Software: Faith Through the Roof
Teaching and Game Guide (also included in the download)
Lessons at Rotation.org that use this software:
- A lesson plan in the "Down through the Roof" computer workshop forum.
- A 3 Week Rotation of lessons on the story (Video, Software, Games)
Faith Through the Roof is a game that retells the famous Mark 2:1-12 story of the man let down through a hole in the roof of a house in Capernaum to be healed and forgiven by Jesus. Students ride with Peter on a boat to Capernaum, must find the man in the village, help carry him to Jesus, and then talk with Jesus. After speaking with Jesus and hearing his encouragements, the player returns to the lake to "go fishing" for a quiz about the story and a special music video about the call to forgive and bring others to meet Jesus. 25-30 minutes per game depending on ability.
Age Range: Primarily for older children, 1st and 2nd graders will enjoy the story but will need a lot of help navigating and doing things in the right order to advance the story. In addition to having your students play on a computer(s), a teacher may also present the program on a large screen using their own computer and invite students to come forward to help navigate certain sections of the program. The game pauses whenever you want to stop and discuss something.
System: Windows 7, 8, and 10 -only.
Permissions: Sunday Software is making this program available to the Supporting Members of Rotation.org free of charge. The program may be installed on as many computers at your church as needed or shared with your church's members for their home use. The file may not be publicly posted or otherwise distributed beyond your congregation's use.
The game's design of Peter's House in Capernaum was based on homes in that region in those days. Here's how to cross the roof to lower your friend down to see Jesus.
An extra set of life application discussion questions: