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Finders V

Choices: knowing the right thing to do and deciding to do it.

Main Point:
My attitude is my choice.

Bible Story:
Joseph in Prison

Bible Passage:
Genesis 39:20-23; 40; 41:1-40

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! My name is ______ and I’m so excited you’re all here to follow The Finders on their adventures as they discover the mysteries of Less’ past.

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 double agents 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 3 Setup

“Great job, everybody! You can have a seat because it’s time to jump in today’s episode of Finders V!

(wait for kids to be seated)

Last week we came face to face with a mysterious man who was guarding the aircraft hangar where The Finders learned that Less was the baby in those old photos. Let’s find out what happens in the next episode of Finders V!”

Finders V Episode 3

Episode 3 Commentary Video

Connect Questions / Dismissal to eGroups

“It looks like the mystery is going even deeper! What happened to Zack? Do you think that the Groundskeeper or Goldman had something to do with it? Be here next week as we find out together!

Before we head back to our eGroups, I want you to take a moment and circle around your eGroup leaders. I’ll ask you a few questions and you and your eGroup leaders will answer them together. Take 10 seconds and circle around them now.

(wait for kids to circle around eGroup leaders)

Okay, first question! In today’s episode, Zack said ‘You don’t get to choose what happens to you, but you can always choose to be strong.’ How can having a good attitude help you to be strong when something bad happens? Discuss that question with your eGroup now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Next question: Sometime we do things that we might have a bad attitude about about, like going to school, doing chores, or taking care of our little brothers or sisters. What is something that you can choose to have a better attitude about? Discus that with your eGroups now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Final question: Why do you think God wants us to have a good attitude?  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 attitude 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 – Shine A Light

Worship Song – Alive

Game Setup – Going Viral

“Great job, Motion! Everybody can have a seat as we prepare to play today’s game.

(wait for kids to be seated)

During Finders V we learned that Less has been acting as a double agent for the Finders arch-nemesis, Goldman. In fact, we even saw Less trying to destroy The Finders’ computer database which held all of their information about their infamous counterpart. In today’s game, you’ll be playing the part of the Finders’ computer defense system as it tries to repel the attacks of it’s enemies.

We’ll divide the room into servers and each server is responsible for defending it’s area. As these virus data packets are being thrown into your server, you’ve got to pick them up and throw them back at one of the other servers in the room.

At the end of two minutes, I’ll call for a computer shutdown and then you’ll all freeze where you’re at. I’ll check to see which serve has the least amount of viruses and we’ll declare that server the winner for the round. The server that

wins the most rounds wins the game and earns a Finders trading card during the Bring It! Challenge. Let’s divide into our servers and get ready to play ‘Going Viral!’”

Game – Going Viral

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!

I want you all to gather around your eGroup leader because they’re going to give you everything you need, including starter packs for our VIPs, and any cards you’ve earned through the Bring It! Challenge or cards earned fro winning today’s game. Circle around them 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 to play The Finders trading card game. 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!”