Motion Large Group Week of February 18

Behind the Scenes

Virtue: Love: Choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated.
Main Point: Give to others in need.
Bible Story: Jesus Calms the Storm
Bible Passage: Mark 6:30-44
Memory Verse: “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10, NIV


Welcome / Video Intro

“Welcome to Motion and welcome to our series Behind The Scenes! Throughout this series, we’ll be going behind the scenes of Jesus’ life and learning how He gave us the best example of what love looks like. Let’s take a look at the definition of love together. Say this with me:

Love: Choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated.

In your eGroups you heard an incredible story about how Jesus fed 5,000 people in need using only five loaves of bread and two fishes. Today we have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see what that day might have been like. Take a look at the screen!”

Video Host Intro

252 Story

Video Host Outro

Connect Questions

“What I find so amazing about this story is that even though Jesus and His disciples were tired and needed a break, Jesus never stopped showing compassion to the people who needed it and came to Him. Jesus showed the people love by not only taking care of the people’s spiritual need, but their physical need as well. Now Motion, I want us to circle around our eGroup leaders so we can talk more about this example of Jesus’ love.”

(give kids time to circle around eGroup leaders)

First question: Why do you think Jesus wanted to make sure people were in need had food? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Second question: When was the last time you helped someone in need? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Now Motion, our final question is our ‘See What God Can Do Through You’ question. Today’s question is: Why is giving to others such an important thing to do? Who can you help this week? 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 ‘One In A Million!’

Worship Song – One In A Million

Worship Song – Louder

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.”

Game Setup – What Happens Next?

“Every week of our series called Behind The Scenes we’re looking at some of the greatest love stories in cinema history. I don’t know about you, but whenever I watch a movie, I’m trying to figure out the ending before all of the twists and turns are revealed. The best movies are the ones that keep you guessing what happens next all the way until the end credits.

In today’s game, I’m going to be asking you the question ‘What happens next?’ about some of the most memorable scenes in classic movie history.

I’ll show you a clip from a classic movie and then a series of multiple choice questions will appear on the screen, indicating something that may happen next. You’ll choose which answer you think will happen by walking over to a corner of the room that is marked by a color. For example, if you think the answer is the red answer, you’ll walk over and stand in the red corner. After everyone moves to the answer they think is correct, we’ll play the clip and see who got it right!

Those of you that get the question wrong, though, will have to undergo some kind physical challenge that I’ll call out at the end of the round. It could spin around 5 times before the next round, it could be run in place for 10 seconds, or something else that sounds like a lot of work.

Everyone pick a corner to stand in and we’ll begin playing ‘What Happens Next!’”

Game – What Happens Next?

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:

1. FIND 1 John 4:10 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader

2. RECITE our memory verse for this series, 1 John 4:10. In fact, let’s say it together right now!

(refer to the verse on the screen and have the kids say it with you)

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

(refer to the virtue slide on the screen)

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

252 Movie Intro

“Before your parents begin to arrive, we’re going to get a Behind The Scenes look at how Jesus fed the 5,000. Take a look at the screen!”

252 Movie