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Motion Large Group Week of January 13

Work It Out

Virtue: Commitment: Making a plan and putting it into practice.
Main Point: Practice praying to God.
Bible Story: Model Prayer
Bible Passage: Luke 11:1-4
Memory Verse: “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things,
holding promise for both the present life and the life to come” 1 Timothy 4:8, NIV

Please remember that Cue Sheets are king. Please follow the order of the CUE SHEET rather than the exact order of a script or talking point card. You may need to cross off sections on a script based on the cue sheet order.

Countdown

Welcome / Video Intro

“Hello and welcome to Motion! I’m glad to see you all here and I know you’ve spent some time this year working on your New Year’s resolutions, or commitments, like we talked about last week. But what is commitment? Let’s check out the screen and find out together!

Commitment: Making a plan and putting it into practice.

Say that with me now.

(repeat the virtue with the kids)

Great job, Motion! Right now we’re going to continue with our commitment last week of staying fit by doing the workout of the day.

Workout of the Day

“Today’s workout is a set of leg exercises that are going to help strengthen some muscles to protect you from injury the next time you’re running on the playground, kicking the soccer ball, or dribbling down the basketball court. We’ll start by doing some squats, just like this:

(bend at the knees like you’re sitting in an invisible chair)

Now follow my lead! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…

(perform five squats)

Now, we’re going to lunge forward four times and we’ll switch legs each time. Here’s what it looks like:

(model a lunge forward for the kids)

Then you switch legs…

(switch legs and do it again)

Got it? Let’s do four squats. Here we go! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…

(lead the kids in four squats, switching legs each time)

Worship Intro

“Great job everybody! Now that we’re warmed up, let’s put that energy to good use as we sing, dance, and thank God for the amazing things He’s done. Let’s sing, ‘Strength To Dance.’”

Worship Song – Dance

Worship Song – Alive

Transition to Videos

“Amazing job, Motion! Everyone have a seat because it’s time for to learn more about what commitment means by checking in with someone who’s making a pretty big commitment this year. Check this out.”

Video Host Intro

252 Story

Video Host Outro

Connect Questions

“We can always talk to God. In fact, Jesus gave us a model for how we should pray to God so that if we ever can’t think of something to say, we can follow his example. How cool is that? It’s like Jesus thought of everything!

Now, let’s answer a few questions about today’s Bible story and the video we watched. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!

(give kids time to circle around eGroup leaders)

First question: In the prayer that Isaiah was reading, he mentioned ‘Daily Bread.’ What do you think that means? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Second question: What are some ‘Daily Bread’ type things you need, that you might pray and ask God for? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Now Motion, it’s time for our final question: Who can you pray with this week? Name a specific friend! Discuss that with your eGroup now.”

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Dismissal To eGroups

“Great job, Motion! Everybody stay standing because it’s time for us to head back to our eGroups. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can follow them back.”

(dismiss kids back to eGroups)

eGroups

VIP Welcome

“Welcome back from your eGroups! Before we continue, I wanted to take a moment and welcome some very special guests who came to visit us for the first time. Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!

(initiate applause)

If it’s your first time here, we consider you a VIP – a very important person! VIPs, turn your attention to 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 __________ 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.

If you have any questions about where to go or what to do, just ask someone in a blue eKidz shirt and we’ll be more than happy to help you out!”

Bring It! Challenge Setup

“Now Motion, it’s time for the Bring It! Challenge!

During this month’s Bring It! Challenge, you’ll need to do the following three things to receive a prize. Check out the screen.

(watch the Bring It! Challenge video)

That’s right, Motion! To receive your Bring It! prize, you’ll need to:

  1. FIND 1 Timothy 4:8 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader.

2. RECITE the verse for this series, 1 Timothy 4:8, from memory.

3. SAY our virtue for this series from memory. In fact, that’s on the screen now, too!

(say the virtue again with the kids)

Commitment: Making a plan and putting it into practice.

Ok, so let’s recap. To earn your prize, you’ll need to FIND this month’s verse, RECITE the verse to your eGroup leader, and SAY the virtue for this month. Take a look at the screen and you can see the prizes now!

(refer to the prize slide)

Circle around your eGroup leaders and let’s complete the Bring It! Challenge!”

Bring It! Challenge

Game Setup – Move It!

“Now Motion, it’s time for today’s game!

We’ve made a commitment to improve our fitness this year, so today’s game is another step on our journey to a body that’s healthy and strong.

We’ll begin by giving six of our amazing leaders and volunteers a numbered sign. We’ll send them to a different area of the room and when they get there, I’ll have them hold their signs high in the air so you all can see them. Then, when I say ‘Go!’ you’ll all have to move to a numbered area. Sounds easy, right? Not so fast, dude.

Every round I’ll give you instructions on how you have to move from place to place. For example, I could have you hop on one foot, crab walk, or take gigantic lunging steps, just like we did in our workout of the day.

The last part of the game is simple. I’ll take this GIGANTIC dice and I’ll toss it up in the air. If the dice lands on your numbered area, everyone – including your leader or volunteer – will need to sit down. Then, that area is shut down and is out of the game.

We’ll play 10 fast rounds of this game and we’ll see if we can find a few winners. After 10 rounds, everyone will stand back up and we’ll begin the game again. Everyone stand to our feet and let’s play, ‘Move It!’”

Game – Move It!

252 Movie Intro

“Great job during the game, Motion! As your parents begin to arrive, let’s take another look at today’s Bible story. Check out the screen!”

252 Movie

Dismissal