Out With the Old
Use this station to give thanks for the blessings of 2008. Provide
parchment-style paper for families to write down things they've
been thankful for over the past year. Provide an old chest for
families to place their prayers of thanksgiving inside before
moving on to the next station.
In With the New
This station will focus on the hopes and dreams for the upcoming
year. Provide slips of paper and helium-filled balloons at the
station. Have families write about something they're looking
forward to in the upcoming year such as a vacation, new baby, or a
new learning milestone. Pray for God's blessing of each family
member's hope for the New Year. When families leave, they can
release their balloons into the sky.
Provide a large map of the neighborhoods in your community. Have
dot stickers for families to indicate where they live, then have
them pray for their neighborhood. Display the map in a common area
so people in your church will know their neighborhoods have been
cloaked in prayer.
Lead Me On
Display photos of your church staff and have families pray for your
church staff-pray for wisdom, protection, guidance, energy, and
strength to lead in the upcoming year.
Have an American flag at this station to remind families to pray
for the President, their elected officials, and the men and women
serving in our nation's military.
Leave the Light On
Provide a flashlight at this station. Have families turn on the
flashlight and pray for friends and family members who still don't
Hands Around the World
Have a globe displayed at this station and have family members hold
hands around the globe and pray for people in other
countries-especially those who live in poverty, those who are
persecuted, and for those who haven't heard the good news of
From "Family Ministry" featured in the
November/December 2008 issue of Children's Ministry
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