Are you trying to think of what to do for that Harvest Thanksgiving rapidly approaching? Well, CCYP published a great list of ideas to help you:
Harvest – A, B, Seed
Harvest – The Bible in Fruit
Harvest – God is a faithful Gardener
Harvest – Presentation on where food comes from
Harvest – Ruth 2
Harvest – Seed confession
Harvest – Some Harvest craft ideas for use with the under 5s
Harvest – Thank You Day – Footsteps to the Feast for Harvest
Harvest – The sower
Harvest – The widow’s offering – a nursery rhyme version
features 188 Bible stories for very young children and adults to enjoy together. It’s Ideal for use at home or with your Bubbles group. To find out more or to purchase the book, click here.
Here’s an excellent video from Church From Scratch that you can download for FREE to inspire the missional imagination of your youth group, home group or even your church congregation. Why not watch it together and then discuss what it means for us as Christians, the church and society.
Thanks to Mary Hawes for spotting this gem of a blog entry by Carolyn C. Brown… you can see the original here.
The final Harry Potter movie comes out the middle of July. There will be lots of hype – mild understatement! Many older children and Potter fans of all ages who have already read the books and seen the other movies will be rereading and reviewing them looking forward to this final installment. Some will attend the movie dressed in costume. In short, it is a big deal.
Are you in need of ideas for making prayer time during all-age services and children's work more engaging?, Don't have the time to search website after website for creative ideas? Download this useful handout which is full of creative prayer ideas from pebbles to paper chains...
A brilliant modern day monologue version of the what the Woman at the well said to Jesus. This story can be found in John 4:3-30 in the Holy Bible. This is worth watching!
This site might be of interest to those of you who wear a Youth hat – free on-line weekly Bible study resources with a creative/media twist.
These two Powerpoints present the Lord's Prayer, one traditional and the other a modern twist of Jesus’s words in Luke 11:1-4. A great visual tool for brightening up all-age worship or concluding an assembly in school.
This is a challenging article from the wonderful RETHINKING YOUTH MINISTRY…
Almost a year ago we began reconsidering the traditional approaches to Sunday morning Christian education with youth. Some in the youth ministry blogosphere have recently called for the end of Sunday school as we know it. While it might seem easiest to simply jettison Sunday morning classes for youth (after all, what teen wants to get up early on Sunday morning?), I’m not ready yet to give up one of the few weekly hours we have with our teens. So rather than just telling our youth to sleep in, I’d suggest rethinking the current model.