Base


Jan 6, 2019 - CG: Countdown Video. CG: Theme Video. Host enters. Welcome. Host has lots of energy as he or she welcomes everyone to The Base. Host is ...

0 downloads 0 Views 94KB Size

SUNDAY MORNINGS

January 6, 2019, Week 1 Grade: 5

Busted Stuff Bible: Busted Stuff (City with Broken Walls) • Proverbs 25:28 Bottom Line: Doing what you should can keep you safe. Memory Verse: “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life.” 2 Peter 1:3a (NIV) Life App: Self-control—Choosing to do what you should even when you don't want to Basic Truth: I can trust God no matter what.

Social: Providing Time for Fun Interaction (9:00, 10:15, 11:30) 9:00 & 11:30 Get Your Head in the Game • Cardboard boxes; about 12-20 for each small group o Kids will build a wall for protection so medium to large boxes would work best. • Beach balls; 10-15 for each small group (Note: Beach balls do not have to be the same size.) 10:15 Just for Fun • Paper • Pencil • Timer or mobile device Bible: Communicating God’s Truth in Engaging Ways (9:10, 10:25, 11:40) • Bible Presentation in Large Group Groups: Creating a Safe Place to Connect (9:40, 10:55, 12:10) 9:00 & 11:30 Take a Snapshot • Index cards; two for each kid • Pencils • Markers 10:15 Bible Story Extension • Bibles • Spring-style clothespins; one for each kid • Rubber bands; one for each kid • Index cards from the Take a Snapshot Activity Prayer: Making it Personal (9:55, 11:10, 12:25) • No supplies needed Dismiss (10:00, 11:15, 12:30)

1

SUNDAY MORNINGS

January 6, 2019, Week 1 Grade: 5

Busted Stuff Bible: Busted Stuff (City with Broken Walls) • Proverbs 25:28 Bottom Line: Doing what you should can keep you safe. Memory Verse: “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life.” 2 Peter 1:3a (NIV) Life App: Self-control—Choosing to do what you should even when you don't want to Basic Truth: I can trust God no matter what.

Social: Providing Time for Fun Interaction (Small Groups, 10 minutes) Welcome kids and spend time engaging in conversation and catching up. Get ready to experience today’s Bible Truth. Before kids arrive, pray that your group comes in rested from their Christmas break and ready to engage in conversation. Pray that they would begin to understand the role they can play in taking ownership of their own self-control with the power of the Holy Spirit working in their hearts. 9:00 & 11:30 Get Your Head in the Game What You Need: Cardboard boxes, beach balls What You Do: • Divide your group into two teams. • Give each team an equal number of cardboard boxes. • Explain that teams will compete in a game similar to dodge ball. • To play: o Teams build walls using the cardboard boxes. o Instruct teams to build their walls so they provide protection from the beach balls being launched by their opponents. o The goal is to hit their opponents with a beach ball. o Every time you hit someone on the opposing team, you score a point for your team. o Once a beach ball hits the ground, kids can retrieve it to throw it again. o Knocking down the opponent’s wall (with a thrown beach ball) is allowed. o Teams cannot rebuild their walls. o Explain you are the game master and have final say if teams earn a point or not. o Keep track of each team’s score. The first team to accumulate 10 points wins. o Optional: Play again and allow teams to rebuild their walls during the game. What You Say: “Standing behind a wall was definitely safer than not. It offered you protection from incoming beach balls. [Transition] Let’s head to Large Group to hear what else can keep you safe.” Lead your group to the Large Group area.

2

SUNDAY MORNINGS

January 6, 2019, Week 1 Grade: 5

10:15 Just for Fun What You Need: Paper, pencil, timer What You Do: • Gather kids in a circle. • Ask kids to create a list of things that help keep us safe. • Encourage them to write down as many things as they can. You can give them a time limit (one or two minutes). • Allow kids to take turns reading one thing from their lists. Similar to the game Scattergories®, if there are any duplicates, kids should mark those off of their lists. • The person with the most original items remaining on his or her list is the winner! Lead your group to the Large Group area.

3

SUNDAY MORNINGS

January 6, 2019, Week 1 Grade: 5

Busted Stuff Bible: Busted Stuff (City with Broken Walls) • Proverbs 25:28 Bottom Line: Doing what you should can keep you safe. Memory Verse: “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life.” 2 Peter 1:3a (NIV) Life App: Self-control—Choosing to do what you should even when you don't want to Basic Truth: I can trust God no matter what.

Bible: Communicating God’s Truth in Engaging Ways (Large Group, 30 minutes) GETTING READY 1. Opener/Closer What You Need: • • •

Host Three foam ball launchers Plastic cups

2. Bible Truth What You Need: • • • • • •

Communicator Bible Football Host Five student volunteers Three or four leader volunteers

3. Worship What You Need: • • •

“Enough for Us” “Every Move I Make” “I Can Do All Things

4

SUNDAY MORNINGS

January 6, 2019, Week 1 Grade: 5

Busted Stuff Bible: Busted Stuff (City with Broken Walls) • Proverbs 25:28 Bottom Line: Doing what you should can keep you safe. Memory Verse: “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life.” 2 Peter 1:3a (NIV) Life App: Self-control—Choosing to do what you should even when you don't want to Basic Truth: I can trust God no matter what.

