We want to help you build the habit of discipling your children as you GO …as Deuteronomy 11:19 says: “Teach them (God’s words) to your children, talking about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
We aim to help by providing weekly updates to what’s being taught in each ministry, giving you the content to have at home, with questions and activities for each Sunday’s lessons. As we think about how God has called us to GO in our daily lives, let’s not forget that our own children are our most important mission field. Think of the fruit that will come from the years of discipleship that they will receive in your home.
Find your ministry’s GO Moment below…
This week in Wee Worship we read the bible story: Water from a Rock (Exodus 17:1-7)
Activity: Tower of Power (Application Activity)
Supplies: Plastic cups (5 per group)
Preparation: Stack the five cups into a tower by alternating them right side up and upside down. Starting at the top, write one of the letters P-O-W-E-R on each of the five plastic cups. When finished, the tower should spell “power” from top to bottom.
Directions: Challenge the children to work together to build the Tower of Power. Begin by teaching the children how to spell “power.” Next, choose a child to go first. Ask the child, “What is something that you need to live?” (Ex. food, water, bed, house, family, etc.) After answering, allow them to place the “R” cup on the ground. Continue having children answer the question and stack the cups by alternating them right side up and upside down so that it spells “power” from top to bottom. If they can stack all five cups without falling over, have the kids say “God is so, so powerful.” If the tower falls over, have the children do 10 jumping jacks and start over.
If you want to play multiple rounds with increasing difficulty, allow children to use both hands during round one, only one hand during round two, and only their non-dominant hand (usually left) during round three.
Take Home Family Go Sheet available here
Big Idea: Jesus loves us no matter who we are or what we do.
Bible Basis: John 4:1-26
Key Verse: “But here is how God showed His love for us. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Activity/Discussion: ONE WORD PRAYERS
Spend some time praying for each other tonight. Below is the way we prayed during small groups on Sunday. Give it a try with your family tonight:
Directions: Go around the group and have each family member share what they need prayer for. After the first person shares, have the group say his name followed by one or two words that sum up his request. For example, if Brandon needs help not to fight with his brother, say “Brandon, no fighting.” After the second person has shared his request, say the name and the request of the first kid followed by the second kid. For example, “Brandon, no fighting. Connor, patience.” Continue this pattern for each person in the family so that it builds until everyone has had a turn. At the end, see if your family can remember all of the requests. Spend a few minutes praying for each other. Encourage everyone to remember the request throughout the entire next week and pray for each other whenever they think of it.
(Middle & Highschool)
This week we heard from a very special speaker from Slovakia: Peter! Peter talked about the importance of faith. Peter used to be a science teacher before stepping into ministry full time and used lots of science example to show how we believe in things that we cannot see.
This week ask your child about what examples they liked and why?
Ask them about what faith means to them.
This month we are talking about BIG QUESTIONS!
This is such an important series for your children to ask any big questions that they have about God, the bible, creation, etc. We hope to create an environment that welcomes these BIG QUESTIONS and be able to discuss them openly.
Week One: BIG QUESTIONS ABOUT CREATION
Week Two: BIG QUESTIONS ABOUT JESUS
Week Three: BIG QUESTIONS ABOUT SIN AND GOOD VS. EVIL
Week Four: FINAL BIG QUESTIONS PANEL TO ANSWER ANY REMAINING QUESTIONS
We started off this series by asking everyone to ask questions anonymously and everyone asked something vital to faith. This month I would encourage you to ask your children about what question(s) they asked and talk with them about it. As well as asking them after each Elevate what they learned that night. Please feel free to ask Bryan, Seab, and Katlyn about any questions that you have.