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Quest eGroup Lesson Plan Week of May 13

Come To The Castle

Main Point: God hears me and gives me what I need
Bible Story: Hagar and Ishmael – Genesis 21:14-20
Memory Verse: “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” Deuteronomy 10:17 NLT

KID CONNECT

COLORING PAGE

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: crayons, coloring pages
What you do: Place the crayons in the center of the circle and give each child a coloring page.
DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Instruct children to color their coloring page. As children color, get to know them by asking what they have done today or what they are going to do.
AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Make sure children’s names are on their page and set the pages aside until children are picked up at the end of the worship experience.

DON’T FEED THE DRAGON

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: fire tokens (36), dragon mat (1), dragon dice (2)
What you do: Give each child three fire tokens and place the dragon mat in the center of the circle. Tell children the dragon wants to take all the fire for himself, but the last player with fire tokens at the end of the game wins!
DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Explain children will take turns rolling a die and then complete one of the following actions according to the face-up picture on the die:
If the child rolls fire, they keep all their fire tokens.
If the child rolls the dragon, they must give one fire token to the dragon by placing it on the dragon mat.
If the child rolls an arrow, they must give one fire token to the child the arrow is pointing at.
Choose a child to go first. The child will roll the die and complete the action. Children with no fire tokens left are not out of the game; they pass on their turn until they earn fire tokens from other players. Continue until only one child has fire tokens.
Extension activity: For faster play, tell children to roll two dice each turn. Children will complete the actions shown on both dice. When a child has only one fire token left, the child should only roll one die.

JOUSTING PRACTICE

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: no supplies
What you do: Explain jousting was a competition between two knights on horseback. The first knight to knock the other knight off their opponents horse would win the joust.
Have children stand in a circle and spread out so there is room between each child. Practice the four jousting moves:
Single Sword Swipe: swipe one arm down across body
Double Sword Swipe: swipe both arms down to form an “X”
Shield Block: hold both arms up to block head
Duck: squat down while ducking head

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: The jousting knight (the eGroup leader for the first game) will call out and model jousting moves, starting slowly at first and then increasing speed. The child who completes the move last is out and sits in the horse barn (center of the circle).
Continue until one child remains. This child is the next jousting knight. Allow the jousting knight to choose and perform moves and encourage the rest of the group to complete the moves. Help determine who completed the moves last and ask children to sit in the horse barn.

GET TO KNOW YOU

CASTLE QUESTIONS

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: castle mat, character cards, leader sheet
What you do: Place the castle mat in the center of the eGroup. Spread the character cards around the outside of the castle mat.
What you say: “This month we’re coming to the castle to learn about the best King ever – God! God is always with us and He always has things under control. Before we learn more about our great King, let’s get to know each other better.”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Explain that after each child introduces themselves, they will choose one of the character cards, answer the question for that character on the leader sheet, then place the character on the castle. Continue until all children have been introduced and have answered a question.
After all children are introduced, pass out a Quest animal sticker to each child. Have each child place it next to their name tag.
What you say: “We are the (insert animal name) today! There are two very special rules to remember so we can have the most fun. The rules to follow are:
Be Safe – How can we be safe? (keeping our hands to ourselves, sitting when others are sitting, walking instead of running, following the rules)
Be Kind – How can we be kind? (listening when others are talking, sharing, obeying leaders, sitting on our bottoms so others can see)
If you can obey our special rules and are ready to have fun then put one hand in the center and repeat after me:
I am (allow response)
a (insert group name) (allow response)
I will (allow response)
be kind and safe! (allow response)
On the count of three everyone, say ‘Go (insert animal name)!’
1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . .
Go (insert group name)!”

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “Now that we all know each other and we know the rules, we’re ready to hear a Bible story about how God takes care of His people!”

