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Why are there videos for the ESV curriculum but not KJV?

jamie.pieszala 11 months ago updated by Roger Patterson (Answers in Genesis - ABC Content) 10 months ago 1

I had ordered the free month in ESV and i loved it and so did my church. However they decided to go with the KJV version of it.  The ESV version came with videos and great memory verse music and videos but the KJV comes with no videos and honestly crappy music with no video for the kids.  Why is that?  Why is the ESV Curriculum made to be so much nicer than the KJV?  There are plenty of churches that still use the KJV translation and it is sad that only the ESV curriculum comes with extra videos and great music. Please consider doing the same nice job in the KJV as you do in the ESV. The Churches who us the KJV curriculum should not have less and the ones that use the ESV. It is not fair to the sunday schools that use KJV to not have the same video resources as those who use the ESV. Especially when it comes the the memory verse music.  Thank you. 

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Jamie,

Thank you for choosing ABC for your church and for offering your comment.

As we consider our customer base, we offer VBS and Sunday school materials in ESV with adapted forms for those who prefer or only use the KJV. The vast majority of those churches would not use music that includes modern instruments and arrangements or videos like we offer with the ESV, so we offer more traditional music for them. As an example, one of the memory verse songs was recently posted on our Facebook page and received the comment "Horrible. Secular music." In my experience, this is the common attitude among those churches who would use the KJV, though yours is obviously different.

 

We do not have the resources to make multiple music versions for each translation, and we only offer the ESV and KJV materials and music. So we can't justify spending the money to create things that will not be used or purchased. We do try to be good stewards of the resources that many give to support our ministry, and we do not believe it would be a good use of that money to make videos and songs that only a handful would use.

I hope you understand, and I do hope ABC will be a blessing to your church family for many years.

If you have other comments or questions, we are glad to hear them. You can contact us directly at abccurriculum@answersingenesis.org (though this forum is best for technical issues).

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Jamie,

Thank you for choosing ABC for your church and for offering your comment.

As we consider our customer base, we offer VBS and Sunday school materials in ESV with adapted forms for those who prefer or only use the KJV. The vast majority of those churches would not use music that includes modern instruments and arrangements or videos like we offer with the ESV, so we offer more traditional music for them. As an example, one of the memory verse songs was recently posted on our Facebook page and received the comment "Horrible. Secular music." In my experience, this is the common attitude among those churches who would use the KJV, though yours is obviously different.

 

We do not have the resources to make multiple music versions for each translation, and we only offer the ESV and KJV materials and music. So we can't justify spending the money to create things that will not be used or purchased. We do try to be good stewards of the resources that many give to support our ministry, and we do not believe it would be a good use of that money to make videos and songs that only a handful would use.

I hope you understand, and I do hope ABC will be a blessing to your church family for many years.

If you have other comments or questions, we are glad to hear them. You can contact us directly at abccurriculum@answersingenesis.org (though this forum is best for technical issues).