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Funerals, life after death and heaven

Explore the issues of death, life after death and heaven through these sheets and various creative actitivities

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Where is God in the midst of pain and suffering? How can a good God allow bad things to happen? If God is all powerful, why doesn’t He just ‘fix’ everything and make the world a perfect place? These questions are perhaps the deepest and […]

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What happened to the body?

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What happened to the body?

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After Jesus was crucified, his body was placed in a cave and a large rock was rolled in front of the entrance. Roman guards were ordered to stand and keep watch over it to ensure that the body wasn’t stolen. However, after three days, Christians […]

What happens at a Christian funeral?

A description of a Christian funeral service

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A description of a Christian funeral service

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In this short film Rev Andy Jones explains what happens during a Christian funeral service.

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In this series of films Andi and Jack are shown around the church by Rev Liz and discover the answer to many questions.

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What are the Milestones in a Christian's life?

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What are the big ‘milestones’ you’ve experienced in your life? Maybe you can remember the first day you went to school. Maybe it was a time you moved to a new place to live. Maybe you’ve even moved country. Life is full of these big […]

Why did Jesus die?

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Why did Jesus die?

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This is an illustration to help students understand a central Christian belief. In this trick, a crushed coke can is restored to its former shape and made ‘new’ again. It’s very easy to learn and provides an object lesson in what Christians believe about the significance […]

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 […]

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What do Christians believe happened when Jesus died?

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The Cross

What do Christians believe happened when Jesus died?

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Funeral – Photo and Discussion Pack

Use this pack for a creative and discussion led lesson about Christian funerals

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Funeral – Photo and Discussion Pack

Use this pack for a creative and discussion led lesson about Christian funerals

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Click here to download the Funeral Photograph and Discussion Pack Click here to download the image of a funeral director Click here to download the image of a coffin in the Chapel of Rest Click here to download the image of funeral flowers Click here […]

Thinking through a Christian Funeral

Use this activity and discussion sheet to think through the elements of a Christian funeral.

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Thinking through a Christian Funeral

Use this activity and discussion sheet to think through the elements of a Christian funeral.

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  Click here to download the ‘Thinking through funerals’ discussion sheet

Parable of the prodigal son and the waiting father

Use these sheets to explore the parable in more depth.

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Parable of the prodigal son and the waiting father

Use these sheets to explore the parable in more depth.

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Click here to download the activity sheet Click here to download the teacher’s ideas sheet  

Parables – Foolish and wise builder and the sower

What do the parables of the foolish and wise builder and the sower teach us? Use these creative ideas to explore the two parables in more depth?

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Parables – Foolish and wise builder and the sower

What do the parables of the foolish and wise builder and the sower teach us? Use these creative ideas to explore the two parables in more depth?

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  Click here to download the ideas sheet

Communion

Use this activity sheet as a starting point to investigate Communion and how it is celebrated within different Christian denominations

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Communion

Use this activity sheet as a starting point to investigate Communion and how it is celebrated within different Christian denominations

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What happens during a baptismal service?

Use these sheets to explore some of the key events of an infant and believer's baptism.

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What happens during a baptismal service?

Use these sheets to explore some of the key events of an infant and believer's baptism.

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  Click here to download the infant baptism sheet Click here to download the baptism wheel sheet Click here to download the activity sheet

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Child bereavement counsellor, Kevin Benson, explains how teachers and schools workers can help to support young people dealing with grief.   Recommended Resources childbereavement.org.uk relate.org.uk youngminds.org.uk mind.org.uk

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How to support children dealing with grief…

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Child bereavement counsellor, Kevin Benson, explains how teachers and schools workers can help to support children dealing with grief.   Recommended Resources childbereavement.org.uk relate.org.uk youngminds.org.uk mind.org.uk

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