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Motion Large Group :: Week of November 4


Main Point: Celebrate what God has done.
Bible Story: A Psalm of Thanksgiving
Bible Passage: Psalm 100:1-5
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’re going to talk about how we can show gratitude and celebrate what God has done, and there’s no better time to do that then during a holiday like Thanksgiving. Let’s check out the screen and find out how some people showed gratitude during this holiday.”

Video Host Intro

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Video Host Outro

Connect Questions

“We can be thankful and show gratitude, even when things don’t always go our way. Instead of focusing on the one or two things that do go wrong, we need to focus on all the amazing things that God has given 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 did Randall think that his Thanksgiving break would be ruined? Was he right to think that? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Second question: When was the last time you should have been more thankful for something? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Now Motion, it’s time for our final question: When you need to remind someone of all the great things God has done, what are some things you could tell them? 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 – Out of Focus

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

This month is all about refocusing on what God has done in our lives, so I think it’s a good idea for us to be reminded of how difficult things can be when we’re out of focus. In today’s game, you’ll try to guess the out-of-focus item shown on the screen.

Around the room you’ll find different colored cones and each cone will represent an answer. I’ll show something out of focus on the screen and you’ll need to move to the color cone that represents your answer. Then, once everyone has locked in their choice, I’ll reveal the answer for that round.

Everyone stand to your feet and let’s get ready to play ‘Out of Focus!’”

Game – Out of Focus

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

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