Having been a school teacher, this amazing Back to School Door by Lessons with Laughter caught my attention while scrolling through social media. My prayers is that all students will have teachers as caring and affirming as this wonderful woman (whom I have never met). Her idea got me thinking, what would this look like if we created something similar at church?
Here’s my first draft list of “you are” statements, in no particular order. What would you add?
In this space and in every place,
You are beloved.
You are disciples.
You are wonderers.
You are creators.
You are ministers.
You are musicians.
You are Bible readers.
You are thinkers.
You are worshipers.
You are prayers.
You are faithful.
Grace is the reason we are here.
God is here, too!
I like this a lot. I feel like each group of kids could design their own door and change the tabs throughout the year. Perhaps as the liturgical or school year changes. Advent: You are expecters, You are preparers! Or use the biblical or spiritual focus of the class: You are peacemakers, You are pilgrims, You are missionaries…etc.
Thank you, those are amazing ideas! I was wondering what you thought of the last line, “grace is the reason we are here?” I’d love your scholarly opinion.
. . .you will be treated as a child of God. . .