Here are some ideas you could use for intercessions in Messy Church, All-Age Worship, assemblies, youth clubs etc. Salt Prayers Following Jesus’ instruction to be salt in our world, have map of the world or of your country or your town and a bowl of salt. Invite folks to come forward and sprinkle salt on … More Active Intercessions – Some Ideas
Three Special Days – and One Big Surprise!
Sensory Easter story with felt-board pictures. … More Three Special Days – and One Big Surprise!
The shepherds met Jesus at a few hours old. The wise men came a couple of years later. Andrew, Peter and the rest met him almost thirty years after that, and for me it was almost two millennia. The point is not when we arrived, but that we came. … More Isaiah 9:2-7 – The point is, they came.
You asked for paperback – so paperback you shall have!
Hot off the presses, ‘A Bucketful of Ideas for Church Drama’ is now available as a beautiful, shiny paperback. 130 pages of glorious fun, with a some poignant thoughtfulness too, in an easy-read typeface, perfect for rehearsals. … More It’s here! It’s here!
Fresh scripts launch God’s timeless word like a rocket. “Parables as Jesus would have told them – witty, punchy and thought-provoking.” Christmas and Easter? Sorted.
Some quiet and meditative, some a-pun-a-minute – there’s a script for every occasion. Meet Elijah’s ravens on holiday. Meet texting angels. Meet the Big Bad Cat. Then slow down and relive Good Friday through the eyes of one who was there – Jesus, remember me. … More Drama without the, well, drama!
A an eye-catching paper trick showing that we can never be so messed-up that God can’t fix us. … More Jonah 3:10 – 4:11 – God of second chances (paper trick)
“Who is this?” they asked. The crowds answered, “It’s the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Dad: The prophet Jesus? Who the flippin’ ‘eck does he think he is? All this fuss for a carpenter’s lad?
Chris: Why did we have to come? This is just a load of old people from the synagogue. … More Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 & Matthew 21:1-11
We are pardoned, we are justified, we are reconciled and so we can live in joyful response to our new status as daughters and sons of the living God. In the Lord, we are light. Let us live as children of light. … More Ephesians 5:8-14
[Click here for printable Puzzle Pages (PDF) – Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday] This year I have updated the Puzzle Pages to link more closely with the Lenten Tree Activity. They will still stand on their own, or you can access the original Puzzle Pages via the link in the menu. Puzzle Pages are downloadable … More Puzzle Pages – Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday
This is the text of a pair of essays submitted as part of my course at Spurgeon’s College for the module ‘Reading and Using the Bible’. The first part is an exegesis, the second part has application with children’s activities. The first part was formative (not for credit), the second part was my grade for … More Isaiah 1:21-31