Take Out Church


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 take Jesus along…and tell us about it!

Who is Flat Jesus?

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 the Flat Stanley project in schools to help children with literacy and geography and from this grew the Flat Jesus Project.

The Flat Jesus Project

“And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

Flat Jesus reminds us to keep Christ at the center of our lives even, or especially, when we are far from our church home. As you are out and about this summer, take Jesus along for the adventure. You’ll love taking Flat Jesus out to dinner or the park, to exotic locations such as Europe or Port Aransas, to the zoo or to camp - wherever you and your family go. Then document the adventures with pictures you share with your Christ Church family. This project is for EVERYONE, not just families with children.

How to create your own Flat Jesus (Download and print your own Flat Jesus here)

Get creative! Decorate Flat Jesus - what color hair does he have? What color skin tone? How should his robes be decorated? How do you see Jesus?

  1. Make one for yourself and one for a friend.
  2. Place a reminder on the back on how and where to upload pictures. Share those pix on our CPC Family Facebook group or email pictures to medora.hix@carypresbyterian.org.
  3. If you have access to a laminating machine, cut out and laminate your Flat Jesus. This way if he attempts to walk on water or spills a lot of wine, he’ll be protected!
  4. Take your Flat Jesus everywhere with you and take plenty of pictures. Share your pictures with us. Photo prints will be added to a bulletin board in the narthex.
  5. Talk with family and friends about what you and Flat Jesus experienced.
  6. Have Fun!