BIBLE CONNECT

HAGAR AND ISHMAEL
GENESIS 21:14-20

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: Bible story cards (3), Bible story stickers
What you say: “We can find true stories in God’s book, the Bible!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Show and read the Bible story from the Bible story cards. Ask the Bible story review questions. Each time a child answers a question correctly, give the child a sticker.
What you say: “Let’s see how much you remember from our Bible story!”
“What was the name of the woman in the story?” (Hagar)
“Who was Hagar walking with in the desert?” (her son)
“Was it hot or cold in the desert?”(hot)
“Did Hagar and her son have water to drink and a place to rest?” (no)
“When Hagar began to cry, who heard her and was ready to help?” (God)
“Who did God send to talk to Hagar?” (an angel)
“What appeared in the desert to provide water for Hagar and her son?” (a well)

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “Can you imagine how good the water God gave them tasted to Hagar and her son? Just like God gave Hagar and her son what they needed, God gives us what we need, too. God’s got it! Who’s got it?” (God’s got it.)

BIBLE CONNECT

VERSE VOICES

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: no supplies
What you say: “This month our Bible verse says our God is great, mighty, and awesome! We can trust He has everything under control.”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Say the memory verse and do the motions in front of the children. After showing them once, encourage children to practice the memory verse with you using different voices.
What you say: “I am going to say our memory verse. Everyone watch me! (Demonstrate the memory verse as shown in the sidebar.) Now let’s do it all together! Are you ready? (Say the memory verse with the motions several times.) Now let’s try the verse in some silly voices!”
“Say the verse in a deep voice, like a king!”
“Say the verse in a silly voice, like a jester!”
“Say the verse in a loud voice, like a roaring dragon!”

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “Fantastic job, everyone! Our memory verse tells us that God is GREAT, AWESOME, and MIGHTY! God can do anything! God has always got it!”
What you do: Explain to the group children can recite the verse each week to earn a memory verse card for their collectible poster! Allow children an opportunity to recite the verse by themselves. Give any child who recites the verse by themselves a memory verse card. Mark the “MV” box by that child’s name on your check-in sheet.

VERSE PASS

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: dragon toy, knight toy
What you say: “This month our Bible verse says our God is great, mighty, and awesome! We can trust He has everything under control.”
DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Give the dragon toy and the knight toy to the children on either side of you. Encourage children to begin passing the toys around the circle in opposite directions. After the toys have been passed a few times, call out, “Stop! Who’s got them?” Encourage the children holding the toys to stand and say the verse together. Repeat until all children have had a chance to say the verse.
AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “Fantastic job, everyone! Our memory verse tells us that God is GREAT, AWESOME, and MIGHTY! God can do anything! God has always got it!”
What you do: Explain to the group children can recite the verse each week to earn a memory verse card for their collectible poster! Allow children an opportunity to recite the verse by themselves. Give any child who recites the verse by themselves a memory verse card. Mark the “MV” box by that child’s name on your check-in sheet.

YOU CONNECT

I NEED

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: activity mat, activity cards
What you do: Give each child an activity mat.
What you say: “There are lots of things we want to have, but when we need something, those are things we can’t live or be safe without. As we talk about some of the things we need that God can give us, we’re going to play ‘I Spy.’ When you see the need I’m describing, use your hands to fan yourself as if you’re really hot, just like Hagar and her son in our Bible story.”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Choose one of the activity cards and show children the picture. Ask children to find the picture on their activity mats and fan themselves with their hands when they see it. Once all children have found the picture, read the prompt for that picture from the back of the activity card and encourage children to respond. Repeat for the remaining activity cards.
Once all the needs from the activity cards have been found, ask children if they can find any pictures you didn’t talk about and point to them. Explain that even though TVs, toys, pets, and candy are fun to have, we can live and be safe without those, so they would be ‘wants’ and not ‘needs.’

