GPS Ministry Resources
Week 4 game: Secret Identity
Have everyone secretly write down the name of a person on a small piece of paper or a "post-it" note. It has to be a person that everyone in the room would know about - a famous historical figure, an actor or sports celebrity, a politician, etc. Then have them tape the name on the back of the person on their left.
Everyone goes around and asks people yes or no questions about who is on their back. They can only ask each person one question, or you can do twenty questions with yes or no answers (Note if you have a larger group, this can take a bit of time - but is so much fun)
Paper and tape
or Post it notes
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Prayer Week 1-4: Envelope TSP prayers
Some children/young people, start out by being rather shy about praying out loud. In this case, pin-up three envelopes labeled, Thank you Sorry and Please. Let group members write their prayers on slips of paper each week and place it in the appropriate envelope.
Thank you = Write something you want to thank God for
Sorry = Write something you want to say sorry to God for
Please = Asking God for what you need
You may want to ask the group if they are alright with you reading out the envelopes each week, or you may choose to just read out the thank you prayers and pray over the other two envelopes. It all depends on your group.
In case there are any young people who don't want their prayers shared with anyone, make sure to ask before reading them out. If you don't read them out you can simply pray over them and just keep adding to them each week and maybe burn them (safely) at the end of the four weeks.
I chose to continue this one for four weeks so that the group get used to praying in this way and they also get the chance to share or not share.
*For younger children who may not be able to write you can just say these prayers out loud. I do this with my children in the mornings and they love it.
Week 4 Songs: HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD (Sunday School)