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Motion LG :: January 30/31

Finders 4: Fool’s Gold

Virtue: Humility: Putting other first.
Main Point: I can put others first by making things right.
Bible Story: Jesus Reinstates Peter
Bible Passage: John 21:1-19
Memory Verse: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” Philippians 2:3

Countdown

Welcome / Worship Intro

“Welcome to Motion! It’s final week of our epic series Finders 4: Fool’s Gold and I can’t wait to see the final showdown between The Finders and Goldman. It’s going to be an exciting day mostly because we get to share the day with a special group of people known as our VIPs. If it’s your first time here in Motion, we consider you a VIP. Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!

(initiate applause)

VIPs, if you have any questions, find someone in a blue eKidz shirt because we’re here to answer any questions you might have. Right now, we have the opportunity to worship and sing to our God. Check out the screen.”

(walk of stage)

Worship Leader Intro Video

Worship Song – Alive

Worship Song Intro

“We’re not done with worship quite yet. Stay on your feet as we sing ‘Grace Like A Wave!’”

Worship Song – Grace Like A Wave

Series Intro

“Great job everybody! You can all have a seat.

(wait for kids to be seated)

We’ve got a special treat for you, Motion! Since this is the final week of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold, we wanted to present a Finders double header. We’re going to start by checking out last week’s episode which will get us caught up on Hannah and Charlie’s quest to bring down Goldman. Take a look at the screen and let’s dive into the world of The Finders!”

Finders 4 Episode 8

Video Outro / Dismissal to eGroups

“Motion, put your hands together for the amazing conclusion of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold! Goldman got away, but it looks like The Finders have another mystery to solve as they figure out who Less is and what his motives are in the next installment of The Finders.

Right now we’re going to had back to our eGroups where we’re going to learn more about how we can put other first by working to make things right. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name you can follow them back to your eGroup.”

(call eGroup leaders’ names and dismiss kids)

eGroups

VIP Welcome

“Welcome back from your eGroups! Like I said earlier, we’re so happy to have our VIPs with us today. If you’re a VIP, you’ll want to check out 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 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]

Let’s review.

[VIP Slide – All Combined]

VIP Lanyard + Welcome Area = Gift.”

Game Setup – Quick Change Showdown

“Motion, it looks like The Finders are gearing up for a showdown with Goldman and I thought that in today’s game, we’d have a showdown of our own using some of the disguises we saw Goldman wear during the episode we just saw.

Each eGroup will receive a bag filled with disguises that look similar to the disguises we saw Goldman wear. Each eGroup leader will select one person to be dressed in the correct clothing that I’m going to show on the screen. The trick is that the person who is chosen to get dressed can’t put any of the disguise pieces on themselves, their eGroup has to put the disguise on for them. The eGroup will have to work together to dress that kid in the correct disguise pieces shown on the screen.

The first kid to come up to me correctly dressed in the disguise shown on the screen wins that round and the team that wins the most rounds wins the game and wins a The Finders: The Game trading card. Circle around your eGroup leader, we’ll pass out the bags and then we’ll be ready to play the Quick Change Showdown!”

Game – Quick Change Showdown

Series Finale Intro

“Great job during the game, Motion! Everybody repack the bags of disguises and then have a seat, because we’ve got to watch the finale of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold!

(wait for kids to repack bags and be seated)

The episode you’ve waited three months to see is finally here! The grand finale of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold is minutes away. Raise your hand if you think that The Finders will catch Goldman!

(wait for kids to raise their hands)

Raise your hand if you think that Goldman will outsmart The Finders and get away!

(wait for kids to raise their hands)

Alright, Motion. If you’re ready for the final episode, I want you to start chanting Finders! Finders! Finders!

(lead kids in the chant. When kids are sufficiently loud and engaged…)

Here we go! The series finale of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold! Check out the screen!”

Finders 4 Episode 8

Bring It! Challenge Setup

“Motion, put your hands together for the finale episode of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold!

(wait for applause)

Goldman may have gotten away, but now bigger questions have come up. Who is Less, really? What’s his motive and why did he infiltrate The Finders group of friends? Stay tuned for future episode of The Finders as we work to solve this mystery together.

Right now we’re going to hand out the last trading cards you’ll receive during this series. Whether you have one card or an entire deck filled with the most powerful cards out there, you’ll want to hang onto them for Finders 5 beginning in just a few months.

I want you to circle around your eGroup leaders now because they’ll hand out the final cards you’ve earned today AND they will hand out the awesome prize cards you’ve earned if you have collected all of the cards released since Christmas. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!”

Bring It! Challenge

Dismissal Activity Setup

“I’ll see you all next week as we kick off an awesome new series and celebrate a very special event with a huge party. Before your parents come to pick you up, why don’t you guys play one final game of The Finders: The Game? Pair up with a friend and have an epic showdown to find out who’s got the best deck in the room.”

Dismissal Activity