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Motion Large Group Week of January 13

Work It Out

Virtue: Commitment: Making a plan and putting it into practice.
Main Point: Practice praying to God.
Bible Story: Model Prayer
Bible Passage: Luke 11:1-4
Memory Verse: “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things,
holding promise for both the present life and the life to come” 1 Timothy 4:8, NIV

Please remember that Cue Sheets are king. Please follow the order of the CUE SHEET rather than the exact order of a script or talking point card. You may need to cross off sections on a script based on the cue sheet order.

Countdown

Welcome / Video Intro

“Hello and welcome to Motion! I’m glad to see you all here and I know you’ve spent some time this year working on your New Year’s resolutions, or commitments, like we talked about last week. But what is commitment? Let’s check out the screen and find out together!

Commitment: Making a plan and putting it into practice.

Say that with me now.

(repeat the virtue with the kids)

Great job, Motion! Right now we’re going to continue with our commitment last week of staying fit by doing the workout of the day.

Workout of the Day

“Today’s workout is a set of leg exercises that are going to help strengthen some muscles to protect you from injury the next time you’re running on the playground, kicking the soccer ball, or dribbling down the basketball court. We’ll start by doing some squats, just like this:

(bend at the knees like you’re sitting in an invisible chair)

Now follow my lead! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…

(perform five squats)

Now, we’re going to lunge forward four times and we’ll switch legs each time. Here’s what it looks like:

(model a lunge forward for the kids)

Then you switch legs…

(switch legs and do it again)

Got it? Let’s do four squats. Here we go! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…

(lead the kids in four squats, switching legs each time)

Worship Intro

“Great job everybody! Now that we’re warmed up, let’s put that energy to good use as we sing, dance, and thank God for the amazing things He’s done. Let’s sing, ‘Strength To Dance.’”

Worship Song – Dance

Worship Song – Alive

Transition to Videos

“Amazing job, Motion! Everyone have a seat because it’s time for to learn more about what commitment means by checking in with someone who’s making a pretty big commitment this year. Check this out.”

Video Host Intro

252 Story

Video Host Outro

Connect Questions

“We can always talk to God. In fact, Jesus gave us a model for how we should pray to God so that if we ever can’t think of something to say, we can follow his example. How cool is that? It’s like Jesus thought of everything!

Now, let’s answer a few questions about today’s Bible story and the video we watched. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!

(give kids time to circle around eGroup leaders)

First question: In the prayer that Isaiah was reading, he mentioned ‘Daily Bread.’ What do you think that means? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Second question: What are some ‘Daily Bread’ type things you need, that you might pray and ask God for? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Now Motion, it’s time for our final question: Who can you pray with this week? Name a specific friend! Discuss that with your eGroup now.”

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Dismissal To eGroups

“Great job, Motion! Everybody stay standing because it’s time for us to head back to our eGroups. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can follow them back.”

(dismiss kids back to eGroups)

eGroups

VIP Welcome

“Welcome back from your eGroups! Before we continue, I wanted to take a moment and welcome some very special guests who came to visit us for the first time. Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!

(initiate applause)

If it’s your first time here, we consider you a VIP – a very important person! VIPs, turn your attention to the screen because I’ve got some special instructions just for you.

(refer to the screen)

This is a VIP lanyard. If you’re a VIP, you’re wearing this around your neck right now.

[VIP Slide – Lanyard]

When you leave Motion, you need to take that lanyard to the __________ tent called the Welcome Area.

[VIP Slide – Welcome Area]

Once you get to the Welcome Area, show them your lanyard and they will give you a gift!

[VIP Slide – Gift]

Let’s review.

[VIP Slide – All Combined]

VIP Lanyard + Welcome Area = Gift.

If you have any questions about where to go or what to do, just ask someone in a blue eKidz shirt and we’ll be more than happy to help you out!”

Bring It! Challenge Setup

“Now Motion, it’s time for the Bring It! Challenge!

During this month’s Bring It! Challenge, you’ll need to do the following three things to receive a prize. Check out the screen.

(watch the Bring It! Challenge video)

That’s right, Motion! To receive your Bring It! prize, you’ll need to:

  1. FIND 1 Timothy 4:8 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader.

2. RECITE the verse for this series, 1 Timothy 4:8, from memory.

3. SAY our virtue for this series from memory. In fact, that’s on the screen now, too!

(say the virtue again with the kids)

Commitment: Making a plan and putting it into practice.

