Journey to the Cross: An Easter Learning Experience CD-ROM
This powerful program invites families to experience the road to Calvary and the path to the empty Easter tomb.
Journey to the Cross is an outreach and educational event for your congregation and community. Through activities based on Scripture, participants experience the joy of Palm Sunday, the disappointment of Judas’ betrayal, the devastation of the crucifixion, the jubilation of the resurrection, and so much more.
This family program invites children and adults to walk the path that Jesus walked. Small groups of people walk to 13 sites for activities that relate to the Passion event. At each station, their senses are engaged through experience-focused activity that teaches the biblical Passion account.
Each station offers participants the opportunity to interact with a biblical character who adds new dimension to this familiar story.
Site activities include:
- Tasting Passover foods and learning about the Lord’s Supper.
- Praying with an olive garden owner who tells about the Garden of Gethsemane.
- Touching a crown of thorns and seeing a whip to imagine the true pain of Jesus’ trials and suffering.
- Listening to an angel and Mary, wife of Clopas, report about Jesus’ resurrection.
- and much more.
The Journey to the Cross CD-ROM includes everything you need:
- Planning Guide
- Small-Group Leader Guide
- 13 scripts for site leaders (also available in editable text)
- Site posters in color and black-and-white versions
- Passports for participants in two sizes with color and line-art versions
- Badges to identify tour guides
- Publicity items including bulletin insert and notes; parent letter; volunteer sign-up; volunteer recruitment letter; posters in color and line-art versions; postcard; and clip art.
The planning guide provides instruction on having up to 13 stations, or as few as 9. The program is very flexible, and can be presented as a single event, or can be spread across days, or weeks, with a few stations experienced per event. Be sure to include Passport Stickers to create a keepsake.