God Gives Good Gifts and He is A Lot of Fun!

Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry learned this Sunday!

Lesson 13: God Gives Good Gifts

Bible Basis

1 Kings 19:19 – 21;

2 Kings 2:1 – 13;

2 Kings 4:1 – 7, 8 – 17;

2 Kings 5:1 – 15

Bible Verse: James 1:17: “Every good and perfect gift is from God. It comes down from the Father.”

Bible Point: God gives good gifts to his people. I can thank God for every good gift in my life!

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“Chariot of Fire” (pages216–221)

“Jars of Oil” (pages 222 – 225)

“Elisha’s Room” (pages226–229)

“Naaman Is Healed” (pages230–234)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the table at dinner or on your ride home.

  1. What did God give to Elisha?
    1. (God gave Elisha power through the Spirit of God.)
  2. What did God give to the poor woman who was running out of money?
    1. (God allowed her to have enough oil to pay a debt for her family.)
  3. Elisha stayed at a couple’s home several times. What did they do for Elisha?
    1. (They gave Elisha his own room.)
  4. What did God do for Naaman?
    1. (He healed Naaman from leprosy.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

Fun Day!

Kids will learn to enjoy being together thinking, laughing, and playing.

IN THE CAR:  Ask your child what happened in class this week on the drive home, here are some questions to chat about:


  1. Who is Jesus?
  2. What does Jesus look like?
  3. Who were Jesus Disciples?
  4. What did Jesus Teach?
  5. What kind of miracles did Jesus do?
  6. What do you think would be a cool miracle for God to do today?
  7. Why Did some people not like Jesus?
  8. What did those people do to Jesus?
  9. What happened on Sunday after Jesus Died?
  10. How do you follow Jesus today?
  11. Why did Jesus have to Die
  12. Why do you follow Jesus?
    1. As a family take the time to ask hard questions and learn to discuss together important biblical truths along side our everyday lives!

 

 

 

From Pastor Donnes Desk: An Article!

Are you having a tough time keeping your little one still in church?

Are you finding your self ‘enjoying’ this morning’s worship service from the lobby with your toddler instead of in the sanctuary?

This article might help!

https://www.pullingcurls.com/quiet-bags-for-church.html

I’ve used this method on sweet and diva little girls and rough and tumble little boys that I have nannied and worked with in church settings. And it was worked! They have grown to now sit and engage with the worship service no matter their age.

Make your very own special quiet bag to keep any kid in their seat longer than you think.

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Choices are a great thing!

Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry learned this Sunday!


Lesson 12: God Helps Us Make Good Choices When We Are Afraid

Bible Basis:

1 Kings 3:5

1 Kings 10:13

1 Kings 16:29 – 17:16

1 Kings 18:1 – 46

Bible Verse: Psalm 46:1 “God is our place of safety . . . He is always there to help us in times of trouble.”

Bible Point: God helped his people when they were afraid. He can help me make good choices when I am afraid too.

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“The Wise King” (pages194–200)

“God Watches Over Elijah” (pages 201 – 205)

“Elijah Helps a Widow” (pages 206 – 208)

“Fire From Heaven”(pages209–215)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the table at dinner or on your ride home.

  1. Where did Solomon’s wisdom come from?
    • 
(God.)
  2. Do you think God could give you wisdom if you asked for it?
  3. Can you remember a time when you were afraid? What did you do?
  4. Think about what Elijah did when he was afraid. What are some things that you can do when you are afraid?
    • (Pray to God, trust in God, ask God for help, ask God what to do.

See take home sheet for other suggestions

 

Strong Marshmallow: Self- control!

Kids will learn that having self-control has big benefits for them because the Holy Spirit helps each child have self-control and take responsibility for their own emotions and actions.

This video was used as an illustration to the lesson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8M7Xzjy_m8

 

IN THE CAR:  Ask your child what happened in class this week on the drive home, here are some questions to chat about:


  1. What happened in the video today?
  2. If you were one of the kids in the video, what would you choose?
    1. Wait for a second marshmallow or eat your marshmallow right away?
  3. Why?
  4. According to the Bible are we weak or strong if we have self-control? (Proverbs 25:28, Proverbs 16:32)
  5. The Bible says: 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIRV) God gave us his Spirit. And the Spirit doesn’t make us weak and fearful. Instead, the Spirit gives us power and love. He helps us control ourselves.
    1. Who helps us have self-control?

