Introducing Blaze …
Blaze the Bee helps children and families in congregations right across PCI explore how God is at work in the world and what it means for them to be a global disciple, doing what they can to play their part in God’s global mission.
This includes learning about, and praying for, global mission workers, God’s church around the world and a Christian approach to big issues like creation care.
Each congregation has been provided with a Blaze character (cuddly toy) for use in children’s addresses and other activities such as Sunday school or uniformed organisations. You will know best where Blaze fits and will have most impact in the particular shape of your congregation’s children’s ministry.
Read Ruth Bromley's blog Introducing Blaze the Bee to find out more
Blaze creation care calendar
One of the ways that Blaze helps us learn to be global disciple is to help us think about how to care for God’s creation.
Blaze has creation care ideas for children, families and the whole congregation to try. Each month, a new idea will drop which everyone can work on together for the month and make into a regular habit.
The ideas are on a downloadable calendar to distribute to everyone in the congregation. There are also PowerPoint slides for use in announcements or children’s/all age slots in church.
Coming in 2024, Blaze’s prayer calendar!
Creating a buzz …
We will regularly be making materials and resources available be used in conjunction with the Blaze character. They will be made available at several times throughout the year, offering simple and readily usable outlines to give a child-friendly window on a variety of aspects of global mission.
To download our resources to introduce Blaze as a global disciple in your children’s ministry check the downloads section in the right hand menu.
When Blaze travels to visit one of PCI’s global mission workers, they record a digital dispatch to document the visit. These digital dispatches also come with a children’s address idea, children’s ministry extension activities and ideas for families to do together at home.
You can watch the latest dispatch below and accompanying resources can be found in the downloads section.
All the previous dispatches can be found here on our Vimeo channel and you can download the accompanying resources below.
Summer in Nepal with Helen Johnston (2023): Children's Address; Children's Activity Ideas; Ideas for Families; Photos for Children's Activities.
Spring in Romania with Rosie Kennedy (2023): Children's Address; Children's Activity Ideas; Ideas for Families.
Harvest in Kenya with Naomi Leremore (2022): Children's Address; Children's Activity Ideas; Ideas for Families.