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Theme: Slavery / enslaved people

Slavery / enslaved people in the Bible: Creative activities for your children's ministry

Slavery and enslaved people are significant themes in the Bible, with the Old and New Testaments addressing the practice of slavery in various contexts. While the Bible does not explicitly condemn slavery, it does contain instructions on how to treat slaves justly and compassionately.

The New Testament also emphasizes the equality of all believers in Christ, regardless of their social status or position. The story of the Israelites' enslavement in Egypt and their subsequent deliverance by God is a powerful narrative of God's redemption and deliverance.

Understanding the theme of slavery and enslaved people in the Bible provides important insights into the nature of justice, compassion, and the ultimate freedom offered through Christ.

Enslaved people are not only found in the Bible. Today, there are more enslaved people than ever. Children, women and men all over the world are used and abused as slaves. Although slavery is a terrible topic, it is too important not to deal with it with children. Children can take a stand against slavery, in prayer and in other ways. 

On this page you will find creative ideas, resources and activities relating to slavery which you can use in your children’s work, children’s church, Sunday school, or Christian primary school.

Discover all 35 activities and ideas