Ok, so let’s recap. To earn your prize, you’ll need to FIND this month’s verse, RECITE the verse to your eGroup leader, and SAY the virtue for this month. Take a look at the screen and you can see the prizes now!

(refer to the prize slide)

Circle around your eGroup leaders and let’s complete the Bring It! Challenge!”

Bring It! Challenge

Game Setup – Move It!

“Now Motion, it’s time for today’s game!

We’ve made a commitment to improve our fitness this year, so today’s game is another step on our journey to a body that’s healthy and strong.

We’ll begin by giving six of our amazing leaders and volunteers a numbered sign. We’ll send them to a different area of the room and when they get there, I’ll have them hold their signs high in the air so you all can see them. Then, when I say ‘Go!’ you’ll all have to move to a numbered area. Sounds easy, right? Not so fast, dude.

Every round I’ll give you instructions on how you have to move from place to place. For example, I could have you hop on one foot, crab walk, or take gigantic lunging steps, just like we did in our workout of the day.

The last part of the game is simple. I’ll take this GIGANTIC dice and I’ll toss it up in the air. If the dice lands on your numbered area, everyone – including your leader or volunteer – will need to sit down. Then, that area is shut down and is out of the game.

We’ll play 10 fast rounds of this game and we’ll see if we can find a few winners. After 10 rounds, everyone will stand back up and we’ll begin the game again. Everyone stand to our feet and let’s play, ‘Move It!’”

Game – Move It!

252 Movie Intro

“Great job during the game, Motion! As your parents begin to arrive, let’s take another look at today’s Bible story. Check out the screen!”

252 Movie

Dismissal


Motion Large Group :: Week of January 6

Work It Out

Virtue: Commitment: Making a plan and putting it into action.
Main Point: Practice hearing and doing what God says.
Bible Story: Sand and Rock
Bible Passage: Matthew 7:24-27
Memory Verse: “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things,
holding promise for both the present life and the life to come” 1 Timothy 4:18, NIV

Please remember that Cue Sheets are king. Please follow the order of the CUE SHEET rather than the exact order of a script or talking point card. You may need to cross off sections on a script based on the cue sheet order.

Countdown

Welcome

“Happy New Year and welcome to Motion – the coolest place to be in 2018! I’m glad to see you all here and I know you’ve had an awesome time celebrating Christmas and New Years with family and friends.

Speaking of starting a brand new year, one of the things people do around this time is make a resolution – or a promise – to do something different in the new year. For example, some people may make a resolution to eat healthier, travel the world, start playing a new sport, but here in Motion, we’ve made a resolution not just to commit to our faith, but we’re also committing to working out! We’re going to commit to making our bodies healthier and making sure we’re the best versions of ourselves! But what does it mean to commit to something? Let’s take a look at the screen:

Commitment: Making a plan and putting it into action.

Say that with me now.

(repeat the virtue with the kids)

Great job, Motion! Like we said together, commitment is all about making a plan and putting it into action and we’re going to start working on our New Year’s resolution of fitness right now. Everyone stand to your feet because it’s time to begin our plan and start our Workout Of The Day!”

Workout of the Day

“Today’s workout is a simple series of stretches – after all, we don’t want to pull any muscles at the beginning of the year! Everyone follow my lead as we start to work it out!

(raise your arms over your head and lean to the left)

Now follow my lead! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…

(lean to the right)

Other side! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…

Now twist your waist to the left! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…

(twist your torso to the left)

Finally, twist your waist to the right! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

(twist your torso to the right)

Worship Intro

“Great job everybody! Now that we’re warmed up, let’s put that energy to good use and we sing, dance, and thank God for the amazing things He’s done. Let’s sing, ‘Strength To Dance.’”

Worship Song – Strength To Dance

Worship Song – Unstoppable God

Transition to Videos

“Amazing job, Motion! Everyone have a seat because it’s time to learn more about what commitment means by checking in with someone who’s making a pretty big commitment this year. Check this out.”

Video Host Intro

252 Story

Video Host Outro

Connect Questions

“Having a plan in place is always good, but we need to make sure that we’re listening to the right plan – God’s plan!

