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?

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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?

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You’ll be thanking me for this one! Start sharing YouTube videos without worry of exposing your kids (or your friends!) to inappropriate content.
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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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EGC Kids: Fourth of July Freedom!

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

In the Lima Campus, 34’s and 5K’s classroom and the Henrietta Campus Preschool Classroom: Lesson 27 Jesus Lives!

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

Bible Point: 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.”

The Lesson: Jesus died on the cross, but he came back to life. Because Jesus died for me, I am saved and can live for him! And that is what makes me really free!

Table talk:

  1. After Jesus died, where was his body placed? 
(In a tomb.)
  2. Did Jesus stay in the tomb? (No, he came out and is alive today.)
  3. Did Jesus visit his friends after he came back to life? (Yes.)
  4. When Jesus’ friends saw him, what did they think he was? (A ghost.)

Extra Mile:

It is often easier for children to memorize Scripture if they understand what the verse is saying. So when you practice your child’s memory work this week, take the time to explain exactly what the verse is saying. When the meaning is clear to your child, memorizing it will not seem like a pointless chore.

This week, we learned about the death and resurrection of Jesus. This is a good opportunity to discuss salvation with your child. Children are o en confused about the concept of salvation, and this confusion can sometimes lead to them postponing a personal commitment to Christ. Make sure your child understands why Jesus died and why personal salvation is important. Don’t be pushy, but if your child shows an interest in this topic, make an effort to answer all questions. Because your child is young, use simple words and phrases, such as, “Jesus died on a cross to forgive all the bad things we do. But then he came alive again because Jesus is bigger than all the bad things in the whole world! If you believe that Jesus died for you and rose from the dead, you can go to heaven and live with him!”

In the Lima and Henrietta Grade School classroom: True Freedom!

Kids will learn that true freedom is only found in Christ and sin keeps us tied down from being all that God has called us to be as a child Of God.

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 John 8:34-36 Jesus replied, “What I’m about to tell you is true. Everyone who sins is a slave of sin. 35 A slave has no lasting place in the family. But a son belongs to the family forever. 36 So if the Son of Man sets you free, you will really be free.

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

Would you rather be a slave or, a son/daughter of God?

You used Saran wrap in your class today; what happened with the saran wrap?

What did the Saran wrap represent for you?

Who frees us from sin?

What are your favorite things about being called a child of God?

HANGING OUT: 

Enjoy your Fourth of July with your family! As you are grilling, watching fireworks, or watching the parade take to time to remind your child of our freedoms as Americans and how we have even better freedoms as children of God.

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 a model for them what it looks like to be apart of God’s family and enjoying the privileges and responsibilities of being a part of the Family of God. Share your stories of how God has taught you that you are not a slave in God’s Family but a son/daughter. 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.

Father and son

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EGC Kids: What did we learn today?!

In the Lima Campus, 34’s and 5K’s classroom and the Henrietta Campus Preschool classroom: LESSON 5 | God Wants Us to Help Others

Bible Basis: Genesis 37; 39 – 46

Bible Verse: Philippians 2:4: “None of you should look out just for your own good. You should also look out for the good of others.”

Bible Point: God showed Joseph how to help others. God will show me how to help others too.

Resource: The Beginner’s Bible

“Joseph’s Colorful Robe” (pages 71–77)

“Pharaoh’s Dreams” (pages78–85)

“Joseph Saves His Family” (pages 86 – 91)

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

Joseph’s brothers were upset with him. Have you ever been upset with your brother or sister? What did you do about it? 


Lots of people were having dreams in these stories! Do you remember any dreams you’ve had? 


How did Joseph help others? (He gathered crops to store for the future. He gave food to his family. He sold food to people who needed it. He managed the food supply for the ruler of Egypt. He invited his family to move to Egypt.)

How do you help others?

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 Beginner’s Bible. Provide your child with props such as a colorful robe and bags of towels to serve as crops. Set up a “jail” for Joseph and the wine taster underneath a table. Choose a special chair to serve as Pharaoh’s throne. 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. 

Give your child the chance to collect food and help hungry people just like Joseph did. Look through your kitchen pantry together and decide on items that can be donated. Allow your child to decorate a paper grocery bag with markers or crayons. Fill the bag with items to donate and take your child with you to drop it o at a local food pantry, shelter, or church.

In the Lima and Henrietta Grade School classroom: Sin and Cola!

Kids will Discover through a can of Cola that As a child of God I can talk to God about the hidden and hurting things in my life because the Holy Spirit wants to help me have a great relationship with God the Father.

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


 In the class, we talked about Hebrew 4:16 says, ‘So let us boldly approach God’s throne of grace. Then we will receive mercy. We will find grace to help us when we need it.’

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

What was the lesson about today?

What was the lesson about today?

I heard they used a can of soda during the lesson, what was that about?

Today we wrote or drew a thing we are keeping hidden deep in our hearts.

You could ask your child to explain to you what they wrote or drew!

Encourage them to be open and honest to the Holy Spirit about the deepest things in their hearts, because He loves them.

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; Learning at any age, to be honest with yourself and the Lord about the deepest things in your heart only bring healing in a relationship. Model what being honest with yourself can look like. Humility is needed to confess our sins, true humility is saying what is true about you- nothing more and nothing more. Taking time to acknowledge out loud that you are good at something (I am a good cook) and bad at something (I can’t sing very well, but I still love to sing!) will show your child that humility and vulnerability with your God and your family are safe and healthy responses. Living like this may help your child 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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