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…

(Preschool)

This week in Wee Worship we read the bible story in Exodus 7:12 – 10:20

Home Activity: Fly Trap

Supplies: Bowl, Raisins (approx. 10 per child)

Directions: Place the raisins in a bowl and place the bowl in the middle of your group. Give each child one raisin to start with. Tell the children to pretend like their raisin is a fly. At the same time, have the children look up at the ceiling and tell them to balance the fly on their face at the top of their cheek. Challenge them to move and scrunch their face in an attempt to wriggle the fly into their mouth. They may not use their hands. If the fly falls on the floor, throw it away and have them take a new raisin from the bowl. Before they can take a new raisin, though, they must say, “God is so, so powerful.” Continue for as long as time and interest allows.

Question: How many of you got the fly into your mouth? How did you do it?

Say: In our true Bible story for today, God used his power to fill the sky with lots and lots of flies. The people didn’t just have one fly on their face, they had flies covering everything. Only God can do that. That’s because God is so, so powerful.

Question: Can you think of anything else that only God can do?

Take Home Family Go Sheet available here

 

(Elementary)

Big Idea: God is all-powerful, so I can go to Him for help.

Bible Basis: Exodus 7:14-10:20

Key Verse:Lord and King, you have reached out your great and powerful arm. You have made the heavens and the earth. Nothing is too hard for you.” Jeremiah 32:17

Discussion: In this week’s story, Pharaoh refused to let the Israelites go so they could worship and follow God. But nothing is too hard for God. God used His power to force Pharaoh into freeing His people. To do that, God sent some powerful plagues.:

– What’s one problem you have right now that you could ask God for help with?
– What do you think is going to happen next in the story of Moses?
– Can you think of a way that God has helped you with a past problem?
– Of all the plagues that hit the Egyptians, which one do you think would have been the worst? Why?

Activity: Take turns acting out one of plagues that God sent on the Egyptians:
– Water turns to blood
– Frogs
– Gnats
– Flies
– Livestock dies
– Boils (sores) all over your body
– Hail
– Locusts
– Darkness

 

(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.

Questions:
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.