Creative activities and ideas based on the biblical figure of Stephen (deacon)
Stephen was a Christian deacon in the early church and is recognized as the first Christian martyr. He was chosen by the apostles to help serve the needs of the growing Christian community in Jerusalem. Stephen was known for his wisdom and was accused of speaking blasphemy against Moses and God. He defended himself by giving a powerful speech on the history of Israel and how it led to Jesus Christ. However, he was stoned to death by a group of Jews who disagreed with him, becoming the first martyr of the Christian faith. Stephen's story is recorded in the Book of Acts in the New Testament.
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.