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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 lesson with your kiddos!
  3. Use the Devotional pages to generate more activities and discussion

Online Experience Video

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*The new video for the upcoming week will be loaded by Wednesday of each week.

For parents

Special Needs Ministry Modified Elementary Curriculum:


Monthly Virtue: Respect—Showing others they are important by what you say and do. 

Memory Verse: Do to others as you want them to do to you. Luke 6:31 (NIrV)

Week 1: Feb. 5

Bible Story: For the Sake of the Call (Calling of the Disciples) • Luke 5:1-11, 27-32 

Bottom Line: Include people who are left out. 

Basic Truth: I am made for a purpose so I have value. 

Askthe following questionsand lead the group to discuss: 

  • Why do you think we often play favorites based on how someone looks or acts? What do you think should happen instead? 
  • Name three good reasons why God wants you to show respect to everyone and not just the kids you think are cool.   
  • Jesus didn’t choose His disciples based on how they looked or how popular they were. If Jesus showed up at your school, who are the kinds of people He’d probably sit with at lunch? (No names) 
  • It’s not wrong to have a close group of friends—Jesus did. But when can it become a problem and cause others to feel excluded? What can you do to keep that from happening? 
  • If a teacher, coach, or other adult seems to play favorites, who can you go to and talk about it? 

Week 2: Feb. 12

Bible Story: All About Love (Love Your Enemies) • Matthew 5:43-47 

Bottom Line: Show respect even when you don’t get along. 

Basic Truth: I am made for a purpose so I have value.

Askthe following questionsand lead the group to discuss: 

  • If an adult is hard for you to get along with, who can you go to for help so that you don’t make things worse by being disrespectful? 
  • What are some consequences we might face if we are disrespectful?  
  • Is it possible to not like someone but still show them respect? Explain. 
  • Why does every person—good or bad—deserve your respect? 

Week 3: Feb. 19

Bible Story: I Will Be Here (Mary and Martha) • Luke 10:38-42 

Bottom Line: Take time to show others they are important. 

Basic Truth: I am loved by God no matter what so I can love God, love others, and love life.

Askthe following questions and lead the group to discuss:    

  • Give some examples of times when listening is a way to show respect. 
  • What are some ways you can be like Mary and spend time with Jesus? 
  • How has someone shown you you’re important? How can you do that for someone else? 

Week 4: Feb. 26

Bible Story: God Is God (A Roman Commander Has Faith) • Matthew 8:5-13 

Bottom Line: Remember God is most important. 

Basic Truth: I am loved by God no matter what so I can belong in God’s family forever

Askthe following questionsand lead the group to discuss: 

  • Does anything ever make you doubt that God is worthy of your respect? Explain. 
  • What are some ways that kids your age show disrespect for God and may not realize it? 
  • What do you think is most important—words or actions –when it comes to respect for God and others? Why? 

Salvation Conversation Guide

Family Communion Guide

Parent Cue- K-3rd

For kids

Week 1-Feb. 5:

Week 2-Feb. 12

Week 3-Feb. 19

Week 4- Feb. 26

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

KidCity Worship Songs