Walk About

Page Summary

This activity includes asking questions and instead of saying the answer, the children / young people move to the answer.

Good For...

  • Understanding how children/young people experience church.

You Will Require

  • An empty church building (prefereably the one in which you usually meet!)


  • None

What To Do

  • Gather centrally in the church.
  • Explain that you're going to ask questions and instead of saying the answer, you want people to move to the answer.
  • Emphasise that there are no right or wrong answers but they might need to think what is the right answer for them.
  • After each response, gather back centrally and tease out why the children/young people went to the place they chose.
  • It might be helpful to have someone record any key findings or suggestions
  • Reflect - what have you learned? How might that feed in to what you (or the church) do? Who can help things change?

Related Questions

How could you be involved in church? >

Would you like to be involved in a worship service, if YES how? >

Have you ever come close to God? Where? how? >

Is there anything to help you feel closer to God when you are at your church?

Do you feel close to God when you are at your group, if Yes How, if No why not?

Where could things be done differently? >

What would you change about church / your children’s group? >

If you could change anything about your church, what would it be? >

If you could change one thing about church, what would it be? >

Where do you feel left out?

Where is your favourite place?

Where might people pray?

What do you think about the way our church prays? >

Where might the Bible be read?

Do It Differently

  • Give participants digital cameras and ask them to photograph their answers. Together create a presentation called 'Our Church' to show to the PCC or congregation.