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Motion Large Group Week of June 16

Amped

Virtue: Confidence: Living like you believe what God says is true.
Main Point: God is stronger than anyone. Live like you believe it!
Bible Story: Samson
Bible Passage: Judges 13-16
Memory Verse: “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13, NIV

WELCOME

“Welcome to Motion and welcome to our series called Amped! This summer we’re learning how we can live fully alive with the confidence that all the things God has said about us are true. But what is confidence? Let’s check out the screen and find out together.
Confidence: Living like you believe what God says is true.

Now Motion, we’re going to learn how God wants us to live our lives to their fullest potential and how we can live confidently for Him, even while we’re doing something crazy, like racing through the city like parkour experts. Check out the screen!”

Bible Story Video Intro

Bible Story Video

Bible Story Video Outro

Connect Questions Intro

“Samson’s strength didn’t come from his hair, it came from God. In the end, Samson realized something he should have known all along: God is stronger than anyone and when have confidence in Him, we can do anything.

Now, it’s time for us to answer a few questions about today’s Bible story and the video we just watched. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!

First question: Who are some of the strongest people in your life? What are some of the different ways someone can be strong? Discuss that now.

(give kids one minute to answer the question)

Next question: Why does it matter if God is stronger than anyone? How can His strength help you? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Last question: We may have friends that are sad, hurt, confused, and want to give up when difficult things happen. How can this story help your friends realize they can have confidence in God’s strength?”

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Worship Intro

“Wow, you really had some great answers today! I’m so thankful we get to sing praises to Jesus today. We can be confident that He has done great things, and that He’ll continue to do great things. Let’s sing, dance, and clap our hands and praise God as we sing, ‘Dance.’”

Worship Song – Dance

Father’s Day — Mr. Know-It-All

“Great job during worship, Motion! Go ahead and have a seat!

(wait for kids to be seated)

Before you head back to your eGroups, I’ve got some exciting news to tell you about a cool event happening today! You see, this weekend is Father’s Day and we want to see if your dad or any other important guy in your life is a Mr. Know-It-All! You see, after you get picked up from Motion later today, there will be a big trivia game happening right outside where you AND your dads can compete in order to see who’s the biggest Mr. Know-It-All around.

When you leave today, make sure you swing by the trivia game and spin the wheel a few times and to see if your and your dad can answer some eKidz trivia. No matter if he really is a big Know-It-All or not, we’ve got some prizes to give him as our way of saying ‘Thank you!’ for being so special.

Make sure you head to the Mr. Know-It-All game station after Motion today!”

Dismissal To eGroups

“Now 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

“I wanted to take a moment and welcome our VIPs who are here with us for the first time today! 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:

FIND Psalm 27:13 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader.

RECITE the verse for this series, Psalm 27:13, from memory.

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

(say the virtue again with the kids)

Confidence: Living like you believe what God says is true.

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!”

Love Week Information / Love Week Emoji Video

“Great job during the Bring It! Challenge, Motion! Everyone can have a seat because I have some important information to share about a big event coming up next week. Everyone find your seat now!

(give kids a moment to have a seat and get refocused)

Next week is a MASSIVE weekend in our church because it’s the kickoff of a week called Love Week. During Love Week we’re going to go into our city and work to make a difference in people’s lives. We have the chance to partner with over 300 organizations and volunteer over 90,000 hours all across the United States and you get to play a part in making it all happen.

But what kind a part can you play in Love Week? Well, you can make sure your family knows about it and you can ask them to serve with you! It may not sound like an easy thing do to, but check out this video of a young kid who’s trying his best to spend time with his family during Love Week. Check this out.

Play Love Week Emoji Video

Hey that was pretty cool! We can have confidence when we ask people to go serve with us during Love Week because we know that serving others is something God wants us to do!

Now one of the coolest parts of look Week is all of the awesome gear and prizes you get the more you participate. At the first event you go to, you’re going to get a sweet looking eKidz t-shirt where you can keep track of how many events you’ve served at. The more you serve, the bigger and better prizes you’ll get! Check out the screen for this year’s prizes!

(refer to the Love Week prize slide)

Man, look at all of those prizes! For the first level prize you can earn a cool Love Week lanyard. For the second prize you can earn a Love Week beach ball for you to take to the beach or even to the beach volleyball court. For the final prize, you can earn a ridiculously cool Love Week flying disk to play with in your backyard or at the park with some friends.

All of the Love Week action kicks off next week, so make sure you’re here as we begin one of the best times of the year.”

Game Setup – Sweaty Palms

“Now Motion, it’s time for today’s game! During our series Amped, we’ll be looking at different kinds of EXTREME sports and for today’s adventure, I thought we’d look at some extreme sports that, just by watching clips of them, can make your palms sweaty.

During this game, we’re going to watch a clip of some extreme sports. I’ll then pause the clip and have you decide what you think comes next. You’ll make your choice by choosing one side of the room or the other, depending on your answer.

Ok Motion, everyone stand up and let’s get ready to play ‘Sweaty Palms!’”

Game – Sweaty Palms

Dismissal

“Great job today, Motion! Remember, Love Week begins next week, so be sure to invite your family and friends along with you to any Love Week events so you can start earning credit towards those cool Love Week prizes.

Lastly, we’re going to check out another way to tell today’s Bible story about confidence. Check out the screen and listen for your name to be called as your parents begin to arrive.

play dismissal movie