Before You Start
Determine the schedule of workshops.
Determine dates and times of all workshops. Schedule on the church calendar.
Submit newsletter and worship announcements, prepare flyers and/or posters, and other publicity appropriate to your congregation. If the workshops are to be offered at a time other than Sunday morning, request pre-registration so you can determine special needs, including childcare.
Reserve meeting space.
Select an inviting room of adequate size to comfortably seat all participants in a circle and to allow for acting out the stories. Determine space needs for the small groups and reserve those as well.
Arrange for childcare as requested for children younger than six years.
Collect simple costumes.
Find pieces of fabric and rummage sale and thrift shop items that can be adapted for costumes. Prospective participants can be invited to help assemble the collection.
Arrange for special materials and equipment.
Check the materials lists for each workshop well in advance and assemble necessary materials or equipment. One of the small group options in Workshop 7 requires a computer with Internet connection and a projector. If this is not available to you, consider using the alternate activity.