This month we’re exploring Christian MISSIONS! Last week we heard a story about Jonah who didn’t want to go on the mission God gave him. This week let’s hear about someone who is seeking to obey God through giving!
THE STORY: THE WIDOW’S OFFERING (Mark 12:41-44)
ACTIVITY: COIN TOSS
When the coins go in, celebrate together!
Giving to God’s mission is GOOD!
*How do you think the widow felt as she gave her coins?
*How do you think the rich people felt as they gave their coins?
*What kind of giving does God want from us?
*Share a time that you sacrificed to be able to give to God’s mission somewhere.
Older Kids- *How could you sacrifice to give now? Is there a way you could earn money to give to someone or a group who are doing Christian ministry? Take time to research some groups that are working in your area or look for a project that’s special to you or your family.
SING: “More Precious Than Silver”
CRAFT: The Widows Offering Coloring sheet
FAMILY MISSION: Share Cookies with Dad or Father Figure
Choose someone- it could be your own dad or if you have done something special for him already, maybe a grandfather, uncle, coach, or another man who has been a leader in your life.
Spend time together as you enjoy a snack. You might try to think of a favorite time you spent together in the past year.