COOPERATION: Working together to do more than you can do alone.
Series Memory Verse: “Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NIrV)
Main Point: We can work together to help our community.
Bible Story: Nehemiah and the Wall | Nehemiah 1-6
When a mysterious and elusive astronaut begins scaring away all the kids at Camp Jupiter, the camp is forced to consider immediate shutdown. Mr. Stone, the camp director, turns to the Finders for help. To get to the bottom of their weirdest mystery yet, the Finders will have to work together like never before and cooperate with an eager new ally. Can they pull together in time to solve a mystery that is out of this world? Or is Camp Jupiter headed toward a black hole?
The Finders hear all about the strange outer-space phenomena from Mr. Stone and his suspicious daughter, Ava, and decide to help.
While it seems Caleb and X have a lot to learn about cooperation, they have started to work together to discover what the camp director’s daughter has been working on and help the Camp Jupiter community. During eGroup time we dug into God’s Word to see a great example of cooperation from the Bible to learn how we can work together to make a difference in our community, too.
Nehemiah wasn’t concerned about fame or money; all he wanted was to help rebuild the walls of Jerusalem for his people. Nehemiah also didn’t try to do it all himself; he organized the Israelites so they could all work together for the benefit of the whole community. Just like Nehemiah and the Israelites, we can work together to make a difference in our community, too.
It might feel like focusing on yourself will help you get ahead, but when we work together, we can actually accomplish more. And when we cooperate with each other, we can do great things to improve and inspire our community.
The Finders Bring It! Challenge
We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.
During Finders VI: The Case of Camp Jupiter, kids can earn an awesome Finders trading card each week by:
- FINDING Ecclesiastes 4:9 in their Bible.
- RECITING Ecclesiastes 4:9 from memory.
- SAYING the series virtue, COOPERATION, from memory. (COOPERATION: Working together to do more than you can do alone.)
Kids can receive prizes for collecting two different combinations of trading cards: