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Promise: 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: Pray
Summary: In this series, children will be able to take some time to pray and learn that prayer is a fun time to be with God.
Big Idea: We can pray every day.
Key Verse: “Never stop praying.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT)

  1. SING Download “Pray Every Day” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ from a children’s Bible the way Jesus teaches his disciples how to pray (from Matthew 6:5-13).
  3. PRAY Make it a regular pattern to pray at bedtime and before meals. Make those anchors in your day so that your child begins to anticipate them. Pray additionally other times throughout your day as well.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Pray
Summary: In this series, children will be able to take some time to pray and learn that prayer is a fun time to be with God.
Big Idea: We can pray every day.
Key Verse: “Never stop praying.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT)
God Story: Jesus Prays in the Garden | Matthew 26:36-46

  1. SING Download “Pray Every Day” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of Jesus praying in the garden in Matthew 26:36-46.
  3. PRAY with your little one by prompting them with “Thank you, Jesus, for…” and let them fill in the blanks, and then try, “Jesus, help me…” and see if they fill in the blanks. Help your child know that we can go to God with thanks and praises, and with the tough stuff in our lives!

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Pray
Summary: In this series, children will be able to take some time to pray and learn that prayer is a fun time to be with God.
Big Idea: We can pray every day.
Key Verse: “Never stop praying.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT)
God Story: Jesus Prays in the Garden | Matthew 26:36-46

  1. SING Download “Pray Every Day” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of Jesus praying in the garden in Matthew 26:36-46.
  3. PRAY with your little one by prompting them with “Thank you, Jesus, for…” and let them fill in the blanks, and then try, “Jesus, help me…” and see if they fill in the blanks. Help your child know that we can go to God with thanks and praises, and with the tough stuff in our lives!
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: In this series, kids will encounter Jesus in a variety of ways, and discover how great his love is for us.
Series: John | Arise
Big Idea: The Holy Spirit lives inside Christ-followers.
God Story: Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit | John 14:15-31
Key Verse: “Here is my command. Love one another, just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than the one who gives their life for their friends.” John 15:12-13

  1. READ John 14:25-27. 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 speaking? Who is the friend? When does the friend help us do?
  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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