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Children's Ministry at Home

Parent Preparation

Hey Parent!

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 crystal.rankin@providencecitychurch.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:  Acts 6-7

Story Point: Stephen preached about Jesus no matter what.

Big Picture Question:  As you listen to our Bible story, remember our big picture question: What is the church? Does anyone remember the answer? [Call on volunteers to respond.] The church is all Christians everywhere, who gather together in their communities to worship and serve God.

Christ Connection:  

Parent •   Stephen faced persecution. Persecution is when someone is hated, hurt, or killed for what he or she believes. Stephen was killed because he was a Christian. Jesus told His followers that they would be persecuted—hated, hurt, or even killed—for loving Him. Jesus also said that those who suffer for Him would be blessed. We can face suffering in this life because Jesus suffered first. He died and then rose again, and He is waiting for us in heaven. Those who trust in Jesus will live with Him forever.

 

Key Passage:  Romans 12:5

Parent •  Lead the boys and girls to read together Romans 12:5.

Everyone who trusts in Jesus is part of the church—the body of Christ. Like Stephen, all believers can face suffering in this life because Jesus suffered first. He died and then rose again, and He is waiting for us in heaven. 

Missions Moment:  Display the “Nache Photos” printable. Select strong readers to read the captions.

 

Parent • Stephen told other people about Jesus even though it cost him his life. Some of the people who come to the Naches’ (NAH ch) church understand what it means to live in danger. The Naches want the people to know about Jesus and to be bold about following Him, even if others in their community don’t believe.

4.  Printable Worksheets

5.  Review & Discuss

1. Who loved Jesus and served the church? (Stephen) 

2. Why did some Jews tell lies about Stephen? (They did not like him and wanted to get him in trouble.)

3. How did the Jewish leaders feel when Stephen told them they were wrong to kill Jesus? (They were angry.)

4. Who did Stephen see when he looked up to heaven? (Jesus standing at God’s right side)

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?

 

What is the church? The church is all Christians everywhere.

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