What’s In School?

Scripture: Acts 18:1-28

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn sometimes people have only learned part of what God wants them to do.
  • Students will learn God wants us to help people learn everything God wants them to do and encourage them to do it.
  • Students will learn that sometimes if people refuse to hear what God wants them to hear our time may be better spent teaching others who will listen rather than spending all of our time with people who refuse to listen.
  • Students will learn vocabulary associated with a classroom.

Guiding Question: How will God help us serve others and share Him?

Materials: paper, pencils, tape

Procedure: Review the story of Aquila and Priscilla from the scriptures above. Explain how they served in a vocational ministry as they made and sold tents. Through their job, they also ministered to people and told them about God/how to be a Christian. Explain that today, vocational jobs are very important but often those who work in those jobs may find it hard to share their faith. Remind students that no matter what job God has placed you in, you can still look for opportunities to share your faith. Some people may not want to listen so we need to make sure we spend our time reaching out and serving others who will listen while still spending some time trying to build a relationship with those who may not. Ultimately, God will help us reach those who are open to listening.

Introduce the activity. Explain that one important job around the world is being a teacher. Teachers work hard to provide children with an education and can serve God by serving and teaching others. Have the students create their own schools with found materials in the room and label the parts. You can have the students work independently, in pairs, or small groups. Encourage the students to include more words than other students.

Additional Questions: How can students apply vocabulary about a classroom?

Supplemental Activity: Give students a large piece of white construction paper and have them design a classroom, labeling the different parts and items in the classroom.

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