Now, let’s answer a few questions about today’s Bible story and the video we watched. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!

(give kids time to circle around eGroup leaders)

First question: Why was it smarter to build a house on solid rock than on sand? What happened to the house built on sand? Discuss that now.

(give kids one minute to answer the question)

Second question: What does it mean to ‘build a house’ like the characters in today’s story? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Now Motion, it’s time for our final question: What can you do to build a stronger house, like the man who built his house on the rocks? How can you help a friend build a strong house? Discuss that with your eGroup now.”

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Dismissal To eGroups

“Great job, Motion! Everybody stay standing because it’s time for us to head back to our eGroups. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can follow them back.”

(dismiss kids back to eGroups)

eGroups

VIP Welcome

“Welcome back from your eGroups! Before we continue, I wanted to take a moment and welcome some very special guests who came to visit us for the first time. Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!

(initiate applause)

If it’s your first time here, we consider you a VIP – a very important person! VIPs, turn your attention to the screen because I’ve got some special instructions just for you.

(refer to the screen)

This is a VIP lanyard. If you’re a VIP, you’re wearing this around your neck right now.

[VIP Slide – Lanyard]

When you leave Motion, you need to take that lanyard to the __________ tent called the Welcome Area.

[VIP Slide – Welcome Area]

Once you get to the Welcome Area, show them your lanyard and they will give you a gift!

[VIP Slide – Gift]

Let’s review.

[VIP Slide – All Combined]

VIP Lanyard + Welcome Area = Gift.

If you have any questions about where to go or what to do, just ask someone in a blue eKidz shirt and we’ll be more than happy to help you out!”

Bring It! Challenge Setup

“Now Motion, it’s time for the Bring It! Challenge!

During this month’s Bring It! Challenge, you’ll need to do the following three things to receive a prize. Check out the screen.

(watch the Bring It! Challenge video)

That’s right, Motion! To receive your Bring It! prize, you’ll need to:

  1. FIND 1 Timothy 6:18 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader.

2. RECITE the verse for this series, 1 Timothy 6:18, from memory.

3. SAY our virtue for this series from memory. In fact, that’s on the screen now, too!

(say the virtue again with the kids)

Generosity: Making someone’s day by giving something away.

Ok, so let’s recap. To earn your prize, you’ll need to FIND this month’s verse, RECITE the verse to your eGroup leader, and SAY the virtue for this month. Take a look at the screen and you can see the prizes now!

(refer to the prize slide)

Circle around your eGroup leaders and let’s complete the Bring It! Challenge!”

Bring It! Challenge

START. NOW. Challenge Info

“Before we get into today’s game, I wanted to let you all know about an awesome opportunity we have to make a commitment to coming to Motion and a chance for you to invite your friends as well!

Each week during our START. NOW. eKidz Challenge, you’ll receive two wristbands – one for you and one to use as an invitation to eKidz for a friend. At the end of the month, you and your friends can earn prizes depending on how many wristbands you’ve earned by coming to church. How cool and easy is that? Make sure you grab your wristbands on the way out the door today!”

Game Setup – Get Moving

“Now Motion, it’s time for today’s game!

We’re continuing with our commitment to getting fit this year by playing games that will test your strength, agility, and ability to listen to instructions, even when you’re getting tired. Our first game this month is called ‘Get Moving.’

In this game, I’ll give you four different set of instructions and you’ll need to complete the instructions I call out. For example, when I yell ‘Jump Rope!’ You’ll all begin acting like you’re jumping rope, just like this.

(model jumping rope for the kids)

Another thing I’ll say is ‘Jumping Jacks!’ Then, you’ll need to start doing jumping jacks like this.

(model doing jumping jacks for the kids)

Another thing I might say is ‘Jog!’ When I say jog, you’ll need to start jogging slowly and find a new place in the room to stand, just like this.

(start jogging slowly and move from one side of the stage to the other)

The last thing you’ll need to do is a ‘Pushup,’ but probably not the kind of pushup you’re thinking of. I’ll need a partner for this, so let’s get _________ to come up to the stage.

(call someone to the stage that is about equal height with you)

The two of you will sit down, back to back. Then, you’ll link arms together and try to stand back to your feet without falling over. You’ll do it like this.

