Gospel of John

The forgotten story of Christmas

All-age
The story of Zechariah and Elizabeth is often overlooked in our eagerness to tell what happened to Mary and Joseph at the first Christmas. The following outline offers a storytelling template to be used in all-age worship and with children's groups.

Celebrate the Last Supper

All-ageAll-Age service
This simple outline offers a lively way to tell one incident from the Last Supper and introduces Jesus as the Saviour King who shows us the way to serve others.

Walk through Holy Week

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.

The Best of Friends

4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds, All-ageAll-Age service
A retelling of the story of Philip and Nathanael from John 1

A Resurrection Cross

4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds
An idea based on the Resurrection Cross, written by Martyn Payne of the Barnabas Schools' Team.

A Word Cross

4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds
An idea based on a Word Cross, written by Martyn Payne of the Barnabas Team.

Undefeated light

4-7 year olds, 8-11 year oldsSpecial event
An idea for some alternative Halloween activities for children and their families.

Breakfast on the beach

4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds
The account of Jesus giving his friends breakfast on the beach after his resurrection is a great one to look at with children - there's so much in it: lots of feelings, lots of drama, lots of Jesus showing how much he cares, and of course, lots of food.