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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: Live
Summary: In this series, children will discover that as we follow Jesus, he teaches us how to live! He teaches us that we don’t have to worry, he teaches us how to pray, and so much more! We just need to look to him.
Big Idea: Jesus teaches us how to live.
Key Verse:“Do for others what you want them to do for you.” | Matthew 7:12a (GNT)

  1. SING Download “This Little Light of Mine” from Little Praise Party: My Best Friend album and “J-E-S-U-S” from The Meeting House Kids album, or find them both on Spotify.
  2. READ The Golden Rule flip book based on Matthew 7:12 with real examples for children.
  3. PLAY Take time to really get down on the floor and play with your little one. Set aside anything else: tasks, phone, etc. and just enjoy their presence and let them enjoy the gift of your presence. Jesus offers this to us as a time to experience him.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Live
Summary: In this series, children will discover that as we follow Jesus, he teaches us how to live! He teaches us that we don’t have to worry, he teaches us how to pray, and so much more! We just need to look to him.
Big Idea: Jesus teaches us how to live.
Key Verse:“Do for others what you want them to do for you.” | Matthew 7:12a (GNT)
God Story: Golden Rule | Matthew 7:12

  1. SING Download “This Little Light of Mine” from Little Praise Party: My Best Friend album and “Pray Every Day” from The Meeting House Kids album, or find them both on Spotify.
  2. READ The Golden Rule flip book based on Matthew 7:12 with real examples for children.
  3. PRAY As you pray with your child each night, pray that your family would look to Jesus for the best way to live (e.g. Jesus, teach us how to live and help us to remember to look to you each day).
  4. LEARN As a family, learn the Key Verse together. Say it word-by-word and have your child repeat after you. Then say multiple words at a time and have them repeat. Sing it to a familiar tune, or make it a game!
  5. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Live
Summary: In this series, children will discover that as we follow Jesus, he teaches us how to live! He teaches us that we don’t have to worry, he teaches us how to pray, and so much more! We just need to look to him.
Big Idea: Jesus teaches us how to live.
Key Verse:“Do for others what you want them to do for you.” | Matthew 7:12a (GNT)
God Story: Golden Rule | Matthew 7:12

    1. SING Download “This Little Light of Mine” from Little Praise Party: My Best Friend album and “Pray Every Day” from The Meeting House Kids album, or find them both on Spotify.
    2. READ The Golden Rule flip book based on Matthew 7:12 with real examples for children.
    3. PRAY As you pray with your child each night, pray that your family would look to Jesus for the best way to live (e.g. Jesus, teach us how to live and help us to remember to look to you each day).
    4. LEARN As a family, learn the Key Verse together. Say it word-by-word and have your child repeat after you. Then say multiple words at a time and have them repeat. Sing it to a familiar tune, or make it a game!
    5. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: In this series, kids will learn from the questions of other kids. We’ve collected various questions that we will dive into throughout the series including: Why do we go to Church? Where is God when bad things happen? What is heaven going to be like? And does Jesus love bullies? Some big questions to check out this month.
Series: Campfire II
Big Question: What is heaven going to be like?
God Story: Heaven |Colossians 3:1-4; Revelation 4, 21
Key Verse: Let us consider how we can stir up one another to love. Let us help one another to do good works. | Hebrews 10:24

  1. READ Colossians 3:1-4. 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 little picture do we get of heaven here? What else does this verse tell 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. Download the midweek activity page.

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