Grade 4/Grade 5

Fall Quarter

Lesson #11 Esther

Large Group Teachers, as you share a current story of someone who had influence and took a huge risk, you might
allow the kids to respond with comments. Ask, "What do you think about the risk she/he took--was it worth it?
or "Do you think you could take a risk like that--what feelings or emotions might you experience as you decide
whether to do it or not?"

Large Group Teachers, a great way to make the game show really upbeat is to involve the kids in the audience.
You might provide them with noisemakers they can use when the panel makes a correct guess, or have them say,
"Tick tock" for counting time while the panel guesses.

Small Group Leaders, your kids might have stories about situations at school or home where they or someone they
know took risks or failed to take risks. Encourage them to share. Everyone in the group can learn from one another's stories.

Small Group Leaders, continue to build community in your Small Group.
If you haven't done so already, consider developing a group name, color, or handshake.

Lesson #12 Nehemiah

Large Group Teachers, if the panel wins the prize in Round 2, you might encourage them to share with other kids,
just like Nehemiah served others.

Administrators, provide a fun prize for the grand champion of the Big doGs FACE-OFF Tournament!

Small Group Leaders, encourage the kids in your Small Group to cheer for the person who is representing your group
in the final tournament.

To develop excellence in your ministry, try to master a few things at a time rather than tackling everything all at once.
Do one thing well and work on others one at a time. For example, if you┬╣ve never led a Small Group before, first learn to
facilitate the Small Group activities in your group. After that, you can work on shepherding and community building.

Lesson #13 Old Testament Rewind

Consider providing two TV/VCRs so kids can easily see the video.

Small Group Leaders, as the kids watch the video, a great way to help them stay quiet and attentive is to sit with them.

Small Group Leaders, your kids may still have questions they want to ask after Small Group Time. Be available for them
afterward or give them your e-mail address so they can write you their questions.

There are nuggets of gold in the things your church has done in the past.
Honor your history and learn from it as you use the Promiseland curriculum.

On the "Leading Children to Christ" audio tape included in each kit, David Stahl, references Appendix A and B
information from handouts that were distributed during the recorded session.

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