What is Lightgliders?
Lightgliders is a digital world of safe, fun games for kids!
Lightgliders is a digital world of Christian faith, fun, and games that is available on phones, tablets, and computers. Filled with games, videos, and interactive activities, Lightgliders was designed to encourage biblical faith, positive values, and meaningful conversations among kids, families, and faith communities. Lightgliders can be accessed by visiting www.lightgliders.com or by downloading the Lightgliders app in the iOS and Google Play stores.
Lightgliders is a story that teaches!
Lightgliders serves as a parable created to impart a biblical worldview and to help kids everywhere recognize that they were uniquely made to shine! Every kid gets to become a Lightglider and enter into the story. Lightgliders have three primary goals – to RESPECT themselves and each other, to RESCUE the Gliddles from the Machines, and to RESTORE the land from the blight. The overarching story and characters are used to point to the Far Greater Story of God's love for us revealed in the Bible and to teach the five values of a Lightglider – purpose, humility, confidence, hope, and love.
To learn more about the Lightgliders story and characters, visit Lightglider News.
Lightgliders is a children's ministry and discipleship tool!
Everything in Lightgliders is designed to:
- Teach a biblical worldview and values
- Encourage prayer and reflection
- Impart a vision for service
- Spark meaningful conversations in the home
Much like a Sunday School curriculum, Lightgliders follows a weekly calendar with key themes, lessons, Scriptures, and reflection questions. Download the Lightgliders Weekly Conversations Calendar to spark teachable moments with your Lightgliders throughout the week.
The Lightgliders gameplay and activities can be used to teach and spark conversations about the biblical narrative of creation, rebellion, redemption, and restoration. This narrative or worldview is centered upon and substantiated by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Additional activities and videos in Lightgliders provide kids and parents opportunities for meaningful discussions and family discipleship.
To learn more about how Lightgliders can offer weekly encouragement, discipleship, and meaningful conversations in the home, visit the Lightglider Parents blog.
What is Lightglider Academy?
Lightglider Academy is a multiplayer computer game and community.
Lightglider Academy is an online game and community available when accessing Lightgliders from a personal computer. In Lightglider Academy, kids get to customize their own character, play games, go on missions, socialize with friends, attend community-wide events, send postcards, write journal entries, decorate their own treehouse, engage in optional discipleship activities, and explore a world of adventure.
What are the faith and values features in the game?
There is a new Theme inside of Lightgliders every week. Theme pages are groups of activities that support the weekly Theme. These activities include devotional videos, guided prayers, and Bible studies. These activities are optional, and families are encouraged to do them together.
Sparks are comic book devotional videos where the characters of Lightgliders encourage reflection on a Scripture-based principle or idea. At the end of each Spark is a question to prompt meaningful reflections, conversations, and real-world actions.
Lightglider Prayers are videos that offer Scripture and content to encourage kids to develop their own prayer lives. Each prayer ends with a reflection question to prompt additional prayer, reflection, or action.
Every kid in the Lightglider Academy (MMO) game is given Glidebook, which is a feature set with daily devotionals, prayers, and reflection questions, as well as a journal feature to keep track of thoughts, ideas, and prayers over time. Glidebook can only be accessed when in Lightglider Academy.
Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007, 2013 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. The Bible and worldview teaching in Lightgliders is ecumenical and has been used by children from numerous church denominations.
Who created Lightgliders?
Lightgliders was created by Kingdom Scene Endeavors, a St. Louis-based company seeking to encourage hope and purpose into kids' lives during their formative years. Kingdom Scene founders Zach Fay and Julie McWilliams are brother and sister, and have spent years working with young people in teaching, counseling, and mentoring roles.
To learn more about the mission of Lightgliders, check out our Mission Page.
Please contact us at any time if you have any questions or would like further information about Lightgliders.