Motion Large Group Week of February 4

Behind the Scenes

Virtue: Love: Choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated.
Main Point: Love others because Jesus loves you.
Bible Story: No Greater Love – Luke 22:7-16, John 15:12-13
Bible Passage: John 1:19-42
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 brand new series called Behind The Scenes – a series all about how we can see God’s love behind every story in the Bible and how God showed His love by sending His Son, Jesus. In fact, let’s take a look at this month’s virtue:

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

Earlier today you heard an amazing story from the Bible and, more importantly, we got to hear what Jesus called the most important commandment. He said ‘Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.’

Today’s story imagines what it might look like if a kid your age were around when Jesus told this to his disciples. Check out the screen!”

Video Host Intro

252 Story

Video Host Outro

Connect Questions

“You know, sometimes the way to lay down our life for others can be pretty obvious. It is just about doing what we know we should do. But other times it can be tricky or hard to figure out exactly what we can do. In those situations, we can remember Jesus’ words that we heard today: ‘Here is my command. Love one another, just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than the one who gives their life for their friends.’

And when we remember those words, we can ask ourselves: ‘How has God loved me? And what does it mean now to lay my life down?’ I think you will be amazed at how God can show you what you need to do.

Actually, instead of just asking ourselves, what if we asked each other? Let’s do that now – circle around your eGroup leaders now!”

(give kids time to circle around eGroup leaders)

First question: What did Jesus say was the most important command? What do you think that means? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Second question: What’s one way you can give your life for your friends? 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: Think of someone who needs your help. How can you use today’s Bible story to show them God’s love? Discuss that question now.”

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Worship Intro

“Great job, everybody! I heard some incredible answers coming from your eGroups today.

Now, I want everybody to stand to their feet

(encourage kids to stand)

because we have the opportunity to thank God for who He is and all that He has done for us. We’re going to sing and dance to ‘Alive’. Let’s get ready to worship!”

Worship Song – Endless Praise

Worship Song – One In A Million

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 – The Name Game

“Throughout Behind The Scenes we’ll be checking out the greatest movies ever made and really honing in on what makes a great love story. Before we can do that, though, we need to be able to identify some of these love stories and figure out their names.

In today’s game you’ll work with your game groups to choose the correct name the movie on the screen and write it on your white board. All teams will hold up their boards with their answers chosen and the teams with the correct answer will earn 100 points. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins the day and will be our movie masters.

Find a game group and huddle up now, because in one minute we’re going to hand out whiteboards and markers and get ready to play ‘The Name Game!’”

Game- The Name Game

Bring It! Challenge Setup

“Great job, Motion! Let’s 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

Superversentine’s Day Info

“Before your parents arrive, there’s some important information you need to know:

  1. Because THIS weekend is our Birth-aversary weekend (Birthday /Anniversary) you’re going to receive a balloon on the way out that has some awesome ways you can party with us. Make sure you’re having fun and interacting with all the people celebrating with us THIS weekend!
  2. And then NEXT weekend we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day! On the way out you’ll receive Valentine’s Day invitations for you to give to your friends inviting them next weekend. On the invitations will be a link to the eKidz YouTube page where they can get caught up on all of the latest Fun with the Finders videos and past Finders series.

Next week when you invite your friends to eKidz, we’ll be playing a new Fun With The Finders video and game, so make sure you and your friends are here for the big game and video reveal!”

252 Movie Intro

“Before your parents begin to arrive, we’re going to check in with Druscilla who’s looking at some unique ways we can show love to those around us. Check out the screen!”

252 Movie