Program Framework: Mark

Text in blue are links to daily program resources.

DayDaily ThemeDrama TitlesBible StoryMemory VerseActivityBible Diggers

1

Get Ready to Meet Jesus


Track I  | Track II
Good News - Prepare for action!John the Baptist

John the  Baptist's Story
Matthew 1:1-11
Mark 1:15b (CEV)
Turn back to God and believe the good news!
Games & Activities
  • Warm-ups; Shoelace Tying (SG)
  • Clothes Relay (LG)
Children: Mark 1:1-8
Youth: Mark 1:1-11

2

Get Set to Follow Jesus!

Track I  | Track II
Who do you follow?
Disciples decide to follow Jesus.

Andrew's Story
Mark 1:16-20
Psalm 25:4 (CEV)
Show me your paths and teach me to follow.
Games & Activities
  • Find the Leader; Simpn Says; Blinded Ball Retrieval (SG)
  • Follow the Leader (LG)
Children: Mark 1:16-20
Youth: Mark 1:14-20

3

Go With Jesus' Team!

Track I  | Track II
Perfection not required!
Sinners are welcome.

Levi's Story
Mark 2:13-17
Luke 19:10 (CEV)
The Son of Man came to look for and to save people who are lost.
Games & Activities
  • Penny Pinch; Penny Stack (SG)
  • Smaug's Jewels; Ultimate Frisbee (LG)
Children: Mark 2:13-17
Youth: Mark 2:13-17

4

Stand Up!

Track I  | Track II
Healed and forgiven!
The man on the mat - the hope of new life.

The crippled man's friend's Story
Mark 2:1-12
2Corinthians 5:17 (CEV)
Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgiven, and everything is new.
Games & Activities
  • Stand Up; Inchworm; Dizzy Basketball (SG)
  • Blanket Carry; Blob Tag (LG)
Children: Mark 2:1-12
Youth: Mark 2:1-12

5

Grow!

Track I  | Track II
You Can Grow!
Parable of the Sower.

A woman in the crowd tells about Jesus' stories
Mark 4:1-20
Romans 2:18 (CEV)
By reading the Scriptures you learn how God wants you to behave, and you discover what is right.
Games & Activities
  • Continuous Story; William Tell Relay (SG)
  • Steel the Banana (LG)
Children: Mark 4:13a, 14-20
Youth: Mark 4:1-20, 30-32

6

Don't Worry!

Track I  | Track II
New Life!
Jairus' daugher - Jesus' power over death.

Jarius' wife's story
Mark 5:21-43
Romans 8:39b (CEV)
Nothing in all creation can seperate us from God's love for us in Christ Jesus our Lord!
Games & Activities
  • Impossibilities; Balloon Head Race (SG)
  • Volley Up (LG)
Children: Mark 5:21-24, 41-43
Youth: Mark 5:21-24, 41-43; 6:1-2

7

Trust Him!

Track I  | Track II
Who do you trust?
Jesus walks on water.

James' Story
Mark 6:45-51
Mark 6:50b (CEV)
He said, "Don't worry, I am Jesus! Don't be afraid."
Games & Activities
  • I Never; Rowing Regatta (SG)
  • Water Relays; Obstacle Course (LG)
Children: Mark 4:35-44
Youth: Mark 4:35-41; 6:45-51

8

Come to Him!

Track I  | Track II
Jesus Loves You!
Jesus welcomes children.

A Mother's Story
Mark 9:36-37;10:13-16
John 1:12 (CEV)
Some people accepted him and put their faith in Him. So He gave them the right to be the children of God.
Games & Activities
  • Duck, Duck, Goose; Big Foot (SG)
  • Link Tag (LG)
Children: Mark 9:36-37; 10:13-16
Youth: Mark 9:33-37; 10:13-16

9

No Contest!

Track I  | Track II
You can do it!
Jesus planned to beat death, not the Romans or priests!

Soldier's Story
Mark 8:27-32; 10:32-34; 14:43-15:41
Romans 5:8 (CEV)
But God showed how much he loved us by having Christ die for us, even though we were sinful.
Games & Activities
  • What's in the Bag; Look it Up? (SG)
  • Capture the Flag (LG)
Children: Mark 8:27-32; 10:13-16
Youth: Mark 8:27-32; 10:32-34

10

Victory Celebration!

Track I  | Track II
Winning with Jesus!
Resurrection!

Mark's Story
Mark 16:1-16a
1 Thessalonians 5:10a (CEV)
Christ dead for us so that we could live with him.
Games & Activities
  • Guess the Spice; Candy Quiz; Good News Pins (SG)
  • Olympic Relays (LG)
Children: Mark 16:1-7
Youth: Mark 16:1-7, 14-16a

 

Mark: Curriculum Introduction

Curriculum:

Mark: On Your Mark, Get Set ... GO!

Curriculum Notebook

This entire curriculum is available in print from the SU store.

Purchase Notebook

This Leader’s Manual contains creative materials for ten days of ministry. It is constructed to be used in a variety of settings: city park outreach, beach missions, camp chapels and devotions, any place where children gather. Since each context provides its own unique resources and constraints, this material is not presented in the form of a curriculum, but rather as a collection of tools that can be cut, pasted, arranged and rearranged to fit the gifts of your ministry team, the needs of the children you serve, and the demands of your particular setting.

The materials presented here are structured around an Olympic theme. In each daily drama, two athletes and a sports reporter explore the realities of winning and losing as they prepare for athletic events and apply stories from Mark to their own situations. A corresponding Bible story presentation for each day allows the children to meet and talk with one of the individuals touched by Christ’s ministry. The manual also includes strategies for teaching memory verses, quiz time ideas, coordinating game suggestions, as well as ideas for working with pre-readers. The reproducible Bible Diggers Study Sheets on the Gospel of Mark, included with this curriculum, rounds out the program, providing an opportunity for the children to read and respond to God’s word in a small group setting.

The material can be used in a one-week or two-week program. If you are doing a one-week (5 day)session, it is recommended that you use the resource materials for Day 3,4,6,8,10 to provide the best overview and continuity of biblical truths being presented. Two-week (10 day) programs would use the ten days consecutively.

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