Children’s Ministry materials for Sunday, March 29th

Worship

My God is so Big

Jesus Loves Me

Lesson Materials

Nursery-Preschool

Lesson Overview

We want to establish several things in this lesson: what sin is, who has sinned, and what the cure is for sin.

 

1. What Is Sin? There is much debate today over what is a sin and what is not. The bottom line is that sin is disobeying God. Sin isn’t always doing something bad. The Bible says, “To him that knows to do good, but doesn’t do it, it is sin.” Anytime that you know you should do something and you don’t do it, it is sin.

 

2. Everybody Has Sinned (Including kids). God gave Moses a list of Ten Commandments, so we would know for sure what is a sin and what is not. Billions of people have lived on this earth in the 3,000 years since Moses received the Ten Commandments, and only one person has ever been able to keep all of the Ten Commandments – Jesus. Sometimes people will not talk to kids about sin because they think they are too innocent. The Bible says, “All men have sinned,” and that includes kids.

 

3. Jesus Is The Only Cure For Sin. Since Jesus is the only one who has never sinned, He is the only one that can help us get free from sin. Everybody needs Jesus because everybody has sinned.

Watch Adventures with James and Andi

The Fall of Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:1-24)

 

The Garden of Eden was beautiful. It had many trees, plants and flowers. God told Adam and Eve that the whole garden was theirs, and they could eat fruit from any tree, EXCEPT one. He told them not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. One day, a sneaky snake came to Eve and told her to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Eve said “no” she wouldn’t eat from it. God said not to.

 

The sneaky snake lied to Eve and she ate the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Then she gave some to Adam to eat. Later that day, they heard God and they hid. God called out to them because he could not find them. Slowly Adam and Eve came out from their hiding place.

 

God asked them why they hid. Did they eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? They said, “yes.” God was very sad, because they disobeyed. They had to leave the beautiful garden God created for them.

Memory Verse:

 

MOTIONS:

All (point to everyone) have done wrong (wag your index fingerback and forth) and are not as good (give thumbs up) as God (point to sky).

Object Lesson: Jesus is the Cure

 

Materials:

2 clear glasses, Water, Blue food coloring, Bleach (1 cup), 1 long spoon

 

Lesson:

When we are born, we have a clean slate. But as we get older, the Bible says that all have sinned. That means you and me. For example, taking a cookie when Mom and Dad say not to. How else could we disobey?

 

Remember, God has given us His Word, and it tells us how we should live. God wants us to obey our mom and dad. When we disobey, we sin. God gave us a way to get free from sin and make us clean again. He sent His son, Jesus.

 

Jesus was born and died on a cross, and He takes the sin for us. We don’t have to keep it. He will take it. (hold up the glass of water) This glass is like us. We are born clean. But, remember there is that sin we talked about today. (drop 3-5 drops of blue food coloring into the glass of water)

 

Sin is bad. God doesn’t like it, and it makes us dirty. But we don’t have to stay there. We don’t have to keep it. There will be times that we will make mistakes. There will be times that we disobey. But remember that Jesus will clean our heart. Watch. (hold the glass with blue food coloring in it)

 

This clean, clear glass is Jesus. Watch what happens when I pour Jesus into the glass of sin. (pour the bleach into the glass of blue food coloring and stir) Look what happens! Jesus took the sin away. All we have to do is tell Him we are sorry, and He will forgive us and take the sin away.

 

So if you disobey your mom, tell your mom that you are sorry, and ask Jesus to forgive you. He will take the sin away.

 

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Craft: Clean, Happy Heart

We are going to make a clean, happy heart. You will glue your googly eyes in the middle and color your heart.

 

Remember that God does not like sin, but if we ask, Jesus will take that sin from us.

 

“Jesus gave me a new heart.”

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K-5th

Big Idea

Lead Up

Big Point

Leadership is the ability to influence others.

Memory Verse

Today we are starting a new series called Leadership! Our memory verse for this series reminds us that God looks at our heart more than our outward appearance.

 

“…for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 (NASB)

Introduction Video

 

In our new series we will watch a Motion Comic that follows the Adventures of the Masked Hero as he works through it means to be a leader.

 

Wow! What a great example of using your “influence” to be a good leader because leadership is the ability to influence others.

Story Time

If we were voting on the next president of our country and these were our choices, who would you vote for? Most people would vote for the biggest one. 