(imitate the action mentioned above)

So those are your four actions: Jump Rope, Jumping Jack, Jog, and Pushup. If you do any of the actions too slowly after I call them OR you and your partner can’t do the pushup without falling back down, I’m going to end you to the Locker Room at the back of the room until I tell you you can come back in and play again.

Now, everyone stand up and let’s play ‘Get Moving!’”

Game – Get Moving

252 Movie Intro

“Great job during the game, Motion! As your parents begin to arrive, let’s take another look at today’s Bible story. Check out the screen!”

252 Movie

Dismissal


Motion Large Group :: Week of December 23

The Big Give

Main Idea: God gave us Jesus
Bible Story: Jesus is born
Bible Passage: Luke 2:1-18
Memory Verse: 
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds,
and to be generous and willing to share.”
– 
1 Timothy 6:18, NIV

Countdown

Welcome / VIP Welcome

“Merry Christmas, Motion! I’m so excited you’re all here to celebrate with us! It’s time for The Big Give, our series all about generosity! But before we go any further with our amazingly fun day, we’re going to take a minute and welcome a special group of people who are here for the very first time. Those people are our VIPs! Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!

(initiate applause)

If it’s your first time here, we consider you a VIP – a very important person! VIPs, turn your attention to the screen because I’ve got some special instructions just for you.

(refer to the screen)

This is a VIP lanyard. If you’re a VIP, you’re wearing this around your neck right now.

[VIP Slide – Lanyard]

When you leave Motion, you need to take that lanyard to the __________ tent called the Welcome Area.

[VIP Slide – Welcome Area]

Once you get to the Welcome Area, show them your lanyard and they will give you a gift!

[VIP Slide – Gift]

Let’s review.

[VIP Slide – All Combined]

VIP Lanyard + Welcome Area = Gift.

If you have any questions about where to go or what to do, just ask someone in a blue eKidz shirt and we’ll be more than happy to help you out, because we’re all so generous, just like our series teaches about.

But what is generosity and what does it mean to be generous? Take a look at the screen and let’s find out together! I’ll say it once and then I want you all to say it with me. Take a look at the screen:

Generosity: Making someone’s day by giving something away.

Say that with me now.

(repeat the virtue with the kids)

Worship Intro

“God was generous to us, so that’s why we should be generous to others. Christmas is when we celebrate that God’s generosity and that He gave us the gift of His son, Jesus. Now, it’s time for us to thank God for everything He’s done. We’re going to do that by standing, dancing, and praising Him for what He’s given us. Let’s do that now. Stand to your feet and let’s get ready to sing!”

Worship Song – Noel

Video Transition

“Great job! You can all have a seat.

(wait for kids to be seated)

Christmas is a great time for us to remember that God gave us the most generous gift of all – His son, Jesus. But what does it mean that God sent Jesus? Why is this gift so great? Let’s find out together. Take a look at the screen!”

Video Host Intro

252 Story

Video Host Outro

Salvation Video Intro

“What an amazing message – God gave us Jesus, and because He was so generous with us, we need to generous with other people in our life.

At this point, some of you may be wondering why we keep saying that Jesus is a gift. Right now I’d like to invite the Family Pastor of Elevation Church, Pastor Jeff, to tell us a little more about the gift of Jesus. Check out the screen.”

Salvation Video

Dismissal To eGroups

“Now it’s time for us to head back to your eGroup where you’re going to learn more about Jesus and how you can begin a relationship with Him.

When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can stand up and follow them back to your eGroup.”

(dismiss kids back to eGroups)

eGroups

Salvation Video Setup

“Welcome back from your eGroups, Motion! I know you’ve had a chance to talk to your eGroups about the amazing gift that is Jesus. Some of you may have a few questions about the things you’ve heard today and now you’ll have a chance to hear more about that. Motion, put your hands together and let’s welcome Pastor Jeff back to the screen!”

(initiate applause)

Salvation Video Part 2

Dismissal to Next Level eGroup

“Some of you have some questions about what it means to follow Jesus and I want to invite you to a Next Level eGroup where our team can help you answer some questions you may have. If you’ve received a Next Level invitation, you can stand up and follow ___________ to the Next Level eGroup. Hey __________, why don’t you give everyone a big wave?

