Unity in the Body of Christ

Our heroes discovered the blessings and challenges of working together as the Body of Christ. They were so engaged during the opening discussion for our quest as we began by talking about our favorite parts of our body. Then their imaginations ran wild as we imagined our bodies without our favorite parts or with only our favorite parts. So they came to the conclusion on their own that God knew what was best for us by putting together all the different parts of our bodies and how each part is important and contributes to the proper functioning of our bodies.

They also learned the importance each body part when they tried to build structures with connectors by using only one hand. This was a challenging activity for most of our heroes and many forgot they could use only one hand and started using their other hand. Some heroes rose to the challenge and proved they could build with only one hand but later realized how another friend helping them made it so much easier to build a better structure. When they finally decided that they really needed both hands to build what they wanted, each hero felt proud of their creation. Then, when they were presented with the challenge of putting all their creations together, some heroes wanted to keep their creations to themselves. But when they noticed that putting their creations together with their friends made an even better structure which transformed what they intended to be a simple structure to be part of a much impressive structure, which they all decided would be their church building, which the heroes voted to be called Journey Church.

The Body of Christ Quest

Week

Topic

Challenges

Deadline

1

What is the body of Christ?

Team building games

Start a prayer journal

Post on prayer wall

Fill up prayer jar

Write and tell a Bible story

January 5

2

Exploring our faith

Church ministries

Christians impacting

 the world

Role play your favorite Bible story

Make a poster of your favorite Bible hero

Rainbow write your favorite Bible verse

Favorite Christian songs concert

Favorite Christian hero book

January 12

3

How do we serve outside the church?

Research a need and a solution

Explore career choices

Identify community helpers

Create a job for yourself through your gifts

Imagine a job for the future

January 19

4

How are we going to be the Body of Christ?

What has the Lord called the Body of Christ to do?

Formulate interview questions for

church ministries

Make a video and become a reporter interviewing church staff/ volunteers

Choose church role and ministry for exhibition

January 26

5

Apologetics

GROW

How are you going to live out your faith?

Role play defending your faith

  Record personal mission

statement videos

Grow in our faith book

February 2

6

Exhibition preparations

Church service

Practice speeches

Practice worship songs

Church message

Journey Church ministries

February 8

Our Week at a Glance

Week 1: January 3 – 5, 2018

Wednesday

Thursday

 Friday

Launch

Ephesians 4:1-3

Introductions with Reagan

Rules of Engagement

Ephesians 4:1

Who did God choose to be His people? Why did God choose us to be His people?

God’s people are humble. What does it mean to be humble? How can we be humble?

Hero’s contract

Hero’s journey

What is unity?

Different things coming together as one thing.

Ephesians 4:3

Is it more important to know good choices or to make good choices?

Bible Buddies 9:30

Relaunch

What is your favorite body part? Why did God create this body part? What would happen if you did not have this body part? What if all you had was your favorite body part?

Corinthians 12:12-16

Why does Jesus call the church His body? Jesus used his own hands and feet to help and love people. Jesus uses the church to love people.

We are Jesus’ hands and feet!

What ways can we be the hands and feet of Jesus?

What part of the church is most important? Least important? Or are all the parts important? Even the smallest part? How does it feel when you stub your toes? Does your whole body feel it too? Why did Jesus say we are the body of Christ?                                         

1 Corinthians 12:21-26

Project time

Body of Christ activities

Building connectors structures

Jigsaw race

Art: body tracing

Team drawing

We are the body of Christ coloring page

Journey Church

Team building games

Faith walk

Circle of silence

Picture pieces

Sneak a peek

Build a bridge

Bus stop

Close

Aiden: What was your favorite part of the day?

Character callouts for Reagan

Did you see a friend show humility today?

Who had a growth mindset today?

Who made good choices today?

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