Yes, Yes, Yes!
Don’t be over-awed by the apparent scale of the task. Of course a project like this takes time and energy, but the result is so worth the effort. It doesn’t have to be done in the busy run up to Easter. Take whatever time you need. Spread the load. Get the whole church involved. Get all the Churches involved. Get Christians working together for the benefit of the local community and schools. Unleash hidden talents. Be realistic. Think about how to make this idea work in your situation.
What do we need to get started?
A small core of people committed to making it happen – who will plan and coordinate the whole venture
A large enough venue – ideally the church building.
Schools close enough to be able to bring their classes down to church – and someone to enthuse, liaise and organise the timetable for the groups.
A storyteller or storytellers. People who are comfortable with primary aged children and who can tell the story in a child-friendly way.
A larger team of helpers – especially in the production of the various props/set which make each area, and with the final construction and setting-up of the Trail.
What is available to help you prepare and get ready for an Easter Trail at your church?
Easter Trail Developer’s Guide and interactive Resources DVD
Training day – come and see a Trail in action, look behind the scenes and join in workshops, discussions and Q & A sessions.
Templates for artwork
Examples of church plans/layouts
Storytelling guide – full script with hints and suggestions for telling