 

  1. Remember that the Holy Spirit can help you to be powerful and he will always give you the right tools on how to be the strongest and have self-control.
  2. What do you think we as a family can do to follow the Holy Spirit and use self-control?
    1. As a family come up with an activity or a system to help one another be strong and have self-control!

 

 

From Pastor Donnes Desk: An Article!

http://www.psychologyjunkie.com/2015/09/17/the-childhood-struggles-of-every-myers-briggs-type /

 

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EGC Kids: Get Out There and Have Fun!

From Pastor Donnes Desk: A Family Activity!

 

 

Head out in the sunshine with your Toddler, Preschooler and/or Grade schooler and find with your children the amazing things God has created. Talk to them about how great and creative God is. Remind them that God did and equally wonderful job making them! Make it a game, encourage messes, laugh and have fun!

Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry learned this Sunday!

Lesson 11: A Heart for God

Bible Basis:

1 Samuel 15:1 – 17:51; 18:1 – 20:42;

2 Samuel 1:1 – 2:4;

1 Kings 2:1 – 3;

Psalm 23:1 – 6

Bible Verse: 1 Samuel 16:7b: “Man looks at how someone appears on the outside. But I look at what is in the heart.”

Bible Point: David had a heart for God. I can have a heart for God, too.

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“A Good Heart” (pages 168 – 172)

“David and Goliath” (pages 173 – 180)

“Best Friends”(pages181–185)

“King David” (pages 186 – 189)

“The Lord Is My Shepherd” (pages 190 – 193)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the table at dinner or on your ride home.

  1. God saw that David had a good heart. What do you think God sees in your heart?
  2. Why did people think that David wouldn’t be able to defeat Goliath? (David was small, and Goliath was big. David only had a slingshot and stones and no armor.)
  3. What kinds of “big” things can you ask for God’s help with? (Doing the right thing when other people aren’t, being a good example to a younger sibling or friend, telling someone about Jesus, etc.)
  4. If you had a king, like Saul or David, here on earth, what would you want him to be like?
  5. How can you show people that you have love in your heart for them? (Hug them, be nice to them, do something thoughtful for them, etc.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

 

 

 

 

Unity: Johnny Tremain Ankles!

As Children of God, we can learn to work together so we can gain everything God has for us, working together sets each of us up to fulfill the call God has for us

IN THE CAR:  Ask your child what happened in class this week on the drive home, here are some questions to chat about:


  1. What was the game about today?
  2. What was the goal of the game?
  3. Do you think the game was easy or hard for you?
  4. What was your role on the team? (encourager, follower, leader, etc.)
  5. What did you have to change about what you were doing to begin working together with your team?
  6. We read from Ephesians 4:11-13… how long should we encourage on another (Hint: look at verse 13).
  7. How would you like to begin encouraging (brother, sister, friend, family member etc)?
    1. Encourage them as they follow through with their choice to encourage their friend!! Make it fun and get involved!
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We Love To Learn At EGC Kids!

From Pastor Gregs Desk: An Article!

https://protectyoungminds.org/2016/12/29/top-tech-solutions-for-parents/

Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry learned this Sunday!

LESSON 10 | Listen for God’s Direction

Bible Basis:

1 Samuel 15:1 – 17:51;

1 Samuel 18:1 – 20:42;

2 Samuel 1:1 – 2:4;

1 Kings 2:1 – 3;

Psalm 23:1 – 6

Bible Verse: 1 Samuel 16:7b: “Man looks at how someone appears on the outside. But I look at what is in the heart.”

Bible Point: David had a heart for God. I can have a heart for God, too.

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“A Good Heart” (pages 168 – 172)

“David and Goliath” (pages 173 – 180) 


“Best Friends”(pages181–185)

“King David” (pages 186 – 189)

“The Lord Is My Shepherd” (pages 190 – 193)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the table at dinner or on your ride home.