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “God loves to give us things we want, but more importantly He hears us when we tell Him we need something and is always able to give us what we need. Who’s got it?” (God’s got it.)

eKIDZ JOURNAL AND MAIN POINT CARD

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: eKidz eGroup prayer journal, pen, sample collectible poster, main point card, glue, Sharpie marker, eKidz eGroup prayer journal
What you say: “God can do great things through us when we learn and live out what the Bible says! Today we learned God hears us and gives us what we need. Let’s think about some of the things we need.”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Take out your eGroup prayer journal and pen. Write down each child’s name and what they say in the journal. Pray with the group.
What you say: “In our Bible story today, Hagar and her son learned that God is the best provider, because He hears us and gives us what we need. God hears (go around the circle and name each child) and will give you what you need. It’s true! Let’s make a list of things we need in our prayer journal. When we pray we can use our list to thank God for hearing us and giving us what we need. When I say your name, tell me one thing you need. (Write each child’s name and what they say in the journal.)
“Let’s pray together now! Dear God, You are the best provider! No one is great and mighty and awesome like You! Only YOU can hear us and give us what we need. No matter where we are or what we need, You’ve got it! Thank You, God, for giving us (name the things the children listed). Help (name each child) to remember to talk to You when they need something and trust that You will give them what they need. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
What you do: Give each child a main point card. Encourage children to color their main point cards as you talk. Show the prizes on the back of the sample Wonder! Clubhouse poster.
What you say: “Each weekend you visit Wonder! Clubhouse you’ll get main point cards to add to your Wonder! Clubhouse poster. Collect six cards and bring your poster back to Quest to receive a special prize! We have some really special Quest animal prizes that we can’t wait to share with you once you bring back your filled poster!
Today’s main point card says, ‘God hears me and gives me what I need.’ I want you to color your main point card now. Add this card to your poster at home.”
VIPs AND CHILDREN WHO NEED A NEW WONDER! CLUBHOUSE POSTER: Give the child a poster and glue the main point card on it. Write the child’s name on the front of the poster with the Sharpie marker.

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “Make sure to keep your poster in a place you can see it every day to help you remember what we learn in Quest and to spend time with Jesus. Today we learned God hears us and gives us what we need!”
What you do: Take your journal home with you so you can pray for your eGroup children by name throughout the week.

BEAN BAG BALANCE

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: bean bags (1 per child)
What you do: Give each child a bean bag and spread children out around the eGroup space. Explain children will try to balance the bean bag on different parts of their body while performing different actions. If the beanbag drops, children have to say the main point, “God hears me and gives me what I need,” and then sit out on the next action.
DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you say:
“Balance your bean bag on top of your head and do three small jumps.”
“Balance your bean bag on your shoulder and spin around two times.”
“Balance your bean bag on the back of your hand and hop on one foot four times.”
“Balance your bean bag on top of your foot and take five steps forward.”
“Balance your bean bag on your knee while I count to seven.”
“Balance your bean bag on your elbow and pat your knee two times.”
“Balance your bean bag on your back while crawling to a different spot.”
“Balance your bean bag on one finger and take three steps forward.”

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “Great job, friends! It was tough to control our beanbags sometimes, but God is always in control. Who’s got it?” (God’s got it!)

JOUSTING PRACTICE

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: no supplies
What you do: Explain jousting was a competition between two knights on horseback. The first knight to knock the other knight off their opponents horse would win the joust.
Have children stand in a circle and spread out so there is room between each child. Practice the four jousting moves:
Single Sword Swipe: swipe one arm down across body
Double Sword Swipe: swipe both arms down to form an “X”
Shield Block: hold both arms up to block head
Duck: squat down while ducking head

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: The jousting knight (the eGroup leader for the first game) will call out and model jousting moves, starting slowly at first and then increasing speed. The child who completes the move last is out and sits in the horse barn (center of the circle).
Continue until one child remains. This child is the next jousting knight. Allow the jousting knight to choose and perform moves and encourage the rest of the group to complete the moves. Help determine who completed the moves last and ask children to sit in the horse barn.


Quest Storyteller Script Week of May 13

Come To The Castle

Main Point: God hears me and gives me what I need.
Bible Story: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
Memory Verse: “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” Deuteronomy 10:17, NLT

VIDEO: “Quest Rules Video”

SLIDE: “WCLU Campus Screen Graphic”

STORYTELLER: “Hello, friends! It’s good to see you! I’m so glad you’re coming to the castle with me! This month we’re learning about the most mighty and awesome king. Do you remember who it is? (Allow children to respond.) Yes! It’s God! God loves and cares about us and God’s got it, so when I ask you this very important question, ‘Who’s got it?’ I want you to say, ‘God’s got it!’ Let’s try it. ‘Who’s got it?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “God’s got it!”

