Head of the Class
Women's Ministry Theme
Posted February 16, 2007
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
Back To School For The Christian by Julia
Outline for this devotional
Get Schooled Lesson Handout
Learning to Learn by Julia
Teachable Spirits by Julia
CliffsNotes Living by Julia
What To Know by Julia
Alternative Theme Titles
Head of the Class
A Well Taught Woman In Christ
Back to Basics
Back To School
Back To The Book
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
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
Ask your ladies to share about a specific teacher that impacted them in some way.
School Theme Word Search
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
Any school supply such as pens, ruler, etc. with your theme or verse attached.
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.
See my blog for creative favor ideas.
Lunch Bags for gift bags
Just for Fun
If you know of someone that does chalk talk speaking, have them do a session with your ladies group.
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.
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.
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.
Use white board word strips to label food. See sample below.
Copyright ©2007 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.
Credit: Artwork for school printables by Trina Clark. DigiScrpKits.
See my school related Pinterest Board for more ideas!