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Bold: 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: Community
Summary: This week, children focussed on the description of the early church found in Acts. This group of believers shared their lives and possessions with each other and this caused others to want to be part of the early church.
Big Idea: We are the church together.
Key Verse: Encourage each other and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11a
God Story: The Very First Church | Acts 2:42-47

  1. SING Download “We are the Church” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. READ the story of the early church in a children’s Bible.
  3. SHOW AND TELL Find an opportunity to have a play date with another church family. As you prepare your child for the play date, talk about the importance of sharing (toys, books, craft materials) with everyone in God’s family (the church).

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Community
Summary: This week, children heard the story of the first church. The group of believers that made up this church shared their lives and possessions with each other and this caused others to want to be part of the early church.
Big Idea: We are the church together.
Key Verse: Encourage each other and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11a
God Story: The Very First Church | Acts 2:42-47

  1. SING Download “We are the Church” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. LEARN the key verse as a family.
  3. READ the story of the early church in a children’s Bible.
  4. SHOW AND TELL Find opportunities throughout this week to spend time with other families and children that are part of your church family. As you prepare for these gatherings, remind your child that like the early church, they can gather with other believers, break bread and share their possessions.
  5. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Community
Summary: This week, children heard the story of the first church. The group of believers that made up this church shared their lives and possessions with each other and this caused others to want to be part of the early church.
Big Idea: We are the church together.
Key Verse: Encourage each other and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11a
God Story: The Very First Church | Acts 2:42-47

  1. SING Download “We are the Church” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. LEARN the key verse as a family.
  3. READ the story of Pentecost in a children’s Bible or on the Bible App for Kids, God’s Wonderful Gift.
  4. SHOW AND TELL Bring out the photo albums and look through pictures of your family. Find a picture of your home and ask your child if that is their family. Explain that the house is only the building where their family lives but it is the people who live there that make up their family. Ask your child who their family is and encourage them to name each person. Show them a picture of a church building and ask them if that is their church. Explain to your child that the building is where the church meets but the church is made up of the people Ask your child to name some of the people in your church.
  5. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: This week, kids learned about Stephen and his boldness in sharing the message of Jesus even when faced with very difficult circumstances including threats on his life.
Series: Acts | Holy Spirit
Big Idea: The Holy Spirit makes us bold.
God Story: Stephen Dies | Acts 6-7
Key Verse: “…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you. Then you will tell people about me…from one end of the earth to the other.” Acts 1:8

  1. READ the story of Stephen’s life and death in Acts 6:8-15 and Acts 7:51-60. After reading, ask your child why Stephen didn’t defend himself to the religious leaders when they were making false accusations against him. What did Stephen do instead ? (He shared the message of Jesus) Explain to your child that doing what Stephen did required boldness that could only come from Holy Spirit. Ask if there is something in their life that they need boldness to do. Pray asking the Holy Spirit for boldness.
  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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