STORYTELLER: “Great job! Now it’s time for us to sing and worship God together. Stand up and sing with me, friends!

SONG: “My God is so Big”

Lead children in singing, “My God is So Big,” with the hand motions.

SONG: “Hey, I Can Pray”

Lead children in singing, “Hey, I Can Pray,” with the hand motions.
STORYTELLER: “What wonderful singers you are! Thanks for worshipping with me, friends. You can sit down now. (Pause.) Tell me, ‘Who’s got it?’”
CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “God’s got it!”
STORYTELLER: “That’s right! God’s got it! Our memory verse tells us how great our God is. Watch me say our memory verse with the motions first, and then you can do it with me! ‘He is the great God, (point up) the mighty (make muscle with left arm) and awesome (make muscle with right arm) God. (point up) Deuteronomy 10:17.’ (Open your hands like a book.) Let’s try that together.”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “‘He is the great God, (point up) the mighty (make muscle with left arm) and awesome (make muscle with right arm) God. (point up) Deuteronomy 10:17.’” (Open your hands like a book.) (Repeat several times.)
STORYTELLER: “Great job! Our God is awesome and He will always be there to help us! Remind me one more time: ‘Who’s got it?’”
CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “God’s got it!”

STORYTELLER: “That’s right! Now let’s check in with Ollie at Wonder! Clubhouse to learn more.”

VIDEO: “WCCT_LG_Episode 2”

SLIDE: “WCLU Campus Screen Graphic”

STORYTELLER: “That was great! I’m so glad we learned about the time God heard Hagar and gave her the water she needed. God will always hear us and give us what we need, too! Remind me again, ‘Who’s got it?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “God’s got it!”

STORYTELLER: “Yes! That’s the truth, friends. We don’t have to worry about anything, because God always hears us and is watching out for us all the time. Let’s pray and thank God for our Bible story today. Everyone bow your heads and close your eyes.”

STORYTELLER: “Dear God, we believe You hear us and give us what we need! When we are scared, tired, or feel alone, help us remember You are with us, just like You were with Hagar and her son. Thank You for watching out for us all the time. We trust You and believe You’ve got this! We love You. Amen.”

STORYTELLER: “Great listening today, friends! I have some exciting news I need you to listen to … the castle is hosting a Royal Celebration and we’re all invited! Each week we’ll march one step closer to the castle. When we arrive, it will be time to celebrate! Let’s see how many more weeks until the Royal Celebration!”

VIDEO: “WCCT_LG_CASTLECOUNTDOWN_WEEK2”

STORYTELLER: “Only three more weeks until the Royal Celebration! I’m so excited to celebrate at the castle and I hope you are, too! It’s going to be so much fun! Right now it’s time for you to go back to your eGroups, but I’ll see you again next time. Bye!”

SLIDES: “Quest Animal Dismissal Slides”

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: Yellow Yak) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: Red Rabbit) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: Peach Penguin) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

Continue until all eGroups are dismissed.


Motion Large Group Script Week of May 6

Finders VI: The Case Of Camp Jupiter

Virtue: Cooperation: Working together to do more than you can do alone.
Main Point: We can work together to help our community.
Bible Story: Nehemiah and the Wall
Bible Passage: Nehemiah 1-6
Memory Verse: “Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NIrV)

Countdown

Welcome

“Hello Motion and welcome back to Finders VI: The Case of Camp Jupiter! Last week we watched as The Finders began to uncover the mysteries of Camp Jupiter. Not all is as it seems in this formerly quiet summer camp as we learn it’s recently been visited by a problem that’s truly out of this world. Not only do they have aliens to deal with, The Finders are struggling to learn how to cooperate to have a chance at solving this mystery.

Speaking of cooperation, it’s our virtue for the series! Everyone take a look at the screen and say it with me now.

Cooperation: Working together to do more than you can do alone.

