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Finders V

Main Point:

My leadership is my choice.

Bible Story:
Joseph in Charge of Egypt

Bible Passage:
Genesis 41:41-57

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 adventure to find Zack after he mysteriously disappeared in last week’s episode.

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 4 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 The Finders found themselves face to face with the Groundskeeper of the old airport hangar as they hunted down clues to Less’ mysterious past. At the end of the episode though, The Finders discovered that Zack had gone missing. What happened to Zack? Did the Groundskeeper or Goldman have something to do with it? Will Zack’s disappearance derail their investigation and who will step into leadership now that he’s gone? Let’s find out in today’s episode of Finders V!”

Finders V Episode 4

Episode 4 Commentary Video

Connect Questions / Dismissal to eGroups

“Motion, things are heating up! It looks like Less wants to help lead the group now that Zack has gone missing, but he still thinks he needs to be loyal to Goldman in order to find his family. Make sure you’re here next week for the final episode of Finders V as all of our unanswered questions become answered in the most unbelievable way.

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 acting like a leader right after Zack disappeared. What did he do and how did he act that made him a leader? Discuss that question now!

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Next question: in what ways can you be a leader at school, around your friends? Discuss that question now!

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Final question: We’ve been learning a lot about a man in the Bible named Joseph. How have you seen Joseph show leadership in the stories we’ve learned about? 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 leadership 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

“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 – Wake

Worship Song – One In A Million

Game Setup – Flight Schooled

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

(wait for kids to be seated)

Throughout Finders V, we’ve followed The Finders as they’ve been weaving their way through an old airplane hangar. What I love about airplanes is how much control you have when flying one; you can do flips, barrel rolls, and even travel fast enough to create something called a sonic boom, which means you travel even faster than the speed of sound! In today’s game you’ll have to prove that you’ve got amazing control of your airplane as you try to hit a target on the other side of the room.

The room has been divided in half and in just moment I’ll split the room into your two teams. Teams will choose two people to balance the targets on their head. The ‘targets’ will be these cups.

(hold up one of the cups)

Teammates will have to balance the cups on their head and not let them fall, no matter how many planes are flying towards their targets. If you’re chosen to balance the cup on your head, the biggest rule is that you cannot touch the cup to keep it on your head. The first team to get the cups off the opposing teams head wins that round. The team that wins the most rounds wins the game and earns a Finders trading card for their collection.

Let’s split the room into two teams, choose the first two people on each team to balance the cups on their head, and get ready to play!”

Game – Flight Schooled

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 from 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!”