How did Jesus define church? Does going to church really matter? Is it worth sticking with for the rest of my life? We’ll help students answer these important questions in this series called Big Church this August!
How Long Will This Series Run?
What Is Church?
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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
Week 1– Do you think church is important?
Key Verses: 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ESV
Week 2– What are ways to serve the Church?
Key Verse: Galatians 6:10 ESV
Week 3– Where are good places to gather with friends and family?
Key Verses: 1 Corinthians 12:26-27 NIV
Week 4– What is the future of church?
Key Verse: James 1:26 NLT
Prepare for the Weekend
Throughout the Big Church series, we’ll tackle what it really means to be the Body of Christ—the Church. In Week 1, we’ll answer a bunch of questions our students may have about church in general. The next week, we’ll talk about how each of us can contribute to the work of the church by serving! Week 3 will dive into why we’re not meant to be a lone wolf, but instead are asked by God Himself to meet together. It’s what we do—when church matters, we gather there! In the fourth and final week of the series, we’ll talk about the future of church. We’ll talk about how when church matters, we share it. We who trust and follow Jesus are the Church. And it’s our mission to be the Church, share the Church, and help God’s Church to grow!
Week 1 has a really fun activity where the students will make one of those origami paper things you might have heard called a “fortune teller” or “cootie catcher.” There are instructions with pictures right on the activity sheet for students to follow. You might like to familiarize yourself with the basics before you get there just in case they need help!
- The Bible Plan for this series is called: Is Church Important? Students can ask their parents to let them use their Bible App if your students 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!