  1. God saw that David had a good heart. What do you think God sees in your heart?
  2. Why did people think that David wouldn’t be able to defeat Goliath? (David was small, and Goliath was big. David only had a slingshot and stones and no armor.)
  3. What kinds of “big” things can you ask for God’s help with? (Doing the right thing when other people aren’t, being a good example to a younger sibling or friend, telling someone about Jesus, etc.)
  4. If you had a king, like Saul or David, here on earth, what would you want him to be like?
  5. How can you show people that you have love in your heart for them? (Hug them, be nice to them, do something thoughtful for them, etc.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

 

Big Questions with Mr. Shaun

The children have submitted hard questions about God that they would like answered. Mr. Shaun has seen the need for creatively answering sticky biblical questions in a very fun and creative way! He uses object lessons and games to illustrate the truth of the word, the power of God and the importance of a relevant relationship with Jesus.

IN THE CAR:  Ask your child what happened in class this week on the drive home, here are some of the questions they asked and Mr. Shaun answered for them:


  1. Did Jonah really go in the fish? What fish did God get to swallow Jonah?
  2. If God created us then who created God? Who created God? If God made everything did he make himself?
  3. Why does God let bad things happen? Do bad things happen to good people to test them? 
  4. Why did God place the whole fate of Mankind in one person’s hands?
  5. Bonus: Why doesn’t God show himself?

Ask your child how they felt about the day and use one of the questions to begin a good conversation with your child.

Ask your child to choose one of these questions or another they may think of and take the time to open the scriptures together to search and find, as a family, the answer to their great questions!

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EGC Kid’s: For On The Ride Home!

 

 

 

WE had a blast in Church today! here is some information to help you interact with your children on the Ride home.

 

Parents,

We at EGC kids love you and want to support you in anyway possible. We will be posting articals, videos, podcasts and other media we find that maybe helpful for you to encourage you and help you on your parenting journey.

If you have suggestions of topics you and your child would benefit from hearing about please email Pastor Donne at donneblack@elimgospel.org!

 

From Pastor Donnes Desk: A Podcast!

http://castbox.fm/channel/Encouraging-Christian-Fathers%3A-Parenting-Advice-for-Men-With-Vision-%7C-Raising-Kids%2C-Children%2C-Teens-%26-Teenagers-id6161?country=us

Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry learned this Sunday!

 

LESSON 8 | God Helps Us When We Listen & Obey

Bible Basis Judges 4; 6 – 7; 13; 16

Bible Verse: Leviticus 19:37: “Obey all of my rules and laws. Follow them. I am the Lord.”

Bible Point: God saved his people from their enemies. When I follow God, he saves me too!

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

  • “Deborah Leads the Way” (pages 136 – 139)
  • “Gideon’s Battle” (pages 140 – 145)
  • “Samson”(pages146–151)

Use the questions below to start a discussion around the dinner table, while driving in the car, or just about anywhere.

Why did the Israelite army want Deborah to go with them to fight their enemy?

(She was brave and always obeyed God. They knew that God would be with them if she went with them.)

Was Gideon’s army bigger or smaller than the army they were fighting?

(Smaller.)

Who cut off Samson’s hair?

(The Philistines, who were Samson’s enemies.)

What happened to Samson when his hair was cut off?

(He lost his strength, and the Philistines put him in jail.)

How do you best listen to God?

Ask your Preschool teacher for the take home sheet for fun activities to do at home!

 

Transparency

Children will learn to have a regular relationship with the Holy Spirit by allowing the holy Spirit to pour in them everyday. The more we have relationship with the Holy Spirit the more transparent my life can be to God and to others.

Ask your child what happened in class this week on the drive home, here is what they learned:


In the lesson, we talked about Romans 5:1-2 (NIRV) We have been made right with God because of our faith. Now we have peace with him because of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through faith in Jesus we have received God’s grace. In that grace we stand.

Here are some questions to process with your child on the ride home:

-I heard you had an object lesson in your class today! Can you tell me about it?

(Pouring bleach into cola makes it transparent)

-Do you have the Holy Spirit in your life?

-How do you let Him pour into you every day?

-How have you seen the Holy Spirit working in my life this week?

-What is one way you want to work with the Holy Spirit this week?

 

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Oh the fun we are having this Sunday!

