Elementary Family Worship

NEED TO KNOW: 

God is in Control

  • The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach our children to learn more about who God is and how His character can directly impact their daily lives.
  • Learn the NEED TO KNOW together and say it throughout the week to help your family remember and apply what they have learned.  


MEMORY VERSE: 

Lord God, (both hands point up)


with your great power (make muscle arms)

you made the earth and the sky. (make circle with hands) 

There is nothing too hard (make "X" with arms)


for you to do." (pound fists)


Jeremiah 32:17 (make book with hands)

  • Practice the memory verse together as a family


STEP 1. GATHER! 

Intentionally pick a place and time to gather your family together and use this activity to begin Family Worship Night.


  1. Pass around a “talking stick”. While you're holding it, you can share your name and answer this question: If you were camping in the Amazon, which would be worse: finding a tarantula in your sleeping bag OR a toucan pooping on your head? 
  2. PASS the “talking stick” around the group, and ALLOW kids to share. 
  3. Once everyone has had a chance to share, SAY: I hope none of us ever find a tarantula in our sleeping bag or have to wash toucan poop out of our hair, but bad things happen to all of us sometimes. Even when bad things happen, we can have peace by remembering that God is in control. That's what we need to know today. Let's all say this together! 
  4. HAVE kids repeat the Need to Know after you with motions: 

God Is (both hands point up) 

In Control (two thumbs up) 

STEP 2. WORSHIP! 

  • Sing and have fun while worshiping then pray. Take a moment here to thank God for your family and your time together!! 


STEP 3. BIBLE!

Job's Life (Job 1, 2, 42)


STEP 4. DISCUSSION!

Use these questions and points to have a conversation with your children about the Bible story.


  1. Just like Job, we'll go through times when we feel happy and times when we feel sad or angry. Can you tell me a time you felt that way?
  2. No matter how we're feeling, or what we're facing, God doesn't change! We can have peace in any situation by knowing that God, who loves us, is in control of all things! What are some ways God shows us He loves us during these times?

HAVE FUN TOGETHER

  1. ALLOW kids to play Hot Potato with a toy saying one word of the verse each time they pass it. The person holding the toy when the group says "17" is out! 
  2. PLAY until there is one person left or as time allows. 

STEP 5. Pray!

  1. That your family would remember that God is in control of all things
  2. That they would have peace in knowing that God has a good plan for their lives