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When kids think about “call,” the first things that come to mind are likely someone calling them on the phone or a person shouting their name to beckon them to do something. In Discovery Peak, children will discover the special and unique call that God has for each one of us. Like climbers trying to reach the top of a mountain, they must rely on more than an audible voice to communicate. Hand signals, body language, common knowledge of the climb, and sensory clues in their environment all play a role in communication that helps them to reach the peak of their climb.
Bible Story: A boy and his lunch
Bible Point: Serve God
Peak Point: Kids will discover that they can serve God
APPROACH: The Route to Start Your Discovery
Time: 5-10 minutes
- Fish-shaped crackers
- Plastic bag
Say: Welcome to Discovery Peak, where we’re discovering God’s call. What do you think of when you hear the word “call?”
Allow kids to answer.
Say: When we hear of the word call, we think of a cell phone or someone shouting our name to ask us to do something. When God call us, he is asking us to do something for him—to serve him.
Leader tells about his/her call to teach Sunday school.
Say: God won’t call us on a cell phone and we won’t hear God’ voice from afar…
What we offer in the youth curriculum resource for 6th-12th graders, are all the ideas/instructions to host a weekend calling retreatOR a multi-week teaching/discussion OR a multi-week small group study. We’re offering the teaching content in two formats (classroom and retreat/discussion) and included everything else you need to support a retreat (field games, upfront games, worship sets, etc.) – all in one document.
Session 1 — God’s Call: The Ministry of All Believers
Take a moment to go around the group and share your name, grade and at least two of these:
- The name of your favorite movie
- The biggest talent of your best friend
- Something you have done with someone else that you couldn’t have done by yourself
- Your best subject in school
We are going to get creative! A long time ago families would have shields designed for them that had symbols on them that described their family attributes or history. We are going to do that as a group. Your first act will be to divide the work according to who is best at these different tasks.
The Supervisor: This person make sure you stay on task and move through the project and complete it on time. They are organized and good at paying attention.
The Sketch Artist: This person (or people) will draw the basic outline of the symbols. They are creative and good at drawing.
The Calligrapher: This person will be responsible for adding your team name to the crest. They have good handwriting.
The Colorist: This person (or people) will fill the drawing with color. They are good at spotting colors that go well together.
The Idea Person: This person will continue to give ideas and input along the way. They are good at coming up with ways to improve things.
From this point forward, you have ten minutes…