisms.
Through this process, the couple have longed to find other ways to share Bible stories with children in their own family, and other families like theirs through fun, relevant and innovative activities. That’s how The Treasure Box People was born.
In October and November 2014, The Treasure Box People had a successful Kickstarter campaign to find the initial funds to bring this product to market. The project was shared to over 400 delegates at the European Puppet Ministry Festival and there was local media attention on BBC Three Counties Radio to promote their idea beyond their friends, family and immediate contact.
The couple have seen sales of their first Treasure Boxes go as far as Edinburgh, Swansea as well as many other towns and cities.
The idea is that each month a Treasure Box will be delivered to a subscriber’s door, filled with a number of creative activities. Each letterbox-sized Treasure Box will bring together everything a family needs to complete a number of activities including prayer, crafts, games and more.
Each Treasure Box provides an innovative tool to help Parents, Grandparents and Godparents to disciple their children throughout the week, so that Biblical teaching is enhanced beyond the weekly activities of the church, and not simply limited to Sundays.This is a unique resource for children aged 5 – 8 years old and their families.
People can sign up to receive a one-off Treasure Box, have a 6 monthly or a yearly subscription, The cost of a single Treasure Box is £10.00 (including postage and packing). There are discounts available for 6 month or 12 month subscriptions.
Find out more about the work of The Treasure Box People online: www.thetreasureboxpeople.co.uk or via Twitter and Facebook