Motion :: Week of August 24

How did Jesus define church? Does going to church really matter? Is it worth sticking with for the rest of my life? We’ll help kids answer these important questions in Big Church!

This week, we tuned into the Loop Show to learn about the future of the Church and the part we get to play in it. We took a look at James 1:26 to learn that we can help the Church grow when we tell others about Jesus, share our faith with them, and invite them to church.

As Christians, we can say Bible verses that we’ve memorized, but if we aren’t acting out what those verses teach us, it’s worthless. We shouldn’t just GO to church; God calls us to BE the church. That means our words and actions should reflect God all the time.

At bedtime this week, read James 1:26 and pray together. Thank God for allowing you and your child to be the future of the Church, while you also get to be part of the Church right now. Ask God to give you and your child the courage to share your faith with others and invite them to church.

Curriculum from Life.Church


Quest :: Week of August 24


The teachings in the Bible are worth more to us — are more valuable in this life — than thousands of pieces of gold and silver. At the end of the day, learning how God, our Creator, wants us to live is worth way more than anything money can buy. So grab a Bible and get ready — we’re going on a treasure hunt! We want to begin to uncover some nuggets of truth and set our preschoolers on a lifelong search for treasure — the kind of treasure that is better than gold.

This weekend, we learned about the time Jesus told the story about a man who built bigger barns for all his grain instead of sharing it with others.

As you drive this week, go on a treasure hunt. Call out something you see and encourage your child to find it. When they find it, talk about why you think it’s a treasure. After the activity, say, “The Bible is better than any treasure, because it teaches us that Jesus is alive and wants to be our friend forever.”


Safari :: Week of August 24

WE’RE LEARNING… The Bible is God’s Word.
MEMORY VERSE: “Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word.” 2 Timothy 3:16a (CEV)
BIBLE STORY: The Bible teaches us how to live. I Ephesians 4:32, Hebrews 13:16, and John 14:15

Grab a Bible and play a fun game with your toddler to help them remember that the Bible is God’s Word!

Instruct your toddler to close their eyes and place the Bible somewhere in the room. Then, encourage your toddler to open their eyes and look for it. When your toddler finds the Bible, encourage them to say, “The Bible is God’s Word!” Repeat the activity, choosing a different location to hide the Bible each time.

After the activity say, “Wow, you did a great job finding the Bible! Remember, the Bible is God’s Word. It teaches us how God wants us to live. When we read the Bible, we learn how to be kind, share, obey, and help others! What is God’s Word?” Encourage your toddler to say, “The Bible is God’s Word!”


Table Talk I Week of August 24

Family life is busy, so being intentional with the time you do have is more important than ever. Table Talk helps mealtime matter — whether it’s at the soccer field, in the car, or around the table. Let this resource be a tool to connect your family and create faith-based conversations with your Quest and Motion children.

 


QUEST 

3 YEARS – KINDERGARTEN

This weekend we learned the Bible teaches us to share our stuff. Whether we have a little or a lot, we can share with others.

Question 1: In Luke 12:16-21, Jesus told a story about a man who had a lot of things. When he didn’t have enough room to store it all, he could have shared what he had with others. Instead, he built a bigger barn and kept it all to himself. Did he make the right choice? What do you think he should’ve done instead?
Question 2: Is it always easy to share with others? Why or why not?
Question 3: What is one thing you can share with someone this week? Who will you share it with?

 


MOTION

1ST – 5TH GRADE

This weekend we learned about the ongoing mission of the Church. Those of us who trust and follow Jesus aren’t just PART of the Church; we ARE the Church. It’s our mission to be the Church, share the Church, and help God’s Church grow!

Question 1: How does God’s Church grow?
Question 2: Who is someone you know who doesn’t go to church? How can you invite them?
Question 3: Is it easy to invite people to church? Why or why not?


Motion :: Week of August 17

How did Jesus define church? Does going to church really matter? Is it worth sticking with for the rest of my life? We’ll help kids answer these important questions in Big Church!

This week, we tuned into the Loop Show to learn about some of the places we can gather with friends and family. We took a look at 1 Corinthians 12:26-27 to learn that we are the body of Christ — God’s Church — and we all have an important part to play!

Think about how the different parts of your body work together.  All the parts of your body work together to help you, and each part has specific jobs. As the Church, we should function like one big body. When we all do the jobs God has called us to do, and when we work together to make church a wonderful, welcoming place, people will naturally want to be a part of it.

At bedtime this week, read 1 Corinthians 12:26-27 and pray together. Pray that your child would realize they are part of the Body of Christ — God’s Church! Pray they’d always feel a strong desire to gather with others in church as part of God’s family.

Curriculum from Life.Church