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Better: 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

WALKERS

Summary: This week, children learned that we can encourage one another.
Big Idea: We can encourage each other.
Key Verse: “Encourage each other.” | From 2 Corinthians 13:11 (NLT)

  1. SING Download “Love One Another” from Little Praise Party: Happy Day Everyday.
  2. LEARN the Key Verse as a family.
  3. PRACTICE with your little one by letting them know that they did a good job, or encouraging them when something is difficult. Help them learn that encouragement is one way we can show God’s love to others.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Summary: This week, children learned that Christ-followers encourage each other.
Big Idea: We can encourage each other.
Key Verse: “Encourage each other.” | From 2 Corinthians 13:11 (NLT)
God Story: Ephesians 6:18-23; Philippians 2:25-30; 2 Timothy 1:3-10, 3:14-17  |  Paul writes letters

  1. SING Download “Love One Another” from Little Praise Party: Happy Day Everyday.
  2. LEARN the Key Verse as a family.
  3. WRITE a letter of encouragement with your child to someone you know. Be sure to mail it together with your child.
  4. DOWNLOAD the preschool midweek activity page.

JK-SK

Summary: This week, children learned that Christ-followers encourage each other.
Big Idea: We can encourage each other.
Key Verse: “Encourage each other.” | From 2 Corinthians 13:11 (NLT)
God Story: Ephesians 6:18-23; Philippians 2:25-30; 2 Timothy 1:3-10, 3:14-17  |  Paul writes letters

  1. SING Download “Love One Another” from Little Praise Party: Happy Day Everyday.
  2. LEARN the Key Verse as a family.
  3. WRITE a letter of encouragement with your child to someone you know. Be sure to mail it together with your child.
  4. DOWNLOAD the preschool midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: This week, kids learned that as we share God’s love with others, we come to know the heart of God more closely.
Series: Ephesians | Family
Big Idea: As we share God’s love with others, we all get to know God better.
God Story: Share the Love | Ephesians 1:15-17
Key Verse: We have been set free because of what Christ has done. Because he bled and died our sins have been forgiven. We have been set free because God’s grace is so rich. | Ephesians 1:7

  1. READ Ephesians 1:15-17, focusing in on 13-14. Take time to show your child how to look up a passage in the Bible. Show them how to navigate books, chapters, and verses. Take turns reading verse by verse and talk about what it means. Ask your child questions such as: What do you think that means? What does it mean for us?
  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. Check out the midweek activity page!

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