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Table Talk I Week of November 2

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 “I can thank God for my family.” Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz were so thankful for the family God gave them. We can bubble over with thanks for our families, too! Check out this week’s curriculum recap here.

Question 1: When Boaz helped Ruth and Naomi, were they thankful? (yes)
Question 2: Why are you thankful for your family?
Question 3: What is one way you can show your family how thankful you are for them?

 


MOTION

1ST – 5TH GRADE

This weekend, we learned about the power of prayer. This navigational prayer model helps us remember some of the things we can pray about: Look Back (show gratitude for what God has done), Look Up (praise God for who He is and how He loves you), Look In (ask for forgiveness and for strength to make changes), Look Around (talk to God about the needs of others around you), and Look Forward (share your dreams and hopes with God). Check out this week’s curriculum recap here.

Question 1: What is prayer? How can prayer help us?
Question 2: Why do you think God wants us to pray?
Question 3: What are you praying for right now?


November Family Activities

We may have different demands on our time, but one thing we all value as parents is quality time with our kids. Whether you have twenty minutes or two hours to spend with your child today, we want to equip you with some fun ways to embrace the season together!

Each month, eKidz will provide a Family Activities page with an overview of some seasonally-themed crafts, recipes, and games your family can try out together. If you see one or two (or five!) that look fun for your family, click the link or scan the QR code to be taken to that month’s Family Activities board on our Pinterest page, where you’ll find links with detailed instructions for each activity.

Our November Family Activities page is available now, so click here to let the fun begin!


Teaching Your Kids to Manage Money God’s Way

Proverbs 22:6 says, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” If we want our children to prioritize handling their finances in a godly way when they’re older, we need to start training them to do so while they’re young! 

That’s why eKidz has made it a priority to provide families with “Give. Save. Spend.” kits. These kits teach kids to first GIVE 10% of their money back to God, then to SAVE 10% of their money for the future, and then SPEND the rest in a God-honoring way. At many of our physical locations, “Give. Save. Spend.” kits are available from eKidz upon request. The kits include three jars, labels for each jar, and a set of family devotionals.

If you aren’t near a physical Elevation Church location or prefer a more customized approach to your family’s “Give. Save. Spend.” kit, eKidz now offers downloadable resources you can print at home to create your own money management system, featuring:

  • Family devotionals to help your family learn what God says about how we manage our money
  • Three different designs kids can choose from to match their own personal style
  • Multiple label options to print and attach to their three containers (e.g., jars, envelopes, resealable bags, etc.)
  • An alternate option to print three foldable boxes (card stock or heavyweight paper recommended)

To create your customized “Give. Save. Spend.” kit, download the devotionals and then choose one of the options below:

If using the printed labels, find three containers, such as jars, envelopes, or resealable bags. Cut out the “GIVE,” “SAVE,” and “SPEND” label options you like best, then glue or tape one label to each container.

If using the foldable boxes, cut out the boxes along the outside lines, then slice open the money slot in the top of each box. Follow the instructions on the printed pages to fold each box. We recommend reinforcing the boxes with tape or glue to make sure your child’s money stays safely inside!

As you assemble the “Give. Save. Spend.” kit, talk to your child about what the Bible says about money. Use the devotionals to generate conversations about giving God’s way.

To help teach your child about how to manage money, we recommend setting aside some money to give your child over the next few weeks. Consider creating a household chore chart where your child can earn an allowance, encourage your child to think of ways to earn money (such as raking a neighbor’s leaves or hosting a lemonade stand), or reward your child for other behaviors.

Use these opportunities as teachable moments with your child, helping your child determine how much money to GIVE, SAVE, and SPEND.

 


Table Talk I Week of October 26

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 that God is powerful, so I can be brave. Hezekiah knew his people couldn’t defeat their enemies, so he prayed and asked God to use His great power to save them. God was able to save Hezekiah’s people against a bigger and stronger enemy, and He is powerful enough to help us in any situation we face. Check out this week’s curriculum recap here.

Question 1: What was King Hezekiah’s job? (to take care of God’s people)
Question 2: When a big army came to fight against God’s people, King Hezekiah told everyone not to be afraid. Who did King Hezekiah say would help them fight the battle? (God)
Question 3: King Hezekiah prayed and asked God to help them fight the mean army. When you’re afraid, can you pray to God and ask Him to help you, too? (yes)

 


MOTION

1ST – 5TH GRADE

This weekend, we learned about facing our fears. Instead of running away from fear, God wants us to run toward Him. With God on our side, we don’t just fight fear — we conquer it! Check out this week’s curriculum recap here.

Question 1: Why does it seem easier to run from your fear?
Question 2: How does God help you conquer your fear?
Question 3: What are some fears you have that you want to ask God to help you conquer?


Table Talk I Week of October 19

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 that God helps me do big jobs so I can be brave. Miriam had to do a very big job when she was told to make sure her brother, Moses, survived in a basket on the river. God was with her the whole time, and He helped her be brave. God will help us do big jobs, too! Check out this week’s curriculum recap here.

Question 1: What was Miriam’s BIG job? (to keep her baby brother, Moses, safe)
Question 2: What are some big jobs you might be asked to do? (e.g., fold laundry, clean up a BIG mess, help with yardwork, etc.)
Question 3: Who can help you do those big jobs? (God)

 


MOTION

1ST – 5TH GRADE

This weekend, we learned about finding peace in situations where we don’t know what is going to happen. Wondering about the unknown can definitely feel scary, but we can find courage when we choose to let God’s peace stamp out fear. Check out this week’s curriculum recap here.

Question 1: Why does the unknown feel scary?
Question 2: When was a time you were afraid because you didn’t know what was going to happen? (e.g., waiting to get results back from a test you took at school, going to the doctor, etc.)
Question 3: What do you do to feel God’s peace in a scary, unknown situation? (e.g., remember Bible verses you’ve learned, sing praise music that encourages you, talk to a Godly friend or adult, etc.)