Creative activities and ideas based on the biblical figure of Matthias (apostle)
Matthias was one of the disciples who was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot after he betrayed Jesus and took his own life. The disciples prayed and chose Matthias by casting lots, and he became one of the Twelve Apostles. However, little else is known about Matthias as he is not mentioned again in the Bible. According to some traditions, he went on to preach the Gospel in modern-day Georgia and was eventually martyred for his faith. Despite his brief appearance in the Bible, Matthias' story is a reminder that even those who seem insignificant can be called by God to play an important role in His plan.
We have compiled a range of creative ideas and activities below that relate to this Biblical person. These resources are designed to help you teach important life lessons in an engaging and interactive way, whether you are a children's ministry leader, a Sunday school teacher, or a religious educator in a Christian primary school.
Our activities below are suitable for use in various settings such as church children's programs, children's ministry, catechism classes, children's services, Bible clubs, vacation Bible school, and Sunday school, and will help students understand the relevance of the Bible to their lives, and the importance of applying its teachings in practical ways.