Bible: Communicating God’s Truth in Engaging Ways (Large Group, 30 minutes) Engage kids’ hearts through a dynamic and interactive Bible Truth, worship, and prayer experience in a Large Group setting. CG: Theme Loop Video CG: Countdown Video CG: Theme Video Host enters. Welcome Host has lots of energy as he or she welcomes everyone to The Base. Host is relatable and inviting. Host can talk about something that happened culturally throughout the week like a big sports game, movie opening, or a viral video on YouTube, etc. Host tells them how excited he or she is that they’re there and briefly runs through what they can expect. This is especially helpful for first-time guests to make them feel like they know what’s happening. Host transitions to Worship. WORSHIP HOST: “Psalm 16:5 says: LORD, you alone are everything I need. You make my life secure (NIrV). It’s true that God is all we need. Let’s sing about His love that’s always enough for us. CG: “Enough for Us” “It’s hard to do everything “right” all of the time. I know. But you know what? The neat thing is that God doesn’t expect us to be able to do that. He wants us to try. He wants us to be better tomorrow than we are today. Not just because it will make Him proud or even because it will bring you joy. He wants us to do better because it’s when we do the right, good, and obedient things that other people get to see God too. Every move that we make has the potential to be the move that will let God be seen by people who might not know Him yet.” CG: “Every Move I Make” “I told you that it’s hard sometimes to always do the right thing. Cool part is that we don’t have to do it on our own power. Nope. It’s God’s power that will help us to live more like Jesus every day. It’s

5

SUNDAY MORNINGS

January 6, 2019, Week 1 Grade: 5

through Him that we can do all things, even choose self-control when all we want to do it blow up. Sing this new song with me.” CG: “I Can Do All Things” Host transitions to the opening game. Opener HOST: “Hey everyone! Happy New Year! I am so pumped for another month—dare I say another year—here in Parkway Fellowship’s Base. Let’s start things off right away with a game. I need three contestants. Who is in?” Host selects three volunteers and brings them up onto stage. “Alright . . . As you can see before each of you, we have a plastic cup wall. Now don’t breathe too heavily—it took a long time to set up. Anyway, in just a second, it will be up to you to knock down the wall. Now before you think I’m going to let you just walk over there and kick it over . . .” Host pulls out three foam ball launchers. “You will be using one of these things right here! Now, you only get the number of shots preloaded into the foam ball launcher . . . so use them wisely. I’m going to have you stand behind this line as well.” Host arranges the contestants, each across from his or her wall of cups. “Alright, is everybody ready? Set? And . . . GOOOOOOO!” Contestants fire at the cup walls while the Host provides commentary. “(After the game) That was amazing. Well done! Now everyone please welcome [Communicator’s Name].” Host exits as Communicator enters. INTRODUCTION COMMUNICATOR: “Hey everybody! Great to see you. I’m so excited to begin another month together. As we get started this morning, I have some pictures to show you. If you know what’s featured in the picture, call it out.” After each picture, wait for responses. CG: Pic #1 – The Great Wall of China picture “The Great Wall of China—correct! Look at that thing . . . it is incredible. Alright, here’s the next one.”

6

SUNDAY MORNINGS

January 6, 2019, Week 1 Grade: 5

CG: Pic #2 – The Western Wall in Jerusalem picture “Yes—the western wall in Jerusalem. Maybe you’ve seen people praying there in pictures before, but that is the last remaining portion of temple wall that was there in Jesus’ day. Pretty amazing. Alright, the next one.” CG: Pic #3 – The Pike’s Place Gum wall in Seattle picture “Not sure if you can see what that is, but that . . . all of that (Point to the image) . . . is gum. Seriously. Anybody seen that before? It is a wall in Pike’s Place Market in Seattle, Washington, and apparently at some point people started sticking their gum to it, and from there, well . . . it became a wall of extreme grossness. Now this next one is more serious.” CG: Pic #4 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial picture “Yes, that is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, listing the names of those who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. A pretty powerful place. Alright, I have two more. Leaders might need to help out on this next one . . .” CG: Pic #5 – The Berlin Wall “That is the Berlin Wall, which used to separate East Germany from West Germany. Destruction began in 1989. Some of your small group leaders might remember that this was the big news of the day as people watched footage of large concrete sections of the wall being torn down by the crowds. Alright last one.” CG: Pic #6 – A Screenshot from the game show “Hole in the Wall” picture “I love this one! Yes—this is from the game show Hole in the Wall. If you aren’t familiar, you have to check it out. These walls with strangely sized cutouts move toward contestants while they have to try to fit through the hole. If they can’t, they are knocked into a pool of water. Classic.” “Alright, so why am I showing you these pictures? Well, here’s the question: what do these pictures all have in common?” Pause for response. “Exactly . . . they are all walls of some kind or another, and in just a second, we will see what those walls have to do with anything. But this month we are talking about self-control.” TENSION COMMUNICATOR: “But what’s the big deal? I mean, why does it matter if we have self-control? Is it really that important?” TRUTH COMMUNICATOR: “To answer that, we are going to spend time each week of this month in a book of the Bible called Proverbs. Is Proverbs in the Old or New Testament of the Bible?”

