45 Romans


To make the children realise that what they do is important.

Ice Breaker

Parts of the body quiz or play the ‘Operation’ game or play ‘Twister’.

Bible Card

    • Author: Paul
    • Type: Letter
    • Written: AD 57-58
    • No. of Chapters: 16
    • N.T. Book No.: 6


Readings: Romans 12v4-8 and if time, the whole of Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12v21-31

As we go through the readings, note the different parts of the body and different spiritual gifts described on a whiteboard.  For example:

  • Prophesy
  • Serve
  • Teach
  • Encourage
  • Give
  • Lead
  • Being kind

Get the children to explain this illustration.

Consider how each part of the body is important and how we all need each other to play the part that God has given them to do.

Is what a child can do as important as what a grown up can do?  Why?

Consider how every person is important and each role/gift matters.


Jig-saw person.

Have a jig-saw puzzle in the shape of a body for each child.

Explain that this is going to help explain the body of the church where everyone, I mean every one, has a role to play in it.

Have a foot missing on one of them and think about the impact of one part of the church body not being there .

On one side, let them draw a picture of themselves.
On the other side, get them to write on the body different roles that a Christian has.

Then ask them to colour in the gift that most matched their ability.