Great Video Recommendation From Pastor Donne

Frances Chan does an excellent job explaining how he encourages his children in their daily walk with the Hoy Spirit. I pray it encourages you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMUOXOBH5pY&t=26s&index=29&list=WL

Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry learned this Sunday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Preschool Classroom: 

LESSON 8 | I Can Trust God

Bible Basis: Numbers 13; Joshua 2; 6

Bible Verse: Joshua 1:9 “Here is what I am commanding you to do. Be strong and brave. Do not be terrified. Do not lose hope. I am the Lord your God. I will be with you everywhere you go.”

Bible Point: Joshua trusted God to do what he said he would do. I can also trust God to keep his promises.

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

  • “Twelve Spies”(pages124–127)
  • “Joshua and the Spies” (pages 128 – 131)
  • “ The Battle of Jericho” (pages 132 – 135)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the dinner table, while driving in the car, or just about anywhere.

  1. The Israelites must have been just a little bit scared walking around the wall of Jericho so many times. After all, the enemy was there! Have you ever had to do something scary?
  2. If you could ask God for help, what would you say?
    1. (This is a great time to remind your child that God is always with us and that we can ask for help anytime and anywhere!
  3. Why do you think the spies were so scared to trust God and enter the Promised Land?
  4. Why can we trust God?
    1. (Because he always does what he promises he will do!)

LIVING FAITH: Living Faith activity is designed as a drama to help your child remember the Bible lesson.

Have your child select one of the Bible stories from this week and act it out for you as you read the story aloud from The Beginner’s Bible. Give your child props, such as a toy trumpet to blow, and build a wall out of blocks to knock down.

When you come to the place(s) in the story where a Bible character speaks, instruct your child what to say. If possible, have your child perform the Bible drama for other family members in person, via Skype, or using a video camera.

EXTRA MILE: Extra Mile provides interactive ways for your child to connect with the story.

Start a new family practice of looking for prayer requests and praises as you are driving together in your car. For instance, you can ask for God’s help if you see an ambulance go by, pray for the owners of the puppy on a “lost dog” sign, or praise God together for a great soccer game. This will help your children realize that God is with them!

Consider going through photos together as you share how God worked through each of those events. For instance, a wedding photo could lead to praising God for a great family, a baby photo could lead to praising God for a healthy child, and so forth.

Before you eat a family meal together, have each person give a thumbs-up moment (praising God for a part of their day) or a thumbs-down moment (sharing how they need God’s help with an event or an activity).

Can your family memorize this week’s verse? Come up with your own motions and see who still has the verse memorized by the end of the week! Sit down together and allow each member to contribute a motion to help with memorizing this passage. Adults, work hard to memorize the passage as the motions are being determined. Allow your entire family to say the verse until everyone has it memorized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Grade School classroom:

A little about Kevin Ross Ministries: Irvin D. Clown

Since 1990, Kevin Ross has devoted his life to mission evangelism and training other to do ministry.

Kevin Ross, the Founder of Ross Family Ministries, grew up in upstate New York. He received his undergraduate from Zion Bible College, now known as Northpoint Bible College, Central Bible College.  He then went on to receive a  Masters of Divinity from Oral Roberts University.

After that Kevin spent about 4 years training people in ministry at the New York School of Urban Ministry (NYSUM).  Following his time at NYSUM he traveled as a Missionary Evangelist conducting seminars in children’s ministry as well as outreach ministries. He has trained 100’s of people in how to outreach to their communities.

Over the last 28 year, The Lord has helped Ross Family Ministries lead over 108,000 people of all ages in the sinners’ pray. Kevin’s ministry has taken him near and far.  He has ministered in churches and communities all over the world.  He has presented the Gospel in the inner city, rural area and other countries such as Jamaica, England, France, Malawi and many others.

Last Time Irvin D. Clown visited we had 6 children give their hearts to Jesus and 3 received the baptism of the Holy Spirit!

This year we are excited to host Irvin D. Clown in ‘The Joy and Hope Circus’!

Check out this link to learn more about our special guest:

http://rossfamilyministries.com/about-us-2/about-kevin-ross

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Check out what happened in EGC Kids this week!

Special Article From Pastor Gregs desk

Want more control when you share YouTube Videos?
Do you have a LOVE/HATE relationship with YouTube?

