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Arise: Our Story Continues…

Our Story Continues is our way to connect parents to what kids are talking about and experiencing in the Sunday morning teaching. We want to help to equip parents and spiritual parents with Scripture, talking points, and experiential activities to continue to disciple their kids well every day of the week.

Preschool

1-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Pray
Summary: In this series, children will be able to take some time to pray and learn that prayer is a fun time to be with God.
Big Idea: We can pray every day.
Key Verse: “Never stop praying.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT)

  1. SING Download “Pray Every Day” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ from a children’s Bible the way Jesus teaches his disciples how to pray (from Matthew 6:5-13).
  3. If your child is verbal, try to teach them to say the key verse, or if they are learning new words, teach them “pray to Jesus”!

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Pray
Summary: In this series, children will be able to take some time to pray and learn that prayer is a fun time to be with God.
Big Idea: We can pray every day.
Key Verse: “Never stop praying.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT)
God Story: Jesus Prays and Walks on Water| Matthew 14:22-33

  1. SING Download “Pray Every Day” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of Jesus praying and then walking on water from Matthew 14:22-33.
  3. As you go through your day, pray aloud so that your little one knows how much you value prayer.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Pray
Summary: In this series, children will be able to take some time to pray and learn that prayer is a fun time to be with God.
Big Idea: We can pray every day.
Key Verse: “Never stop praying.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT)
God Story: Jesus Prays and Walks on Water| Matthew 14:22-33

  1. SING Download “Pray Every Day” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of Jesus praying and then walking on water from Matthew 14:22-33.
  3. As you go through your day, pray aloud so that your child knows how much you value prayer.
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: In this series, kids will encounter Jesus in a variety of ways, and discover how great his love is for us.
Series: John | Arise
Big Idea: Life with Jesus is forever.
God Story: The Raising of Lazarus | John 11:1-44
Key Verse: “Here is my command. Love one another, just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than the one who gives their life for their friends.” John 15:12-13

  1. READ John 11:39-44. Take time to show your child how to look up a passage in the Bible. Show them how to navigate books, chapters, and verses. Ask your child: What happened before this? What happened after this? What sticks out to you?
  2. WATCH the video teaching below with your family this week. Talk about the video as a family. What stood out to you? What did you like? What did you want to ask a question about? (Tip: If it’s helpful, consider pausing the video as you watch it together, and ask questions or talk about things that stick out to you as you go!)
  3. Download the midweek activity page.

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