Connect Videos

For primary school assemblies (Collective Worship) and Religious Education


Connect videos are 10-15 minutes long and explore key themes relevant to children’s experiences, whilst sharing Christian beliefs and values. Each one includes an introduction, a Bible story and a time of reflection. There is also lots of the usual GenR8 fun with puppets, silly sketches and more. The videos are accompanied by reflection and activity sheets. The searchable tables below contain information about each video’s theme with the Bible references plus all the links to the videos and resources.

There are four tables – Unexpected Easter, Life Lessons, Jesus the ... plus an extra table for the longer Assembly Presentation videos – all available for use in individual classes, in small groups or for collective worship.



Connect videos – Unexpected Easter

TitleKey themesBible linkReflection and activity ideas relating to Easter
Palm SundayPalm Sunday or the triumphal entry - when Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey. He was not the person the crowd expected him to be.Matthew 21:1-9; Mark 11:1-10; Luke 19:28-39; John 12:12-18Unexpected Easter
The Last SupperJesus celebrates the Passover meal with his friends. He washes their feet and shares bread and wine. It was unexpected that their leader would wash their feet - a servant's job.Matthew 26:17-30; Mark 14:12-26; Luke 22:7-23; John 13
Good Friday and Easter SundayJesus dies on the cross but three days later God raises him back to life again. Jesus' friends did not expect their leader to die, nor did they expect him to come back to life.Matthew 26:36 – 28:15; Mark 14:32 – 16: 14; Luke 22:39 - 24:49; John 18-20

Connect videos – Jesus the …

TitleKey themesBible linkReflection and activity ideas relating to...
Jesus the refugeeGod loves us all. The Bible talks about loving others and showing hospitality to strangers.Mary, Joseph and Jesus flee to Egypt - Matthew 2:13-23, Matthew 25:35-40Jesus the refugee
Jesus the friendJesus is a friend who knows us, cares for us and forgives us.Peter denies knowing Jesus - Matthew 26:31-35, John 18:15-27; Peter is given a new job by Jesus - John 21:1-17Jesus the friend
Jesus the storytellerJesus told stories or parables with deeper meanings.The parable of the prodigal son - Luke 15:11-32Jesus the storyteller
Jesus the servantJesus demonstrates how to live a life of service to others.Jesus washes his disciples feet - John 13: 1-17, Mark 10:43-45Jesus the servant
Jesus the role modelThe way Jesus lived has inspired and motivated people to follow his example and be good role models themselves.Peter and Matthew follow Jesus - Matthew 4:18-22, Mark 1: 16-20, Luke 5:1-11 and Matthew 9:9-13, Mark 2:13-17, Luke 5:27-28Jesus the role model
Jesus the miracle workerJesus did miracles to help people when they were in difficulty and he can help us face issues today.Jesus turns water into wine - John 2:1-11Jesus the miracle worker

