Collective Worship ideas

Taking collective worship?   Read our top 12 tips for taking an effective assembly.

What Would Jesus Do ? Assembly

Use the Powerpoint. Ask what the various acronyms mean.

WWJD  - Ask for suggestions of how Jesus behaved.

Possible Bible verses to use: 'Love your neighbour as yourself' Matthew 19:19, 'The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.' Galations 5:22-23

If you have time you could add the story of The Parable of the Good Samaritan, ending with the words 'Go and do the same'. Luke 10:25–37.

Thank you to Chris Burch, Headteacher at Birkdale School, Sheffield for sharing his powerpoint.


An excellent assembly idea from called 'Do you have a spiritual side?' exploring the different layers of your personality, related to Russian dolls. Sets of blank Russian dolls can be bought from this website.

Bible Based Assemblies from Scripture Union is a collection of assemblies to help you to plan effective Christian school assemblies quickly and easily.


EthosEducation publishes free resources for teachers to help students explore spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues through contemporary media. Their assembly ideas help pupils to reflect on life issues such as identity, purpose, family, respecting those with different traditions and facing difficult choices. 'But, crucially, each assembly also provides two additional important features with a well-considered rationale,' explained Ethos founder Nick Pollard. 'First, by using extracts from popular feature films the assembly grounds those life issues in the pupil’s contemporary culture. Secondly, by including at the heart of each assembly a relevant passage from the Bible, pupils are enabled to reflect for themselves on what it teaches about the life issue.'

Loads of innovative Assembly ideas from Schoolswork UK including video clips, games and tricks. Topics include Am I cool?, Waiting, Adventure, Easter and the Cost of Christmas. has 'School assemblies for every season for everyone.' Lots and lots of assemblies, arranged into months of the year, and for different age groups.

See our Open the Book page for more assembly ideas.



Scripture Union's It's Your Move resource booklet includes three Assembly Plans about Fears and Phobias / Moses / Daniel.



Contact Woodseats Methodist Church about booking their Saints Alive puppets to bring Bible stories to life.