Unit: Learning About the Church

Session Title: Stephen Preached

Life Point: God’s plan is for Christians to tell how to trust Jesus as Savior and Lord.

Unit Verse: “I rejoiced with those who said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’” Psalm 122:1

Weekly Bible Verse: “For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13

Bible Passages: Acts 6:8-7

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Craft: Speak the Truth Megaphone (1st-2nd grades)
Make a paper megaphone that helps kids to remember to always speak the truth. There is a die-cut for a megaphone in the Preschool Resource Room. You can have the students decorate the megaphone with stickers or rhinestones. You could also have them draw places where it might be hard for them to talk about Jesus. They should also write their memory verse and/or “Speak the Truth” on the megaphone.

Craft: Can Do Can (3rd-5th grades)
Children can make a can that has the verse for the week, Philippians 4:13, on it. They can decorate the can so that each one is unique. In the picture below the children make a can looks like a person, that is not necessary but also is a good idea. Then they write places where it is hard to talk about Jesus or people they might have a hard time talking about Jesus to and then put them in the can. Then they can remember to pray for these places and people every day.
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Craft: Telling Others about God License Plates
Click on the below link for the full lesson, it does a great job of explaining how to do this activity. It is a great way to show children how we can tell others about God everywhere we go just like personalized license plates tell us about people who are driving the cars.
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Game: Strength Test (3rd-5th grades)
Have the kids do little activities like run from one end of the room to the other 3 times, have them do 5 push ups, carrying a book to one end of the room to the other, how far they can throw a stuffed animal etc. to show how strong they are. Then talk about and relate how God gives us physical strength and strength to talk to people about God.
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Game: Telephone
A classic game that is about telling people. This would be a great game to help drive the point about telling people but also making sure your message is clear so it does not get messed up between people.

Craft: Jesus Loves You Doorknob Hanger
Children can share the messages of Jesus love with others by making them doorknob hangers. Cut a piece of card stock to be 2 feet long and 6 inches wide. Cut a hole out of the top big enough to fit over a doorknob. Color the words “Jesus Loves Me” on a piece of colored construction paper. Cut it out and staple, or glue it just under the hole for the doorknob. Next, cut four hearts out of construction paper and write one letter on each heart so that you spell out “LOVE.” Staple or glue the hearts single file from top to bottom on the doorknob hanger. Share the verse John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” with the person you give the doorknob hanger to. We also have a door knob hanger die cut in the Preschool Resource Room.
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Craft: Great Commission Craft
Even though the great commission is not a part of this lesson it works with what the lesson is about. This is a great craft to remind the kids they can tell people about Jesus anywhere, from their home to the world.
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