School Theme

Head of the Class
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted February 16, 2007



Spiritual Application

This theme revolves around getting back to the basics in our Christian lives.

A School Theme.


Theme Verse Suggestions


Study to show thyself approved unto God...  2 Timothy 2:15

To know wisdom and instruction...  Proverbs 1:2a


Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

Back To School For The Christian by Julia

Outline for this devotional

Back to School Printable Outline

Download in a PDF File


Get Schooled Lesson Handout

Get Schooled Lesson Handout

Download in a PDF File.


Learning to Learn by Julia

Teachable Spirits by Julia

CliffsNotes Living by Julia

What To Know by Julia

More Devotionals by Julia


Alternative Theme Titles

Head of the Class

A Well Taught Woman In Christ 

A Wise Woman

Back to Basics 

Back To School 

Back To The Book 

Elementary (basics) 

Get On The Bus!

God's Teaching Me Everyday

Live and Learn

Learning At The Feet of Jesus

Making the Grade

Road to Success

Sitting at the Feet of Jesus

Study To Show Thyself Approved

The Pursuit of Knowledge

Teach Me Thy Ways

What To Know 


Decorating

Color:  primary colors (Bbasic crayon colors)

Decorate using school supplies.

Apples, globes, book stacks, backpacks, crayons, scissors, containers of pencils, glue bottles, etc.

Bulletin boards, charts, large calendar, school signs.

See your local party store for school cut outs such as school buses, apples, etc.

Check your Dollar Tree stores as they now carry a lot of teacher supplies.

Baskets of Crayons and school supplies

Use desk name plates

Word strips with verses printed on them

Small white boards with verses on them


Icebreakers


Discussion Starter:

Ask your ladies to share about a specific teacher that impacted them in some way.


School Theme Word Search

School Theme Word Search

Download in a PDF File


Icebreaker Index


Music

Sing some songs that you sang in grade school such as "She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain", "Oh, Susannah", etc.

Sing some chorus' such as "The B-I-B-L-E" and "The Crayon Box Song" (Child Bible Songs)

Sitting at the Feet of Jesus Hymn


Favors

Any school supply such as pens, ruler, etc. with your theme or verse attached.

Bookmarks

Pocket calendar

Small Journals

Small pretty spiral notebooks for taking notes.  Sometimes you can get these rather inexpensively and they make some really sweet feminine ones nowadays.

Apples.  Add a cute tag in the shape of a leaf.

Goodie Filled Lunch Bag

Use small size lunch bags and fill with a few candies, pen, mini notebook, or other small items.

Goodie Filled Pencil Case.

You can usually get the inexpensive ones for 1.00 or less. 

Fill with a few candies, pen, mini notebook, or other small items.

See sample below.

Pencil Pouch Favor Idea

See my blog for creative favor ideas.


Door Prizes

Lunch Bags for gift bags

Backpack

Christian Book 

Study Bible

Pen/Pencil Set

Notebook/Journal

Date book

Dictionary 

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips


Just for Fun


Chalk Talk

If you know of someone that does chalk talk speaking, have them do a session with your ladies group.


School Schedule:

Have time slots for different school subjects and allow so many minutes for each.  You could make stations or areas in which to do each. 


  • Orientation - Greet everyone and let them know that you'll being going "Back to School" for the night. Give any instructions or announcements.
  • Spelling - Give a Spelling Pop Quiz or have a game time with a Spelling Bee and use hard to spell words or names from the bible such as Nebuchadnezzar, Bildad the Shuhite, Malachi etc.
  • Art - Have a craft project.
  • Music - Have someone teach a new chorus. Have some hymn histories of various hymns typed out for your ladies to take home.
  • Math - Give a Math Pop Quiz. Have a game time with a quiz of biblical number questions.
  • Science - Share something special or something unique about one of God's creations.
  • Geography - Have a Missionary display featuring the missionaries that your church supports. Use maps, a globe, missionary cards, etc. Have someone read a few highlights from recent missionary letters.
  • Reading - Have your devotional time. Make sure you "read" from your bible.


Make a Classroom Helper Chart:

Fill in names from your group with a job for the evening such as serving coffee, passing out handouts, taking attendance, refreshment duty, etc.


Show and Tell:

Have everyone bring in their high school or college yearbooks or old school photos for a sharing time.


Shoebox Outreach Project:

Make up shoeboxes or baskets full of school supplies for your church children's Sunday School teachers. 

Collect supplies such as stickers, tape, colored pencils, markers, etc. 

Anything you might think would enhance their teaching.


Backpack Outreach Project: 

Make up some backpacks of Blessings. 

If you know of some children in your church or community or even some missionary kids that you could help out, purchase backpacks and fill with school supplies for them. 

This can be an expensive project since you are purchasing the backpack, so narrow it down to one or two children that really could use the help.


College Send-offProject: 

Give a college student a good send-off.  

Collect an offering or use funds from your women's group to purchase Starbucks cards, fast food gift certificates, or bookstore gift cards for the new college students in your church. 

They will appreciate being able to purchase a cup of coffee or grabbing a hamburger when they can't afford it.


Homework:

Give out "homework". 

Bible verses to memorize, chapter to read, someone specific to pray for, etc.


Food and Serving

For a snack serve milk and cookies.

Sack lunches

Use white board word strips to label food.  See sample below.

Whiteboard Strip Ideas

Hospitality in Women's Ministry


Copyright ©2007 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.
www.juliabettencourt.com


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Credit:  Artwork for school printables by Trina Clark.  DigiScrpKits.


See my school related Pinterest Board for more ideas!


School Theme Pinterest Board

This theme is geared for you to take a few ideas for a small meeting or take several for a larger event. These are suggestions for you to build upon.  Be creative...Julia


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