Motion Large Group: May 16/17


Main Point: I can stick with it because I have a mission.
Bible Story: Back On The Ship
Bible Passage: Acts 27:1-28:30
Memory Verse: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9


Welcome / Worship Bumper Intro

“Welcome to Motion! My name is ________ and I want to welcome you to our awesome series called Finders 3! I’m so excited to see what’s going to happen this week. Right now we have the opportunity to worship and since worship is such an important part of what we do in eKidz, I wanted to invite one of our worship leaders to talk to us about what it means to worship and why we do it. Check this out!”

(turn towards screen)

Worship Leader Intro Video

Worship Song – I Am Yours

Worship Song Intro

“Motion, stay standing as we sing the title track off the new eKidz album, Undefeated!”

Worship Song – Undefeated

Series Intro

“Last week The Finders were struggling to find out what their mission was at the museum, because it looked like all they were doing was some pretty boring chores. But if you’ve met The Finders before, you know that nothing’s ever boring with them around. Let’s find out what happens in this week’s episode of Finders 3!”

Find3rs Episode 3

Video Outro / Dismissal to eGroups

“Wow! The mask has gone missing, accusations are flying, and The Finders are caught in the middle! This isn’t going to be an easy case, but I’m sure they’ll have a lot they need to endure, but now that they have a mission, I believe they’ll be able to stick with it.

Right now we’re going to dismiss to our eGroups. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can follow them back to your eGroups.”

(call eGroup leaders’ names and dismiss kids)


Trading Card Time Intro

“Motion, welcome back from your eGroups! During Finders 3 you’ll be trying to collect trading cards and the more you collect, the better prizes you’ll earn. Take a look at the screen to see the different prizes you’ll be able to earn.

(refer to the screen of combinations and prizes)

Every week we’ll be releasing new cards, so make sure you’re here every week to get the newest ones. Now Motion, before you came in, you received your trading cards for this week. I’m going to give you two minutes to look at your cards and see if your neighbors got anything different this week. I’ve got a few of my own cards, so I’ll be trading with some of you as well. Let’s get started!”

(take two minutes and trade cards with kids)

Trading Card Time

Trading Card Teaser Video Intro

“Ok, put your cards away! I don’t want to see them any more or else they’ll become mine. That’s right, Motion. I’m declaring the Robber Rule!

(enforce kids putting the cards away)

Make sure you’re here next week, Motion! We’ve got a brand new set of cards coming out next week. Take a look at the screen and I’ll show you!”

Trading Card Teaser Video

VIP Welcome

“Those cards look so cool! Make sure you’re next week to earn the newest ones. As you’re leaving today, make sure you find an Elevation Church staff member out in the halls. You can recognize them because they’re all wearing white, plastic name badges that say ‘Elevation Staff.’ Every staff member will have a full set of trading cards and they’re ready to trade rare cards that haven’t even released yet, so make sure you’re looking for them!

Before we go any further, I want to take a moment and welcome our VIPs. You’re a VIP if it’s your first time here in eKidz and we’re so glad you’re here. Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!

(initiate applause)

If you’re a VIP, I’ve got some special instructions for you. Check out the screen!

This is a VIP lanyard.

[VIP Slide – Lanyard]

When you leave Motion, you need to take that lanyard to the black tent.

[VIP Slide – Black Tent]

Once you get to the black tent, show them your lanyard and they will give you a gift!

[VIP Slide – Gift]

Let’s review.

[VIP Slide]

VIP Lanyard + Black Tent = Gift.

If you have any questions, just ask someone in a blue eKidz shirt! We’re all here to make sure you have an awesome time.”

Game Setup – Treasure Trackers

“Now Motion, in today’s video we heard all these stories about the adventures of Nick Hyden, as he faced perilous challenges on his way to uncovering some of the world’s greatest treasures. Today, we’re going to come along side of Nick as we test our knowledge of some of the world’s most exquisite artifacts. Motion, check out the screen!”

*Kids will work with their eGroups to answer the questions as they appear on the screen. eGroups will come up with an answer together and the eGroup leader will hold the board with their teams answer. If the answer is correct, that teams’ explorer will move further up the image to the treasure at the top. The team to reach the top wins the game.” 

Game – Treasure Trackers

Memory Verse Review

“Great job during the game, Motion! The winning team was the _______ group and everybody in that group has earned one extra trading card today. Congratulations ________ team!

5th graders head to the back for the 5th Grade Huddle, everybody else can have a seat.

(wait for kids to be seated)

Throughout Finders 3, we’re going to focus on our memory verse, Galatians 6:9 which reminds us about the importance of endurance. Take a look at the screen and let’s say it together!

(read the memory verse on the screen with the kids)

Now, I want to ask someone to come on stage who thinks they can say the memory verse without looking at the screen. Raise your hand if you want to give it a try!

(call one kid up on stage)

Every one welcome ________ to the stage! Ok _______, let’s see if you can say the verse.

(give the kid an opportunity to say the verse, help them if needed)

Great job! You’ve just earned an extra trading card! Motion, give ________ a hand as he/she has a seat.

(initiate applause)

Dismissal Activity Setup

“Before your parents come to pick you up, we’ve got one more great game to play. Circle up with your eGroups and then I’ll explain how to play!

(give kids a moment to gather around their eGroup leaders)

Now Motion, Finders 3 takes place in a museum and while some people may find museums boring and stuffy, museums are awesome places which shows us the incredible history of the people who came before us.

In our final game called ‘Horrible Histories’, I’m going to be asking your eGroups questions about some of the awesome things that have happened in history and your eGroup is going to write your answer on the whiteboard. You’ll have 15 seconds to guess the answer and hold it in the air.

The team who  gets the answer correct will earn 100 points and the team who earns the most points at the end of the game will be our winner. Let’s get ready to play ‘Horrible Histories.’ Take a look at the screen for the first question!”

Dismissal Activity