Gospel Rocks

Activity Objective

The young people will reflect on words of Scripture that have personal meaning for them.

Lesson Outcome

The young people should be able to describe some of the various images that the New Testament teaches us about Jesus.


  • Bibles
  • Rocks, large and smooth enough to write on (1 per young person )
  • Colored markers (thin tips)
  • CD player, instrumental music CD


  • Choose one of the Gospels and invite the young people to open their Bibles.
  • Explain that they are to look through the Gospel for a phrase or a passage that speaks to them.
  • When they have chosen one, invite them to write it on their rocks. They may also decorate their rocks.
  • Ask volunteers to share their rocks and to explain why they chose that phrase or passage.
  • Invite the young people to memorize their phrase or passage and to use it for personal prayer.

Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

20 minutes


Playing instrumental music while the young people work can create a prayerful atmosphere.

Rocks can be treated with a water-and-glue mixture or other high-gloss preservative.