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Finders V

Virtue: Choices: knowing the right thing to do and deciding to do it.
Main Point: My behavior is my choice.
Bible Story: Joseph in Potiphar’s Household
Bible Passage: Genesis 39
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 Finders V! I’m so excited you’re all here to follow The Finders on their adventures throughout this series.

Before we get started with today’s episode, 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 spies 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 2 Setup

“Last week in the first episode of Finders V, we saw that Less has a connection with Goldman, the Finder’s arch nemesis. What does this mean for Less’s friendship with The Finders and how will Less’ decisions affect the team? Let’s find out in today’s episode of Finders V!”

Finders V Episode 2

Connect Questions / Dismissal to eGroups

“Oh no, Motion! Who is this mysterious figure and what’s he doing prowling around this old airport hangar? You better make sure you’re here next week as we dig deeper into Less’ past and find out if this new character is a friend or foe.

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! Charlie said that everybody gets to choose what kind of person they get to be. What good choices did you see the characters in the episode make today? Discuss that question with your eGroup now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Next question: What does your behavior make people think about you? Discuss that question now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Final question: Does the Bible give us any examples of people who we should act like? Who are one of those people and how did they act? Discuss that question with your eGroup now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Great job, Motion. It seems like you guys are ready to head off to your eGroups to talk more about how your behavior is 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

“Just like we’re excited to see our VIPs, we’re excited to thank God for bringing us here today to be with our friends and our awesome eGroup leaders. Let’s take some time to worship God and thank Him what He’s done. Check out the screen!”

Worship Leader Intro Video

Worship Song – Grace Like A Wave

Worship Song – One In A Million

Game Setup – All Around The World

“Finders V is a series all about adventure and there’s no adventure greater in life than traveling the world and learning about different cultures. In today’s game, we’re going to put your knowledge of world cultures to the test.

In just a moment, I’ll divide you all into your eGroup and each eGroup will receive a whiteboard and marker. Then, we’ll show a picture or video on the screen and you’ll have to guess where in the world the picture or video took place. You’ll have 10 seconds to determine the answer and when you think your group knows, your leader will write the answer on the board. After 10 seconds I’ll ask everyone to hold up their board and we’ll see who’s correct. If your team chooses the correct answer, you’ll earn 100 points for that round and the team that earns the most points at the end of the game wins a The Finders: The Game trading card.

Circle around your eGroup leader now and we’ll hand out the supplies for the game so we can play ‘All Around The World.’”

Game – All Around The World

Bring It! Challenge Setup

“Great job during the game, Motion! Congratulations to the ______ eGroup(s) for their big win today. Stay close to your eGroup leaders because I’ve got something else I want to share with you right after we clean up the supplies from the game.

(remove game supplies from eGroups)

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!”

Bring It! Challenge

Dismissal Activity Setup

“Just in case you don’t know how to remember how to play or if this is your first time playing the game, I’ve got a quick video to show you what you need to know. Check out the screen!

(refer to The Finders: The Game instructional video)

Okay Motion, you can pull out your game cards and start playing now!”