w/c 9 September 2019
Building from last week where children learned about God's dream for them, this assembly helps children look forward to how wonderful a life with Jesus can be, and how to ensure Jesus is the firm foundation at the centre of their hopes and dreams for the future.
“…And indeed, which of you here, intending to build a tower, would not first sit down and work out the cost to see if he had enough to complete it?” Luke 14: 28
Key Point / Learning Objective:
- Look ahead with hope and reflect on how Jesus will help them to plan for the future.
- Understand that life is better when we invite Jesus to be with us always and in every part of our lives.
- Engage with the imaginative exercise.
- Answer questions and engage with a time of prayer.
- PowerPoint presentation
- Appendix 1 – ‘Making a Life with Jesus’
- Appendix 2 – Gospel reading
- Print a copy of Appendix 1 to lead the first part of the assembly – it is an imaginative visualisation exercise.
- Prepare a child to read the Gospel.
Contemporary: 'Build Your Kingdom Here' by Rend Collective
Traditional: 'All that I Am' by Sebastian Temple
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