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Finders V

Virtue: Choices: knowing the right thing to do and deciding to do it.
Main Point: My words are my choice.
Bible Story: Joseph’s Dreams
Bible Passage: Genesis 37:1-11
Memory Verse:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6


Welcome / Silent Snoops Intro

“Hello Motion and welcome to the first week of Finders V! The Finders are back after their last encounter with Goldman where we learned their intern, Less, is actually a double agent for the Finder’s archenemy. This series, lots of choices will have to be made that could derail the Finders from completing their mission. What’s going to happen? We’ll have to find out a little later today when we get into our first episode!

Before we do, I want to get you all in the mindset of what it takes to become a double agent and a detective, just like The Finders. In today’s first game, we’re going to divide the room into two teams – one team will be the detectives and the other team will be the double agents. When I say ‘Go!’ all of the double agents will sneak around the room. When I yell ‘Freeze!’ the agents will freeze and all of the detectives will walk around the room and see if they can spot any of the spies moving or blinking. If they catch anyone moving or blinking, those spies are out and the detectives earn a point. Then, the teams will switch places and we’ll play again.

Let’s have this side of the room

(indicate the left side of the room) 

be the double agents and this side of the room

(indicate the right side of the room)

will be the detectives. Let’s split up and get ready to play!”

Silent Snoops Game

Finders V Episode 1 Setup

“Like I mentioned earlier, it’s the beginning of a brand new season of action as The Finders help their friend Less track down his parents, but also work to expose Goldman and bring him out of hiding. Motion, I’m proud to present to you the first episode of Finders V. Check out the screen!”

Finders V Episode 1

Finders V Commentary Video

Connect Questions / Dismissal to eGroups

“Motion, that was so awesome! It looks like Less is the baby in the photographs! What does this mean for him and what choices will he make that could hurt his friendship with The Finders? Make sure you’re here next week as we begin to uncover the truth about Less’s mysterious past.

Motion, take a moment and circle around your eGroup leaders. I want to ask you a few questions and you and your eGroup leaders will be answering. Take  10 seconds and circle around them now.

(wait for kids to circle around eGroup leaders)

Okay, first question! In today’s episode, we heard a man’s voice say ‘One choice can change you. One choice can change everything.’ How can a choice be powerful? Discuss that question with your eGroup now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Next question: When have you had to make a decision that was difficult? What was that decision? Discuss that question now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Final question: What do you think God wants us to do when it’s time for us to make important choices? Discuss that question now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Great job, Motion. It seems like you guys are ready to head to your eGroups to talk more about how your words are your choice. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name you can follow them back to your eGroup!

(dismiss kids to eGroups)


VIP Welcome

“Welcome back from your eGroups! Before we have some more fun, let’s take a moment and welcome a special group of people who are here for the first time today. 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 orange 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.”

Worship Intro

“Now Motion, it’s time for us to thank God for bringing us here today so we can hang out with our leaders and friends and learn more about how to make wise choices. In just a moment we’re going to sing and praise God for these great things, but first, check out the screen!”

Worship Leader Intro Video

Worship Song – Shine A Light

Worship Song – One In A Million

Game Setup – Stick The Landing

“Today during our episode of Finders V we saw our story begin in an old airplane hangar where they store planes that have made it safely off the runway. In today’s game we’re going to make sure that we can help the planes you made during eGroup arrive safely to their runway across the room.

With your airplane from eGroup, you’ll line up with your team and the first kid in each line will try and glide their airplane safely to the runway on the other side of the room. If you glide your airplane and it doesn’t land on the target, you’ll only earn one point. If you land the airplane on the target, but not on the runway, you’ll earn two points. But if you can land the airplane with any part of it touching the runway, you’ll earn five points for your team.

Each team will have five throws and the team with the most points after five throws wins the round. The team that wins the most rounds wins the game and also wins a bonus Finders V trading card to compete in our big trading card for this series. Line up with your eGroup and eGroup leaders can stand near the targets at the front of the room to  help count points and to return planes back to their owners. Start lining up and we’ll begin playing ‘Stick The Landing!’”

Game – Stick The Landing

Love Week Recap

“Great job, everybody! You can have a seat as I’ve something special to share with you!

(wait for kids to be seated)

Last week our church celebrated Love Week, a time when we all came together to support our community through acts of kindness. I see that many of you came back today wearing your t-shirts that were signed at the event locations. On the way out the door today, you’ll be receive a prize based on how many signatures you were able to earn. Thank you all so much for participating n Love Week! It’s always a great choice to serve the city we live in!”

Bring It! Challenge Setup

“Because we’re beginning a new Finders series, we’re beginning a brand new season of Finders trading cards. Last season we introduced The Finders: The Game – an interactive card game that had you compete against your friends to earn all kinds of awesome prizes. This season, the cards are back and better then ever and if you’ve still got your cards from last season, you can combine them into the most fearsome deck from here to Miller’s Ridge!

We’ll pass out today’s cards to the eGroup leaders, including a bonus card for the eGroup that won today’s game. Let’s pass out the new cards and starter packs now!

(allow eGroup leaders time to hand out cards and starter packs)

Now these cards aren’t just for collecting. Let me show you how the play The Finders: The Game! Check out the screen!”

(refer to The Finders: The Game instructional video)

Bring It! Challenge

Dismissal Activity Setup

“Now I feel like I’m in a giving mood today, so I’ve got one more gift to hand out, but this gift isn’t exactly for you. When your parents come to pick you up in just a few minutes, I’m going to give your parents their own pack of The Finders: The Game trading cards. This way, you can play and trade with your parents so when you come back next week, you’ll be ready to compete against your friends.

But before your parents come to pick you up, let’s have you circle around your eGroups to open your cards and play the game. Do that now!”