Grade 4/Grade 5

Spring Quarter

Lesson #1 - Barrier Breaker

Congratulations! You have made it to Spring Quarter! Remind yourself as well as your volunteers how hard you have worked
this year!

Large Group Teachers, use the costumes and props you have in your church for the drama. Be creative with what you have!
If you need extra costumes or props, consider going to costume shops, used clothing stores, or even ask kids! They may have
costumes or posters of superheros that they would lend to you.

Small Group Leaders, go around to each pair and help kids with their comic book pages if they are stuck. Be a guide to
help with any confusion, reminding kids to focus the drawings on the barrier breaker theme.

Keep a pulse on the noise factor. Kids can often meet in Small Groups and have other Small Groups processing around them
with no problem. That same situation can bother adults. However, sometimes small kids' ears can't take loud music as easily
as older kids and adults

Lesson #2 - Beating The Greed

Small Group Leaders, a suggestion you might give to kids who want to learn more about the topics of greed and giving is
to read Bible stories about these topics. You might suggest they read "The Parable of the Rich Fool" in Luke 12:13-21.

Large Group Teachers, consider asking a parent, who loves to make costumes, to sew or find the supervillian costumes
for the drama. He or she may have just the creative touches to make your costumes really fun!

Small Group Leaders, you might make your discussion more personal by sharing a personal story and inviting kids to share
personal stories of when they or others have been generous and given their money or things away.

As you plan and prepare for each weekend, remember not to let the "urgent" squeeze out the "important."

Lesson #3 - Pure In Heart

This is an important lesson for your kids to hear. God has placed you in the role you are in and is using you for His purposes
to help lead children to Himself. Don¹t get discouraged if you are experiencing resistance from others or if you are presented
with challenges. Ask questions and seek help on the website if you are struggling.

Carefully consider any concerns parents or others may have regarding this lesson. Remember that open communication is
key to helping others understand the importance of this information.

Spend some time with the Discussion Leaders as well as Small Group Leaders thinking about questions kids might ask, the
language that is appropriate to use with the kids, areas you don¹t want to discuss or are uncomfortable addressing, and
other concerns or questions. Set this meeting one or two weeks prior to this lesson.

This is God's project! You aren't in charge-He is! Place your children's ministry in God's mighty hands!

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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