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Children's Ministry

Our goal is to partner together with families to teach children to bear Kingdom fruit.

WHAT WE'RE LEARNING IN AUGUST...

BRAVE

This month, we are talking about being brave! Bravery takes many shapes and forms. Kids are faced with challenges every day that require some level of bravery, such has having to step out of their comfort zones, sticking up for someone or something they believe in, or simply being comfortable with and confident of who they are. The Bible stories about David and Esther in this series may seem larger than life at first. How do I relate to someone who was able to take down a giant with a sling? How can I actually do anything when I don’t have any power or authority – both David and Esther were royals! But upon closer inspection, kids will come to realize that David and Esther had God’s help –a lot of it –along the way. Through these stories, kids can discover small ways they can exhibit bravery, because God knows who they are and God can use their gifts. They will also find that a form of bravery is to show others mercy. Their bravery will be put the test with challenges, but God can help overcome those difficulties, and they can rest assured that God has a plan for their lives!

VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL

AUGUST 2, 2020 ELEMENTARY


THIS WEEK...

kids learn about being brave through the story of Samuel anointing David to be the next king.


THE BIG IDEA: God knows who I am.


THE BIBLE: 1 Samuel 16; 1 Corinthians 8:3

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PARENTS ASK THIS


Because sometimes you and your kid need a conversation-starter that isn't, "So . . . how was church?"


Why was David chosen to be the new king?

How can you remember to be brave when doing something new and scary?


NEXT WEEK

kids learn about being brave through the story of David and Goliath


REMEMBER THIS

This month, your kids can memorize the Bible verse Isaiah 41:10(NIV), in case you want to work on it together.


So do not fear, for I am with you;

do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you;

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

ACTIVITY | I Am

Today, we read how God chose David for a very special, important job. You were created to do great things, too, because God knows who you are.

INSTRUCTIONS: Grab a sheet of blank paper and a pencil. Write your name in large letters in the middle of the paper. Brainstorm words that would complete an “I am...” statement, such as “I [John] am creative, bold, etc.” Write the words in various places around your name. Decorate your paper and thank God for making you who you are!

AUGUST PRESCHOOL LESSONS

AUGUST 2, 2020 - PRESCHOOL


In the beginning ... (the creation of the world)

Preschool July 26

July Parent Tip Video on Being a Student of Your Child

August Parent Tip Video

PREVIOUS ELEMENTARY LESSONS

Date

Big Idea

Scripture

August 2 - video

God knows who I am.

1 Samuel 16; 1 Corinthians 8:3

July 26 - video

God gives extraordinary help.

Daniel 6; Isaiah 41:10

July 19 - video

God gives extraordinary courage.

Daniel 3; Psalm 46:1-2

July 12 - video

God gives extraordinary strength.

Joshua 6; Joshua 1:9

July 5 - video

God gives extraordinary peace.

Judges 6; Philippians 4:7

June 28 - video

I can remember what God has done for us!

Joshua 3:10-4:9; Psalm 136

June 21 - video

What kinds of risks do you think you can take for God?

Joshua 2:1-15; Philippians 4:10-13

June 14 - video

I can trust God.

Numbers 13:2-9; Matthew 6:25-34

June 7 - video

I can spend time with God anywhere.

Exodus 35:4-35; James 4:8a

May 31 - video

I can help others when I pray.

Acts 12:1-17; John 14:13-14

May 24 - video

God will protect my heart and mind.

Philippians 4:4-9, 11-13

May 17 - video

God gives us everything we need.

Eph 6:10-18; 2 Cor 10:3-4

May 10 - video

God gives us the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:1-12; John 14:25-26

May 3 - video

God gave us a mission.

Matt 28:16-20; Rom 10:14-15

April 26 - video

Jesus is always with me.

Luke 24:13-35; (Psalm 139: 7-10)

April 19 - video

Jesus helps me believe.

John 20:19-20, 24-29; (2 Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 11:1)

April 12 - video

EASTER - Jesus beat death.

Matthew 28:1-10; (John 3:16-17)

April 5 - video

Jesus trusted God.

Matthew 26:36-46; (Psalm 28:7a)

PREVIOUS PRESCHOOL LESSONS

Date Story
August 2 - video In the beginning ... (creation of the world)
July 5 video
June 28- video Earthquake in prison
June 21 - video Father's Day
June 14 - video Paul's Journey
June 7 - video A Changed Man
May 31 - video The Lame Man
May 24 - video The First Church
May 17 - video The Holy Spirit comes
May 10 - video The Mommy Book
May 3 - video Jesus goes to heaven
April 26 - video A net full of fish
April 19 - video Jesus returns (John 20:19-20)
April 12 - video Easter

Jesus is arrested and crucified

April 5 - video Palm Sunday

The true king (Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:29-42, John 12:12-19)

March 29 - video The lost son (Luke)
March 22 - video The ten lepers (Luke 17:10-19)

2020 Grow Curriculum 4 Spiritual Habits

FEBRUARY-APRIL: Spend Time with God

MAY-JULY: Share Your Story

AUGUST-OCTOBER: Spend Time With Others

NOVEMBER-JANUARY: Use Your Gifts