Performed during the summer holidays 2017 in Croftlands Junior School

Basic Background:

The holiday club is based on the events in the life of Peter from his first call to follow by Jesus to him standing up in the temple proclaiming the risen Christ. Over the week the children will be introduced to different aspects of Jesus' character as well as seeing the overwhelming love that God has for them. This will be through the eyes of Peter who was called to Follow the Leader.


Themes for the week

Day 1 Monday – On the Lake

Bible Passage Luke 5:1-11

Content Peter confesses his sin to Jesus

Teaching Aim Jesus is Lord of all Creation and knows everything

Response Aim The children will recognise their sin and want to follow Jesus

Memory Verse “Come, follow me,” Jesus said. Matthew 4:19


Day 2 Tuesday – In the Town

Bible Passage Mark 5:21-24, 35-43

Content Peter sees Jesus bring a dead girl back to life

Teaching Aim Jesus has power to give life to the dead

Response Aim The children will be amazed at the power of Jesus

Memory Verse Don't be afraid; just believe Mark 5:36


Day 3 Wednesday – Up the Mountain

Bible Passage Luke 9:28-36

Content The transfiguration of Jesus

Teaching Aim Jesus is the Son of God and we must listen to him

Response Aim The children will listen more carefully to what Jesus said about his death

Memory Verse This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him Luke 9:35


Day 4 Thursday – In the Courtyard

Bible Passage Matthew 26:31-51, 57-58, 69-75

Content Peter is with Jesus in Gethsemane and after Jesus' arrest, denies knowing him

Teaching Aim Jesus will forgive us for what we do wrong

Response Aim The children will ask God to help them follow Jesus faithfully

Memory Verse While we were still sinners Christ died for us Romans 5:8


Day 5 Friday – On the Beach

Bible Passage John 21:1-19

Content The risen Jesus meets some of the disciples at the lake and reinstates Peter

Teaching Aim Jesus is alive today and calls people to obey him

Response Aim The children will want to love and obey Jesus

Memory Verse If you love me, you will obey what I command John 14:15