If you’ve missed any weeks of The Finders, then you can get caught up by heading to our eKidz YouTube page! Before the end of the day come see me and I can hook you up with a card that will show you exactly where to go to find The Finders’ adventures.

Now let’s find out what’s going to happen in this week’s episode of Finders VI: The Case of Camp Jupiter. Check out the screen!”

Finders VI: Episode 3

Oldman Teaching Video / Connect Questions Setup

“What an awesome episode of The Finders! Dr. Oldman wants to ask us a few questions about today’s episode, so find your eGroup leaders and in just a second, we’ll check out the screen!”

(give kids a few seconds to form a group around their eGroup leaders before throwing to the video)

Oldman Teaching Video / Connect Questions

Worship Intro

“Great job, everybody! I heard some incredible answers coming from your eGroups today. It’s time for us to celebrate God’s love as we stand to our feet and sing a song of thanks and praise. Stand to your feet as we sing ‘Undefeated.’”

Worship Song – Undefeated

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, just find someone in a blue eKidz shirt and they’ll be more than happy to help with whatever you need!”

Game Setup – Sneaky Spies

“In today’s episode of Finders VI, Caleb and Alex got caught sneaking around Camp Jupiter after trying to uncover Ava’s secrets. Hopefully in today’s game called Sneaky Spies you’ll have a little more success than those two as you sneak from building to building.

Around the room your eGroup leaders and volunteers will be holding signs in the air that represent different buildings at Camp Jupiter. We’ll dim the lights a little bit and then show the names of a few of the buildings on the screen. No walking, no running, just sneaking!

Now I will be using this flashlight…

(hold up flashlight)

…to catch you as you’re moving around the room. If the light shines on you and I catch you moving, you’re out and you’ve got to go to the building known as the Infirmary. The ONLY way to get out of the Infirmary is if another player tags you.

My last rule for today’s game is pretty simple: you must move to a new building each round. You can’t just CAMP inside a building, you know? Get it? CAMP?

(play up the bad joke)

We’ll begin our game in just a moment, but first, we’re going to hand the building sign to our eGroup leaders who will be holding them to show you where you need to sneak to.

(hand out building signs to eGroup leaders)

Ok, everyone choose a building and let’s get ready to play Sneaky Spies!”

Game – Sneaky Spies

Bring It! Challenge Setup / Trading Card Commercial

“Great job during the game, Motion! Now it’s time for us to clean up these game materials and get ready for our Bring It! Challenge.

(collect all game materials and make sure eGroup leaders have supplies to complete the Bring It! Challenge)

Our Bring It! Challenge during The Finders’ series always looks a little different because instead of prizes for completing the challenge, you’ll earn Finders trading cards that you’ll be able to collect, trade, and compete with while we play our Finders Trading Card Game. What’s the Finders’ Trading Card game? Check out the screen!”

(watch the Finders Trading Card Commercial)

Those trading cards look so cool! I can’t wait to have a complete set of my own! You can collect your own Finders trading cards by doing the following things throughout this series. Take a look at the screen.

1. FIND Ecclesiastes 4:9 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader

2. RECITE our memory verse for this series, Ecclesiastes 4:9.

3. SAY our virtue for this series.

Ok, so let’s recap. To earn trading cards, you’ll need to FIND this month’s verse, RECITE the verse to your eGroup leader, and SAY the virtue for this month. Circle around your eGroup leaders so you can complete the Bring It! Challenge. Do that now!”

Bring It! Challenge

Trading Card Time Intro / How To Video

“Now that you’ve got your trading cards, it’s time for us to play the Finders Trading Card game! If you’ve never played before, don’t worry because it’s actually pretty easy. Check out the screen and then we’ll begin playing while your parents arrive!”

Trading Card Video

Trading Card Time


Quest Storyteller Script Week of May 6

Come To The Castle

Main Point: God is always with me.
Bible Story: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
Memory Verse: “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” Deuteronomy 10:17, NLT

 

VIDEO: “Quest Rules Video”

SLIDE: “WCLU Campus Screen Graphic”

STORYTELLER: “Hello, friends! It’s good to see you! We’re going to head to the castle to learn about a very special king. This king is the the most mighty and the most awesome! Who do you think it is? (Allow children to respond.) Yes! It’s God! God loves and cares about us and God’s got it, so when I ask you this very important question, ‘Who’s got it?’ I want you to say, ‘God’s got it!’ Let’s try it. ‘Who’s got it?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “God’s got it!”

