OPEN THE BOOK
One of the objectives of Energising Local Ministry (ELM) is to bring the word of God closer to schools. To achieve this, we are really keen, in the Eggardon and Colmer’s Benefice, to use a national scheme called Open the Book. We need to create a small team of volunteers to go into schools regularly, probably on a monthly basis, and act out a part of the scripture in front of the children.
Open the Book is a project which offers primary school children an opportunity to hear the major stories of the Bible, from a team of Christians from our churches, who present the stories during assemblies/acts of Collective Worship. Each presentation should only take around 10-15 minutes and can be built into a wider school assembly, or can stand alone. Because this is a national scheme, we shall be able to access resources online to help each session. There is also training available if we need it.
You do not require any great acting skills nor the ability to remember long lines as it is all written down. So if you are interested in joining a team and taking part and going into any of our schools – Symondsbury, Loders and Powerstock, please send an email to either George on George@higherdenhay.co.uk or Godfrey on email@example.com.