Our 4th & 5th graders are growing up right in front of us!  This weekend experience is designed uniquely for them during this time of transition, & they are also invited to check out the Middle School service this weekend!  That lesson can be found here (or LIVE on Sunday at 10:30 AM on the Middle School Facebook page).   Here are the resources you’ll find in this post to set you up for leading your kids closer to Jesus:

  • Discussion Questions for you & your student
  • Full Parent Guide with bonus activities
  • Salvation Conversation Guide
  • Communion Conversation Guide (for those that tune in to Middle School Experience)
  • Pre-Teen Learner Guide for your student to go a little deeper on his/her own

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For parents

How to Use This Page:

  1. Watch the Online Experience video with your student.
  2. Use the Discussion Guide immediately following the video to unpack the concepts while they’re fresh!
  3. Open the Full Parent Guide (also linked below) for more activity ideas & deeper discussion.
  4. You can also find Pre-Teen Learner Guides designed for your student to unpack the lesson further throughout the week.
  5. Below that, you’ll find Worship Videos for your student who still looks forward to traditional KidCity worship.

For students – Online Experience Video

Having trouble getting the video to load?  Try this link – CLICK HRE

For parents

Special Needs Ministry Modified Elementary Curriculum:

You can access the full modified curriculum here.



Guide your kids to open their Bibles to Matthew 4. Read Matthew 4:19-20 out loud. Explain that Jesus told the men He called that He would teach them to fish for people. But they wouldn’t use nets or boats; they would use their words to gather people and tell them about Jesus.

Discuss the following questions:


  1. Why do you think Jesus picked fishermen and tax collectors to be His disciples instead of kings or religious leaders?

The Bible says God uses people who have nothing to offer to show His power and strength through them.

  1. What does it mean to follow Jesus?

Prompt kids to recognize that following Jesus means trusting Him, obeying Him, and telling others about Him.

  1. What do you think might keep someone from following Jesus?

Help kids understand that everyone follows something, and we follow what we value the most. The Bible says we must follow Jesus and nothing else. We can pray that God will soften the hearts of those who do not follow Jesus so that they would come to know and love Him.

Read John 3:35-36 aloud. Explain that we follow Jesus and no one else because Jesus is the One who brings salvation. When we trust in Him, we are saved from sin and death.

  1. How can we point others to Jesus?

Invite kids to discuss how we can tell people directly about Jesus, and we can also show kindness and have peace in a way that shows we trust Jesus with our lives and our future.


Pray as a family and ask the following questions:

What does this story teach me about God?

What does this story teach me about myself?

Who can I tell about this story?

Full Parent Guide

Salvation Guide for Parents

Communion Guide for Parents

For students

Pre-Teen Learner Guide

The Pre-Teen Learner Guide is designed to provide Bible Study throughout the week for your 4th or 5th grader.

Sermon Notes discussion guide (for students who watch the adult service, too!)

KidCity Worship Videos