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Amos 5.6-7,10-15; Psalm 90.12-17; Hebrews 4.12-16; Mark 10.17-31

Go with God

Adult & All Age

Go with God

Consider together what you have explored, what that means for you and how you will live your faith this week

All age act of worship Session
  • Jesus’ words challenge us about things that get in the way of our relationship with God. Invite people to reflect on both the challenges and the suggestions that have emerged from today’s worship, and quietly to offer their thoughts to God in prayer.

  • Invite them to write or draw on their origami hearts (see Make a wise heart) something that will remind them of these thoughts in the days to come – something that will encourage them to work on having a wise heart.

  • Remind everyone that God loves us all as we are, and that we are all still and always will be ‘work in progress’. Then sing together ‘Take my life and let be consecrated, Lord, to thee’. W E S

 

Go with God 24/7

Encourage everyone to put their faith into action

Encourage everyone to put their faith into action. Choose something that you have that is important and precious to you, e.g. your car, time, baking equipment (any tools!), musical instrument. During the week, do or think or make something with your item that you can share with someone else – for example, offer a lift, give some time, bake a cake, share some music.  W E S A

 

Give out the ROOTS at home resource to encourage faith at home.

 

Spiritual styles abbreviations
W Word E Emotion S Symbol A Action
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Children & Youth

Go with God

Consider together what you have explored, what that means for each of you and how it might influence your daily lives. (10 mins)

Activities marked with an asterisk  next to the activity title are in addition to the resources in the Ready to go sessions. Suggested timings for these activities are also shown. NB The inclusion of additional activities varies from week to week.

 

FOR CHILDREN

Childrens Session
  • Lead the children in a reflective Examen. The Examen is a way to look at our day; what we did and the choices we made, but also to examine our hearts and think about our relationship with God. See below for text to guide the Examen.
  1. Invite the children to find a comfortable place and remind themselves that God is there. 
  2. Encourage the children to look back at the day so far. Ask: What made you happy? Did anyone say or do something that made you feel good? Did you say or do anything that made you feel good? Was there something that you really enjoyed? Whatever made you feel happy today, thank God for those things now.  
  3. Next ask the children to think if anything made them sad. Ask: Was it something that happened? Or that someone said, or did? Did you do something that made you unhappy? Maybe there is something that you want to say sorry for. Whatever made you feel sad or unhappy, remember that you are precious to God, and that nothing ever changes that.  
  4. Now invite the children to think about tomorrow and putting their hearts in the right place for a good day. Ask: Is there anything you would like to ask God to help you with, or anything you are worried about, or anything that you need? Talk to God about it now, and ask God to be with you through your day. 

 

Go with God 24/7

Encourage the children to put their faith into action

At the end of each day this week, look back and think about whether you have put God first in what you have done and said.  E S A

 

Before you finish, give out the ROOTS at home resource  to encourage faith at home.

 

Childrens Session
Very young childrens Session

Sing

To the tune: This old man

As we go, we must show
all the ways God helps us grow.
We’ve a toolkit, stop and think, what would Jesus do?
He’ll always be guiding you!

 

FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Young people Session
  • Give out paper and pens. Ask the young people to draw something in their relationship with God that they’ve been challenged about today.
  • Encourage everyone to take their drawing and put it up at home, as a reminder of their commitment to God.

 

Go with God 24/7

This week, where something is taking your time and focus away from God, make a change, e.g. if your phone is an issue, put a screen time limit on it.  E A

 

Before you finish, give out the ROOTS at home resource to encourage faith at home.

 

Spiritual styles abbreviations
W Word E Emotion S Symbol A Action
Read our Spiritual Styles articles
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