Children's Ministry at Home
Thanks for taking the time to invest in your child's spiritual life during this season of social distancing due to
COVID-19. Below, you will find all of the materials you need to lead your children at home. These resources come from The Gospel Project for Kids which is the curriculum that the kids normally do on Sunday mornings.
We pray you find these resources helpful and know that we are praying for all of you as we navigate this season together. If you have any questions or need anything at all, feel free to contact our children's director, Crystal Rankin, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Pray Together
A - Adoration: Give God praise and honor for who he is as Lord over all.
C - Confession: Be honest with God about decisions you've made or things you've done that do not honor Him.
T - Thanksgiving: Speak out loud and specifically what you're grateful for in your life and in the world around us. No matter what our circumstances, there is always something to be thankful for.
S - Supplication: Ask God for His help to meet needs, solve problems, heal the sick, save people.
2. Worship Together
3. Today's Story
Preschool Teaching Video
K-5th Teaching Video
Bible Passage: John 10
Story Point: Jesus is the Good Shepherd who cares for His people.
Big Picture Question: Jesus came to earth to do His Father’s plan. He came to rescue sinners. Jesus also taught people about God. Let’s review our big picture question and answer: What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? Jesus taught about God and His kingdom. He taught that all Scripture is about Him. Now I’ll ask the question, and you say the answer: What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? [Allow kids to respond.] Jesus taught about God and His kingdom. He taught that all Scripture is about Him.
Parent • Jesus is the Good Shepherd. God sent Him to rescue sinners. Jesus laid down His life for His sheep so they could have forgiveness and eternal life. When we trust in Jesus, we are His sheep who listen to, follow, and obey Him.
Key Passage: John 14:25-26
Lead the boys and girls to read together John 14:25-26.
Parent • As “sheep,” we might sometimes wander our own way. We may even forget that Jesus is the Good Shepherd who cares for His people. Jesus isn’t walking the earth as a human today, but God gives believers His Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit reminds us what is true. He helps us and guides us as we live on earth, waiting for the day Jesus will return and set up His kingdom forever.
Missions Moment: Display the Toronto photos. Point to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on a world map. Explain that Canada is in North America and borders the United States. More than 140 languages are spoken in Toronto, but English is the most common language. Invite volunteers to read the captions of the photos aloud to the group.
Leader • Jesus is the Good Shepherd who cares for His people. He cares about the people in Canada, and He cares about you and me. Because He cares, He wants everyone to know about Jesus and trust in Him to have forgiveness of sins and eternal.
Remind kids of the Balasingham family, who is telling people in Toronto the good news about Jesus. Close in prayer for missionaries around the world who are telling people about Jesus.
4. Printable Worksheets
5. Review & Discuss
1. Who is the Good Shepherd? (Jesus)
2. Who are Jesus’ sheep? (those who trust in Him)
3. What do sheep do when they hear the shepherd’s voice? (follow him)
4. What did Jesus come to give His people? (life with God forever)
5. How does Jesus give His people life with God forever? (Jesus gave up His life so His people could be forgiven from sin.)
6. What does this story teach me about God or the gospel?
7. What does the story teach me about myself?
8. Are there any commands in this story to obey? How are they for God’s glory and my good?
9. Are there any promises in this story to remember? How do they help me trust and love God?
10. How does this story help me to live on mission better?
What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? Jesus taught about God and His kingdom.
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