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 Church in Lent

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.

The temptations of Jesus

All-ageAll-Age 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.

Moses' unlucky strike

8-11 year olds
The life story of Moses dominates the early books of the Bible. He was a great leader but, even so, his impatience and anger did once get the better of him. This idea unpacks the story of when it all went wrong for Moses at Meribah in the wilderness.

Abraham's agony

8-11 year olds, All-age
This session explores probably the lowest moment in Abraham's life - when he was asked to offer his own son as a sacrifice - with activities, craft, prayer ideas and questions to discuss.