Motion Large Group :: Week of August 12


Virtue: Respect: showing others they are important by what you say and do.
Main Point: Show respect to God because He’s in charge of everything.
Bible Story: Faith of the Roman Commander – Matthew 8:5-13
Memory Verse: “Show proper respect to everyone.” 1 Peter 2:17a


Welcome / Video Intro

“Welcome to Motion and welcome to Drumline, our series all about respecting the rhythm! But who should we respect and how do we show it? Let’s check out the screen and find out. Say this with me now:

Respect: showing others they are important by what you say and do.

In today’s Bible story we’re learning about a man who needed help for a friend, and showed a lot of respect as he spoke to Jesus. Take a look at the screen!”

Video Host Intro

252 Story

Video Host Outro

Connect Questions

“We can say we respect people all day long—our teachers, parents, coaches, pastors, eGroup leaders, or even God. But those are only empty words unless we put those words into action and start doing something about it. The Roman Commander showed respect to Jesus through his obedience and his faith, and he put his respect into action.

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 did the Roman Commander show Jesus respect? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Second question: Respect means showing others they are important by what you say and do. Who do you respect the most and why? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Now Motion, it’s time for our final question: Who do you need to show more respect to this week? How will you do it? 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, ‘Strength To Dance!’”

Worship Song – Strength To Dance

Worship Song – Grace Like A Wave

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!”

Game Setup – Boom, Boom Boom, Tch!

“One of the most important parts of playing the drums is being able to pick out the right fills, licks, or riffs to match the rest of the band. Today, you’ll be using your musical ear to pick out the drum beats in our game called Boom, Boom Boom, Tch!

I’ll let you listen to a drum beat over the speakers and then you’ll need to take what you hear and try to figure which option on the screen best matches what you heard.

Let’s do a practice round, just to get our ears warmed up. Let’s listen.

(listen to the drum beat)

Ok, now here are our options on the screen. I’ll read out each answer and then you’ll go to the corner that matches the answer you think has the correct answer. Let me read out the choices and then we’ll decide which one is best.

(read the options from the screen)

Ok, if you think it’s the blue answer, move to that corner now!

(Repeat for the other two colors)

Ok, the answer is… drumroll, please…

(initiate drumroll)

Blue! Great job everyone on the blue side! So now that we’ve played one round, it looks like we’re ready to play the game! Everyone get ready to play Boom, Boom Boom, Tch!”

Game – Boom, Boom Boom, Tch!

Bring It! Challenge Setup

“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)

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 Peter 2:17a in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader

2. RECITE our memory verse for this series, 1 Peter 2:17a.

3. SAY our virtue for this series. In fact, that’s on the screen now, too!

(say the virtue again with the kids)

Respect: showing others they are important by what you say and do.

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

Lunch Box Giveaway Explanation

“Great job during the Bring It! Challenge, Motion! Before you leave today we wanted to give you a gift as you prepare to begin the school year. One of the most popular series we’ve ever done in eKidz was a series called ‘Rise Above.’ On the way out we wanted to give you a gift that’s going to help remind you to ‘Rise Above’ the negative things you may hear while at school.

We’re going to give you your very own ‘Rise Above’ lunchbox

(refer to the slide on the screen)

to take to school and show off to your friends. When they ask where you got that awesome lunchbox, you can tell them you got it while in Motion! Then, it’s going to be easy for you to invite them to church next month while we revisit ‘Rise Above’ and do some never-before-seen activities and games!”

252 Movie Intro

“As your parents begin to arrive and we hand out your ‘Rise Above’ lunchboxes, let’s take another look at today’s Bible Story. Take a look at the screen!”

252 Movie

Dismissal / Hand Out Lunchboxes