(wait for __________ to identify themselves)

If you received a Next Level invitation, stand up and follow _________ now.

(wait for Next Level kids to leave the room)

Memory Verse Game Setup

“Now Motion, I want to play a game that’s going to help us review the memory verse we’ve been learning to help us be more generous, 1 Timothy 6:18.

In this game, we’ll divide the room into two teams and each team will act out an action or phrase that helps show our memory verse in action. Let’s go ahead and divide the room into two teams before I give any instructions. Let’s do this now.

(divide the room straight down the middle)

Every round I’ll choose one person from each side of the room to come on stage and that person will face their team. Then I’ll put an action on the screen that everyone in the audience will have to act out. The people on stage will have to guess what their side of the room is acting out, and if they get it right first, their team will earn 100 points.

Now, this goes without saying, but you CANNOT talk at all. If your team speaks to the person on stage, then your team will forfeit that round and the other will win the points. If you get it, say ‘Got It!’

(have kids repeat ‘Got It!’)

At the end of each round, I’ll put up the memory verse on the screen and then we’ll all say it together before we play the next round.

Let’s get ready to play! Let me call our first two players to the stage…”

Memory Verse Game

Christmas Candy Cup Giveaway Info

“Great job during the memory verse game, Motion! Now before we get into today’s HUGE game, I wanted to tell you how our Motion team is going to be generous one final time this year.

On the way out today, we’re going to give each of you this awesome Motion Christmas cup. Now, I know what you’re thinking – ‘Oh, cool, a cup. I love cups, especially ones with nothing in them!’

Well, our Motion team’s final act of generosity this year isn’t just a Christmas cup, but the opportunity to use that cup and scoop out an enormous helping of Christmas candy from an oversized stocking we’re going to have at the door. As your parents pick you up, we’ll hand you you cup and then you can grab some sugary goodness as you leave today.”

Game Setup – That’s A Wrap

“Motion, as we’re welcoming back our friends from their Next Level eGroups, it’s time to play our final game of the year! That’s right, we’re wrapping up Motion for the rest of this year, and that’s why we’re calling our game That’s A Wrap!

In this game, your Game Groups will be given a bag full of Christmas wrapping paper. The objective of this game is to wrap nine of the ten members of your Game Group in wrapping paper and then place your newly wrapped presents under your Game Groups’ Christmas tree.

Right now, let’s divide into our Game Groups before we do anything else. Find a group of 10 people and as you do that, we’ll bring one Christmas tree over to your Game Group. Do that now.

(have theater volunteers bring one Christmas tree to each Game Group as kids begin to form their groups)

Now when I say ‘Go,’ your Game Group will begin wrapping each other using the items inside of the bag. Each person’s top half must be fully wrapped and the paper must be taped, except for their head. Once they’re wrapped, give ‘em a nice bow and then tell them to go sit under your groups’ Christmas tree. The winning Game Group is the Game Group that has all of their members fully wrapped and sitting under the tree.

Once everyone is in place, we’ll begin playing, That’s A Wrap!

Game – That’s A Wrap

252 Movie Intro

“As your parents begin to arrive and we get ready to give you cups and candy, we’re going to take one more look at today’s Bible Story. Check out the screen!”

252 Movie

Dismissal


Motion Large Group :: Week of December 16

The Big Give

Main Idea: Look For Creative Ways To Give.
Bible Story: Be Rich
Bible Passage: 1 Timothy 6:18
Memory Verse: 
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds,
and to be generous and willing to share.”
– 
1 Timothy 6:18, NIV

Countdown

Welcome / Video Intro

“Welcome to Motion! It’s time for The Big Give, our series all about generosity! But what is generosity? Take a look at the screen and let’s find out together! I’ll say it once and then I want you all to say it with me. Take a look at the screen:

Generosity: Making someone’s day by giving something away.

Say that with me now.

(repeat the virtue with the kids)

Great job, Motion! It’s time for us to check out the screen and learn more about what it means to show generosity. Take a look.”

Video Host Intro

252 Story

Video Host Outro

Connect Questions

“The Bible says that we can be rich in doing good works, or, in being generous. We don’t have to have a lot of things to be rich – we’re rich when give to others, just like God gave his Son Jesus to us.

Now, let’s answer a few questions about today’s Bible story and the video we watched. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!

