All year round App
Missional Generation and New Wine have been working together on a discipleship resource for children to use with their families, churches or holiday clubs.
The New Wine Family AR app helps strengthen children’s discipleship with animated teaching and fun games for parents or guardians, children’s workers and churches to use with children aged 5-11 years. There are lots of Bible-related games and augmented reality (AR) activities for all to enjoy, bringing fun and innovative technology alongside learning and discipleship.
If you do not have an AR-compatible phone there are great non-AR activities available too, ensuring the app is accessible to everyone. Follow the loveable Little Family that’s featured, journeying through Bible stories, teachings and activities on a weekly basis.
How to use at home
- You can engage with the app as a family from the comfort of your own home to inspire children to build rhythms of conversation and prayer about personal and global worries.
- Set time aside after school or in the evenings before bedtime to experience the content together at home.
How to use as churches
- If you’re a children’s worker or church leader, why not use the animated teaching in your Sunday groups while the children have a drink and snack?
- Why not use our animation or Tuesday Testimonies – weekly kids’ videos unpacking and praying through a Bible theme such as the I Am statements of Jesus or the journey through advent teaching – as part of the family services?
- You can also go through the content in small groups at church or holiday clubs, with leaders in each group helping children connect with the teachings together.
We had such fun times sharing and demoing this app during our last summer gathering, and have seen over 2816 families engage with it.
5-11s can experience the latest 6-day Bible experience focusing on David’s life in the Old Testament, with customised games and animation to help explore the story of David from Kid to King through games and animations. In addition to this, kids and children’s leaders can access previous year’s content items made for each New Wine summer camp United Kids.
We’re looking at David, from Kid to King, with 2 interactive games and 2 animated videos each day for 6 days. Kids will get the chance to explore and learn about the life of David and how God called as we explore the themes below. We have created animations of the Little Family who will explore the daily themes and provide space for kids to encounter the Holy Spirit.
David was God’s anointed one (Chosen and anointed) – 1 Samuel 16:1-13
David was a giant slayer (Confidence in God’s protection) – 1 Samuel 17 1-58
David was a great warrior (Leadership Responsibility / God’s Power) – 1 Samuel 18: 5-15
David committed adultery with Bathsheba and committed a crime (Temptation) – 2 Samuel 11 1-27
David was a man after God’s own heart (reconciliation)1 Samuel 13: 8 – 23
David was Israel’s greatest king (Kingship) – 2 Samuel 5: 1-5
How to download the app
Visit your app store and search ‘New Wine Family AR’ and click on the button to download. We recommend downloading the app using Wi-Fi. Follow the onscreen instructions and enable items as requested.
How to use the app
When you launch the app, you will be given onscreen instructions to help you navigate through the games and animation episodes.
If using the Augmented Reality version of the app, please play in a bright and spacious area making sure that you are clear of any obstacles.
Come back every day and explore all that the app offers as well as the weekly teaching of the event to find the newly unlocked games and animations.
Non AR version of the app
Some phones will not have Augmented Reality compatibility but you will still be able to enjoy non-AR versions of the games. If you have an Android phone without AR capability, your phone will try to send you to Google Play when you launch the app. Instead of doing this, click the device’s back button (found on the bottom left hand side of your screen) to launch the non-AR version of the games.