Read in 1 min Leader Resources » Volunteer Management » Retaining » Team Building Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Nativity Affirmation for Your Children’s Ministry Team Published: November 16, 2020 Here’s a simple nativity affirmation for your volunteers during Christmas parties or training times. Nativity Affirmation for Your Children’s Ministry Team Explain that your group is going to step into the nativity rather than just reading about it. Form pairs, and give each pair a Bible to read Matthew 1:18-2:12. Afterward, gather everyone’s attention and say: You’ll introduce your partner to the entire group and using affirming words, explain how your partner is like one of the people or objects in the nativity passages. The first pair steps forward into the imaginary Nativity scene. Each partner provide affirmation of how the other person is like someone or something in the nativity passages. For example, “This is Joan. She’s like the Magi in Matthew because she shows amazing wisdom leading kids.” Or “This is Dave, who’s bright like the star in Luke because of his compassion.” Continue until all pairs have physically joined the nativity. Then close in prayer, thanking God for all the amazing people on your team! Looking for even more Christmas ideas for your ministry? Then check out all of our Christmas posts. And for even more ideas for your children’s ministry and daily posts of inspiration, follow us on Facebook! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!