We’ll begin September with one week of Love in Motion to review how we can be speedy servants of God! Then, we’ll dive into Out of the Ordinary where students will learn all about their true identity.
How Long Will This Series Run?
|1 Week Only
Speedy Service (From Love in Motion)
|August 31/September 1||September 7/8||September 14/15||September 21/22||September 28/29|
|Small Group Leader Guide||Small Group Leader Guide||Small Group Leader Guide||Small Group Leader Guide||Small Group Leader Guide|
|Activity Guide||Activity Guide||Activity Guide||Activity Guide||Activity Guide|
|Emcee Guide||Emcee Guide||Emcee Guide||Emcee Guide||Emcee Guide|
Click on the links above to download the leader guides, emcee guides, and activity guides to prepare for your weekly experience.
Big Questions & Key Verses
1 Week Only– How quickly do you fix a mess?
Key Verse: 1 John 4:10-11 NLT
Week 1– Who or what are you reflecting to the world?
Key Verse: Ephesians 5:8 NLT
Week 2– What do you think about the promise of eternal life with God?
Key Verse: Romans 8:17 NLT
Week 3– What opinions do you have about yourself?
Key Verse: 1 Corinthians 4:3-4 NIV
Week 4– Are you wearing a name tag that doesn’t belong to you?
Key Verse: Ephesians 1:4 NLT
Prepare for the Weekend
We’re saying goodbye to August and hello to September with a one-week favorite: Speedy Service, from Love in Motion. Students will have to answer honest questions of themselves like, “Do I drag my heels when I see a need I could meet around me—or do I jump in and help?”
Then, we’ll switch gears and spend the next four weeks tackling identity with the series called Out of the Ordinary. Students are bombarded with countless messages about who they should be. What they should spend their time on. Their money on. Their efforts on. Sadly, the messages they all-too-often hear are that they need to do more, be more, buy more or they’re not worth much. Yuck. That’s not coming from the voice of God. God has a lot to say about our identity in Him. And, thankfully, what He has to say is encouraging and empowering. What He says is truth. Help your students learn and internalize that they’ve been created to be bright reflections of God Himself. They’re all offered an upgraded eternity with Jesus. They are extremely valuable, and absolutely always invited to accept grace and get closer to Jesus.
Fourth graders are promoting to Loop September 7-8. What does this mean for you?
- Make it special. Look for ways to recognize and celebrate the incoming fourth graders. Give lots of high fives, and let them know how excited you are to have them joining Loop! Introduce them to yourself, the other leaders, and other students. Consider writing post cards to the new students letting them know how much they add to Loop.
- Explain what’s up. Some 4th graders will be anxious because they don’t quite know what to expect in Loop. Let them know you’ll do things like: hang out until the service starts, watch a video, have some worship, play a game or do an activity, have small groups—basically, let them know it’s a lot like Konnect, only geared more for their age!
- Prepare your students. You can let your 5th and 6th graders know they’ll be the oldest ones in the room soon because the 4th grade will be joining you. Encourage them to lead the room by being welcoming includers to the 4th graders.
- The Bible Plan for the one-week from Love in Motion is called Selfless: Living An Others-First Kind Of Life. The Bible Plan for the four weeks of Out of the Ordinary is called Who Does God Say I Am? Students can ask their parents to let them use their Bible App if they don’t have phones themselves, and they can also complete it online at www.bible.com.
- Check out The Loop Show on YouTube—you don’t ever need to miss a week!
- Remember to check out your leader guides and activity guides in the table above!