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Christmas Outreach

We all know that a great way to make connections with our communities is through Christmas outreach.  This year why not consider doing a Christmas musical?  How about one that includes the whole family?  How about one that has no lines that need to be memorized?  Here are a couple of simple products and ideas that you could use this year:

Twas the Light Before Christmas (The Instant Christmas Play)

An easy three step production
Involves families working together
Presents the true meaning of Christmas
Families are divided up into one of the four scenes
Together they rehearse their scene, learn their song, make their props and a devotional keepsake
This kit is from Group Publishing and can be ordered from  (cost $59.99 US dollars)

The Not So Silent Night

The story is about three shepherd boys who shout God’s praises after visiting baby Jesus
Packet includes script with CD
CD has all the voices, music, sound effects and promotional materials on it
Kids pantomime the story
Can be used with any size number of kids
Totally flexible
This kit is from Group Publishing and can be ordered from (cost $19.99 US dollars)

Christmas Musical Outreach

An opportunity to invite kids who have attended your March Break VBS, your summer day camps, or any of your ministries to get involved
A great way to build community by sharing an evening meal together and then rehearsing your musical
Provides opportunity to make Christmas crafts together, and memorize related Bible verses
Download the idea from Major Karen Puddicombe from – just search for Karen’s name
Kids Christmas musical can be purchased from
While visiting be sure to check out two other great ideas for outreach:
Breakfast with Santa
Drop and Shop
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  1. Comment from Laura Hickman, May 5, 2014 12:15pm

    I recently discovered the "CHAT Prayer Plan" and thought it could be useful with older children.
    C- Cheer God on for who He is (what about God makes you glad? Example: God You are an awesome God)
    H- Humble Yourself (If Jesus were to tour your heart or journey with you for a day, what would he find? Asking forgiveness for times we've made mistakes)
    A- Appreciate what God has done (expressing thanks to God)
    T- Tell God your needs

    This can be found at: