Prayer

For such a time as this - the story of Esther

All-ageAll-Age service
The story of Esther, a heroine in the Old Testament. Her courage in speaking up of behalf of the Jewish people in exile is celebrated yearly in the Jewish festival of Purim.

Daniel in the lions' den

All-ageAll-Age service
A retelling of the story of Daniel in the lions' den, which has been used by many people to encourage believers to stay true to their faith even in the face of fierce opposition.

Messy mission: Acts 1-12

8-11 year olds, All-age
The story of the Christian church in the first twelve chapters of the book of Acts. This idea would work for a group session or within an all-age service and includes a group drama.

Praying with the world

All-age
Ideas for prayer from the worldwide family of the church. Suitable for use with a children's group or as part of an all-age service in church.

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.

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.

A father's prayer

8-11 year olds, All-ageAll-Age service
This outline for a group session focuses on a father who came to Jesus for help because his son was very ill. It can be used for Father's Day or could be adapted as a framework for an all-age celebration in church.

A harvest home - craft idea

All-age
Our Christian harvest festival has its biblical roots in the Feast of Tabernacles. Here are some group activity and craft ideas to create a special prayer space linked to the celebration.