Motion Presents: Superbook
Main Point: God’s rules (overview).
Bible Story: The Ten Commandments
Bible Passage: Exodus 20
Welcome / Series Intro
“Welcome to Motion and welcome to the 10th birthday of Elevation Church and welcome to Super Bowl weekend! This weekend is so special we’ve got a name for it: our Superversary! We’re going to have an awesome day filled with fun, games, and a brand new video series about one of God’s great gifts to us: the 10 Commandments.
The first part of the Superversary is celebrating the Super Bowl which features our hometown team, the Carolina Panthers versus the Denver Broncos. I need two volunteers to come on stage to help predict the winner of the Super Bowl by kicking this paper football
(hold up the paper football)
and sending it through the uprights, my fingers, for a field goal. Raise your hands if you want to come play.
(choose two kids to come on stage to play)
Ok _________ (name of first kid), you’re going to represent the Denver Broncos and you’re going to try to kick a field through my fingers. Take a few steps backwards and then I’ll hand you the football for you to ‘kick’ using your fingers.
(move the kid a few feet back and then hold up your fingers very, very narrow to create a near impossible scenario for the kid to make a field goal)
Awwww man, it looks like you missed. Well let’s see if the Panthers can take the victory today! Ok __________ (name of the second kid), you’re up! You can do this!
(give the kid the football and then move very close to the kid, making wide uprights with your fingers. Set it up so there’s no way the kid can lose this round)
That’s amazing! The Panthers win! Congratulations to both of our players who can have a seat, but more importantly, congratulations to the Carolina Panthers who we just discovered will win the Super Bowl.
Now Motion, like I said earlier, we’ve got all kinds of fun stuff for you today and right now we’re getting ready to kick off a brand new series. We’ll be traveling back in time with Superbook and discovering why God gave us the Commandments and how we can use them in our lives. Motion, put your hands together as we begin our journey into the Superbook!”
(initiate applause, walk off stage)
Superbook: 10 Commandments
Video Outro / Dismissal to eGroups
“Motion, it’s amazing to think that because God loves us, He would create a set of rules to follow to keep us safe and to help us build good relationships with Him and the people he brings into our lives. Right now we’re going to dismiss to our eGroups where your eGroup leaders are going to teach us more about the Commandments and how we can use them in our lives.
When I call your eGroup leaders’ name you can stand up and follow them back to your eGroup.”
(call eGroup leaders’ names and dismiss kids)
“Welcome back from your eGroups! If you’ll take a look around, you’ll see that it’s time for a party! We’re going to party for of a couple reasons, one of those being that we’ve got some first time guests with us today. If it’s your first time here, you’re a VIP and I’ve got some special instructions for you. Take a look at the screen:
(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 orange 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.”
“Earlier we were talking about our Superversary, which is where we celebrate the Super Bowl, but we also celebrate our church’s anniversary. An anniversary is the birthday of something and this weekend it’s the 10 year anniversary of Elevation Church and eKidz! Can you believe it? 10 years? Raise your hand if you are 10 years or older.
(wait for kids to raise hands)
Just like your 10th birthday was big and special, we’re going to throw a big party for ours! For our party you’ll all need some glowsticks and other cool light up and glow in the dark gear as we get ready to worship and play a game. Make sure you hang on to your glowsticks so you can play the game with us after we worship. Let’s go ahead and pass those out now!
(wait for glow in the dark supplies to be handed out)
No party is complete without some awesome music and today we’ve got the opportunity to sing songs of thanks and praise to our God who has been with our church through these 10 years. The songs we’re singing today are from Elevation Worship’s brand new album that releases this weekend called Here As In Heaven. Let’s start by singing Grace Like A Wave!”
Worship Song – Grace Like A Wave
“Motion, stay standing as we sing another song off Here As In Heaven called Shine A Light!”
Worship Song – Shine A Light
Game Setup – Glow Stick Ninja Warrior
“Great job, Motion! Stay standing and let’s keep the fun going by turning the lights down low and playing a game of Glow Stick Ninja Warrior. During this game I’m going to perform a Ninja move and whatever I do, you have to copy. As I call out the move, I’m going to call out the number that corresponds to the move I do. For example, a downward Ninja chop is move number one. Cutting from right to left is move two. Thrusting the glowstick forward is move three, and jumping in the air is move four. For the first few rounds I’ll do the move and call out the number, but after a while, I’ll step back and only call out the numbers and you’ll have to do the actions with imitating me.
Let’s practice right now. Move number one!
(perform a downward chop)
(chop right to left)
(Thrust glowstick forward)
(jump in the air)
Now the rule is that if you miss a move or you start moving too slow, we’ll ask you to sit down until I call you to stand back up again. I want to keep every playing as much as I can, but towards the end when I’m going super fast, I want to see which of you has the discipline and the swiftness to keep up with a Ninja master like myself. Every one spread out, get enough room to perform Ninja moves without hitting anybody and let’s get ready to play Glow Stick Ninja Warrior!”
Game – Glow Stick Ninja Warrior
Kid Honoring Ceremony
“Motion, that game was a blast! Have a seat and I’ve got something special I want to share.
(wait for kids to be seated)
Right now we’re celebrating our church’s 10 year anniversary and whenever we celebrate at Elevation Church, we want to make it special for you, too. Today I wanted to honor one special Motion kid who has been a huge part of eKidz since their time here. This kid is shows up every weekend, says the memory verse, participates in the Bring It! Challenge and always does everything with a great attitude.
I want to tell you some fun facts about this kid before they come up and maybe some of the fun facts I read will help you figure out which kid I’m talking about. Listen to this:
(read facts about the kid, occasionally asking for any guesses if the answer make it seem very obvious who the winner is)
Motion, help me welcome ___________ to the stage!
(initiate applause, help kid to the stage if needed)
Welcome to the stage, ____________! We just wanted to say thank you for making your relationship with God and coming to Motion a priority every week. In honor of your willingness to put important things first, we wanted to give you a gift.
(bring out the gift for the kid)
Because we’re celebrating our 10 year anniversary, we wanted to give you 10 $10 dollar gift cards to some of the most popular stores and restaurants in the country. ________, thank you for being part of Elevation Church and thank you for being a part of Motion. Put your hands together for ___________!”
(initiate applause, send kid to sit down)
Bring It! Challenge Setup
“Throughout Superbook you’ve got the opportunity to earn prizes as you learn to say the 10 Commandments, bring your Bible, and say your memory verse. I want you to circle around your eGroup leaders and they’ll tell you more about that now.”
(make sure kids circle around their eGroup leaders)
Bring It! Challenge
Dismissal Setup – eKidz Name That Top 10
“Now even though _________ got a prize from us today, it’s not a fun birthday unless everybody gets something. We’ve got cookies to celebrate our Superversary and before we play our final game today, let’s pass these out so we can enjoy these together!
(pass out one cookie to each kid)
The day’s not over just yet. As your parents come in, we’re going to take a look back at some of the craziest, zaniest moments over the last 10 years of eKidz history. I’ll show you a picture from one of our old favorite eKidz series and you’ll have to guess the title of the series based on multiple choice options on the screen. I’ll ask you what you think the answer is and when I call out the answer you think it is, you’ll scream as loud as you can. After we reveal the answer, we’ll watch a short clip from the Motion video vault. Let’s check out the screen for the first round of our final game.”