All Age Services

These full length All-Age worship service Scripts are designed to last about 55 minutes.

The services are written “as a whole” so that the talks, music, prayers, puppet scripts, dramas and links all flow towards a common purpose – be that to teach or challenge or inspire. The aim is that those with the shortest attention spans (not always the young ones) will stay engaged while there is sufficient depth of teaching for mature disciples too. Each All Age Worship service consists of many short items so that the service is fast paced and doesn’t lose momentum.

The scripts include music suggestions to suit a variety of church styles. When songs or hymns are used with a number of verses, it is worth cutting out any verses that are not totally necessary. Songs and hymn sheet music can be purchased at the following website:

These are not designed to be Eucharistic services. If you want material to help with the shorter teaching slot within an All-Age Communion then I suggest you look at either the Short Talks section or the James and Grandad puppet scripts which explain how to use the puppets as an element of a short teaching slot.

What you need:

These services will work best if you have access to screens and a data projector. I have not provided PowerPoint files as copyright issues with graphic files can be complicated, but I do suggest that for each teaching point made during a service that a picture is projected with a few words (the fewer words the better – keep it very succinct). Pictures can be easily found with a Google image search, and it makes a big difference to both children and adults if they have something visual to see to go alongside the teaching point. If a picture can be found to illustrate the key teaching point of a service and is used on all the slides, this will again reinforce the teaching. In most buildings the best colour for projecting words will be white on a dark background.

Many of the services have Drama & Puppet scripts incorporated – but alternatives such as YouTube video clips are given where possible.

To browse all the scripts click here

Further Advice

I can provide further advice by email or lead seminars for your All-Age Worship Team.