FINDERS VI: THE CASE OF CAMP JUPITER
Virtue: Cooperation: Working together to do more than you can do alone. .
Main Point: We can work together to get God’s work done.
Bible Story: Building the Tabernacle
Bible Passage: Exodus 24-39
Memory Verse:“Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.”
Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NIrV)
“Hello Motion and welcome to the beginning of our brand new series and the newest Finders adventure Finders VI: The Case Of Camp Jupiter!
We’re diving right into the mystery, the intrigue, and the adventure, as we uncover what it means to cooperate with the people around you. In fact, let’s take a look at what it means to cooperate. Take a look at the screen and say this with me now.
Cooperation: Working together to do more than you can do alone.
If you’re new to The Finders, The Finders are our favorite mystery solving team and their newest mystery is sure to be the biggest one yet. Let’s see what’s happening in the first episode of Finders VI: The Case of Camp Jupiter.”
Finders VI: Episode 1
Oldman Teaching Video / Connect Questions
“Great job, everybody! I heard some incredible answers coming from your eGroups today. It’s time for us to celebrate God’s love as we stand to our feet and sing songs of thanks and praise. Stand to your feet as we sing ‘Louder.’”
Worship Song – Louder
Worship Song – Undefeated
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)
“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!
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]
[VIP Slide – All Combined]
VIP Lanyard + Welcome Area = Gift.”
Game Setup – Ready For Launch
“Now Motion, as Mr. Stone said at the end of today’s episode it seems we’re dealing with an alien invasion in Finders VI and in today’s game, you’re going to be the ones responsible for blasting the aliens towards Camp Jupiter.
In just a moment you’ll divide into Game Groups and each Game Group will receive an Alien Blaster used to shoot aliens towards the Camp Jupiter sign on the ground. If your Game Group is able to successfully land the alien on at Camp Jupiter, your Game Group will earn a point for that round. After the aliens have been blasted toward Camp Jupiter, I’ll need eGroup leaders and volunteers to help return the aliens to the front of each line where the next kid will be ready to take their turn.
Players will not fire until I say ‘Ready For Launch?’ After I say that, you’ll say ‘Ready!’ Then, when I say ‘FIRE!’ you’ll release the aliens and send them hurtling towards the unsuspecting Camp below.
Divide into your Game Groups now and let’s get ready to play ‘Ready For Launch!’”
Game – Ready For Launch
Bring It! Challenge Setup / Trading Card Commercial
“Now it’s time for us to clean up these game materials and get ready for our Bring It! Challenge.
(collect all game materials and make sure eGroup leaders have supplies to complete the Bring It! Challenge)
Our Bring It! Challenge during The Finders’ series always looks a little different because instead of prizes for completing the challenge, you’ll earn Finders trading cards that you’ll be able to collect, trade, and compete with while we play our Finders Trading Card Game. What’s the Finders’ Trading Card game? Check out the screen!”
(watch the Finders Trading Card Commercial)
Those trading cards look so cool! I can’t wait to begin collecting a set of my own! You can collect your own Finders trading cards by doing the following things throughout this series. Take a look at the screen.
1. FIND Ecclesiastes 4:9 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader
2. RECITE our memory verse for this series, Ecclesiastes 4:9.
3. SAY our virtue for this series.
Ok, so let’s recap. To earn trading cards, you’ll need to FIND this month’s verse, RECITE the verse to your eGroup leader, and SAY the virtue for this month. Circle around your eGroup leaders and they’ll hand out your game boards, your first trading card, AND you’ll have a chance to begin practicing your Bring It! Challenge. Do that now!”
Bring It! Challenge
Trading Card Time Intro / How To Video
“Now that you’ve got your trading cards, it’s time for us to play the Finders Trading Card game! If you’ve never played before, it’s so easy to play, but here’s a quick reminder. Check out the screen and then we’ll begin playing while your parents arrive!”