This workshop leader’s Bible study is a historical, theological, and contextual introduction to the Last Supper rotation of Kirk of Kildaire’s Faith Quest workshop rotation program. It is intended to provide workshop leaders with:
· A historical context for understanding the Bible story.
· A Biblical context for reading and teaching the story.
· The theological basis for the concepts to be taught to the children.
In Kirk of Kildaire’s Faith Quest program, workshop leaders attend a one-hour Bible study two weeks prior to the start of a new rotation. This Bible study helps workshop leaders understand how the concepts to be taught to the children are derived from the Bible story and how the lessons in the rotation fit together to reinforce the concepts. It also provides an opportunity for the workshop leaders to grow in their own faith and understanding of the Bible.
It will be helpful to have a chalkboard, whiteboard, or flip chart for writing down questions or observations during the Bible study.
Note: This is not a comprehensive study of the text, but only a few notes to help provide context and background for workshop leaders. Consult titles cited in the reference list at the end of these notes for more information.
Luke 22:7-23 and Mark 14:12-26
“Jesus said, ‘Do this in remembrance of me.’” Luke 22:19 (CEV)
¨ Jesus taught us how to celebrate the Lord’s Supper and wants us to do it to remember Him.
¨ The Holy Spirit is with us in Communion.
¨ Celebrating Communion is one way to give thanks to God.
¨ We treat the bread and wine with respect because they are special symbols of God’s love.
· If workshop leaders do not know each other, give them an opportunity to introduce each other and say which workshop they will be leading.
· Begin the Bible study by praying for God’s guidance as teachers begin a new rotation.
Ask a workshop leader to read the text aloud. Ask the workshop leaders what questions came to mind as they heard the story or read it before the Bible study. Write down any questions that arise and will need to be answered during the Bible study.
Ask each workshop leader to summarize his or her workshop. As they do so, point out the concepts that each lesson reinforces. Ask workshop leaders if they have any questions about the logistics or practical application of their lesson.
Holywood: The children will watch the video “The Easter Story.” They will learn the events of Holy Week according to the Gospel of Mark and will be able to put the events in order.
Creation Station: The children will create a stained glass picture of the Communion elements after learning more about the Passover meal and what the elements of bread and wine symbolize.
Apostle’s Playhouse: Through the use of a drama technique called “Frozen Picture,” the children will experience the Last Supper. They will also gain a better understanding of who the disciples were and what part they played in the Last Supper
Praising Puppets: The children will use the puppets to learn about how we celebrate Communion. Children will learn that communion is a special time in the life of God’s people and that we celebrate communion with a spirit of holiness and respect.
Return to the questions that were gathered at the start of the hour. Have they been answered? Are there any further questions about the Bible story or about the lessons?
Close the Bible study with a prayer.