Elements of Faith 8-Week Children’s Ministry Curriculum
The Power of God!
We serve a powerful God who loves us and walks with us. Simple science experiments will help kids remember these Bible stories. The first 4 stories will teach kids 4 reasons why we can put our faith in God and the last 4 will teach kids how having faith in God will change the way they live.
Elements of Faith Children's Ministry Curriculum Lesson Overview
Memory Verse: “You are the God who does miracles. You show your power among the nations.” Psalm 77:14 (NIrV)
Cloud In A Bottle
Scripture: Exodus 13:21-22, 40:33-38, The Cloud of God
The Israelites did not have an easy time as they traveled through the desert. But they always had a reminder of God's presence with them – a pillar of cloud during the day, and a pillar of fire at night. Kids will create their own Cloud In a Bottle as a reminder that God is always with them.
Objective: Kids will learn that they can have faith in God because He will never leave them.
Scripture: Joshua 3:7-4:7, Crossing the Jordan
Most of us know the story of how God parted the Red Sea, but did you know that God also miraculously helped the Israelites through the Jordan River to enter the Promised Land? This was God's reminder to His people that He was always with them. Kids will experience the Traveling Water experiment as a reminder that God shows his faithfulness to us over and over again. He never stops looking out for His people.
Objective: Kids will learn that they can have faith in God because He never stops taking care of us.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:25-49, David and Goliath
David didn't have much when he went up against Goliath; just 5 stones and a sling. But he had faith and trust in the power of God. Kids will experience the power of Newton's 2nd law as they make their own Marshmallow Catapults, and be reminded of God's power to help us.
Objective: Kids will learn that they can have faith in God because He is strong enough for any challenge.
Scripture: Judges 16:23-30, The Death of Samson
Even though God had blessed Samson with incredible strength, Samson often acted foolishly and behaved badly. Yet at the end of his life, Samson returned to God and was blessed one last time. Kids will watch the Imploding Can experiment to remind them of Samson's strength.
Objective: Kids will learn that they can have faith in God, because He can redeem all of our mistakes.
Scripture: Daniel 5, The Writing on The Wall
King Belshazzar was a bad man who worshiped false idols. God got his attention with a special message, but it was too late for Belshazzar. We however have a chance to learn from his mistakes and listen to God. Kids will use Invisible Ink to create their own secret messages.
Objective: Kids will learn having faith means when God convicts us of sin, we should repent.
Scripture: Matthew 4:18-25, Jesus Calls the First Disciples
When Jesus said, “Follow me,” the fishermen immediately left everything to become Jesus' disciples. Kids will try the Seeing Sound experiment as a reminder that when God calls us to action, we should move.
Objective: Kids will learn that having faith means we should obey God’s command to live life like Jesus.
Scripture: Proverbs 4:14-15, 1 Corinthians 10:12-14, Hebrews 2:18
The Bible says over and over again, when the temptation to sin shows up, we should run in the other direction. When we turn to Jesus, He helps us to avoid and overcome temptation. Kids will try the Avoiding Pepper experiment as a reminder to flee from temptation.
Objective: Kids will learn that having faith means we run to God and away from temptation.
Rice In a Bottle
Scripture: Ruth 1, Ruth and Naomi
Naomi was sad and without hope when her husband and sons died. But she didn't have to go through it alone; her daughter-in-law, Ruth, stood with her every step of the way. Kids will be reminded through the Rice In a Bottle experiment that a true friend sticks with you through thick and thin.
Objective: Kids will learn that having faith means we faithfully love others.
About This Curriculum:
- Perfect for kids ages 6-12
- Includes large group and small group resources
- This curriculum is an instant download
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Each Lesson Includes:
- Make It Stick! Parent Sheet
- Memory Verse
- Skit or Puppet Show
- Craft Activity
- Large Group Lesson
- Small Group Discussion
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