The Way of the Cross

Experiential Stations for Children

Kim McPherson

Aug/2011, INSTANT DOWNLOAD

ISBN-13: 9781606741078

Purchase price includes permission to reproduce copies for all participants

Total pages: 18

This work is an adaptation from The Way of the Cross found in the Book of Occasional Services, intended to be a more child-friendly version of the Stations of the Cross, with questions to consider and activities to do along the way. It could be set up in your sanctuary, in another part of your building, or traveling from one room to another, to truly make it a journey. Along the way, there are questions for participants to consider. A booklet for participants to take home is also included. The Way of the Cross could be offered as an event at the beginning of Lent, sometime during the weeks of Lent, or at the beginning of Holy Week. In order for more people to participate, it could be offered more than once. The Reader offers a meditation, reading, or description at each station. The role can be shared by many individuals or one person, including older children who are good readers. The Guide instructs everyone regarding the activities along the way which are experiential and sensory, using objects for hands-on reflection. At certain times, children (or others) will be chosen to participate (for example, to carry the cross).

Cast (2 or more adults)

Reader/s and Guide

Time Length: 30-45 minutes

Age Level: children, youth, adults, families

Kim McPherson has been a Christian educator for twenty-three years. She is an Accredited Godly Play Trainer, a graduate of the Spiritual Leadership program at the Benedictine Center, Indianapolis, an Education for Ministry graduate, co-author of Belonging Before Belief, a discernment guide from the Diocese of Indianapolis, and is currently the Director of Religious Education at Saint John's Cathedral in Denver, Colorado. Her passion is working with people of all ages to help them find a deep and meaningful faith that informs each day of their lives. Kim is married to Mac, and they have two grown children and two grandchildren. They live in Denver.

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