This series invites participants into the less familiar Christmas characters in the Gospels, with this lesson focusing on the “surprise party” the shepherds throw for Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. This lesson pushes young people to think more deeply about one of the bible’s most familiar texts and consider what it means that this message came to those on the margins.
This lesson – packed with games, interactive activities, scripture exploration, and theological reflection – invites participants into considering the ways God may show up in the margins today, and what that means for our faith.
Spice Rack is a curriculum series written by Mark DeVries that offers a wide variety of options for leaders depending on group size, space, and specific needs. These detailed, field-tested lessons allow for the flexibility that leaders need while providing them all the necessary scaffolding to make lesson prep as easy as possible. While designed for middle and high school students, Spice Rack curriculum can be adapted for younger or older audiences.