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Christingle

What is the significance of a Christingle

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Christingle

What is the significance of a Christingle

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Click here a ‘Make a Christingle’ Sheet The origins of Christingle services are unknown but the word means ‘Christ Light’ and celebrates Jesus coming as the light of the World to show people the way to God. The orange is round like the world. It […]

Advent Adventures

A Free Downloadable Collective Worship Resource

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Advent Adventures

A Free Downloadable Collective Worship Resource

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THE ADVENT ADVENTURES ‘Advent Adventures’ is a resource for use in Collective Worship at Christmas. The 10 monologue scripts tell the unfolding ‘big story’ of Christmas and can be used daily across the two weeks in the lead up to the Christmas holidays in assemblies […]

What is the Bible?

Jack visits the library to find out more about the Bible

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What is the Bible?

Jack visits the library to find out more about the Bible

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What is the Bible? Why do Christians think it is so important? Who wrote it? What type of stories are found in the Bible? When Jack meets Cat in the library he finds out the answer to these and other questions all about the Bible.

What’s so good about Good Friday?

Teaching ideas for secondary-age students

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What’s so good about Good Friday?

Teaching ideas for secondary-age students

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Jesus’ death on the cross is central to the Christian faith. Christians believe that the cross is a symbol of God’s love for the world – that because Jesus died, people can be friends with God. This flexible lesson plan offers ways of exploring this […]

The Big Christmas Quiz

How much do yo know about this Christian festival?

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The Big Christmas Quiz

How much do yo know about this Christian festival?

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Use this quiz as an introduction to topic of Christmas and explore how much the class really know about this Christian festival. Click here for a lesson plan on how the quiz can be used

Unwrapping Christmas Lesson

Why is Christmas so important for Christians?

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Unwrapping Christmas Lesson

Why is Christmas so important for Christians?

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Used alongside the ‘Big  Christmas  Quiz’  and the ‘Why  Christmas?’ film, this lesson looks to explore key events in the nativity story and explain their importance to the person of Jesus. It also aims to explain the significance of Christmas to Christians today. Click here for […]

Christian Art – Photo and Activity Pack

Use these photos and activities for a creative, discussion led RE lesson

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Christian Art – Photo and Activity Pack

Use these photos and activities for a creative, discussion led RE lesson

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Click here to download the Christian Art Photograph and Activity Pack Click here to download the picture of the baptism of Jesus Click here to download the picture of Martha and Mary Click here to download the picture of the woman caught in adultery Click […]

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The Bible – God’s Word

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‘All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.’ This statement is part of Paul’s teaching to a young Christian leader called Timothy and can be found in 2 Timothy 3:16. Christians believe that this is a key passage […]

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The Bible (Abridged)

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Why is there pain in the world? Can we ever trust earthly leaders and politicians? What does it mean for Christians to see God as king of the universe? As  DJ Galactus Jack journeys through the story of the Bible in 5 minutes he explores […]

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Is the Bible Reliable?

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The question of whether or not the Bible is reliable is a fairly important one. Christians say it is God’s word given to humankind for all time. They base their lives on its stories and teaching. If the Bible is reliable it adds weight to […]

Christianity Unpacked – Christmas

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Christianity Unpacked – Christmas

Complete Lesson Resources

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Christmas is probably the most popular of all Christian festivals. From the beginning of September shops and restaurants are getting ready for the ‘Christmas rush.’ But for Christians, the significance of Christmas is not found in the shopping or the decorations – it is not even in […]

Christianity Unpacked – Who is Jesus?

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Christianity Unpacked – Who is Jesus?

Complete Lesson Resources

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Who is Jesus? This is the key question in the Christian faith. Jesus spent three years meeting and teaching people. When he died he left a devoted group of a few hundred followers. Today, 2 billion people worldwide call themselves Christians. But what makes Jesus […]

Guidance

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Guidance

Starter activity

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This is a fun starter activity or illustration to introduce students to why Christians trust God to guide them.   Preparation: Find a big, simple poster of something appealing, e.g. a popular cartoon or band. Mount this onto card and then cut it up to make […]

Who was Jesus?

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Who was Jesus?

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This is a news clip of the King of Rwenzururu in Uganda. For many years, Charles Wesley Mumbere had been living in the States and working in a care home – with not a single person realising he was actually a king! Some questions for […]

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How do Christians interpret the Bible?

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This is the last in a series of five lesson plans exploring the Bible. This lesson looks at the issue of interpretation, and explores the different ways Christians can view the words found in this special book. Click here to view and download the lesson […]

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Is the Bible reliable?

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This is the fourth in a series of five lesson plans exploring the Bible. In this lesson, students ask the important question, can the Bible be trusted? Click here to download the lesson plan. Click here to download the additional resources for this lesson.

