This idea contains an outline for a Messy Church in Lent with suggestions for crafts and activities, the celebration and the meal. It is based on the story of the temptations of Jesus and it explores the theme of how to be truly strong.
An imaginative way into the events surrounding the incarnation, through 100 short tweets that tell Joseph’s story of Christmas. Only in Matthew's Gospel do we catch a glimpse of the miracle of Jesus' birth from Joseph's perspective.
Finding a new way to tell the story of Christmas is always a challenge. This charming version with illustrations could be just what you need to share the wonder of Christmas with adults and children at a special festival service.
The temptations faced by Jesus in the desert both define his future ministry as well as challenge us as to the best way to make a difference in this world for the better. This storytelling idea could be used at the start of Lent.
It's no accident that we begin each New Year by reminding ourselves of the story of Jesus being baptised in the River Jordan. This storytelling idea could be used in a all-age worship service or with a children's group at the start of the year or a term.