Grade 4/Grade 5
Lesson #10 - Paul
Start looking ahead to the end of the year. Think about doing something special for your volunteers. You might buy or make a gift, or
go out to dinner together. Say something special about each person and the contribution he/she made in front of everyone as well
as in a note.
Small Group Leaders, as the year is coming to a close, think about planning something fun together with your kids. You might go out for
pizza, a movie, or get together at someone's house to play a game together.
Administrators, consider putting together an evaluation for kids to fill out that will give you feedback on how this year has gone. Possible
questions include: 1. What was your favorite Large Group this year? Small Group? Activity Station? 2. What did you learn this year?
3. What would you change? 4. Be ready to laugh! Don't stress out if you feel like you messed up or if the lesson doesn't go well-that's
when you learn!
Lesson #11 - Timothy
Large Group Teachers, get kids excited to be here! Be playful and let them know you are glad to see them. You might say with
energy, "How are you all doing? Isn't it great to be here?!"
Relationships between kids and adults don't have to end just because the ministry year is coming to a close. Continue to build relationships
with each other. Plan to do something fun over the summer!
For kids who want to dive deeper into the Bible at home and learn how they can set an example, encourage them to find one or two
characters in the Bible and read about their lives. Encourage them to go to a Christian bookstore, where they can find books that
discuss several characters in detail.
Be intentional about creating community between volunteers. Volunteers in a grade level may want to become a Small Group of adults.
Lesson #12 - John
Small Group Leaders, start planning ahead what you will do with your kids next week for Small Group Celebration. Think about any
supplies you might need to get before next week.
Large Group Teachers, capture the kids' attention in a positive way if they are talking or not focusing up front. You might say,
"You guys don't want to miss out on this!"
Small Group Leaders, remind the kids as they play the game that sometimes the circumstances don't always turn out the way they
had hoped, even when they choose to do the right thing. Encourage them that God can use all circumstances as well as the right
choices they made to make a difference in people's lives.
Just for fun, consider asking leaders to dress alike this weekend. They might wear the same color t-shirts or even come up with
costumes that fit the year's theme.
Lesson #11 - New Testament Rewind
Wow you have made it! It's the last day and you have worked hard! God has used you and your team in immeasurable ways to impact
your kids! Remind your team of all that has been accomplished and the kids who have accepted Jesus as their Savior throughout the year!
Large Group Teachers, take a few minutes at the end and share stories of fun and special moments everyone has shared together throughout
Small Group Leaders, tell your kids how much you enjoyed being with them this year and look forward to seeing them again. Remind them
what an important part of the group they have been and how they have impacted you by being involved in your life.
Mark the moment! On this last day, take the time to do something special. Hand out a small gift or treat, hang a mural, or take a group
picture to mark the end of this year.
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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