EGC Kids Learning Patience

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 Bible

“A Good Heart” (pages 168 – 172)

“David and Goliath” (pages 173 – 180)

“Best Friends” (pages 181 – 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.

God saw that David had a good heart. What do you think God sees in your heart?

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.)

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.)

If you had a king, like Saul or David, here on earth, what would you want him to be like?

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

 

 

 

Week 2: Road Trip – Patience

Main Verse: 1 SAMUEL 1:6-2:1

Life Application: PATIENCE – Waiting until later for what you want now

Today’s Topic: When you think you can’t wait, talk to God about it.

Ask: When is it hard to have patience?

Meal Time:

Q & A for kids: What part of your Easter celebration do you find hardest to wait for?

Q & A for parents: What Easter traditions did your family have when you were a child?

Remember this:“Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord!” Psalm 27:14, NIrV

Since September we began a new curriculum in our grade school class. You can download an app and every week you can get progress on what we learned in class and continued encouragement for you!

https://whatisorange.lpages.co/parent-cue-app-copy/

 

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Happy Easter from EGC Kids!

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

 

 

 

LESSON 27 | Jesus Lives!

Bible Basis: Matthew 26; 28; John 20 – 21

Bible Verse: Luke 24:6: “ Jesus is not here! He has risen! Remember how he told you he would rise. It was while he was still with you in Galilee.”

Bible Point: Jesus died on the cross, but he came back to life. Because Jesus died for me, I am saved and can live for him!

Resource: The Beginner Bible

“Jesus Is Arrested and Crucified” (pages 446 – 452)

“Jesus Is Risen!” (pages 453 – 458)

“Jesus Returns” (pages 459 – 461)

“A Net Full of Fish” (pages 462 – 465)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

After Jesus died, where was his body placed? (In a tomb.)

Did Jesus stay in the tomb? (No, he came out and is alive today.)

Did Jesus visit his friends after he came back to life? (Yes.)

When Jesus’ friends saw him, what did they think he was? (A ghost.)

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 1: Easter – Patience

Main Verse: Psalm 27:14 

Life Application: PATIENCE – Waiting until later for what you want now

Today’s Topic: Jesus is alive!

Ask: How do you celebrate Easter?

Morning Time: Write a special note with a treat inside of an Easter egg and put it in your preteen’s bathroom. Tell them, “Patience means you are grateful for what you have. I am so glad I have you!”

Remember this:“Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord!” Psalm 27:14, NIrV

Dear Parents,

Do you struggle of how to talk to your growing kids about tough issues?

How early should we begin teaching our children about God’s truth and design in sex and marriage?

How to guide your child in understanding what to do when faced with pornography, the transgender issue, etc?

This blog will help you to be aware of how much your child is exposed to these matters, and good conversations to help them strengthen a Godly worldview about these prevalent issues. Click on the link below!

https://protectyoungminds.org/blog/

 

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EGC Kids: What’s going on next week?!

 

 

 

This is what is ahead for your Child in Grade School in April!

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

Week 4: Jump Ball – Peace

Main Verse: Genesis 26:1-6, 12-22, 26-31

Life Application: PEACE – Proving you care more about each other than winning an argument

Today’s Topic: We can make peace with others because God made peace with us.

Ask: Who do you need to make peace with?

Morning Time: Leave a note in your kids backpack with the question, “ How can you be a peacemaker today?” Remind them of a positive peacemaking quality they have in the note as encouragement or inspiration.

Remember this: “So let us do all we can do to live in peace. And let us work hard to build up one another.” Romans 14:19, NIrV

LESSON 26 | Jesus: The Servant and King

Bible Basis: Matthew 21:1 – 11; 26:17 – 29; Mark 11:1 – 11; 14:12 – 25; Luke 19:29 – 42; 22:7 – 19; John 12:12 – 19; 13:1 – 14:31

Bible Verse: Matthew 21:5: “See, your king comes to you. He is gentle and riding on a donkey.”

Bible Point: Jesus was a king, but he was also a servant. God wants me to serve others too.

Resource: The Beginner Bible

“ The True King”(pages 427–432)

“Washing the Disciples’ Feet” (pages 437 – 441)

“ The Last Supper”(pages 442–445)

 

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

Why didn’t Jesus wear a crown like other kings and ride a big horse? ( He was a different kind of King. He wanted to show people that it is important to be a servant to God and others.)

Who made the palm branches and the palm trees? (God.)

At the Last Supper, Jesus told the disciples that he was going to heaven. What did he say he would do there? (Prepare a new home for us!)

Who didn’t want Jesus to wash his feet? (Peter.) Why? (He didn’t want Jesus to serve him.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

Dear Parents,

 

Easter Sunday we are celebrating the resurrection by having a time of water baptism in our Lima 10:00 am and Henrietta 10:30 am service!

If your child wants to be water baptized watch this fun video by Pastor Greg and fill out this form. See you Easter Sunday!

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Special Announcement!

We at EGC are hosting our first ever Easter EGG DROP!

Saturday, March 24th from 10:30 to Noon at our Lima campus.

Thousands of colorful fun-filled eggs falling from the sky and awesome games to bless our community.

Mark your calendar and come join the fun!

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

 

 

 

LESSON 10 | Listen for God’s Directions

Bible Basis: 1 Samuel 1:1-20; 3:1-21; 8:1-10:27

Bible Verse: Psalm 32:8: “I will guide you and teach you the way you should go. I will give you good advice and watch over you.”

Bible Point: God gave Samuel directions in his time of trouble. When I listen, God gives me directions too.