Using the Bible

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Using the Bible

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This lesson plan is the third in a series of five lessons exploring the Bible. This lesson looks at how Christians use the Bible and the difference it makes in their day to day lives. Click here to download the lesson plan. Click here to […]

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Introduction to the Bible

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This is the first in a series of five lesson plans looking at the Bible, aimed at 11-14 year olds. It asks students what they already know about the Bible, whilst offering a brief overview of what Christians believe about the Bible. Click here to […]

Journey through the Bible

‘Journey through the Bible’ boardgame

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Help your students get a grasp of what’s in this special book by playing this boardgame!   Click here to download instructions for the game. Click here to download the game board.

Lesson plan – The Resurrection

Exploring the events of Easter Sunday

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Lesson plan – The Resurrection

Exploring the events of Easter Sunday

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This lesson plan looks at the gospel accounts of Jesus’ resurrection and asks, what do you think happened on Easter morning? It explains the significance of the resurrection to Christians then and now. This lesson originally came from exploRE: the life of Jesus. Click here […]

Lesson plan – Jesus’ trial

Exploring the events leading up to the Crucifixion

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Lesson plan – Jesus’ trial

Exploring the events leading up to the Crucifixion

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  This lesson plan looks at Jesus’ trial and hangs on the question, ‘Who is Jesus?’. It invites students to consider this question in the context of the gospel accounts, as well as their own perspective. This lesson originally came from exploRE: the life of […]

Lesson plan – The Crucifixion

Explore what happened on Good Friday and what it means to Christians

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Lesson plan – The Crucifixion

Explore what happened on Good Friday and what it means to Christians

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  What is so good about Good Friday? This lesson looks in detail at Jesus’ death and the wider significance for Christians today. This lesson plan originally came from exploRE: the life of Jesus. Click here to download a copy of the lesson plan and […]

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Explore Lesson plan – The Last Supper

Explore the events of Jesus' last meal with his disciples

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  This lesson plan looks in detail at the events known as ‘The Last Supper’. It considers the concept of sacrifice: Jesus’ sacrifice, celebrated on Good Friday and at other times in the year during communion services. It also invites students to consider the importance […]

Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child

Use these lesson plans for primary school discovery lessons about Operation Christmas Child

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Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child

Use these lesson plans for primary school discovery lessons about Operation Christmas Child

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  Since 1990, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoe box gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share […]

The Story of Christmas

What happened at the first Christmas?

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The Story of Christmas

What happened at the first Christmas?

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In this fun film Gran tells Mark, her grandson, and all the children watching the story of the first Christmas. In doing so she answers the BIG questions: What is an angel? Were there really three wise men? Why did they bring such strange gifts? […]

The First Christmas

What do we learn about Christmas in the Bible?

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The First Christmas

What do we learn about Christmas in the Bible?

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Christmas is an important time for Christians. It is the time when they remember God coming to earth in the form of a baby (this is known as the incarnation). In the Bible, Jesus is referred to as ‘Immanuel,’ which means ‘God with us.’ The […]

Christmas

What makes Christmas so special?

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Christmas

What makes Christmas so special?

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Christmas is probably the most popular of all Christian festivals. From the beginning of September shops and restaurants are getting ready for the ‘Christmas rush.’ Most schools will put on Christmas plays, in towns Christmas lights decorate the streets and Christmas trees can be seen […]

Mary

What was her part in the Christmas story?

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Mary

What was her part in the Christmas story?

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Mary was a girl in her teens, engaged to be married to a man she loved called Joseph. One night, she was visited by an angel who gave her a unique task – a part to play in saving the world. Watch this film to […]

Parables: The Unforgiving Servant – film and lesson material

What did Jesus teach about the importance of forgiving?

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Parables: The Unforgiving Servant – film and lesson material

What did Jesus teach about the importance of forgiving?

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Jesus taught people using stories called ‘Parables’. The Unforgiving Servant is a parable about forgiveness.   Click here for additional teaching material 

Jesus’ parables

What is a parable? - The parable of the Rich Fool

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Jesus’ parables

What is a parable? - The parable of the Rich Fool

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A parable is a story used to teach people a moral lesson (for example, how to treat people in need) or a spiritual lesson (for example, what God is like). This film is an example of one of Jesus’ most famous parables – the Rich […]

The Parable of the Lost Son Video

Illustration of the Bible Story

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The Parable of the Lost Son Video

Illustration of the Bible Story

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Lesson Plan – War

Explore war as a key issue facing Christians today

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Lesson Plan – War

Explore war as a key issue facing Christians today

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Click here to download the War lesson plan Click here to download the board game Click here to download the crisis game cards Click here to download the Zehkistan worksheet Click here to download the additional Bible verses  

Medium term lesson plan – Joseph

Explore the life of Joseph - the biblical hero.

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Medium term lesson plan – Joseph

Explore the life of Joseph - the biblical hero.

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Click here to down load the medium term lesson plan

A Christmas Service in Church

What might a Christmas service look like?

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A Christmas Service in Church

What might a Christmas service look like?

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See what a Christmas Service might look like in a Church.

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