Everything Changes – The Tomb

Resources Needed:

  • A tomb – A tent/gazebo would do the trick or just a bit of the room sectioned off by dividers to make it a bit darker – ideally big enough to walk around in.
  • Printed quotes/verses (see below)


  • Dark Coloured Drapes (To make your gazebo/tent look more like a tomb)
  • Lots of cardboard or paper (cheap woodchip wallpaper is ideal) to make a front for the tomb.
  • Grey, black and white paint to paint the tomb.
  • Bean bags/cushions


This station can be as simple or as complicated as you like. As it was Easter Sunday we made a big effort the day before to create something that looked as good as we could make it (there are photos on the last page of this document). If you don’t have the resources or time you can still put together something simple that will work. It should be a space where a few people at a time can sit and reflect quietly.

Explain that the empty tomb is a space to quietly reflect on what God has done and how, in defeating death Jesus changed everything.

Quotes/Verses To Print And Cut Out:

Wherever there is death, wherever hope is buried, wherever evil triumphs over law, and wherever law triumphs over grace, wherever injustice, unkindness, and arrogance are winning, just wait. It’s not over yet. Rob Bell

If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.
Tim Keller

“You don’t have to wait for the End. I am, right now, Resurrection and Life. The one who believes in me, even though he or she dies, will live. And everyone who lives believing in me does not ultimately die at all. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26

Jesus’s resurrection is the beginning of God’s new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. N.T. Wright

The resurrection completes the inauguration of God’s kingdom. . . . It is the decisive event demonstrating that God’s kingdom really has been launched on earth as it is in heaven. The message of Easter is that God’s new world has been unveiled in Jesus Christ and that you’re now invited to belong to it. N.T. Wright

The devil, darkness, and death may swagger and boast, the pangs of life will sting for a while longer, but don’t worry; the forces of evil are breathing their last. Not to worry…He’s risen! Charles Swindoll

That’s what baptism into the life of Jesus means. When we are lowered into the water, it is like the burial of Jesus; when we are raised up out of the water, it is like the resurrection of Jesus. Each of us is raised into a light-filled world by our Father so that we can see where we’re going in our new grace-sovereign country. Romans 6:2-5

Some pictures of the Zone2 Tomb for inspiration: