Family Worship

The Big Picnic

The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach your family that we learn from Jesus and live God’s way, it’s like building a house on a strong rock!


“You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord.’ ... That is what I am. - John 13:13

Learn the Memory Verse together and say it throughout the week to help your family remember and apply what they have learned.


Say “When we learn from Jesus and live God’s way, it’s like building a house on a strong rock!

1. Pick one person to be the “house.”

2. The “house” stands in the middle, and everyone else pretends to be thunder, lightning, rain, and wind.

3. If the “house” decides they’re built on a rock, they stay standing and shout, “I’m on a rock!”

4. If the “House” decides they’re built on sand, they fall over and shout, “I’m on sand!”

5. Play as many times as you like, taking turns being the “house.”



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


Who always taught people about God? Jesus


Point to your ears to show you listen to Jesus.


Will God make sure you have what you need? Yes


Hold up one finger to show God is number one.


What happened when the big storm came? The house did not fall down.


Use your fist as a hammer to pretend to build a house on a rock.


Where did the man build the house? On soft and shifting sand


Fall to the ground like the house built on sand.


When you obey Jesus, are you building on rock or sand? Rock


Give Jesus two thumbs up to show you can obey what He teaches.

Mission Moment

William Carey


Have you ever been to a different country on holiday? Which country was it? How did you get there? Nowadays it's easy to visit different countries. When William Carey was alive it was not easy at all - there were no buses or trains, cars or planes. Most people only travelled a few miles in their whole lives. William was a shoemaker; he lived in a little English town; he had a wife and children; he had never travelled anywhere. But William knew that people the other side of the world needed to know about his friend Jesus - and no one else seemed to care. So William the shoemaker left his little town with his wife and children and travelled to India, on the other side of the world. To tell people in India about his friend Jesus he needed to learn their languages - so he did. He needed to put the Bible in words they Understood - so he did. He needed to print new Bibles - so he did. He did Whatever he could to show the people in India that they could be Jesus" friends too. It was hard, It was hard for him; it was hard for his wife and children - but he did It. Little by little other people went to other countries to tell them about Jesus too - all because shoemaker William did it first!

STEP 5. Pray!

Ask kids what they want to talk to God about, and pray with them.