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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God is Faithful

God is Faithful

Creative Worship, Object Lessons, Worship ideas, Youth Ministry Ideas
These three "stations" can be used to add creative content to a worship gathering without being the whole focus. These stations explore the idea of the faithfulness of God and are designed to fit into a larger worship time. You can download the instruction sheets for each station by clicking the .pdf links at the bottom of this post. Materials Needed: Journal Sheets Pens Art supplies Large roll of paper on wall (optional) river rocks Instruction sheets for the other stations The Set Up: Set up the drawing station by putting a large sheet of paper up on the wall with the instructions and art supplies where they can be easily accessed. In the "touch" station place the river rocks and instructions. Pass out the journal sheets to everyone in…
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Gentle Whisper Reflections

Gentle Whisper Reflections

Creative Worship, Worship ideas
The set up for this is simple. If possible dim the lights, but that is about all of the advance planning needed. Read through the following slowly. If you are just starting out adding silence to your worship times you may want to start with just 3 minutes. If your group has some experience with silent worship then you can move up to 5 or more. A couple of tips about silence: 1) If your group is new to the experience you may want to explain the difference between silence and just not talking. The idea is to cut out all noise, that includes clearing your throat. This should keep the cacophony of coughs and sniffles that occur at around the 1 minute mark to a minimum. 2) Time your…
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