 

That is exactly what Samuel thought when he went to Jesse’s house to find a new king for Israel. Saul was king over Israel, but he had become an evil king. Saul was kind of like having Darth Vader as your king. 

 

Now, Jesse had eight sons and God told Samuel to go to Jesse’s house and anoint the next king. When Samuel saw the oldest son with the big muscles he thought, “this must be the next king.” But God said, “No, don’t look on the outside, look on the inside.” 

 

Who did God pick to be king? God picked the youngest boy.  

 

His name was David and Samuel anointed him as king over Israel right in front of his seven older brothers. What do you think that David’s older brothers were thinking?

 

See, God doesn’t look at things like we do. God wasn’t looking at David’s size, He was looking at his heart and He saw the heart of a leader. 

 

So, you can’t use your size as an excuse. You can’t say, “I’m too young to be a leader.” The Bible says, “A little child shall lead them.” That tells me that God wants to use kids to be leaders, just as He used David.

 

How many of you like Special K better than Captain Crunch? How many like Captain Crunch better than Special K? Have you ever gone grocery shopping with your parents? What happens when you go down the cereal aisle? What kind of cereal do your parents want you to eat? What kind of cereal do you like to eat? Have you ever talked your parents into getting your favorite cereal? Do you know what you were doing? You were using your leadership skills.

 

Leadership is the ability to influence.You used your influence to get the kind of cereal you wanted. Every one of us has the ability to influence others. In this case you were using your influence for selfish reasons – to get the kind of cereal you wanted. God wants you to use your influence for unselfish reasons. God wants you to use your influence for Him. What are some ways that we can use our influence, not to help ourselves, but for the kingdom of God. Talk about different ways kids can use their influence for the Lord.

The Bottom Line

Pastoring Your Kids

 

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Our dynamic kids ministry is designed to help kids encounter God at their level, in fun & exciting ways. We help kids connect with God through a high-energy service with songs, games, skits, object lessons, science experiments, small groups, and much more. We also aim to empower and equip parents as spiritual leaders in their kids’ lives.

PLAN A VISIT

PLAN A VISIT

Welcome

Click HERE to download a guest registration form, or pick one up at the check-in desk when you arrive. Parents can check kids in at the check-in desk in the student building or the main building up to 15 minutes before the service.

OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION

Helping Kids know Christ

The purpose of our children’s ministry is to point kids to Jesus and partner with parents to raise their children to be fully devoted followers of Jesus. We want to help each child understand his or her unique place in God’s Story, and build a strong faith foundation using engaging messages, powerful worship experiences, and age-appropriate fun activities.

SERVE NOW

SERVE NOW

Volunteer Opportunities

Our ministry to children couldn’t happen without our amazing serve team. If God is calling you to share the love of Jesus with children, come be a part of our team and make an impact that lasts a lifetime. Email our Generation’s Director Skyler Buck for information about how you can get involved and join our team.

 

SAFETY FIRST

SAFETY FIRST

Safety Policies and Procedures

All of our team members have been screened, trained, and undergone a background check. Parents can feel comfortable worshipping, knowing their kids are safe and well cared for. Kids are checked in and out using our secure computer check-in system, and parents will turn in a claim ticket when checking kids out.

 

NURSERY

Nursery

6 weeks-2 years

Our goal in the nursery is to love and nurture our infants and toddlers in a safe environment and help them connect with God at an age-appropriate level.

Curriculum

We teach God’s truth in our nursery! We utilize the “Wiggles, Giggles, and God” curriculum, a program designed to introduce the truths of the Bible to our older babies and toddlers. We incorporate simple themes and Bible stories to teach kids about God and His love for them.

PRESCHOOL

Preschool

Age 3-5

Our preschool ministry aims to introduce the concepts of what Christ has done for his people- always in a way that they can grasp and understand.

Kids are taught and encouraged to learn memory verses that go along with the series they are in.

Even with all the wonderful curriculum and activities our children enjoy, the one most important element is the love of Jesus they experience through the service and the relationship they have with their leader.

ELEMENTARY

Elementary

Each week, kids experience cutting-edge, creative, and age appropriate large group worship and Bible teaching as well as small group discussions and life-application reinforcement.

eKidz worship service is available during our Sunday worship service.  Check-In opens 15 minutes before service. Kids in PreK-5th grade meet in the Student Building.

For questions or information about our Children’s Ministry, please contact our Directors Skyler Buck & Tiffany Buck.