Family Prayer Ideas (Prayer Chain)

Family Prayer Ideas (Prayer Chain)

Creative Prayers, Family Ministry
Our church is getting ready to have a series of meeting that Baptist normally call a "revival." I'm not a huge fan of that term, and we actually aren't calling our meetings that either,  but that is the fastest way to describe them. Part of our preparation for this week will be (and is currently) several different prayer times and creative ways to pray. One of the ones that we are doing with our children has had a profound impact on my son and his desire to pray for our church and our upcoming revival. Here is the idea. During Sunday school we passed out to every child 7 strips of construction paper about 2 inches wide. At home the children are to take the paper and pray with their families about…
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Back to School Prayer Stations

Back to School Prayer Stations

Creative Worship, Prayer Stations
This is a collection of seven prayer stations specifically designed for a back to school prayer service. Check out the general instructions below and if you have any questions let me know. How it Works Create a space for each station. The station will dictate what sort of space is required, but normally a table containing the instructions and materials will be sufficient. Spread the stations out around your room so that participants will be able to move freely between them. Include space around your room for participants to simply sit and worship too Spend some time designing your stations with material, candles, and other elements that seem appropriate. Print the instructions for each station and place them where they can be seen easily. Place the materials on each station.…
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Thank You for Choosing Me

Thank You for Choosing Me

Creative Worship, Worship ideas
This is a simple journaling worship element. The theme is how we are all chosen by God. I know that in my own life there have been many times where I haven't felt chosen, so it is always amazing to think that the God of the universe chooses me. The text is included below or you can download the .pdf from the link. How It Works: Play some soft music and pass out the sheets and pens to the participants. Be sure to give them ample time to write. Download .pdf The Text: For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. Colossians 1:16 You are…
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Illustrated Concepts

Illustrated Concepts

Creative Worship, Object Lessons, Worship ideas, Youth Ministry Ideas
When you are dealing with a concept that students may have a small understanding of, but would like to see how much they really grasp it give them the opportunity to draw it. You will be able to gauge how much they understand and probably find some good jumping off points for discussing the idea. Here is how it works: Pass out paper to everyone. (I would suggest half sheets of paper because those of us who can't draw sometimes feel a little intimidated trying to fill a whole sheet) Group them into groups of no more than 4 to share art supplies. (I normally stock up on packs of crayons at back to school sales) Give them the concept that you would like for them to explore. Some examples…
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Group Collage

Group Collage

Creative Worship, Worship ideas
This is a simple way to add art to your worship. Let everyone create a piece of worship art an collect them into one large collage. Here is How it Works Pass out half sheets of paper (of for a more permanent display those small hard canvas boards you can get at an art supply store). Choose your theme (an easy first theme would be the cross) and then have students to draw pictures around that theme. Normally if I am going to use them in a collage I will ask students to fill the entire sheet with color. (This will make the final project look more complete) Play some soft worship music and let the students interact quietly as they draw. Collect them when they are finished and ask…
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