The holidays are coming!

Just in time

Some stories for advent

I’m writing four scripts for advent one linked to each Sunday of advent. These are probably my favourite things to write: first person accounts. Just for a little while I get to imagine what it would have been like to be there, to see this, be visited by angels, to be waiting for the coming Saviour.

I ask myself how would I have reacted, as humble as Mary, as understanding as Joseph, as excited as Elizabeth or as doubtful as Zechariah, as scandalised as Mary’s mum, as scared as a shepherd or as scornful as Herod? These different reactions are great, we learn as much from the pharisees as we do from the disciples and they challenge us – which are we really more like? Plus it’s more fun to write as a bad guy!

Enjoy these and two more next week!

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Who will be King?

A Gospel Outline

and a session outline too!

I wrote this one-off session plan based on the Who will be King? booklets. Their stuff is amazing as it’s so simple and the kids can connect the pictures to what is being taught really well. Gospel outlines are great as a way of teaching non-believing kids the whole gospel and getting them to look at where they stand as well as equipping young believers with an easy way to share what they believe with their friends.

I’m working on writing four first person accounts of Christmassy events that link to the four advent Sundays (yes, I had to look them up) so look out for them next week!

Updated Ephesians

Complete the set!

The rest of the armour is here

I’ve uploaded the rest of the talks in the Armour of God series. Please enjoy! That is it for Ephesians for now but I will be returning to it later.
Here’s what was my computer background for ages because I love both Narnia and being a well protected soldier of God, (as the youth work section of this site shows).
armor-of-god

Ephesians

Put that armour on!

You don’t want to go into battle without it!

Having said that, we’ve only got half the armour on the site right now. The rest of it will go up next week so subscribe and make sure you don’t miss it. It looks a bit different to the Sunday School section of this site. Under Ephesians you’ll find a series of studies in a question and answer format. Each one has a little illustration embedded in it whether that’s ‘guess what a bike helmet and toothpaste have in common!’ or how to tell the gospel using Jelly Babies.
We generally play games that don’t link to the topic at all so sometime soon I’ll post a list of useful teen games for the rowdy, lazy, short of space and short of time that our teenagers really enjoy!

BRAND NEW!

The Disorganised Sunday School Blog has a new thing

Can you spot it in the menu above?

Yes! We’ve added a brand new Youth Work section to the blog for all the Disorganised Youth Workers out there. If you’re a follower let your DYW know what’s coming and encourage them to subscribe so they don’t miss out.

It already includes our Narnia talks and a link to our Christmas Scripts (check them out if you haven’t already – it’s nearly upon us!) which work great for teenagers as well as younger actors. And starting next week will have a series on The Armour of God from Ephesians 6.