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Motion Large Group Week of July 15

GADGETS AND GIZMOS

Virtue: Uniqueness: Discovering who God made you to be so you can make a difference. Main Point: God made you to follow Jesus.
Bible Story: Philip and the Ethiopian Official
Bible Passage: Acts 8:26-40
Memory Verse: “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10, NIV

Countdown

Welcome / Video Intro

“Welcome to Motion and welcome to Gadgets and Gizmos! We’re learning all about how God made us unique. But what does it mean to be unique? Let’s take a look at the screen and you can say this with me:

Uniqueness: Discovering who God made you to be so you can make a difference.

In today’s Bible story we’re learning about a man named Philip and how he trusted God enough to go to a far away land to share about Jesus. Take a look at the screen!”

Video Host Intro

252 Story

Video Host Outro

Connect Questions

“Because of Philip’s boldness, lots of people came to know who Jesus was, just like the man from Ethiopia. I love hearing about Philip because he was willing to follow Jesus and help others in need no matter what.

Now, let’s answer a few questions about today’s Bible story. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!

(give kids time to circle around eGroup leaders)

First question: Why was Philip heading to Ethiopia? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Second question: When have you told someone about Jesus? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Now Motion, it’s time for our final question: Telling people about God isn’t always easy, but why is it important? 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. 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, ‘Endless Praise!’”

Worship Song – Endless Praise

Worship Song – Shine A Light

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)

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!”

Game Setup – Gadgets and Gizmos: The Game

“This month we’re learning what it means to be unique, and one way God made us unique is by giving us the ability to solve problems in our own unique ways. In our game today we’re going to put you all into some pretty crazy situations and then you’ll need to explain how you’re going to get out of that

situation using some gadgets and gizmos.

In just a moment you’ll divide into your Game Groups and we’ll give each Game Group a stack of cards. Each kid will draw three cards and keep them hidden from the rest of their Group. Then, I’ll put a situation on the screen and read it out loud to you. Every kid in the room will choose one of the cards from their hand and explain to the rest of the Group why that gadget or gizmo is the best tool to use in the scenario.

Let me show you a practice round:

(refer to the slide on the screen)

Here’s the scenario: a giant river is in front of you and your favorite pizza is on the other side. What gadget will you use to cross the river?

Well, ok, that sounds tough! Let’s look at the three gadgets I can choose from:

(production will show the next slide that shows the card choices)

Those are some pretty good gadgets, but I think the best card to help me get across the giant river is this ‘Freeze Ray’ card. I would tell my group leader that I’d use the freeze ray to freeze the river and then walk right across it to go get my pizza!

Easy, right?

Once you choose your card, you’ll have 20 seconds to explain how you’re going to use the gadget to solve the problem before it’s the next kids’ turn and then your group leader will decide which kid gave the best or funniest answer.

Everyone form Game Groups and then once you’re in your Groups, we’ll hand out a deck of cards to each Group, each kid will draw three cards, and then we’ll begin playing.”

(help kids get into Game Groups and pass out game cards to each Group)

Game – Gadgets and Gizmos: The Game Bring It! Challenge Setup

“Now it’s time for us to clean up these game materials and get ready for our Bring It! Challenge.

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There will be a Love Week graphic displayed

(collect all game materials and make sure eGroup leaders have supplies to complete 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 Ephesians 2:10 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader. 2. RECITE our memory verse for this series, Ephesians 2:10.

3. SAY our virtue for this series. In fact, that’s on the screen now, too! (say the virtue again with the kids)

Uniqueness: Discovering who God made you to be so you can make a difference.

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. Circle around your eGroup leaders and let’s work on that now!”

Bring It! Challenge

Love Week Intro

“Great job during the Bring It! Challenge, Motion! Before you leave today, I need to let you all know about an absolutely incredible event that will be starting next week. Our church is beginning the best week of the year – Love Week! It will be an entire week devoted to helping our friends and neighbors and making the world around us a better place.

Next week, you’ll earn a special eKidz Serve and Sign t-shirt that you can wear while you serve during Love Week and the more you serve, the better prizes you’ll earn. How cool is that? Make sure you’re here with us as we kick off this awesome event!”

252 Movie Intro

“As your parents begin to arrive, we’re going to take another look at today’s Bible story. Check out the screen!”

252 Movie

Dismissal