Bible Passage: James 1:23-25
Memory Verse: “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:8
Welcome / Worship Intro
“Welcome to Motion! My name is _________ and I’m here to welcome you to week 2 of our series called My Bible, where we’ll unplug from ideas like the Bible is boring, irrelevant, or unimportant and we’ll plug into the Bible to learn more about it, how to use it, and how it applies to our everyday life.
Before we begin today, I want to welcome a special group of people who are in eKidz for the first time today. Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!
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, and one of the ways we have an awesome time in Motion is by singing, clapping, and dancing while we worship. Motion, check out this video!”
(walk off stage)
Worship Leader Intro Video
Worship Song – Wake
Worship Song Intro
“Motion, stay standing as we sing our next song called, ‘Get To Give.’”
Worship Song – Get To Give
“Motion, thanks for worshipping today! Everybody can have a seat.
(wait for kids to be seated)
Motion, we heard last week that the Bible is full of amazing stories of love and action, heroes and villains. Today we’ll hear more about how we can plug into the Bible and see that the Bible can show us how to live. Motion, check out this video!”
(walk off stage)
My Bible Episode 2
Video Outro / Dismissal to eGroups
“Motion, I love hearing the Bible can show us how to live. What a great idea to plug in to! In just a moment, you’re going to head back to your eGroups to learn even more.
When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can follow them back to your eGroups.”
(Use the Motion eGroup Leader sheet to call eGroup leaders’ names and dismiss kids.)
Me And My Bible Setup
“Welcome back from your eGroups, Motion! During your eGroups you learned how important it is to get plugged into the Bible.Well we wanted you to see how some other kids plug into their Bibles. So, how many of you know The Finders, the mystery solving team from our most popular Motion series?
(wait for response)
That’s right, we’re going behind the scenes with some of The Finders to find out how they plug into their Bibles with a segment we’re calling ‘Me and My Bible.’ Check out the second episode!”
Me And My Bible
“Let’s put our hands together and thank Caleb for speaking with us today!
What a cool day for VIPs to visit us! We got to worship together, we learned more abut how the Bible can help us live, and you had a great time with your eGroups. But there’s more! If you’re a VIP, which means it’s your first time in eKidz, listen up because 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 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 – Mirror, Mirror
“In today’s episode of My Bible, we heard Chelsea talk about the Bible and how it can show us lots of things, including how we are to live. You see, the Bible shows us how we are to live, and we’re supposed to mirror the example it sets for us. In today’s game, you and a partner are going to do some mirroring as I try to find how who’s reflecting who. Take a look at the screen!”
*Kids will choose a partner (any odd kid out will work with an eGroup leader) and choose one person to be the leader and one person to be the “mirror.” The 2 kids will face each other and the leader will begin making movements from the waist up and the other kid must mirror their actions exactly. Leader should make slow, easy movements and leaders should not try to “trick” the mirror – if the hosts notices a difference between the leader and the mirror, he or she will call that team out, and they must sit down. Rounds will last for two minutes and after two minutes are over, kids will find a new partner and prepare for another round.*
Game – Mirror, Mirror
Bring It! Challenge Setup
“Great job during the game, Motion! Everybody have a seat.
During this series called My Bible, we’re celebrating kids who bring their Bible and are committed to getting plugged into God’s word. If you bring your Bible during My Bible, we’ll let you choose a prize from the My Bible Bin. Take a look at the screen and I’ll show you what prizes you can earn.
(refer to the prize slide on the screen)
If you brought your Bible today, you can choose one of these awesome prizes on the way out the door. One more cool thing about this series is you’ll also receive a devotional to use throughout the week to help get you plugged into the Bible at home. Everyone circle around your eGroup leaders and they’ll pass out the devotionals now.”
(Allow eGroup leaders time to pass out and explain devotionals. Kids will circle around their eGroup leader during this time.)
Bring It! Challenge Time
Dismissal Activity Setup
“Today we learned about power, electricity, and plugging into God’s Word. For our final game today, we’ll be working to get a light source connected to the power on the other side of the screen.
We’re going to split the room into two different teams. Each team will have the option of choosing three pieces of wire to connect their circuit while trying to avoid the obstacles on the board. I’ll call one kid from each team to come up to the front of the stage and choose 3 cards that I hold in my hand. From those 3 cards you’ll want to choose the best wire shape that helps your team reach the other side of the screen the fastest. Once you choose which card you want to use, we’ll place it on the board and your team will hopefully be one step closer to completing the circuit.
Today’s teams will be kids wearing glasses versus kids not wearing glasses. Let’s divide into teams, play one game of Paper, Rock, Scissors to see who goes first, and we’ll get ready to play ‘Current Connect!’”
(The game will be played in Pro Presenter and each team will have a laser pointer to help designate where they want their piece to go)