354. Mission Sunday - a complete program with twelve ideas


Fun ideas for six children's moments and a complete Sunday school lesson

Maybe it’s nearly Mission Sunday, or you have a visiting missionary who’s going to give a talk. In this series of twelve ideas we’re going to be looking at ways to illustrate this. The first six ideas can be used for various children’s moments, and the last six ideas are a complete Sunday School programme on the subject of mission.

Mission Sunday

Six ideas for a children’s moment during the service

Idea 342   How do you bring far away things close by?
Idea 343   ‘I’m off on a journey’
Idea 344   An actual link between the church and the visiting missionary
Idea 345   The great gift of faith
Idea 346   Share your (sugar) heart with someone and celebrate the wonder of faith
Idea 347   The Gospel is all about receiving and giving

Six ideas for a Sunday school lesson

Idea 348   Sunday school program 1. Discover other people’s treasures
Idea 349   Sunday school program 2. Ruth and Boaz exchange treasures
Idea 350   Sunday school program 3. Discover other people’s treasures through a puzzle
Idea 351   Sunday school program 4. The treasure chest that surprises
Idea 352   Sunday school program 5. Who is my neighbour?
Idea 353   Sunday school program 6. The cross is a gift

Scripture reference

Matthew 28:19, Matthew 24:14, Psalm 96:3, Galatians 6:9,2 Timothy 3:16, John 20:19-23, John 14:6, Romans 1:16, John 12:48, 2 Thessalonians 2:14-15, Ephesians 5:1-6:24, 1 Corinthians 11:1-2, John 15:1-27, Romans 10:13-14, Hebrews 4:12, Acts 4:12, 1 John 2:4, 2 Corinthians 5:18-20, Isaiah 12:4, Romans 1:16-20, John 8:31-32, Psalm 100:3, 2 Timothy 4:1-2, Romans 1:1-32, John 3:36, Jeremiah 26:2, 1 Peter 3:15 


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353. The cross is a gift - Mission Sunday 12

A creative prayer idea about the cross being God's present

This is part six of a 45 minute Sunday School programme on mission.

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An idea for a creative prayer moment in which the cross turns into a present.

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352. Who is my neighbour? - Mission Sunday 11

Who are you?

This is part five of a 45 minute Sunday School programme on mission.

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A fun game which helps the children to think about who their neighbour is.

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351. The treasure chest that surprises - Mission Sunday 10

The treasures of children who live in poverty

This is the fourth part of a 45 minute Sunday School programme on mission

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With the help of eight photo cards we’re going to help children to see which treasures children who live in poverty can give us.

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350. Discover other people’s treasures through a puzzle - Mission Sunday 9

‘What do we know about children in........?’

This is the third part of a 45 minute Sunday School programme on mission.

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With the help of a nine piece puzzle, we’re going to discover what we can learn from children who live in poverty:

- just as Ruth, who was poor, had a treasure for the rich Boaz, these children have a treasure for us.

- just as Boaz had so much to learn from Ruth, so we have a lot to learn from children who live in poverty.

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349. Ruth and Boaz exchange treasures - Mission Sunday 8


Boaz gives treasures to Ruth, or was it the other way round?

This is the second part of a 45 minute Sunday School programme. When we think about mission, it often seems like a one way street. We give money, things and knowledge to people in developing countries, but are we also able to receive from them? Which treasures can they give us?

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We’re going to look at the treasures that Ruth, who was poor, gave to Boaz, a very rich man.

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348. Discover other people’s treasures - Mission Sunday 7

Looking at the story of Naomi and Ruth

This is the first part of a 45 minute Sunday School programme or family service on the theme of mission.

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In the first part we’re going to look at where the story of Naomi and Ruth took place, in Moab.

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347. The Gospel is all about receiving and giving - Mission Sunday 6

Let's open a present and discover something new!

Maybe it’s nearly Mission Sunday, or you have a visiting missionary who’s going to give a talk. In this series of twelve ideas we’re going to be looking at ways to illustrate this. The first six ideas can be used for various children’s moments, and the last six ideas are a complete Sunday School programme on the subject of mission.

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In this sixth idea:

We’re going to take a surprising look at the wonderful way in which we can share our faith with others.

On Mission Sunday we think about people who have maybe never heard the gospel. Being a Christian has become so normal for us, that we have stopped being astonshed by it. Hopefully this idea will help people to realise that faith is a great gift.

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346. Share your (sugar) heart with someone and celebrate the wonder of faith - Mission Sunday 5

Faith means having something to share with your neighbour

Maybe it’s nearly Mission Sunday, or you have a visiting missionary who’s going to give a talk. In this series of twelve ideas we’re going to be looking at ways to illustrate this. The first six ideas can be used for various children’s moments, and the last six ideas are a complete Sunday School programme on the subject of mission.

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In this fifth idea:

A tasty way of realising how unique the gift of faith is, and how we can share it with others.

On Mission Sunday we think about people who have maybe never heard the gospel. Being a Christian has become so normal for us, that we have stopped being astonished by it. Hopefully this idea will help people to realise that faith is a great gift.

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345. The great gift of faith - Mission Sunday 4

When does a present become a cross?

Maybe it’s nearly Mission Sunday, or you have a visiting missionary who’s going to give a talk. In this series of twelve ideas we’re going to be looking at ways to illustrate this. The first six ideas can be used for various children’s moments, and the last six ideas are a complete Sunday School programme on the subject of mission.

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In this fourth idea:

We’re going to think about how amazing and how unique it is that we can have faith.

On Mission Sunday we think about people who have maybe never heard the gospel. Being a Christian has become so normal for us, that we have stopped being astonished by it. Hopefully this idea will help people to realise that faith is a great gift.

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344. An actual link between the church and the visiting missionary - Mission Sunday 3


Creating a real link between the congregation and the missionary

Maybe it’s nearly Mission Sunday, or you have a visiting missionary who’s going to give a talk. In this series of twelve ideas we’re going to be looking at ways to illustrate this. The first six ideas can be used for various children’s moments, and the last six ideas are a complete Sunday School programme on the subject of mission.

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In this third idea:

How can you make an actual link between the church and the visiting missionary?

Ask the question:

‘How can you bring far away things close by’? See, I’m standing at this end of the church and at the other end is our visitor this morning (this is the guest who’s going to talk about mission, or the visiting missionary). I’m here and they are there. How can we make a connection?

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343. ‘I’m off on a journey’ - Mission Sunday 2

What has a suitcase to do with Mission Sunday?

Maybe it’s nearly Mission Sunday, or you have a visiting missionary who’s going to give a talk. In this series of twelve ideas we’re going to be looking at ways to illustrate this. The first six ideas can be used for various children’s moments, and the last six ideas are a complete Sunday School programme on the subject of mission.

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In this second idea:

How do you introduce Mission Sunday or a visiting missionary in a creative way? How do you show that this morning you’re going to bring something very close that is actually far away?

Bring a large suitcase with you to church, and a basket full of objects. some of which you might take if you were going on a journey. 

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342. How do you bring far away things close by? - Mission Sunday 1

How do you introduce Mission Sunday or a visiting missionary in a creative way?

Maybe it’s nearly Mission Sunday, or you have a visiting missionary who’s going to give a talk. In this series of twelve ideas we’re going to be looking at ways to illustrate this. The first six ideas can be used for various children’s moments during a service, and the last six ideas are a complete Sunday School programme on the subject of mission.

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In this first idea:

How do you introduce Mission Sunday or a visiting missionary in a creative way? How do you show that this morning you’re going to bring something very close that is actually far away?  

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