7

SUNDAY MORNINGS

January 6, 2019, Week 1 Grade: 5

Pause for responses. “Right, it is in the Old Testament just after the largest book, Psalms. Proverbs is a different book because it is not filled with stories or songs or prophecies. Proverbs is 31 chapters of wisdom from God about how we can follow Him in how we live. Does anybody know who wrote most of the Proverbs?” Pause for responses. “Solomon! Yes. Let’s have a look to see what Kellen has to tell us more.” CG: 252 Movie APPLICATION COMMUNICATOR: “There are a lot of times where we KNOW what we should do—we KNOW what the right choice is—but we let our walls break down and just can’t control ourselves. Pretty soon we find ourselves regretting our decision. Maybe it was a video game or lying to a friend or family member. Maybe it was just the decision to eat WAY too much candy or stay up too late and now you’re sick and tired.” “Just like it would be really important in the ancient world to walk around the city walls and look for weak spots, it is equally important for us to understand ourselves and where the weak spots in our walls are. In other words, where are we most likely to struggle with self-control? Is it in what we do? What we say? Is there a particular way we struggle? All month long, we are going to focus on a few different areas. Examine your walls. See where they are weak. And let’s ask God to help us trust Him more.” LANDING COMMUNICATOR: “Today as you go to groups, we want to try to get a check on where we are at with this whole self-control thing. As you head to Small Group today, think about this.” CG: Key Question Slide “When do you lose control? In other words, where are the weak spots in your own wall? When you’re able to identify the times you struggle with self-control, you’ll be able to prepare yourself better and rely on God to help you. After all, Jesus promised us someone to help with all of this: the Holy Spirit. In times when you’re finding it hard to find self-control, the first thing you should do is pray and ask God for help. How about we pray and talk to God right now? Let’s pray.” Communicator leads group in a prayer related to what they just heard then dismisses them to small group. SFX: Play high-energy music as the kids exit.

8

SUNDAY MORNINGS

January 6, 2019, Week 1 Grade: 5

Busted Stuff Bible: Busted Stuff (City with Broken Walls) • Proverbs 25:28 Bottom Line: Doing what you should can keep you safe. Memory Verse: “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life.” 2 Peter 1:3a (NIV) Life App: Self-control—Choosing to do what you should even when you don't want to Basic Truth: I can trust God no matter what.

Groups: Creating a Safe Place to Connect (Small Groups, 15 minutes) Create a safe place to connect and learn how the Bible Truth applies to real life experiences, through interactive activities and discussion questions. 9:00 & 11:30 Take a Snapshot What You Need: Index cards, pencils What You Do: • Give each kid two index cards and a pencil. • Ask kids to write on each index card one of the following: o A situation when it is hard to have self-control o An example of when you should do something but you don’t really want to do it • As a group, review the examples. Potential discussion questions could be: o What do the examples have in common? o What emotions or feelings make it harder to have self-control? o What situations could make it harder to have self-control? 10:15 Bible Story Extension What You Need: Bibles, clothespins, rubber bands, index cards from the Take a Snapshot Activity What You Do: • Read Proverbs 25:28. • Discuss the verse. o Why would walls be important to a city? How do walls protect a city? o Why is a lack of self-control compared to a city that has its walls destroyed? o What does self-control protect? How does self-control protect you? • Hand out the clothespins and instruct students to clip a clothespin to each index card and stand them up on a flat surface. • Give each kid a rubber band. • Ask kids to select one of the index cards by shooting a rubber band at the card to knock it down. Kids keep whichever index cards they knock down. • Then encourage kids to work in pairs to create a plan to help them have self-control in the situation on the index cards they selected. o Is there something they can plan to do now to help remind them to have self-control? o What can they plan to do in the moment to have self-control? • Give kids time to discuss their plans with the group.

9

SUNDAY MORNINGS

January 6, 2019, Week 1 Grade: 5

All Service Times

Pray and Dismiss (5 minutes) What You Need: No supplies needed What You Do: • Ask kids to think about examples of what a godly life looks like. o Is there something that stands out at them? o Maybe it is an area where they are thankful for God’s guidance to help them live a godly life. o Maybe there is an area they struggle with having self-control. o Maybe they never considered what a godly life looks like and they want God’s help to intentionally follow His ways. • Encourage kids to silently pray to God. It can be a prayer of thanks, a prayer of praise acknowledging that God will give them what they need, maybe a prayer for God’s assistance to experience self-control in a specific area, or simply a prayer asking God to show them where they need to turn to Him. • Close the time with prayer. What You Say: “God, You give us Your power to live a godly life. You tell us the importance of self-control; You tell us self-control protects us just like walls protect a city. God, open our eyes and ears to stay focused on Your desires for our lives and to choose Your ways. God, when we are struggling, remind us of your Word and Your power that gives us what we need to lead a godly life, a life focused on You. Amen”

10