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Risk Management

The basic idea behind Risk Management is to plan your project/outing/activity and identify the risks that could happen. Eg. You take a walk with your Rally and get caught in a thunderstorm, encounter an accident or lose your way. Risk Management is analysing the likelihood of each possible problem, considering the consequences and then taking steps to minimise them. Eg. If you are caught in a thunderstorm the result is possible ruined clothing – so take an umbrella or seek shelter at first sig...

March 14, 2018

Training

The most wonderfully refreshing sunny Thursday greeted the trainees as they arrived for the Leadership Course. It was a huge contrast to the wild winds and flooding that the nearby Coromadel and Far North had been experiencing just 2 days beforehand. Everyone arrived between noon and 2pm (just!), and we were able to begin our programme on time. RLTC was shorter than it has been in the past, but it was still possible to cram in a large variety of topics and keep the 19 trainees on their toes with...

March 14, 2018

Encouragement for you

Both ‘Senior’ Leaders & ‘Assistant’ Leaders need to be encouraged in Rally work.  .. Do you ever feel as if it is all on your shoulders? .. Do you ever feel you would like to lead a part of the Rally programme but you are never asked?.. Do you think you have great ideas to share?.. Do you pray regularly and/or individually for your Rally members? Here are some ideas for both the Senior Rally Leader and Assistant leaders to consider each other, support each other and grow each o...

March 14, 2018

Dorcas

The Bible tells the story of a lady and gives her two different names. One name she is called is her Hebrew name – the other is what it is in Greek. Tell the story (or read it) of Dorcas in your own words. This story is both sad and exciting. What was sad? (Dorcas died) What was exciting? (Dorcas came back to life) What was special about Dorcas? (She could sew and she cared for the poor, but she wasn’t ‘special’ in any way)  Dorcas was just a very ordinary person. Most of us ar...

March 14, 2018

Queen of Sheba

1 Kings 10:1-13, 2 Chronicles 9:1-12, Mathew 12:42 If a fairy came to you, waved her magic wand and said “you may have 1 wish”, what would you wish for? (ask for a few ideas).The Bible tells a true story of a man called Solomon. He had just become king. He was fairly young and probably quite scared of the responsibility that meant. One day God spoke to him. God said, “Solomon I want to give you a special present. You can choose whatever you like and I will give it to you” WOW! You have t...

March 14, 2018

Lydia

Acts 16 v 11-15, 40. A woman walked quickly out of the city to a spot by the river where a prayer meeting was going to be held. Her name was Lydia and she was a fairly wealthy and important person. She owned a business and had a large home with many servants. Lydia was called a ‘seller of purple’. Thyatira was the name of the city where Lydia was born, and it was famous for it’s scarlet and purple dyes. Maybe Lydia’s father was a seller of purple too and she learnt how to dye cloth from ...

March 14, 2018

PRISCILLA

How many of you want to get married when you grow up? (hands up) Well, that is a very special thing to aim for. We all think we are going to be happy every day of our lives if we fall in love with someone. They will be absolutely perfect! But not every day is perfect – even if you have the most wonderful husband and you are the best wife. Many days you feel sick or tired or unhappy for some reason. But we all want to do our best don’t we. Tonight we are going to look at a lady called Priscil...

March 14, 2018

Mary of Bethany

Readings Luke 10 v 38-41.  It was very hot and dusty walking along the road, and Jesus was so thirsty and tired. But he didn’t have much further to go. Jesus and some of his disciples were nearly at a town called Bethany. There some of their friends were, and they would give them food, drink and a place to stay. Mary, Martha and Lazarus lived here and when they saw Jesus approaching there was great joy. Lazarus went out to meet and welcome his guest and friend, while Martha set about...

March 14, 2018

Ten Commandments

Introduction to Series No.1Goal: ‘Chaos without rules – Order with rules’Scripture: Deuteronomy 5:1, 28-29, 32-33 / 6:1-7, 17-25Main Teaching: What does the word commandment mean?Why do we need rules? (Could play a game without giving them any rules and see what chaos ensues)Why did God give them to us?God didn’t give us rules so that we would fail; God gave us rules to help us win in life! Goal: ‘Disobedience brings punishment – Obedience brings joy and satisfaction’Scripture: Deu...

March 14, 2018

Samuel

Memory verse: James 5:16. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.What do you think would happen in your house if you had 1 dad and 2 Mum’s?- What would be good about that? ( share the chores, if 1 sick the other still there to look after things- What problems do you think there would be? ( jealousy & competition, complaining about each otherWell, back in time – over 1000 years BC which is over 3000 years ago, it was quite common for men to have more than 1 wife. And, the ...

March 14, 2018

Talking with God

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March 14, 2018

Memory Verses

Pavement Painting Split the members into teams. Give each team a copy of the verse and a packet of pavement chalks. Take them to the car-park and give each team a sharply defined area and a time limit. Challenge each team to come up with the best decorated memory verse and design. You could make a ‘big event’ of this. Get an impartial judge and award prizes. Take photos of the end results and display. Either wash off chalk afterwards, or let the next rain do it for you.  Twig Words One ...

March 14, 2018

God made me special

Memory verse: 1 Samuel 16:7. God says, “I do not judge as man judges. Man looks at the outward appearance but I look at the heart.”Pin pictures on a board of people‟s faces – those who look kind but are cruel, or who look nice but have hurt people. And some who look ugly or scary but are generous and helpful (showing that you can‟t judge by outward appearances). Point to one picture and ask „what do you think they are like? After they tell you, pin under them „murderer‟ or „bur...

