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Motion Large Group :: Jan 23/24

Finders 4: Fool’s Gold

Virtue: Humility: Putting other first
Main Point: I can put others first because Jesus put others first.
Bible Story: Jesus’ Crucifixion
Bible Passage: John 18:12-20:23
Memory Verse: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” Philippians 2:3


Welcome / Worship Intro

“Welcome to Motion! It’s going to be an amazing day as we not only get to sing and worship, but we also get to check out a brand new episode of The Finders as they close in on Goldman. I do see that we’ve got some new friends with s today and if it’s your first week in Motion, we consider you our VIP. Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!

(initiate applause)

VIPs, if you have any questions, find someone in a blue eKidz shirt because we’re here to answer any questions you might have. Right now, we’re going to praise God and thank Him for the great things he’s done for us. Check out the screen.”

(walk of stage)

Worship Leader Intro Video

Worship Song – Grace Like A Wave

Worship Song Intro

“We’re not done with worship quite yet. Stay on your feet as we sing ‘Louder!’”

Worship Song – Louder

Series Intro

“Great job everybody! You can all have a seat.

(wait for kids to be seated)

Last week we learned the Goldman has been tracked to a place called Pyrite Point and Hannah and Charlie are headed there now to put Goldman away for good. Let’s check in with the two girls and see what their plan is. Take a look at the screen!”

Finders 4 Episode 7

Video Outro / Dismissal to eGroups

“No way! Hannah and Charlie are face to face with their arch-nemesis, Goldman! What’s going to happen next? You’ll have to make sure you’re here next week as we end the final chapter of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold!

Right now we’re going to had back to our eGroups where we’re going to learn more about how we can put other first by modeling ourselves after Jesus who put others first. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name you can follow them back to your eGroup.

(call eGroup leaders’ names and dismiss kids)


VIP Welcome

“Welcome back from your eGroups! Like I said earlier, we’re so happy to have our VIPs with us today. If you’re a VIP, you’ll want to check out 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 orange 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.”

Game Setup – Quick Change Showdown

“Motion, it looks like The Finders are gearing up for a showdown with Goldman next week and I thought that in today’s game, we’d have a showdown of our own using some of the disguises we saw Goldman wear during today’s episode.

We’re going to give each eGroup a bag filled with disguises used in today’s episode. Each eGroup leader will select one person to be dressed in the correct clothing that I’m going to show on the screen. The trick is that the person who is chosen to get dressed can’t put any of the disguise pieces on themselves, their eGroup has to put the disguise on for them. The eGroup will have to work together to dress that kid in the correct disguise pieces shown on the screen.

The first id to come up to me correctly dressed in the disguise shown on the screen wins that round and the team that wins the most rounds wins the game and wins a The Finders: The Game trading card. Circle around your eGroup leader, we’ll pass out the bags and then we’ll be ready to play the Quick Change Showdown!”

Game – Quick Change Showdown

Bring It! Challenge Setup

Great job during the game, everybody! And congratulations to the ______ eGroup who wins a The Finders: The Game trading card. Bag up all the game disguises and have a seat.

(wait for kids to be seated)

During Finders 4, each trading card you earn will be a card you can add to your deck as you play against your friends to earn prizes and even more trading cards. Every week you’re here you have the opportunity to earn even more trading cards to start building an awesome deck.

Your eGroup leaders are going to give each one of you a new trading card this week and if it’s your weren’t here, don’t worry because you’ll be getting your base packs during this time as well! Motion, circle around your eGroup leaders because they’ve got your cards and they’ve got some instructions about prizes you can earn throughout this series.”

(give eGroup leaders time to hand out cards)

Bring It! Challenge

Trading Card Game Time Setup

“Now that you’ve got your new card or cards, it’s time to play the game. Find a friend and get ready to play a game on your own! Make sure you’re playing a game with someone of your skill level, by the way. If you’re playing the beginner’s version of the game, play with other beginners. But if you’re a more advanced player, try to find other advanced players to play against.

During this time, your eGroup leaders and I will move around the room and help explain the rules, play games with you, and cheer you all on. Partner up and we’ll get started!”

Trading Card Game Time