(give kids time to circle around eGroup leaders)

First question: In today’s Bible story, we learned about a different way to be rich. What way was that? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Second question: When you’re generous to somebody, how does it make you feel? How do you think it makes them feel? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Now Motion, it’s time for our final question: What’s something kind you can do for someone else this week? When will you do that? Discuss that with your eGroup now.”

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Worship Intro

“Great job, everybody! I heard some incredible answers coming from your eGroups today. We should always be willing to show generosity to others, because God was generous when He gave us Jesus. It’s time to celebrate God’s generosity by singing songs and praising Him. Stand to your feet as we sing, ‘Noel.’”

Worship Song – Noel

Worship Song – Angels We Have Heard

Dismissal To eGroups

“Great job, Motion! Everybody stay standing because it’s time for us to head back to our eGroups. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can follow them back.”

(dismiss kids back to eGroups)

eGroups

VIP Welcome

“Welcome back from your eGroups! Before we continue, I wanted to take a moment and welcome some very special guests who came to visit us for the first time. Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!

(initiate applause)

If it’s your first time here, we consider you a VIP – a very important person! VIPs, turn your attention to the screen because I’ve got some special instructions just for you.

(refer to the screen)

This is a VIP lanyard. If you’re a VIP, you’re wearing this around your neck right now.

[VIP Slide – Lanyard]

When you leave Motion, you need to take that lanyard to the __________ tent called the Welcome Area.

[VIP Slide – Welcome Area]

Once you get to the Welcome Area, show them your lanyard and they will give you a gift!

[VIP Slide – Gift]

Let’s review.

[VIP Slide – All Combined]

VIP Lanyard + Welcome Area = Gift.

If you have any questions about where to go or what to do, just ask someone in a blue eKidz shirt and we’ll be more than happy to help you out!”

Bring It! Challenge Setup

“Now Motion, it’s time for the Bring It! Challenge!

During this month’s Bring It! Challenge, you’ll need to do the following three things to receive a prize. Check out the screen.

(watch the Bring It! Challenge video)

That’s right, Motion! To receive your Bring It! prize, you’ll need to:

  1. FIND 1 Timothy 6:18 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader.
  2.  RECITE the verse for this series, 1 Timothy 6:18, from memory.
  3. SAY our virtue for this series from memory. In fact, that’s on the screen now, too!

(say the virtue again with the kids)

Generosity: Making someone’s day by giving something away.

Ok, so let’s recap. To earn your prize, you’ll need to FIND this month’s verse, RECITE the verse to your eGroup leader, and SAY the virtue for this month. Take a look at the screen and you can see the prizes now!

(refer to the prize slide)

Circle around your eGroup leaders and let’s complete the Bring It! Challenge!”

Bring It! Challenge

Game Setup – Reindeer Games

“Now Motion, it’s time for today’s game!

One of your group members will be dressed up like a reindeer and put on these AMAZING reindeer antlers. The rest of the team will form a line a few feet away from the person wearing the antlers, and then each kid in line will toss one of these foam rings…

(hold up a foam ring)

…and try to get it to land on one of the antlers. Each kid will get one throw and then go to the back of the line and let the next kid make their toss.

Each Game Group will get 10 tosses total, and at the end of each round we’ll tally up which Game Group got the most points. Then, we’ll swap out the kid that’s the reindeer, bring all of the rings back to the front of the line, and then play again. Motion, form your Game Groups, or groups of 10, and let’s play, Reindeer Games!”

Game – Reindeer Games

252 Movie Intro

“Great job during the game, Motion! Now just a reminder, as if you need a reminder, next week is Christmas! Make sure you invite your friends and family with you next week as we celebrate the most amazing time of the year!

As your parents begin to arrive, let’s take another look at today’s Bible story. Check out the screen!”

252 Movie

Dismissal


Motion Large Group :: Week of December 9

The Big Give

Main Idea: Don’t miss your chance to give.
Bible Story: Parable of the Rich Man/Bigger Barns
Bible Passage: Luke 12:13-21
Memory Verse: 
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds,
and to be generous and willing to share.”
– 
1 Timothy 6:18, NIV

Countdown

Welcome / Video Intro

“Welcome to Motion! It’s time for The Big Give, our series all about how we can show generosity. But what is generosity? Take a look at the screen and let’s find out together! I’ll say it once and then I want you all to say it with me. Take a look at the screen:

Generosity: Making someone’s day by giving something away.