STORYTELLER: “Great job! Now it’s time for us to sing and worship God together. Stand up and sing with me, friends!”

SONG: “My God is So Big”

Lead children in singing, “My God is So Big,” with the hand motions.

SONG: “Hey, I Can Pray”

Lead children in singing, “Hey, I Can Pray,” with the hand motions.
STORYTELLER: “What amazing singers you are! Thanks for worshipping with me, friends. You can sit down now. (Pause.) Tell me, ‘Who’s got it?’”
CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “God’s got it!”
STORYTELLER: “That’s right! God’s got it! Our memory verse tells us how great our God is. Watch me say our memory verse with the motions first, and then you can do it with me! ‘He is the great God, (point up) the mighty (make muscle with left arm) and awesome (make muscle with right arm) God. (point up) Deuteronomy 10:17.’ (pen hands like a book) Let’s try that together.”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “‘Let us love (hug self) one another (point to others) for love (hug self) comes from God. (point up) Deuteronomy 10:17.’” (open your hands like a book) (Repeat several times.)
STORYTELLER: “Great job! Our God is awesome and He is always with us. He will always be there to help us! Remind me one more time, ‘Who’s got it?’”
CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “God’s got it!”

STORYTELLER: “That’s right! Now let’s check in with Ollie at Wonder! Clubhouse to learn more.”

VIDEO: “WCCT_LG_Episode 1”

SLIDE: “WCLU Campus Screen Graphic”

STORYTELLER: “That was great! I’m so glad we learned about how Shadrach, Meshach, and Abedngeo wouldn’t bow down to the anyone but the one, true King! Although they were punished by getting thrown in the furnace, God saved them! Remind me again, ‘Who’s got it?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “God’s got it!”

STORYTELLER: “Yes! That’s the truth, friends. We don’t have to worry about anything, because we have a great big God who is always with us! Let’s pray and thank God for our Bible story today. Everyone bow your heads and close your eyes.”

STORYTELLER: “Dear God, thank You for the true story of the time You saved Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the furnace. Thank You for always being with us. We trust You and believe You’ve got it! We love You. Amen.”

STORYTELLER: “Great listening today, friends! I have some exciting news I need you to listen to … the castle is hosting a Royal Celebration and we’re all invited! Each week we’ll march one step closer to the castle. When we arrive, it will be time to celebrate! Let’s see how many more weeks until the Royal Celebration!”

VIDEO: “WCCT_LG_CASTLECOUNTDOWN”

STORYTELLER: “Only four more weeks until the Royal Celebration! I’m so excited to celebrate at the castle and I hope you are, too! It’s going to be so much fun! Right now it’s time for you to go back to your eGroups, but I’ll see you again next time. Bye!”

SLIDES: “Quest Animal Dismissal Slides”
STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: Silver Squirrel) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: Pink Pig) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: Green Gorilla) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

Continue until all eGroups are dismissed.


Motion :: Week of April 29

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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 someone else succeed.
Bible Story: Defeating the Amalekites I Exodus 17:8-13

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?

Things are starting to get a little strange at Camp Jupiter and Mr. Stone’s daughter Ava is acting a little suspicious. The Finders don’t have much time to solve this mystery, and now that Caleb’s brother, X, wants to help, they are struggling to cooperate. As the Finders learn how to work together, we looked into God’s word to read a story about cooperation in Exodus 17.

Most people get tired of holding their arms up after only a few minutes, but for the Israelites to defeat the Amalekites Moses needed to hold his arms up for an entire battle. A battle could last hours or even days! Moses could never have held his arms up that long by himself, so Aaron and Hur had to work together to help Moses hold up his arms. Because of their cooperation, the Israelites won the battle!

Working together isn’t just important for helping ourselves get something done better or faster. We can also work together to help someone else succeed.

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:

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