Finders 4: Fool’s Gold
Virtue: Humility: Putting other first
Main Point: I can put others first by serving them.
Bible Story: Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet
Bible Passage: John 13:1-17
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! I’m so excited you’re all here today for another incredible episode of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold. Today’s episode is full of twists, turns, and excitement, but before we see what happening in the world of The Finders, I want to welcome some new friends we have with us today. If it’s your first week in Motion, we consider you our VIP. Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!
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 – Louder
Worship Song Intro
“We’re not done with worship quite yet. Stay on your feet as we sing ‘I Am Yours!’”
Worship Song – I Am Yours
“Great job everybody! You can all have a seat.
(wait for kids to be seated)
Last week Charlie took us to the brand new Finders headquarters after she found clues leading to Goldman’s location. Let’s check in and see what’s happening in The Finders HQ in this week’s episode of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold!”
Finders 4 Episode 6
Video Outro / Dismissal to eGroups
“Motion, it looks like The Finders are headed to Pyrite Point! What mysteries does that town hold and what could it’s citizens be hiding? Let’s find out together next week here in Motion.
Now we’re going to dismiss to our eGroups where we’re going to learn how we can put others first by serving them, just like the attitude that Less had when he said that he wanted to help out Charlie.
When I call your eGroup leaders’ name you can follow them back to your eGroup.”
(call eGroup leaders’ names and dismiss kids)
“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]
[VIP Slide – All Combined]
VIP Lanyard + Welcome Area = Gift.”
Game Setup – Home Base
“During today’s episode of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold, we got to take a look inside the awesome Finders HQ. The Headquarters serves as a home base for The Finders – a place for them to regroup, gather information, and deploy on their next mission. In today’s game, you’ll complete a mission, but once the mission is over, you’ll need to return to base an wait for your next assignment. If you’re too slow, the doors might shut on you and you’ll get locked out. How embarrassing!
In this game, your eGroup leaders will send one person for your team to come to the stage to compete every new round. If you get chosen, you’ll come to the front and the move into ‘Home Base’ position. ‘Home Base’ will be sitting on the ground with your legs crossed. When I say ‘Finders Deploy!’ you’ll stand up as fast as you can and then complete the mission that flashes on the screen. As soon as you get done with your mission, you’ll return to your cross legged seated position and await further orders.
The first player to complete the mission and return the the seated ‘Home Base’ position wins the round and earns a point for their team. The team that has the most points at the end of the game wins and earns a The Finders: The Game trading card. How awesome is that? Let’s choose our first representatives to come to the stage and get ready to play!”
Game – Home Base
Bring It! Challenge Setup
“Great job during the game, everybody! Go ahead and find a seat.
(wait for kids to be seated)
For Finders 4: Fool’s Gold we’ve taken the trading cards that we’ve collected in series past and turned them into an awesome collectable card game. During this series, each trading card you collect will be a card you can add to your deck. Every week you’re here you have the opportunity to earn even more trading cards to start building a deck to compete against your friends.
In a moment your eGroup leaders are going to give each one of you a new trading card. If it’s your first time, don’t worry because you’ll be getting your base pack of trading cards 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!”