Say that with me now.

(repeat the virtue with the kids)

Great job, Motion! It’s time for us to check out the screen and learn more about what it means to show generosity. Take a look.”

Video Host Intro

252 Story

Video Host Outro

Connect Questions

“It’s not easy to be generous with what you have, but being generous is always the right thing to do!

Now, let’s answer a few questions about today’s Bible story and the video we watched. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!

(give kids time to circle around eGroup leaders)

First question: Jesus wants us to know that life isn’t made up of what we have. What do you think this means? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Second question: Is it easy or hard for you to give something away? What do you feel when you give something away? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Now Motion, it’s time for our final question: If you have a friend who doesn’t share what they have, how could today’s story help them? Discuss that with your eGroup now.”

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Worship Intro

“Great job, everybody! I heard some incredible answers coming from your eGroups today. We should always be willing to show generosity to others because God was generous when He gave us Jesus. It’s time to celebrate God’s generosity by singing songs and praising Him. Stand to your feet as we sing, ‘Noel.’”

Worship Song – Noel

Worship Song – Hark The Herald

Dismissal To eGroups

“Great job, Motion! Everybody stay standing because it’s time for us to head back to our eGroups. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can follow them back.”

(dismiss kids back to eGroups)

eGroups

VIP Welcome

“Welcome back from your eGroups! Before we continue, I wanted to take a moment and welcome some very special guests who came to visit us for the first time. Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!

(initiate applause)

If it’s your first time here, we consider you a VIP – a very important person! VIPs, turn your attention to the screen because I’ve got some special instructions just for you.

(refer to the screen)

This is a VIP lanyard. If you’re a VIP, you’re wearing this around your neck right now.

[VIP Slide – Lanyard]

When you leave Motion, you need to take that lanyard to the __________ tent called the Welcome Area.

[VIP Slide – Welcome Area]

Once you get to the Welcome Area, show them your lanyard and they will give you a gift!

[VIP Slide – Gift]

Let’s review.

[VIP Slide – All Combined]

VIP Lanyard + Welcome Area = Gift.

If you have any questions about where to go or what to do, just ask someone in a blue eKidz shirt and we’ll be more than happy to help you out!”

Bring It! Challenge Setup

“Now Motion, it’s time for the Bring It! Challenge!

During this month’s Bring It! Challenge, you’ll need to do the following three things to receive a prize. Check out the screen.

(watch the Bring It! Challenge video)

That’s right, Motion! To receive your Bring It! prize, you’ll need to:

  1. FIND 1 Timothy 6:18 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader.
  2. RECITE the verse for this series, 1 Timothy 6:18, from memory.
  3. SAY our virtue for this series from memory. In fact, that’s on the screen now, too!

(say the virtue again with the kids)

Generosity: Making someone’s day by giving something away.

Ok, so let’s recap. To earn your prize, you’ll need to FIND this month’s verse, RECITE the verse to your eGroup leader, and SAY the virtue for this month. Take a look at the screen and you can see the prizes now!

(refer to the prize slide)

Circle around your eGroup leaders and let’s complete the Bring It! Challenge!”

Bring It! Challenge

Game Setup – Snowball Blast

“Now Motion, it’s time for today’s game!

I know how generous you all are and how freely you give what you have to your neighbors, which is why I think you’ll be so good at throwing these snowballs…

(hold up a snowball)

… at your neighbors on the other side of the room! We’re going to divide the room into different areas. Your goal will be to make sure that your side has as few snowballs as possible by the time the round is over.

There’s one thing to watch out for, though. Mixed in with the normal snowballs will be these snowballs that are very generously covered in red.

(hold up a red snowball)

If one of these snowballs ends up on your side, it’ll count the same as having an extra 10 snowballs on your side – that’s bad news! Make sure you’re getting rid of these quickly!

Let’s go ahead and divide the room into our different teams and get ready to play Snowball Blast!”

Game – Snowball Blast

252 Movie Intro

“Great job during the game, Motion! As your parents begin to arrive, let’s take another look at today’s Bible story. Check out the screen!”

252 Movie

Dismissal