Main Point: I can stick with it because I’ve been tested.
Bible Story: Peter the Prisoner
Bible Passage: Acts 12:1-5
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! 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 – For Your Glory
Worship Song Intro
“Motion, stay standing as we sing our next song off the new eKidz album called, Undefeated!”
Worship Song – Undefeated
“Motion, go ahead and have a seat.
(wait for kids to be seated)
Now I’m so excited about this week’s episode of The Finders. Last week a mystery arose at the museum as evidence points to Dani’s dad being the culprit behind the disappearance of the Mask of Monodios. Motion, we’ve got to see if the Finders can clear his name. Take a look at the screen and let’s check out this week’s episode of Finders 3!”
Find3rs Episode 4
Video Outro / Dismissal to eGroups
“Motion, what do you think?! Could Red be to blame for the disappearance of the mask? This mystery keeps twisting and turning! It was not easy for The Finders today, conducting their searches and trying to gather clues, but they stuck with it because they’ve been through this kind of thing before. It’s a lot easier to endure when you’ve got the confidence of experience. Let’s head to our eGroups and learn more about how we can endure because we’ve been tested before.
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. I’m instituting 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
“Those cards look so cool! Make sure you’re next week to earn the newest cards! 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!
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]
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 – Without A Trace
“Motion, we saw today in the latest episode of Finders 3 that Caleb had to scan the entire museum for fingerprints to help track down the mask thief. You see, leaving fingerprints is the quickest way to get caught taking something, which is why in today’s game, we’re going to work as a team to transport something without using our hands at all. Take a look at the screen!”
*Kids will line up with their eGroup and be given a bundle of wire. The person at the front of the line will carry the wire to a cone 10 feet away and come back to their group, handing off the wire. During this relay, kids will not be able to use their hands at all.They can use their elbows, shoulders, and legs, feet, but no hands.
The first team to have all of their team members round the cone, come back to their line, and sit down will win the round. The team that wins the most rounds will win the game.*
Game – Without A Trace
Memory Verse Review
“Great job during the game, Motion! Everybody 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 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.
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!”