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 email@example.com.
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: Matthew 28; John 20
Story Point: God raised Jesus from the dead to defeat sin and death.
Big Picture Question: When we read a story from the Bible, it’s important to remember that all the stories in the Bible fit together to tell one big story. As you listen to our story today, think about this big picture question: Where is Jesus now? We will talk about the answer after the story. To fully understand where Jesus is now, we have to know where He was before.
Parent • Every day, we can remember that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, but He didn’t stay dead. God was pleased with Jesus’ sacrifice and raised Jesus from the dead to reign as King over all creation. Jesus provides salvation from sin and the promise of eternal life. When we think about eternal life, we are reminded of our big picture question: Where is Jesus now? Here is the answer: Jesus ascended to heaven where He is seated at the right hand of the Father. Because of the gift of salvation we have through Jesus, we get to live with Him forever!
Key Passage: John 11:25
Parent • Lead the boys and girls to read together John 11:25.
Jesus wasn’t surprised by His death and resurrection. Jesus knew ahead of time what would happen and tried to prepare His followers. It wasn’t by accident or coincidence. Jesus’ death and resurrection was part of God’s plan. And you are part of God’s plan. He wants you to have eternal life with Him.
Missions Moment: Ask kids about times that they have gone camping. Where do they like to go? What kinds of equipment do they use? Has anyone camped in the snow?
Missionaries have to go camping sometimes, just to reach people with Jesus’ love. They are willing to go to hard places and into difficult situations because they have an important message—the same one we’re learning: God raised Jesus from the dead to defeat sin and death.
Play the missions video and close in prayer, thanking God for missionaries who go to hard places. Pray for any missionaries your church supports.
4. Printable Worksheets
5. Review & Discuss
1. Who went to the tomb on the third day after Jesus died on the cross? (Jesus’ friend Mary)
2. What did Peter and John see in the tomb? (The cloths that had been wrapped around Jesus’ body.)
3. Who did Mary see that she thought was the gardener? (Jesus)
4. What did Jesus tell Mary to do? (go and tell the others that He was going back to the Father)
5. What does this story teach me about God or the gospel?
6. What does the story teach me about myself?
7. Are there any commands in this story to obey? How are they for God’s glory and my good?
8. Are there any promises in this story to remember? How do they help me trust and love God?
9. How does this story help me to live on mission better?
Where is Jesus now? Jesus is in heaven.
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