Do you love finding helpful or fun videos on YouTube, but hate the inappropriate suggested videos that often appear at the end of a video? Or stacked on the right side? What’s the answer?

I’m excited to share a very simple solution in today’s post, Worried about YouTube? Finally a SAFE Way to Share Videos!

· Want to share a YouTube video without all of the distracting ads?

· Want to share only a certain part of a video?

· Want to eliminate the inappropriate videos that bombard anyone and everyone on YouTube?

You’ll be thanking me for this one! Start sharing YouTube videos without worry of exposing your kids (or your friends!) to inappropriate content.
What a relief!

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Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry learned this Sunday!

 

In the Preschool Classroom: 

LESSON 7 | God Cares for Us

Bible Basis: Exodus 14; 16; 19-20

Bible Verse: 1 Peter 5:7: “Turn all your worries over to him. He cares about you.”

Bible Point: God took care of the Israelites. God loves and cares for us too!

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

  1. The Red Sea” (pages 111 – 115)
  2. “Food From Heaven” (pages 116 – 119)
  3. “Ten Commandments” (pages 120 – 123)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the dinner table, while driving in the car, or just about anywhere.

  1. How did God care for the Israelites on the
way to their new home? (He saved them from
the enemy army at the Red Sea. He gave them food/manna and water in the desert.)
  2. What happened when Moses struck the rock?

(Water came out.)

  1. What did God give Moses on the mountain?

(The Ten Commandments.)

  1. How does God care for you? (He gives me everything I need and helps me.)

LIVING FAITH: Living Faith activity is designed as a drama to help your child remember the Bible lesson.

All three of this week’s stories talk about the Israelites and Moses, and they take place as the people were making their way from Egypt to the new land. Have your child and other family members act out the stories as you read aloud from the Beginner’s Bible. Give the leading role of Moses to your preschooler. Provide props such as a bathrobe and broom for a robe and staff, a blue blanket for the Red Sea, a large chair for the rock, and a tall shelf or the refrigerator for the mountain. You can use cereal flakes for the manna.

When you come to the place(s) in the stories where a Bible character speaks, instruct your child what to say. If possible, have your child perform the Bible drama for other family members in person, via Skype, or using a video camera.

EXTRA MILE: Extra Mile provides interactive ways for your child to connect with the story.

Say the memory verse with your child several times. To help to remember the words, use these actions:

Turn all your worries (Extend arms, palms up)

Over to him. (Raise extended hands over head)

He cares about you. (Hug yourself)

Another way to learn the memory verse is to sing these modified words to the tune of “Are You Sleeping?”

Give your worries, give your worries

Over to him, over to him,

Give your worries to him, give your worries to him

He loves you, he loves you.

 

In the Grade School classroom:

Hey There Delilah

Kids will learn that who you spend time with matters. Talking to God and following the Holy Spirit helps you to choose good friends and love those who need Jesus to!

IN THE CAR:  Ask your child what happened in class this week on the drive home, here is what they learned:


In the lesson, we talked about Proverbs 12:26 Godly people are careful about the friends they choose.

Here are some questions to process with your child on the ride home:

What do you think a good friend looks like?

How do you like to make friends?

How would you like someone to make friends with you?

What do you think would make a bad friend?

How would you share Jesus’ love with someone who isn’t a good friend?

What do you think is the best way to keep good friends close?

HANGING OUT: 

Take your kids out with you as you go with your good friends and model for your kids what good friends look like. Ask your kids what they liked about your friends and talk through why you see them as good godly friends who love you and others.

AT BEDTIME:

Ask your child the best and worst of their day, really take the time to listen and enjoy that simple time with them. Encourage and emphasize the great characteristics you see in your children and speak over them the great things you see about their God-given personality as you tell them you love them and tuck them in at night.

PARENT TIME:

What you need to know:

Kids take their lead from you; be the model for them what it looks like to be apart of God’s family and Create healthy boundaries and friendships. Share your stories of how God has taught you to create healthy friendships and authentically love those who don’t know Jesus. Use silly, good, and bad experiences for your children to get a glimpse into your own history. That level of vulnerability with your child may help them to open up to you when they are struggling with a problem or they just want to share special moments with you. With your support, your child will see you are the best person to open up to.

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