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Motion Large Group :: Week of November 11


Main Point: Adjust Your Attitude
Bible Story: Parable of the Vineyard Workers
Bible Passage: Matthew 20:1-15
Memory Verse:
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV


Welcome / Video Intro

“Welcome to Motion and welcome to reFocus – our series all about how we can show gratitude. Let’s find out what gratitude is! Take a look at the screen and I’ll read it once, then you can repeat after me:

Gratitude: Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you.

Say that with me now.

(repeat the virtue with the kids)

Great job, Motion! It’s time for us to check out the screen and learn more about what it means to show gratitude. Take a look.”

Video Host Intro

252 Story

Video Host Outro

Connect Questions

“Instead of worrying about what other people have, Jesus wants us to show gratitude for what we’ve been given. We need to refocus on God and remember that His love doesn’t depend on what we have or don’t have, and that He’ll love us no matter what.

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: Which vineyard worker was the owner most pleased with. Why do you think that? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Second question: Have you ever felt like you were treated unfairly? What was your attitude like? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Now Motion, it’s time for our final question: We have friends who may feel like they’ve been treated unfairly. How can you help them adjust their attitudes? Discuss that with your eGroup now.”

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Worship Intro

“Great job, everybody! I heard some incredible answers coming from your eGroups today. We can show gratitude right now by celebrating what God has done in our lives through worship. Stand to your feet as we sing, ‘Passion!’”

Worship Song – Passion

Worship Song – I Am Yours

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)


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 Thessalonians 5:18 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader.
  2. RECITE our memory verse for this series, 1 Thessalonians 5:18.
  3. SAY our virtue for this series. In fact, that’s on the screen now, too!

(say the virtue again with the kids)

Gratitude: Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you.

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 – The BIG Picture

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

We’ve been learning how important it is to focus on the right things. When we’re so zoomed in on something, it’s hard to see the bigger picture. In today’s game, you and your Game Group will be working to guess the item shown on the screen that is very zoomed in.

In just a moment I’m going to hand each Game Group a whiteboard and marker. Then, I’ll show you an image of something zoomed in very close. After I show you the image, you and your Game Group will need to decide which answer you see on the screen is correct. Then, you’ll write the answer on your board and hold it up. When I reveal the answer, any Game Group that got the answer correct will learn 100 points.

Let’s hand out your materials and then we’ll get ready to play ‘The BIG Picture!”

Game – The BIG Picture

252 Movie Intro

“As your parents begin to arrive, let’s take another look at today’s Bible Story. Take a look at the screen!”

252 Movie