Take Your Faith Back to School by Pat Holland

A friend of mine, Pat Holland, a children’s ministry evangelist and consultant, wrote a blog post with a Children’s Church lesson and skit that she gave me permission to share.

Take Your Faith Back to School

by Pat Holland

Use this as a devotion or a  quick skit that uses 3 actors. (I rewrote it for actors and the teacher to use in class.) Let the actors use their personalities to jazz it up.

Backpack? Check!

Notebooks? Check!

64 Pencils? Really? 64? Reluctantly…Check!

Faith? What is faith doing on my “Back to School Supply List” ?

So just why do I need to take “faith” to school with me?

Three reasons you need to take your faith with you.

1. Faith isn’t a church thing.

2. Faith is trusting God to be with you and help you in every area of your life—home, school and even church.

3. Faith connects us with God’s strength, ability and His plan for your life.

1. To remind you that Jesus is with you and wants to help you in school.

2. To remind you to ask Him for help.

3. To inspire you to do your best.

4. To remind you that this really is going to be a great year.

5. To share with your friends. Ron Hutchcraft always told his kids as they left for school each morning, “Go MAD.” They knew he was saying, “Go Make A Difference.” You can make your school, your class a better place, if you take your faith in Christ with you!

I hope your school year is off to a great start. I pray that you’ll learn lots of new things. I remember what school was like and I remember there are challenges that come with it. So take your faith with you- don’t leave home without it.

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Faith Back to School Skit

If you choose to use this devotion as a skit you will need 3 kids or 3 puppets. Child number 1 has the list and is looking inside the backpack, the other 2 have the back pack on their backs ready for school.

Child 2: Would you hurry? I want to see if Zac is at the bus stop!

Child 3:  You know Zac is always late!

Child 1: My teacher said, I had to have all my supplies there no later than today, so let me check my list one more time. Backpack? Check! Notebooks? Check! 64 Pencils? Really? 64? (Reluctantly) OK! Faith?

Child 2: What is faith doing on your “Back to School Supply List” ?

Child 1: My mom put it there to remind me that taking my faith to school is just as important as taking all the supplies on my list.

Child 2: Really? Why do you need to take “faith” to school? Isn’t that a church thing?

Child 3: No. Faith is trusting God to be with you and help you in every area of your life—home and school. Church is just a place where we learn about faith.

Child 1: Faith turns on the faucet of God’s strength in my life. He helps me with school. When I take my faith to school, it reminds me to ask Him to help me.

Child 3: Taking my faith to school make me want to do my best.

Child 1: Taking my faith to school reminds me that this really is going to be a great year.

Child 2: And do I need to remind you, we’re going to be late if we don’t run! (All run off the stage.)

Teacher: I hope your school year is off to a great start. I pray that you’ll learn lots of new things. I remember what school was like and I remember there are challenges that come with it.  That’s why you need your faith, but there’s one more reason that they didn’t mention. Take your faith to school and share it. Ron Hutchcraft always told his kids as they left for school each morning, “Go MAD.” They knew he was saying, “Go Make A Difference.”  You can make your school, your class a better place, if you take your faith in Christ with you! So take your faith with you- don’t leave home without it.

For more informative blog posts written by Pat Holland and information about her ministry, Let Us Teach Kids, click this link.

One response to “Take Your Faith Back to School by Pat Holland

  1. Pastor yousaf Haroon

    Hi, Spiritual life ministry thankful to you for your news letter. Grace be with you. pastor yousaf

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