Grade 4/Grade 5

Winter Quarter

Lesson #4 - It's Christmas Night... Do You Know What's Missing?

Large Group Teachers and Small Group Leaders, kids may have questions or want to know how they can take the
next step of accepting Jesus as their Savior. Let the kids know you are available afterwards for those who may want to
talk with you.

Large Group Teachers, if you do not have an overhead projector that you can use for the Christmas Whirlwind Picture,
consider enlarging several copies and place them where kids can easily see them.

Small Group Leaders, you might bring Christmas cookies or candy to share with your group. You might offer a special
reward for the team who answered the most questions of the quiz correctly.

Process through mistakes as a team. Be open and laugh about the times the lessons bombed. Take time to gather together
each week to share your experiences and support one another

Lesson #5 - John the Baptist

Consider putting the three teaching point signs on an overhead transparency and using an overhead projector so kids will
be able to see the signs clearly.

You can purchase reams of cardstock at office supply stores or copy shops.

Small Group Leaders, you may have seeker kids in your Small Group. Be intentional about allowing them to ask questions
and be available afterwards if they need to talk further.

To create anticipation and excitement, change the look of your rooms from unit to unit.

Lesson #6 - Jesus Baptized

Large Group Teachers, ask a junior high student to play the role of Steven. Clearly communicate expectations and give
plenty of time for rehearsal.

Administrators, you might put a request in your bulletin asking people to donate small bottles or film canisters for the
Small Group activity. Seek out stores that develop film and ask if they will donate their film canisters, as well.

Small Group Leaders, be sensitive to the seeker kids in your groups. They may still have basic questions about what
it means to be a Christian. You might spend some time discussing the story Steven told in Large Group when he made
the decision to Admit, Believe, and Choose to follow Jesus. Be prepared to pray with any kids who feel they are ready
to accept Jesus as their Savior.

When you "cast vision," you are painting a picture of what your ministry could look like. Discuss the goals, purpose, and
direction of the ministry, as well as what the day-to-day will look like. Vision "leaks" and people start to forget it, so
remind them of your vision throughout the year. As you continue casting the vision, it will spread to your pastor,
volunteers, parents, church board, and congregation.

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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