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Finders V

Main Point:
My friends are my choice.

Bible Story:
Joseph is Reconciled With His Brothers

Bible Passage:
Genesis 42-45

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

Countdown

Welcome / Silent Snoops Intro

“Hello Motion and welcome to the final week of Finders V! My name is ______ and I’m so excited you’re all here to follow The Finders in the final thrilling episode of Finders V! What will our favorite mystery solving team discover as they come face to face with the toughest choices they’ve ever had to make? We’ll find out in just a few minutes!

Before we get started today, 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 double 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 double agents 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 5 Setup

“Great job, everybody! You can have a seat because it’s time for the final episode of Finders V!

(wait for kids to be seated)

Well, this is it, Motion: The final showdown between Less and The Finders! When we last left our group of mystery solvers, Less was under command from Goldman to destroy the Finders computer and stop their meddling in his plans once and for all. Will Less follow through with these plans or will he be forced to choose between his friends or his family? Let’s find out in the final episode of Finders V!”

Finders V Episode 5

Episode 5 Commentary Video

Connect Questions / Dismissal to eGroups

“That was absolutely amazing! Motion, put your hands together for how amazing this series has been!

(initiate applause)

I’m so glad that Less decided to choose his friends over Goldman’s bad influence and because he did, he was able to find Zack, save The Finder’s computer system, and reunite with his parents. He chose to be a good leader, even when it would have been easy not to.

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! We saw Less have to choose between his friends and what he thought was his only chance to find his parents. How do you think Less felt as he was making that decision? Discuss that question now!

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Next question: How did you show leadership this week at home or at school? Discuss that question now!

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Final question: God wants us to be great leaders, just like Joseph was in the Bible. What can you do to be a leader that everyone looks up to, just like Joseph was? Discuss that question 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)

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

“We’re excited to met our VIPs today, just like we’re excited to sing songs of praise and worship to our amazing God. We’re going to do that in just a moment, but first, check out this video!”

 

Worship Leader Intro Video

Worship Song – Shine A Light

Worship Song – This Is Living

Game Setup – Push It To The Limit

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

(wait for kids to be seated)

Since Finders V takes place in an old airport, you’ll hear them talk a lot about pilots, flying, and airplanes. Airplanes can be exciting to fly in, but there’s a special group of people who really push the airplanes to their limits. Check out the screen.

(refer to video of airplane race)

Motion, these pilots risk a lot to make these planes fly so quickly and dangerously close to the ground. In today’s game, your team will take risks as you try to fly your airplane through a hoop held by your eGroup leader and earn points the further away he or she is.

In just a moment I’ll have you all line up with your eGroup. Your eGroup leader will stand at the beginning of the tape marks on the floor and hold a hula hoop off to their side. The first person in each line will throw their airplane through the hoop the ergo pleader is holding. If that kid misses the throw, then the eGroup leader stays still and the next kid in line takes their turn. But, if the kid makes it, you’ll earn one point and the eGroup leader will take one step backwards.

Each time a kid makes a throw, the eGroup leader steps backwards and the next throw is worth even more points. However, at any point, the next kid in line can ask the eGroup leader to step all the way forward to make an easier throw, but for less points.

You’ll need to decide whether or not it’s worth it to make a more difficult throw, but risk missing it, or have an easy throw, but for less points. The choice is yours in today’s game called Push It To The Limit! Stand to your feet and let’s get ready to play!”

Game Setup – Push It To The Limit

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

Rise Above Promo Setup

“Before your parents come to pick you up, I wanted to give you all a preview of what to expect of the next few weeks in Motion. We’re preparing to revisit one of our favorite series we’ve ever done as we get ready for a brand new school year. Instead of telling you about it, I figured I better show you. Take a look at the screen!”

Rise Above Promo

Dismissal Activity Setup

“That’s right! Next week we’ll take a look at our series called Rise Above as we learn how to do what God says, even when it’s tough. Make sure you’re here next week as we kick off one of our favorite series of all time!

Your parents will be here in the a moment, so before they get here, we’re going to play one more round of The Finders: The Game.

Just to let everybody know, the cards you’ve received during Finders 4: Fool’s Gold and Finders V will be even more important when we move into Finders six, later. Expect to see even more powerful cards and combinations in the future, but to make them work, you’l need to hang onto the cards you have now.

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!”