Welcome to this week’s KidCity Online Experience!  This weekend, we’ll take a look at those very first disciples called by Jesus and be challenged to think about what that has to do with us. Check out all the resources you’ll need to have a great KidCity experience right where you are! The teaching video, conversation guides, worship songs, and activities for the week are all right here.

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For parents

How to Use This Page:

  1. Watch the Online Experience video with your child.
  2. Use the Discussion Guide immediately following the video to unpack the story while it’s fresh!
  3. Open the Full Parent Guide (also linked below) for more activity ideas & deeper discussion.
  4. You can find all of the activity pages you need right below the Full Parent Guide.
  5. Scroll down to view this weekend’s Worship Videos.

For kids (Online Experience Video)

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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

For kids

K/1st Activity Pages

2nd-5th Activity Pages

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

Weekend Worship Videos