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Created to be: 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: Know
Summary: In this series, children will learn that God wants us to know him. Throughout the stories of the Old Testament, we can see God’s desire to have a connection with his people. Children will learn through the stories of Joseph, Moses, David, and Daniel as they learn what it means to be known by God and for us to know God.
Big Idea: God wants us to know him.
Key Verse: “Come near to God, and he will come near to you.”| James 4:8
  1. SING Download “Pray Every Day” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. MODEL as you go through your day, pray the prayers aloud that you would pray in your head. Allow your child to see that talking to God is a normal part of your day.
  3. READ an Old Testament story from a children’s Bible of Joseph, Moses, David, or Daniel, and highlight when and where God is made known to them. Say the big idea to highlight this.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Know
Summary: In this series, children will learn that God wants us to know him. Throughout the stories of the Old Testament, we can see God’s desire to have a connection with his people. Children will learn through the stories of Joseph, Moses, David, and Daniel as they learn what it means to be known by God and for us to know God.
Big Idea: God wants us to know him.
Key Verse: “Come near to God, and he will come near to you.”| James 4:8
God Story: Moses Grows Up | Exodus 2-20 
  1. SING Download “Pray Every Day” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of Moses from a children’s Bible. Ask your child what their favourite part of the story was.
  3. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Know
Summary: In this series, children will learn that God wants us to know him. Throughout the stories of the Old Testament, we can see God’s desire to have a connection with his people. Children will learn through the stories of Joseph, Moses, David, and Daniel as they learn what it means to be known by God and for us to know God.
Big Idea: God helps us be who he created us to be.
Key Verse: “Come near to God, and he will come near to you.”| James 4:8
God Story: Moses Grows Up | Exodus 2-20 
  1. SING Download “Pray Every Day” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of Moses from a children’s Bible. Ask your child what their favourite part of the story was.
  3. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: In this series, kids will learn the beginning of David’s life story from musician and shepherd boy to king. Kids will discover that God doesn’t choose us for his purposes based on the way that other people choose, but by what is in our hearts. David’s story helps us to see that God’s plans for us are much more interesting than anything we can dream up on our own!
Series: 1 Samuel | Help
Big Idea: God helps us see people the way he sees them.
God Story: David & Goliath | 1 Samuel 17 
Key Verse: “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outside of a person. But the Lord looks at what is in the heart.” | 1 Samuel 16:7
  1. READ 1 Samuel 17:32-50. Talk about the things that stood out to your child. Note: Yes, there is violence, but violence is not the point. If your child is stuck on that, consider discussing how historically times were very different and families and tribes were constantly fighting against each other.
  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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