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Pilgrim’s Progress VBS Plan

The 13 lessons of Pilgrim’s Progress can be easily adapted for a 1- or 2-week VBS. Click here for the entire planning guide, plus an editable Word document you can distribute to your volunteers.

Great Ideas for Using Pilgrim’s Progress in Your Ministry!

Looking how to fit the 13-lesson curriculum into your children’s ministry cycle? We’ve got some tips here, plus ideas for your preschool-age kids.

Recommended Adult Studies — Plan an Intergenerational Class!

Yes, parents and adults in your church can study Pilgrim’s Progress along with the children and get so much out of this allegory! Click here to learn more!

How to Read an Allegory

John Musselman, a well-known scholar of John Bunyan’s works, has discipled Christians with Pilgrim’s Progress for decades. In this article (PDF), he explains Bunyan’s allegory by beginning with the Apology, which preludes the story. (Permission granted to print and distribute it to your teachers and adults.)

The Pilgrim’s Progress is the story of a man who is seeking to find his way to heaven. Written by John Bunyan, probably in the early months of 1676 when he was in prison in the city jail on the Bedford Bridge in Bedford, England, it represents the Christian life as a journey, a quest for salvation. Relevant for every generation for over three hundred years, untold millions around the world have discovered how to receive the free gift of eternal life and have matured in their walk with Christ by returning over and over again to this creative masterpiece. In Bunyan’s Apology, his stated reason for writing this book, he tells us that he  was actually working on another book, when… Read on…


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