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Spirit: 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: Alive
Summary: In this series, children will be able to be introduced or reminded of the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
Big Idea: Jesus is alive.
Key Verse: “Jesus said, “I died, but look – I am alive forever and ever!” | Revelation 1:18, NLT

  1. SING Download “Jesus is Alive” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ from a children’s Bible about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Alive
Summary: In this series, children will be able to be introduced or reminded of the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
Big Idea: Jesus is alive.
Key Verse: “Jesus said, “I died, but look – I am alive forever and ever!” | Revelation 1:18, NLT
God Story: Fish for Breakfast | John 21:1-14

  1. SING Download “Jesus is Alive” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ from a children’s Bible, the story of Jesus making the disciples’ breakfast after a long night fishing.
  3. PLAY make a pretend campfire inside your living room. Use rolled up brown paper or wooden blocks as “firewood.” Then use what you have to make “fire” (a small battery operated candle, red/orange/yellow tissue paper). And cut out some fish from blue/green paper to roast on the fire, or find a toy fish from your own toys.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Alive
Summary: In this series, children will be able to be introduced or reminded of the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
Big Idea: Jesus is alive.
Key Verse: “Jesus said, “I died, but look – I am alive forever and ever! | Revelation 1:18, NLT
God Story: Fish for Breakfast | John 21:1-14

  1. SING Download “Jesus is Alive” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ from a children’s Bible, the story of Jesus making the disciples’ breakfast after a long night fishing.
  3. PLAY make a pretend campfire inside your living room. Use rolled up brown paper or wooden blocks as “firewood.” Then use what you have to make “fire” (a small battery operated candle, red/orange/yellow tissue paper). And cut out some fish from blue/green paper to roast on the fire, or find a toy fish from your own toys.
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: In this series, kids will learn more about Jesus’ live, and learn about how his death and resurrection changed everything!
Series: Matthew | The Rock
Big Idea: The Holy Spirit is God in us.
God Story: The Holy Spirit Comes | Acts 1:1-11; Acts 2:1-4
Key Verse: “The Lord is my rock and my place of safety. He is the God who saves me. My God is my rock.” | Psalm 18:2

  1. READ Acts 2:1-4 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 had Jesus told the disciples to do? What were they waiting for? What happened when the Holy Spirit came? What does this mean for 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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