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Theme: Shelter

Shelter in the Bible: Creative activities for your children's ministry

In the Bible, there are several stories about shelters, but in the Bible shelter plays a bigger role as a description of how people can take refuge with God. 'The Lord is my hiding place,' the psalmist exclaims. God as shelter: a rock, a hen, a shepherd. People can take shelter with God. But how do we do that? How can children find refuge with God? 

Shelter is a basic need for all people, and it is a concept that is mentioned frequently in the Bible. From the story of Noah and the ark, to the protection provided by God to his people, the Bible teaches us about the importance of having a safe place to call home.

We can also learn about how we can provide shelter and comfort to others in need, just as God has done for us. By studying these stories and teachings, we can help the children in our care to understand the significance of shelter and the role it plays in our lives and in the world. Let's explore the theme of shelter in the Bible together!

On this page you will find creative ideas, resources and activities relating to shelter which you can use in your children’s work, children’s church, Sunday school, or Christian primary school.

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