Connect videos – Life Lessons

TitleKey themesBible linkReflection and activity ideas relating to...
Life Lessons - New starts and changeResilience when facing changes and challenges. Making good choices.The story of Joseph - Genesis 37-48
New starts and changes
Life Lessons - Good FriendsFriendship and loyalty are important particularly when things are difficult.The friendship of Ruth and Naomi - Ruth 1Good Friends
Life Lessons - InspirationPeople who inspire us can motivate, encourage, and influence our lives in a positive way.The words of Jesus: I am the light of the world - John 8:12Inspiration
Life Lessons - TruthfulnessBeing honest is important but it is not always easy to tell the truth.Zacchaeus owns up - Luke 19:1-10Truthfulness
Life Lessons - Trust (Moses)Trust is vital - trust in the way the world works, the activities that we take part in and in the relationships we have.Moses and the burning bush: trusting God - Exodus 3Trust
Life Lessons - GenerosityBeing generous and being willing to give up things for others can help shape our lives in a really positive way.A poor widow's gift was small but was generous - Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4Generosity
Life Lessons - HopeHope is important - we need to keep hopeful about the future even when we are having tough times.Jesus brought hope and light to a blind man - Mark 10:46-52Hope
Life Lessons - You are PreciousGod values each individual as unique and precious. We should also treat each other with respect and care.The parable of the lost sheep - Luke 15:1-7You are Precious
Life Lessons - Who is My Neighbour?One of the greatest commandments in the Bible is to love our neighbours as we love ourselves.The parable of the Good Samaritan - Luke 10:25-37Who is my Neighbour?
Life Lessons - Words, words, wordsWords are powerful. Christians believe we should fill our minds with good things and use kind and encouraging words.The power of words - Proverbs 15:4, Philippians 4:8, James 3:4-6
Words, words, words
Life Lessons - Keep GoingWhen we face difficult times we may feel like giving up but we can choose to keep going, to persevere.A miraculous catch of fish - Luke 5:1-11Keep Going
Life Lessons - Letting GoForgiving others isn’t easy, but it can set us and others free from bad feelings.The Lord's Prayer - Matthew 6:9-13; Jesus talks about forgiveness - Matthew 18:21-22Letting Go
Life Lessons - Starting SmallThe small things that we do can have a big impact. The parables of yeast and the mustard seed - Matthew 13:31-33, Luke 13:18-21Starting Small
Life Lessons - A Time To...It is OK to have difficult feelings like fear and sadness, but how we cope with them is important.A time for everything - Ecclesiates 3:1-8; Jesus calms the storm - Matthew 8:23-27A Time to...
Life Lessons - Asking For HelpIt is not weak to ask for help. If we are finding something hard, we should ask for help.Jesus heals the centurion's servant - Matthew 8:5-13Asking for Help
Life Lessons - Making Wise ChoicesThe best choices are not always the easy ones.The parable of the wise and foolish builders - Matthew 7:24-71Making Wise Choices
Life Lessons - I can do itWe sometimes need to try things that look difficult, even if we feel inadequate.Gideon learns to give it a go - Judges 7I can do it
Life Lessons - Working TogetherWe can achieve much more if we work together as we all have different gifts and talents.Rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem - Nehemiah 8; There is strength in diversity - 1 Corinthians 12:12-27Working Together
Life Lessons - Trust (Miriam)Trust is important in relationships with others, particularly in difficult situations.Miriam and her baby brother Moses - Exodus 1:8-2:10
Life Lessons - Changing for the BetterIf we make mistakes we can choose to say sorry and make changes for the better in our lives.Zacchaeus changes on meeting Jesus - Luke 19:1-10Changing for the better
Life Lessons - What's on the insideIt is important not to judge on appearances.The boy, David, is chosen as the next king of Israel - 1 Samuel 16:1-13What's on the inside
Life Lessons - Facing GiantsOur worries can seem like giants - we may need courage to face them.The young David meets the giant, Goliath - 1 Samuel 17:1-50Facing Giants

Assembly presentations

TitleKey themesBible linkReflection and activity ideas relating to...
We can make a differenceWe can all make a big difference in the world by loving our neighbours as Jesus taught.Jesus feeds more than 5000 people with five loaves and two fish - John 6:1-14We can make a difference
Easter - Forgiveness and saying sorryThe resurrection of Jesus and the Christian belief that he died and rose again so that we can be forgiven for all the wrong things we think, say and do if we are truly sorry.Jesus is buried but comes back to life - Matthew 27:57 - 28:1-15Forgiveness and saying sorry
Christmas - The GiftGod's gift came to us in humble wrapping, but Christians believe he is God's son.Jesus was born as a gift to the whole world - Luke 1:1-20; Matthew 1:18 - 2:12The Gift
Forgiving isn't easyForgiving each other is not always easy. We all get things wrong, so it is important to forgive others. Christians believe God is always ready to forgive us. The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant - Matthew 18:21-35Forgiving isn't easy
Easter - LoveThe Christians belief that Jesus died in our place and took the punishment for all of their individual sins.The story of Good Friday when the crowd chose Barabbas to be freed and Jesus to die - Luke 23:13-25Easter - Love
Advent - Getting ReadyAdvent, which for Christians is a time of preparing and waiting to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the son of God.John the Baptist who told people to get ready at the start of Jesus’ ministry - Luke 3:1-18Advent - Getting Ready
Christmas - Immanuel, God with usChristians believe that God sent Jesus into the world so that we could know God through him.The Christmas narrative with the visits of the shepherds and wise men to the baby Jesus - Luke 2:1-20; Matthew 2:1-12Immanuel, God with us