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Heaven: 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: Encouragement
Summary: In this series, children will learn that we are all part of the church and one part of our job is to encourage each other!
Big Idea: We can encourage each other.
Key Verse: “Encourage each other.” | 2 Corinthians 13:11, NLT

  1. SING Download “Cheer Each Other On” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. PRACTICE take a moment at a mealtime or before bed to tell your little one something you think they are great at! Cheer them on!
  3. PRAY for your little one and that they would know God loves it when they show their love to others.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Encouragement
Summary: In this series, children will learn that we are all part of the church and one part of our job is to encourage each other!
Big Idea: We can encourage each other.
Key Verse: “Encourage each other.” | 2 Corinthians 13:11, NLT
God Story: Acts 26 & 27 | Paul Listens to Jesus

  1. SING Download “Cheer Each Other On” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of Paul listening to Jesus as he is on the ship in Acts 26 & 27 in a children’s storybook Bible; you can also find this story in the Bible App for Kids “Journey for Jesus”.
  3. PLAY as you go through your day, take time to “cheer” for each other as you do various things in your daily rhythm.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Encouragement
Summary: In this series, children will learn that we are all part of the church and one part of our job is to encourage each other!
Big Idea: We can encourage each other.
Key Verse: “Encourage each other.” | 2 Corinthians 13:11, NLT
God Story: Acts 26 & 27 | Paul Listens to Jesus

  1. SING Download “Cheer Each Other On” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of Paul listening to Jesus as he is on the ship in Acts 26 & 27 in a children’s storybook Bible.
  3. PLAY as you go through your day, take time to “cheer” for each other as you do various things in your daily rhythm. Make it a game!
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: In this series, kids will take a kid-appropriate journey through the book of Revelation and discover that God is making all things new.
Series: Revelation | New
Big Idea: God is infinite.
God Story: Revelation 4-20 | A Picture of Heaven
Key Verse: “May you have power together with all the Lord’s holy people to understand Christ’s love. May you know how wide and long and high and deep it is.” | Ephesians 3:18 (NIRV)

  1. READ Revelation 4:8c (where the quote begins). 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: Who is that about? What do you think it means? (…was and is and is to come. God is infinite!)
  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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