Lent and Easter

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Contemporary story of Zacchaeus

All-ageSpecial event
This is the dramatic story of Zacchaeus in a new context - on the streets of London rather than Jericho, drawing on imagery from a famous money-making board game.

Palm Sunday story

4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds, All-age
The story of Palm Sunday, told from a child's point of view. Suitable for all-age worship or a children's group.

Decision time

8-11 year olds, All-age
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.

Like a mustard seed

4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds, All-age
The parable of the mustard seed is one of the most memorable and profound stories that Jesus told his followers. This outline explores some of its meaning with reference to three other Bible stories.

Messy Church in Lent

All-age
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.

The new beginning

All-age
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.