Resource: The Beginner Bible

“Hannah’s Prayer” (pages 156 – 159)

“A Voice in the Night” (pages 160-163)

“Israel’s First King” (pages 164 – 167)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

Have you ever ask God to help you out? When?

How do you think God is helping our family?

What is something you want to talk to God about today?

Who was the main character you learned about this week? (Samuel)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

 

 

 

 

Week 3: Jump Ball – Peace

Main Verse: 1 Samuel 25:1-35

Life Application: PEACE – Proving you care more about each other than winning an argument

Today’s Topic: Prove you care more about others by being part of the solution.

Ask: What are ways you can be a peacemaker?

Drive Time: Make a peace challenge the entire month to not argue in the car with siblings, parents, or friends. As a group, pick a special prize and put it in the car as a reminder to keep the peace. Whoever does the best job keeping peace throughout the month, will win the prize!

Remember this: “So let us do all we can do to live in peace. And let us work hard to build up one another.” Romans 14:19, NIrV

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EGC Kids!

We at EGC are hosting our first ever Easter EGG DROP!

Saturday, March 24th from 10:00 to Noon at our Lima campus.

Thousands of colorful fun-filled eggs falling from the sky and awesome games to bless our community.

Mark your calendar and come join the fun!

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

LESSON 9 |God Helps Us When We Listen and 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 Bible

“Deborah Leads the Way” (pages 136 – 139)

“Gideon’s Battle” (pages 140 – 145)

“Samson” (pages 146 – 151)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

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.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

Week 2: Jump Ball – Peace

Main Verse: Genesis 26:1-6, 12-22, 26-31

Life Application: PEACE – Proving you care more about each other than winning an argument

Today’s Topic: Prove you care more about others by walking away from a fight.

Ask: How do you walk away from a fight?

Meal Time: Q&A for kids: If you had to pick one for the rest of your life, would you rather always get the last word in an argument or always get the bigger piece of cake?

Q&A for parents: When you were a kid, who did you find it hardest to stay at peace with? Why do you think that is?

Remember this: “So let us do all we can do to live in peace. And let us work hard to build up one another.” Romans 14:19, NIrV

Since September 2017 we began a new curriculum in our grade school class.

You can download an app and every week you can get progress on what we learned in class and continued encouragement for you!

https://whatisorange.lpages.co/parent-cue-app-copy/

 

 

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EGC Kids!!

 

 

 

Dear Parents,

Easter Sunday we are celebrating the resurrection by having a time of water baptism in our Lima 10:00 am and Henrietta 10:30 am service!

If your child wants to be water baptized watch this fun video by Pastor Greg and fill out this form. See you then!

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

 

 

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 Bible

“Twelve Spies” (pages 124–127)

“Joshua and the Spies” (pages 128 – 131)

“Battle of Jericho” (pages 132 – 135)

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

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?

If you could ask God for help, what would you say?

(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!)

Why do you think the spies were so scared to trust God and enter the Promised Land?

Why can we trust God? (Because he always does what he promises he will do!)

 See take home sheet for other suggestions

 

 

 

 

Week 1: Jump Ball – Peace

Main Verse: Genesis 13:5-18

Life Application: PEACE – Proving you care more about each other than winning an argument

Today’s Topic: Prove you care more about others by letting go of “what’s fair.”

Ask: Why is it so hard to give up what you think is fair?

Bedtime: Read Genesis 13:5-18. Think about a situation that happened recently where you didn’t think something was fair. Did you push to get what was “fair”? What would happen to your relationships if you did? Pray for each other and ask God to give you the grace and wisdom to know when to let go of what’s fair in order to make peace.

Remember this: “So let us do all we can do to live in peace. And let us work hard to build up one another.” Romans 14:19, NIrV

 

 

 

Dear Parents,

Do you struggle of how to talk to your growing kids about tough issues?

How early should we begin teaching our children about God’s truth and design in sex and marriage?

How to guide your child in understanding and what to do when faced with pornography, the transgender issue, etc?

This blog will help you to be aware of how much your child is exposed to these matters, and good conversations to help them strengthen a Godly worldview about these prevalent issues. Click on the link below!

https://protectyoungminds.org/blog/

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Our Combined Service in Lima!

 

This is what is ahead for your Child in Grade School in March!

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

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 Bible

“The Red Sea” (pages 111 – 115)

“Food From Heaven” (pages 116 – 119)

“Ten Commandments”(pages120–123)

 

TABLE TALK: Use the Table Talk questions below to start a discussion around the Table at dinner.

e.g. Have you ever made a promise to someone?

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.)

What happened when Moses struck the rock?

(Water came out.)

What did God give Moses on the mountain?

(The Ten Commandments.)

How does God care for you?

(He gives me everything I need and helps me.)

See take home sheet for other suggestions

Week 4: Rewind- Kindness

Main Verse: MATTHEW 5:43-48 – Love Your Enemies

Life Application: KINDNESS – Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them

Todays Topic:. Be kind to people who aren’t kind to you.

Ask: How can you be kind to people you don’t get along with?

Meal Time:

Q & A for kids: What is the most valuable
thing you own?

How do you treat it?

Q & A for parents: What is the kindest thing                                                                                     anyone has ever done for you?

Remember this: “Do to others as you want them to do to you.” Luke 6:31, NIrV

Since September 2017 we began a new curriculum in our grade school class. You can download an app and every week you can get progress on what we learned in class and continued encouragement for you!

https://whatisorange.lpages.co/parent-cue-app-copy/

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