Session Plans

What is Minecraft Church?

Minecraft Church is a creative style of church in which adults and children explore stories from the Bible together. It was pioneered by Rev Kevin Colyer – you can read more about his work at http://minecraftchurch.uk/

When is Minecraft Church?

Usually on the fourth Sunday of the month, at 3pm, but do check before coming, especially if it is a bank holiday weekend or in the school holidays.

Upcoming dates:

  • 27th March
  • 24th April
  • 22nd May
  • 26th June
  • 17th July (a week early to squeeze one in before the holidays!)

Who can come?

Everyone is welcome, whatever your age or Minecraft skill (or lack of it!) – we just ask that children bring an adult with them.

What do I need?

Anyone wanting to play Minecraft needs access to a device with pocket edition installed (a tablet, iPad or phone), and a free Microsoft account. Minecraft costs about £7 to install on this sort of device. The church hopes to have a few spares for those without access to a device. If you don’t want to play Minecraft you can still get involved using other kinds of crafts! You can respond creatively using lego, play dough, drawing, or feel free to bring a craft of your choice!

What if I don’t usually go to church?

Minecraft Church is for you! You don’t have to be a Christian, a regular (or irregular) church goer or connected to a church in any way to come along and have fun at Minecraft Church.

How much does it cost?

Minecraft Church is free. If you can make a donation towards the refreshments that’s great … but not compulsory!!

Why Minecraft ?

Minecraft Church recognises that creativity can be a great way to learn about, respond to and engage with the Bible. Minecraft allows the creation of a whole world, looking at the context, the relationships and the stories in an immersive and extremely engaging way. Participants don’t just listen to the story, they create it, gaining lots of new insights in the process.

What happens at Minecraft Church?

Each event is based around a Bible story or theme.

We have a short time of free play, to allow everyone to arrive and get settled. Usually there will then be a game and a short prayer.

We have a time of storytelling to introduce the story, then get creating in response – this might mean creating buildings, crowds, boats, food, animals.  We don’t just use Minecraft – you can respond creatively using lego, art, play dough – you could even bring some knitting along! As we create, we discuss different aspects of the story and then share our reflections at the end.

The session ends with a prayer – Minecrafters let off fireworks, while the rest of us say Amen!

Can I join online?

Initially, Minecraft Church at KMC will be offline (in person) only. An online Minecraft Church is run by Rev Kevin Colyer, and more details of this can be found at http://minecraftchurch.uk/

How do I find out more?

If you are interested in Minecraft Church and/or would like to be informed when the sessions will be held, please email emma@hubers.org.uk