Storytelling

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.

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.

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.

Naomi and Ruth

8-11 year olds, All-age
The story of Naomi and Ruth has much to teach us about how God welcomes and cares for those who, as refugees, face the loss of family and familiar surroundings. This simple retelling is could be used with a small group or in all-age worship.

A lame man is healed at the Beautiful Gate

All-age
A fun way to tell the story of the healing of the lame man by Peter and John, using a well-known nursery counting song. It is suitable for a Messy Church celebration, an all-age service, collective worship or a group session with adults and children.

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.

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.