In this topic, we are gathering creative events and ideas with the theme of Renewal, Re-Commitment, Rally, Stepping Up to the Challenge, etc.; especially events for the fall return of Sunday School (but suitable any time you are rallying the troops!).
- A Journey with Jesus--and Out into the World (a "Let's Go" Treasure Hunt) is a plan for an event that you can customize to your church grounds or a nearby park where small groups or families explore the Great Commission and other stories from Acts as they seek treasure.
- Worship resources for the themes of recommitting to our baptismal vows and renewal can be used to add a worship or devotional aspect to an event.
- Object Lessons & Demonstrations with renewal themes can be gathering points that give an event meaning.
- Take a look at the Sunday school lessons for Renewal and Recommitment and Rally - many of them can easily be adapted into an intergenerational event activity.
Additionally, below are a few links to end-of-summer and beginning-of-the-school-year ideas and resources that you can find elsewhere at our site:
- How do you begin your Sunday school year?
- A conversation about when to start a new program year in relation to Labor Day and the start of school.
- Take a look at Bibles for Children, Presenting Bibles to Children for guidance if you present Bibles to some of your students when they are promoted to new programs at the start of the school year.
- Plus, don't miss our resources for recruiting and training volunteers that will help you start the new program year!
Please join the conversation and post your renewal-themed event resource or idea here.