3rd-5th Grade at home

We are starting a new curriculum!!

We are now using a curriculum called The Gospel Project.  Your Children's Ministry leaders are pairing
with families from 3VC to make the bible story videos. We will also be providing
activities and discussion questions for each week.

If you would like to know more about how your family can be in a bible story video,  please email dani@3vc.org!

January's Bible Verse

"We who are many are one in Christ and individually members of one another."
Romans 12:5

This week is the story of Stephen's Sermon from Acts 6-7. In the video you will see Daniel Gift, along with a 3VC family! You will hear from the kids about what they learned from today's story.

Click the picture on the left or the heading to watch the video.

Print out this activity to engage more with the story
of Stephen's Sermon!

Click the picture on the right or the heading to access the activity.

If you do not have a printer to print out the activities each week,
please email dani@3vc.org, and you will get each week's
activities sent to you in the mail.

Discussion Questions:

1. How did Stephen show love to those who hated him?
Guide kids to recognize that even as he was being killed, Stephen prayed for those who were hurting him. He asked God to forgive them. Point out that Jesus also prayed for His enemies as He died on the cross.
(Option: Choose a volunteer to read Luke 23:34.) 

2. How do you think Stephen was able to face suffering so courageously?
Emphasize to kids that the Bible is clear that when we do God’s work, He is working through us. We may feel afraid when facing suffering, but we can ask the Holy Spirit to give us peace and courage.
(Option: Choose a volunteer to read John 16:33.) 

3. Have you ever been laughed at or made fun of because you go to church or read your Bible? Would you ever change your mind about Jesus because you didn’t want to feel left out or embarrassed?
Lead kids to discuss persecution and how it makes them feel. Explain that in some countries, it is illegal to own a Bible or tell others about Jesus. Even today, Christians in many nations face imprisonment or death for their faith in Jesus. They are not allowed to meet with other 

Christ Connection:

People hurt Stephen because he followed Jesus. Jesus told His disciples that people would hurt them for loving Him. When people are mean to us because we love Jesus, we can be brave because people hurt Jesus too. Jesus died and came back to life, and one day we will live with Him forever.

On the LifeWay Kids app, you can color the activity pages digitally on a phone or a tablet, play games that connect with this week's story, watch Gospel Project videos for this week's bible story, and more! Check it out on the links below:
To find this week's materials:

1. Download and open app
2. Scroll down to The Gospel Project For Kids
3. Click on "Volume 10 - Winter 2020-2021"
4. Click on "Get" and let it download
5. Click "Read"
And Enjoy!