The weeks of Lent are traditionally a time for personal reflection and recommitment to following Jesus. This outline for an all-age service or group session focuses on making the serious decision to become a disciple of Christ and draws on Luke 14:25-33.
This reflective story has been used regularly by the Barnabas team as a presentation of the life of Jesus that links Christmas to Easter. These two festivals are often only months apart, which can be confusing for some children.
4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds, All-ageAll-Age service
The following idea focuses on one event for each day, starting with Palm Sunday, and follows Jesus through the drama of Holy Week right up to and including the surprise of Easter morning. It offers an active, kinaesthetic way to walk the story.