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Today, we're going to jump into a variation of teaching in the round that I call runways. A runway is simply a strip of teaching space that extends into the middle of the audience.
As with teaching in the round, you definitely want to clearly define your runway space either by taping it off or, if you want to go really big, extend an actual raised platform out into the audience. Either way, the effect is the same - proximity to the kids while retaining the option to use up front stage space.
Think how effectively you could tell the story of Moses parting the Red Sea if the Red Sea actually ran through the middle of the kids? Or what if you're telling the story of the good Samaritan and use the runway to represent the road to Jericho? Imagine doing the faith hall of fame from Hebrews like a fashion show, introducing the faith heroes as they strut down the runway.
You can have create some really fun moments with us, or take a powerful moment absolutely through the roof. The story of the crucifixion takes on a whole new feel when it's being told right in your midst.
Runways give you more options, and with a little creativity, you can have a blast using them to bring the Bible to life for kids in a way they'll never forget.
Have you ever used runways? What Bible stories did you or could you imagine telling using them in your rooms?