March 14, 2018

Daniel

Narrator, Daniel, Belshazzar, Queen Mother. (have the words ‘number, number, weight, division’ printed on a card & a picture of a hand looking like it just finished writing the words.) Narrator: Daniel lived to an old age. After King Nebuchadnezzar died his sons and grandsons became rulers together. Daniel still lived at the Royal Court, but he didn’t have any active role with King Belshazzar who ruled in Babylon. One night Belshazzar held a banquet for a thousand of his nobles and th...

March 14, 2018

Broken Heart

Luke 2 v 22-27, 36-38. Can a person die of a broken heart?Can we be so sad that we just stop wanting to live? Doctors say yes.Some people today can get so unhappy that they just don’t want to live any more. Sometimes if a person has an accident or are very sick they just give up and don’t even try to get better. But that is very sad and not what God wants. Yes, you can be sad. Yes, some very awful things happen. You might find you are in a lot of pain for a while. But God can help you to enj...

March 14, 2018

The Sower

Mark 4: 1-20 Reason for parable: Jesus reminds us here that we will only benefit from his teaching if we LISTEN and OBEY what he says. Prep: Make names for the drama. Draw pictures/flash cards to illustrate the lesson. DRAMA: (Pin names to front of leaders. Write them in large letter. You need Mum, Child 1, Child 2, Child 3, Child 4.)Mum: (Look at each child in turn.) Can you put the rubbish out for the collector please.Child 1: Reading a book. Look up but then go back to rea...

March 14, 2018

The Rich Fool

Luke 12:13-31 If you won a lot of money what would you do with it?(Ask for a few ideas)I wonder how wise we will really be if we become rich. And would we really be generous to others? Reason for parable: Someone was fighting with their family over getting a fair share of an inheritance. He said to Jesus “Don’t you think my brother should share it with me?” (Prep: Draw a farm/cropping background with a barn on a large card. Draw some extra barns and sheaves/bales of hay to add during ...

March 14, 2018

The Lost Sheep

Reason for parable: “Good” people complained that Jesus was friendly with “bad” people. List what members think a ‘good’ person and a ‘bad’ person might be like…. (Here are some ideas but get members to share ideas and then you add to them)GOOD BADHelpful to mum & dad stealsGoes to church bullies othersPrays to God tells lies to the teacherIs kind to friends swearsDoes homework is rude to mum & dad Story:Sometimes when people become Christians they don’t want to be frien...

March 14, 2018

THE BIBLE – GOD’S BOOK

* Have a large card with The Bible – God’s Book written on it. Display each night The Israelite people had escaped from Egypt. God had performed a miracle and made a path for them to walk across the Red Sea. They walked along, setting up camp wherever God said to stop. When they came to a place called Mt Sinai they again set up camp. God called to their leader Moses and said ‘Come up the mountain to me’. Moses talked with God, then shared what God had told him with the people of Israel. ...

March 14, 2018

Ruth & Naomi

There are only 2 books in the Bible with female names. Who can tell me what they are? (Esther & Ruth)We are now going to do a drama about Ruth and her mother-in-law Naomi. They had a very special friendship and we can learn a lot about how mum’s & daughters should treat each other. Listen carefully…. (use simple props like a scarf over your heads) Naomi They call me Naomi. I was married to a wonderful man named Elimilech. I have had a very sad life lately. We used to live in Bethle...

March 14, 2018

Peter's Escape from Prison

This idea was taken from the Treasury Magazines children’s section and adapted for Rally. You can turn your story into a board game or use it for an activity after the Bible story to affirm what they have just learnt. Leaders: See sample set of cards. Write your own Bible story with appropriate rewards/punishments. If you type it on the computer it is easy to print off a set for each team. Suggest 12-25 cards. Number them in order of the story. Cut and keep in sets. You will need a board ...

March 14, 2018

The Good Samaritan

Reason for Parable: A religious person we will call Levi, was also an expert of all Gods laws. Levi wanted to know what Jesus would say about how to get into heaven. * Ask children if they have done a ‘good deed’ recently… Ideas:- helped Mum tidy a room?- helped a friend do their homework?- babysat your little brother or sister without complaining?!- asked a lonely person to join you & your friends in a game.- ???? We will have a bit of a drama for you now to show what the conver...

March 14, 2018

Parable of the Talents

Matthew 25:14-29. Reason for Parable: People were looking for Jesus to come back to earth to rescue them from their difficulties. They were being lazy, and Jesus wanted them to be busy – using the talents/abilities he gave them. * Who is good at Maths?Who is good at running fast?Who likes to bake cakes?Who thinks they are creative?We are all different aren’t we. Not all of us are able to understand the workings of a car engine or how to make a floral arrangement. But we can do some thin...

March 14, 2018

King Ahab

Narrator, King Ahab, Elijah, Widow, God Narr: He really thought he was the Big Cheese! Well, He was a mighty King after all. All he had to do was give a command, and his servants scrambled to do it.He was King Ahab. He married a woman named Jezebel – and the Bible says of him that ‘he sinned against the Lord God more than any of his predecessors. He did more to arouse the anger of the Lord, the God of Israel, than all the kings of Israel before him. King Ahab: I don’t need G...

March 14, 2018

Joshua

Andrew was a little black boy who lived in Africa. Because he was a very fast runner, he was chosen to carry important messages to important people. He loved Jesus.One day while carrying an important message, he had to run through an area where there were lions. He was afraid, but prayed to God ‘ My Heavenly father, you know I have to get this very important message through, but there are lions and I am scared. Please take care of me’. Suddenly he saw 2 big lions crouching near the path. He ...

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