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Motion Large Group :: Week of November 18


Main Point: Say “Thank You”
Bible Story: Jesus Heals 10 Men
Bible Passage: Luke 17:11-19
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! Today we’ve been learning how we can refocus our attitudes by saying thank you. Let’s find out more about this in today’s videos. Check out the screen!”

Video Host Intro

252 Story

Video Host Outro

Connect Questions

“Even though Jesus healed all 10 lepers, only one came back to thank Him for it. It’s important for us to refocus ourselves and show gratitude to those who have helped us.

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: Why do you think the nine of the lepers didn’t thank Jesus? Why do you think the one man come back? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Second question: Has someone ever not thanked you for something kind you did? How did that make you feel? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Now Motion, it’s time for our final question: Think of someone who has helped you recently. Who is that person? How can you thank them for helping you this week? 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 – Stay Focused

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

Motion, sometimes it’s hard for us to remember to thank others for what they’ve done, mostly because there’s so many things distracting us. It’s hard to focus on what’s important when there’s something blocking your vision. Today, we’re going to work on focusing on what’s important in today’s game called Stay Focused.

In this game, each Game Group will line up in front of their leader. The leader will stand about five feet away and the first person in each line will toss the bean bag to their leader. Sounds simple, right? Hang on, cuz things are about to get weird. The person who is tossing the bean bag is going to be wearing a pair of goggles that will make it hard to focus on your leader.

The first person in each line will put on the goggles, make their toss, and whether the Game Group leader is able to catch it or not, hand the goggles to the next person in line who will do the same thing.

If your leader can catch the bean bag, your team will earn a point. The Game Group that can earn the most points in one minute will win the round.

Find your Game Groups and we’ll get ready to play Stay Focused!”

Game – Stay Focused

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