Reflective

What is God like? Animal images

All-ageSpecial event
Animal picture clues in both Old and New Testaments help us understand more about what God is like. This presentation is suitable for a special service celebrating pets and the amazing variety of animals in God’s world.

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.

Mission Cyprus

8-11 year olds, All-age
Paul's first missionary journey was the island of Cyprus. It was the scene of conversions and a dramatic confrontation as the gospel took root. This outline explores the story with ideas to use for a small group or within an all-age celebration.

Mission Malta

8-11 year olds, All-age
Paul never planned to evangelise Malta. He was there because of a storm at sea and a series of bad decisions by others; however this setback turned into an opportunity, because the story of Jesus was proclaimed on this Mediterranean Island.

Simon says

All-age
Jesus is invited to a dinner party that is interrupted by an outsider who gives him the love and welcome he should have received from his host. This idea is a performance piece for an act of worship or a reflection on welcome, love and forgiveness

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.

Power from on high

8-11 year olds, All-age
Pentecost is the next festival after Easter but it often gets overlooked. Just as God breathed into Adam at creation, we need the breath of God's Spirit to bring us to new life in Christ. This is a reflective story suitable for an all-age service.

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.