Spark | Age 3–K
MAY | Jump Jump
OVERVIEW | Some choices are easy—wearing the red shirt or eating the apple instead of the banana. Then, there are the not so easy decisions. What do we do when the decision is hard and we are struggling to know which way to go?
We believe the first step to making wise choices is trusting that God’s way is perfect. Our prayer is that we can help make many of the 35,000 choices a day our kids will be making a whole lot easier. They will know to jump, jump and go God’s way, because God’s way is perfect!
QUESTION | Who’s way is perfect?
MEMORY VERSE | “God’s way is perfect.” 2 Samuel 22:31, NIrV
May 2 | Genesis 1:31; 2:8-3:24, God creates the world and puts Adam and Eve in a garden, but they do not go God’s way.
May 9 | Jonah 1:1-3:10, Jonah learns the hard way that he should go God’s way when he is swallowed by a huge fish.
May 16 | 2 Chronicles 34, King Josiah tells others to go God’s way, even though he is young.
May 23 | Judges 7:1-8, Gideon trusts that God’s way is perfect, even though it doesn’t make sense at the time.
May 30 | No sovKids
Surge | Grades 1–5
MAY | 5K: Run the Race
OVERVIEW | Growing in faith is not something that happens by merely cramming more information about the Bible into a kid’s brain. All of that knowledge in their head means nothing if we don’t help kids experience what that knowledge can do in their hearts. To fully experience faith, we want kids to practice their faith. And that takes commitment.
God keeps all His promises and puts His plans into action. Because God has followed through on those plans, we get the chance to be with God forever. We reflect God’s commitment to us when we can make a plan and stick to it. This month, we’ll help kids discover that one of the best plans they can make is to commit to an ongoing relationship with Jesus. Commit to practicing faith by reading God’s Word, praying to Him consistently, talking about Him with friends, and living out that faith every day.
LIFE APP | Commitment is making a plan and putting it into practice.
MEMORY VERSE | “Training the body has some value. But being godly has value in every way. It promises help for the life you are now living and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8, NIrV
May 2 | Training to Win the Prize | 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 | Keep practicing what matters most.
May 9 | The Wise and Foolish Builders | Matthew 7:24-29 | Practice hearing from God.
May 16 | Model Prayer | Luke 11:1-4 | Practice praying to God.
May 23 | Peter Says That Jesus Is the Messiah | Matthew 16:13-20 | Practice talking about God.
May 30 | No sovKids.