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Motion :: Week of April 7

PATIENCE: Waiting until later for what you want now.
Series Memory Verse: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14 (NIV)
Main Point: When you think you can’t wait, talk to God about it.
Bible Story: Hannah Prays for a Baby | 1 Samuel 1:6–2:1

Have you ever been on a road trip? As much as the journey is worth it to get to the destination, road trips take time and waiting to arrive can be frustrating. But it’s not just with road trips. It seems like we are always waiting for something or someone all the time. Because of Jesus and His sacrifice, WE CAN WAIT. We can trust that God is in control. We can have hope that things will work out in the end. And we can be patient because we know all that God has done. God is patient.

In 1 Samuel 1:6–2:1 we discover the story of Hannah. She had waited years for a child. Rather than become frustrated and angry toward God, she prays and tells Him all about it. When God answers her prayer, she gives her son back to God. He honored her waiting and blessed her with even more children.

RoadTrip_Week2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

When you think you can’t wait, talk to God about it. It’s important for us all to remember that talking to God about waiting will help us stay patient through whatever circumstance we might face. He may not change our circumstance, but He’ll give the strength to keep waiting well.

The Bring It! Challenge

We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During Road Trip, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND Psalm 27:14 in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, forgiveness, means!


April Devotionals For Grades 1-5

It seems like we are always waiting for something or someone. Patience is hard work, but it is possible when we trust God is in control. 

This month, help your child learn about patience with the GodTime devotionals, a resource for you and your child to focus their attention on God. Kids will read the Bible, talk to God at home, and complete short application activities each week.

Quantities are limited so grab the April Devotional resource this weekend from an eKidz check-in area or use the links below to download the devotionals for each week:

Week of April 7 – 13

Week of April 14 – 20

Week of April 21 – 27

Week of April 28 – May 4


Safari :: Easter ✝️🎉

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus is alive.
BIBLE VERSE: “He has risen.” Mark 16:6b (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Alive | Matthew 26-28

This month we are learning, “Jesus is alive.“ God sent His Son, Jesus, to die on a cross for the sins of all people. But Jesus didn’t stay dead. He was raised to life and now He is alive!

We will learn the story, “Jesus is Alive,” in Matthew 26-28. It was part of God’s plan for Jesus to die on a cross for our sins. The people who loved Jesus were very sad. Mary Magdalene and some friends were walking to His grave. An angel said, “He isn’t here. He is alive!” Later, the women saw Jesus. They worshiped Him. He told them to go and tell His helpers that He would see them soon!

We made a Bible story mat to help us remember Jesus is alive. Place the Meal Time Bible Story Mat at the table where your toddler eats. Before each meal, point to the place mat and review the Bible story with your child:

  • Who is standing in the picture? (Jesus)
  • Why do the women look surprised? (Because Jesus died on the cross, but now He is alive.)

Say, “Yes, that’s right! They were sad because Jesus died, but now He is alive! Who is alive?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus is alive.”


Quest :: Easter ✝️🎉

Monthly Focus: Who can tell others about Jesus? (I can tell others about Jesus.)
Bible Story: The Easter Story  ●  Matthew 26:20-30; 27:1-2; 28:1-7
Main Point: I can tell others Jesus is alive!
Memory Verse: “Go and make disciples of all nations.’ Matthew 28:19, NIV

We have some BIG NEWS for you! Are you ready for it? JESUS. IS. ALIVE! Jesus is God’s Son,  He is alive, and He wants to be our friend forever. It truly is BIG NEWS!

In this week’s lesson, Jesus has a last meal with the disciples before being hurt so bad that He dies, but then He comes back, just like He promised.

BigNews_Easter from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Not only can we celebrate the BIG NEWS that Jesus is alive, but we can tell others, too! It’s the biggest news we could ever know, so we should share it with everyone! 

April Memory Verse
This month our Bible verse tells us to share with everyone the big news that Jesus is alive!

Children can recite the verse every week in April to earn a special memory verse card. When your child receives a memory verse card, celebrate with them on learning their verse and put the card on their Quest poster.

Go (run in place)
and make (pound fist into palm)
disciples (point out)
of all nations.”  (extend arms overhead in a circle)
Matthew 28:19 (open hands like a book)

Practice this verse together and encourage your child to recite it to their eGroup Leader this week in Quest.


Motion :: Easter ✝️ 🎉

PATIENCE: Waiting until later for what you want now.
Series Memory Verse: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14 (NIV)
Main Point: Jesus is alive!
Bible Story: The Easter Story | The Bible

Have you ever been on a road trip? As much as the journey is worth it to get to the destination, road trips take time and waiting to arrive can be frustrating. But it’s not just with road trips. It seems like we are always waiting for something or someone all the time. Because of Jesus and His sacrifice, WE CAN WAIT. We can trust that God is in control. We can have hope that things will work out in the end. And we can be patient because we know all that God has done. God is patient.

We start the month with The Bible. No, that wasn’t a typo. Think about it, in some ways the entire Bible is lesson in patience. Not because it takes so long to read from cover to cover, but because often people are seen waiting . . . for God to speak, for the rescuer to arrive. That’s why we kick off April with the Easter story and the story of the Bible that introduces us to Jesus—His life, death, and most importantly, His resurrection. A fitting way to celebrate that Jesus is alive!

RoadTrip_Week1 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

God sent Jesus to rescue us from the consequences of our sin. This week, we want to be sure that every child leaves knowing how much God loves them and made a way for them to have a relationship with Him forever.

The Bring It! Challenge

We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During Road Trip, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND Psalm 27:14 in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, forgiveness, means!