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Where: 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. PRAY As you pray with your little one 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).

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: Jesus Teaches How to Pray | Matthew 6:8-12 & Luke 11:2-4

  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 Matthew 6:8-12. Explain that Jesus taught his disciples how to pray, and this helps teach us too! You can also look at this story in a slightly larger context in the Bible App for Kids story, The King and the Kingdom.
  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. 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: Jesus Teaches How to Pray | Matthew 6:8-12 & Luke 11:2-4

  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 Matthew 6:8-12. Explain that Jesus taught his disciples how to pray, and this helps teach us too! You can also look at this story in a slightly larger context in the Bible App for Kids story, The King and the Kingdom.
  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.) And consider praying the Lord’s Prayer with them: Our Father in heaven, holy and awesome is your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth like it is in heaven. Give us today what we need for today. And forgive us our sins, as we forgiven those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory. Forever and ever. Amen!
  4. 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: Where is God when bad things happen?
God Story: Why? |Psalm 22; 1 Corinthians 13:12-13; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
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 1 Corinthians 13:12-13.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 do you think this means? Why is love the greatest? Why do you think that is important?
  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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