Word Aflame Publications was created in 1968. In only
one short year graded Sunday school literature was created for all ages.
The literature reached the classrooms in the fall of 1969.
Word Aflame Publications produces eight levels of Sunday
school literature each quarter: Toddler, Kindergarten, Beginner, Primary,
PreTeen, Teen, Youth, and Adult. In addition to these levels of dated
curriculum, there is also an undated elective series for youth and adult,
an undated children's church curriculum, and several levels of literature
In 1973 a hardbound edition of the Word Aflame adult
lessons was added to the line of Sunday school products. That year approximately
1,500 hardbound editions were sold. Since that time more than 400,000
hardbound editions of the Word Aflame Adult Teacher's Manual have been
The undated Word Aflame Elective Series was begun in
1984. Ministering to specialized areas of need in the church, the Elective
Series has had more than twenty studies in print, most of which are
still in print today.
In 1994 another new item was added to the product linethe
Word Aflame Adult Teacher's Manual on computer diskette. Available for
either the IBM compatible or Apple Macintosh computers, the addition
has enhanced the adult lessons.
In 1995 Word Aflame Publications introduced a brand
new line of creative children's church literaturekids POWer
hour. The undated material is ideal for children's church ministry
in any size congregation and includes accompanying aids for the teachers.
In 1997 Word Aflame introduced a sing-along cassette,
Kids Sing. A total of eight tapes were created, featuring various
children's groups from across the nation.
In 1998 the Word Aflame Hardbound Adult Teacher's Manual
was made available on CD-ROM. In addition to containing the contents
of the current year's hardbound book, the CD contains all the previous
years within the current study series of adult material, including transparencies
and text files. The files are accessed through Adobe Acrobat (included
on the CD). They are fully searchable and have cut-and-paste capabilities.
The text files can be imported into any word processing program. The
CD works with Apple Macintosh PowerPC or Microsoft Windows 3.1/95/98/NT.
One of the recent projects is the production of Spanish
literature. As of fall 1999, the Word Aflame Beginner Teacher's Manual,
Beginner Student Activity Book, Teen Teacher's Manual, and Teen Student
Handbook are available in Spanish. The Adult Teacher's Manual will be
available beginning fall 2000.