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Minecraft Church… in a box!

What is Minecraft church in a box? Minecraft Church in a box is a way to make a simple face-to-face Minecraft based church: A face to face way to run a Minecraft church Portable to any place where there is a small amount of mobile broadband, like a rural church building. Uses tablets or phones…. Read more »

Running Your Own Minecraft Church – Part 1 – TECHNICAL

Back to introduction… Minecraft has been a multiplayer game for years now. It is great fun and their are myriads of ways people interact on different servers. In one sense Minecraft Church is another form of multi-player Minecraft. There are vast resources out on the internet and on YouTube that explain how to run servers…. Read more »

Running your own Minecraft Church – Introduction

I really want to help you run your own form of Minecraft Church! Why? Because I think it is a great way to connect to all sorts of people who are gaming mad and spiritual, but would never have thought of darkening the doors of a conventional church! I will put down here a number… Read more »

Session 3 – Tower of Bable Team Builder

This session plan was very simple. A team game and an activity to see if we can use the building paradigm to express feelings. Tower of Babel Team builder This was suggested by my son. I found a hill. Then worked out the number of blocks between the top of the mountain and the top… Read more »

Session 10 – snakes and poles

Session Plan (draft!) (team: Sian on zoom. Breakout rooms 3 or 4: for all teams. Elaine take a team (with Ninja_Sheep20) (main room), Kevin, Ellie, Sam) Welcomes, team assignments and Zoom startup Prayer “Defending the Mothers” – Tower defence style game in groups. Online safeguarding – we might be fine but other groups.. Beware -… Read more »

Session 9 – Turning tables

Session Plan After gathering and initial prayer split into three teams and go to Building world for Pictionary. How to play pictionary – the three teams race against each other. One team member at a time is given a word to draw with blocks for the other team. A small line of coloured blocks are… Read more »

Session 7

Session plan Welcomes: Use the new /zoom alias and /invite! Get players to stash stuff in chests because we will /clear their stuff later in game mode Flying practice while waiting Place people in teams (according to age) /team join <teamname> <name> New alias /tpteam <teamname> will bring the team to you (I hope!) Welcome… Read more »

Session 6 – Flying Race and Dancing Praise

Session plan Welcome prayer and stillness Flying races (in two teams for this – beginners and advanced – time flying around the track.) Travel to p:transfiguration – praise dance – jumping in the house of God! Music played through Zoom (“share your computers sound” for best results) Build. Split in to three teams. 2 Kings… Read more »

Session 4 – Candles at dusk

Session Plan Gathering prayer Friendly inter-tribal swimming race: idea from How to Train Your Dragon, by Cressida Cowell. Armed only with heave axes and armour the players must swim out into the water and stay out for as long as possible before returning to the shore (alive!). The last one back wins. They must not… Read more »

Session 1 – Christingle

Our protoype attempt at meeting started with making Christingles! We had created three worlds before the event. The Lobby, Christingle world (which was a flat endless plain that would focus attention on what we could build) and Scavenger hunt world. We met in the Lobby. There were a few technical hitches but all being on… Read more »