The Adventures of Flat Jesus

As Christians we are called to keep Christ at the center of our lives and to spread the gospel wherever we go. This summer in your travels and adventures you have the opportunity to take Jesus along and tell us about it.

The original “flat” character was Flat Stanley, star of a book by Jeff Brown in which a boy has remarkable adventures after waking up one day to discover he is flattened to half-an-inch thick. This was the beginning of what became the “Flat Stanley Project” in schools to help children with literacy and geography — and from this grew the “Flat Jesus Project.”

Flat Jesus reminds us that Jesus walks with us always, even, or especially, when we are far from our church home. As you are out and about this summer, you’ll love taking Flat Jesus to dinner or the park, to exotic locations such as Europe or Port Aransas, to the zoo or to camp — wherever you go. Then document the adventures with pictures and share them with your Good Shepherd family. This project is for EVERYONE, not just families with children. This is how it works:

  1. Pick up a “Flat Jesus” from the back of the church or the narthex or download the template here.
  2. Bring him along on your summer adventures and take pictures in various places and during various activities.
  3. Send your pictures to Katharina Johnson.
  4. Return your Flat Jesus to the back of the church or the foyer so that he can get ready for more adventures.

Remember to keep Christ at the center of your lives – all summer long.