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The Church: 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: Praise
Summary: In this series, children will discover the love and joy of praising God. They will learn that they can praise God in many different ways, and that praising God is wonderful!
Big Idea: We can praise God.
Key Verse: “We will praise your name forever.” | Psalm 44:8b

  1. SING Download “Jesus Is Alive” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. DANCE put on some of your favourite upbeat worship music and dance around with your little one. Let them see that praising God is joyful.
  3. PRAY at bedtime or other times during the day, “Praise God for…” and fill in some blanks: friends, family, trees, rainbows!

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Praise
Summary: In this series, children will discover the love and joy of praising God. They will learn that they can praise God in many different ways, and that praising God is wonderful!
Big Idea: We can praise God.
Key Verse: “We will praise your name forever.” | Psalm 44:8b
God Story: God’s Great Creation (based on Psalm 8)

  1. SING Download “Jesus Is Alive” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ Psalm 8 from The Message or the International Children’s Bible (book can be found online at www.biblegateway.com). Then practice praising God for the good things you see or experience.
  3. PRAY at bedtime or other times during the day, “Praise God for…” and fill in some blanks: friends, family, trees, rainbows!
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Praise
Summary: In this series, children will discover the love and joy of praising God. They will learn that they can praise God in many different ways, and that praising God is wonderful!
Big Idea: We can praise God.
Key Verse: “We will praise your name forever.” | Psalm 44:8b
God Story: God’s Great Creation (based on Psalm 8)

  1. SING Download “Jesus Is Alive” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ Psalm 8 from The Message or the International Children’s Bible (book can be found online at www.biblegateway.com). Then practice praising God for the good things you see or experience.
  3. PRAY at bedtime, or on a walk, or other times during the day, “Praise God for…” and have your child fill in some blanks: friends, family, trees, rainbows!

Grades 1-5

Summary: This is the final week of this series, where kids discover that God’s story – the Bible – is one big story that we are actually a part of!
Series: The Story
Big Idea: The Church is the body of Christ.
God Story: Acts and the Epistles
Key Verse: “Christ suffered once for sins. The one who did what is right suffered for those who don’t do right. He suffered to bring you to God.” | 1 Peter 3:18

  1. READ Romans 12:4-8. Ask your child: What do you think this means? What are some “gifts” or ways that you think you are able to help the “body”? (If it is singing, sing! If it is caring for others, care!)
  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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