The Aetherlight: A Finders Adventure
Main Point: I can show courage by being truthful.
Bible Story: Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of a Tree
Bible Passage: Daniel 4
Memory Verse: “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58, NIV
Welcome / Video Intro
“Hello Motion and welcome back to The Aetherlight*: A Finders Adventure. This week we’ll continue our adventure in Aethasia** and follow Alex as he learns what it means to show courage. Speaking of courage, let’s take a look at the screen and check out what courage is.
Courage: Taking the fist step, even when something is difficult.
That’s right, Motion! Even when things are difficult, we shouldn’t be afraid to do what God’s called us to do and take the next step, just like how Daniel was able to be courageous in our Bible story.
Let’s check in with Alex and find out what’s happening in this week’s episode of The Aetherlight*: A Finders Adventure. Check out the screen!”
The Aetherlight Episode 3
“Motion, that’s amazing! It looks like Alex is ready for his big showdown with Overseer Grimm and the Automatons***! I wonder what’s going to happen next? Makes sure you’re here next week for the exciting final episode of The Aetherlight: A Finders Adventure!
Now, it’s time for us to circle around our eGroup leaders and answer a few questions about the episode we just watched as well as today’s Bible story. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!
(give kids time to circle around eGroup leaders)
First question: Why do you think that Georgia didn’t tell the truth to Alex and Lukas? Discuss that now.
(give kids one minute to answer the question)
Second question: When was the last time you had to tell the truth? Was it hard for you to do? Discuss that now.
(give kids two minutes to answer the question)
Now Motion, it’s time for our final question: Telling the truth can be hard, especially when it means we may still get in trouble. Why does God want us to tell the truth no matter what? Discuss that with your eGroup now.”
(give kids two minutes to answer the question)
“Great job, everybody! I heard some incredible answers coming from your eGroups today. One of the ways that we can show courage is to sing songs reminding us of the things God has done for us. Let’s show courage now by standing to our feet and getting ready to clap and dance as we sing, ‘Alive!’”
Worship Song – Alive
Worship Song – Undefeated
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)
“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!
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]
[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!”
Bring It! Challenge Setup
“Now Motion, it’s time for our Bring It! Challenge!
During this month’s Bring It! Challenge, you can do three things to earn a trading card. Check out the screen.
(watch the Bring It! Challenge video)
That’s right, Motion! You:
- FIND 1 Corinthians 15:58 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader, you earn one trading card.
2. RECITE our memory verse for this series, 1 Corinthians 15:58, you earn one trading card.
3. SAY our virtue for this series, you earn one trading card.
Ok, so let’s recap. You’ll earn a trading card each time you FIND this month’s verse, RECITE the verse to your eGroup leader, and SAY the virtue for this month.
You’ll be earning trading cards of characters and places you’ll see throughout this series, and if you collect certain types of cards, you’ll earn special prizes. Let’s find out what they are!
(refer to slide)
Game Builder’s Challenge: Collect Alex, Zack, and the Arcade Cabinet to earn an Aetherlight Arcade Candy box.
World Builder’s Challenge: Collect characters from the Aetherlight world to earn the official The Aetherlight: A Finders Adventure comic book.
Gear Builder’s Challenge: Collect all of the trading cards from this series to earn your very own Aetherlight hat.
Circle around your eGroup leaders and we’ll begin working on our Bring It! Challenge now!”
Bring It! Challenge
Game Setup – Power Armor ASSEMBLE
“Great job during the Bring It! Challenge. Now, it’s time for today’s game.
In today’s game, your eGroups will be working together as fast as you can to assemble your own suit of Power Armor, just like Alex was wearing in today’s episode.
Each eGroup will be given an armory filled with all kinds of Power Armor parts. Your eGroup will need to assemble the Power Armor you see on the screen as fast as you can in order to win the round. Once you assemble your Armor, your team will raise you hands and yell ‘POWER ARMOR ASSEMBLED!’ Then, I’ll check to see if you’ve assembled the Power Armor correctly.
Motion, circle around your eGroups and let’s get ready to build our Power Armor!”
Game – Power Armor ASSEMBLE
“Motion, you did an amazing job today, and I’m so glad you were here for our new adventure.
Remember that The Aetherlight is a real video game and you can join Alex and The Resistance on all of their adventures! Use the code card included in the starter pack and you can begin the quest to save No Man’s Landing as soon as you get home!
As your parents begin to arrive, take a few minutes and trade cards with your friends and see if you can start making progress towards earning a Bring It! Challenge prize!”