Getting Ready to Worship
Introduction to the Unit
Getting Ready for Bible Storytelling
Saying Sorry to God
Saying Sorry Action
God Gives us a New Start
Prayers for Other People
Thank You God
Sharing God's Peace
Taking God's Love
Into the World
Jesus is Alive! Alleluia!
➜ Book 2, pp.149-212.
The Jesus is Alive! unit gathers together some of the most famous Bible stories about the Risen Jesus. It invites the children to stand alongside the loyal women at the tomb, the confused friends on the road to Emmaus, the conflicted Peter who has betrayed his friend and teacher, and the amazed disciples as they encounter Jesus, risen from the dead. Many of these stories are from John’s Gospel and include some of the most beautiful storytelling in the New Testament.
The unit ends (after Jesus Goes Up! in Week 7) with the extraordinary arrival of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost (Week 8). It also includes extra material for Trinity Sunday, giving the children the opportunity to explore the creative relationships between God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Build your own Diddy Disciples session
Click on the Building Blocks on the left to explore the worship material and build your own Diddy Disciples session.
See Book 1, p.6 for a short introduction to how to build a session.
See Book 1, p.217 for a step-by-step guide to each Building Block.
See Diddy Disciples Book 2 for the stories from this unit.
Week 1: Jesus Is Risen! Alleluia! (John 19.40-20a), p.170
Week 2: On Easter Day in the Morning (John 20.1-10), p.174.
Week 3: The Walk to Emmaus (Luke 24.13-35), p.177.
Week 4: The Good Shepherd (John 10.11-15), p.181.
Week 5: The Catch of Fishes (John 21.1-14), p.184.
Week 6: Peter’s Story (John 18.15–27, 21.15-19), p.188.
Week 7: Jesus Goes Up! (Luke 24.42–53, Acts 1.8-14), p.191.
Week 8: Come, Holy Spirit! (Acts 2.1-4), p.194.
Extra: Trinity Sunday, p.199.
Creative Response Starter Ideas
See Diddy Disciples Book 2 from p.204 for a wide range of Creative Response Starter Ideas.
Throughout this unit, we have an Easter Garden at St Peter’s visible on our focal table. This Easter Garden can be as simple as a large hollowed rock to show the tomb (or cave) with a stone to the side. At times we’ve added grass (either real turf or greengrocer’s ‘grass’) or used a flowerpot (on its side and covered with grass) for the tomb. In some years, we’ve used one of the simple Easter Gardens made and donated by the children (see Book 2, p. 205). In others, we’ve planted a larger garden together on Good Friday with mini rosemary bushes for the Garden of Gethsemane, three crosses on a hill for Golgotha and a rock and stone for the Easter tomb surrounded by mini daffodils. Choose what’s right for your group.