Alphabet Series Agenda
Alphabet Series A-Z
The Alphabet Series are complete lessons for your Children’s Worship. They include a letter topic word for each letter of the alphabet. Suggested time allotted for each activity is suggested below. The worship time is based on 1 ½ hours to complete. This is normally the time spent for Adult Worship in churches. These are complete lessons in themselves, and do not necessarily need to be presented in sequence.
PRAYER (5 minutes)
Take prayer request if you have a small group. If you have a large group, consider taking the request from one Sunday school class per week given to you from their Sunday school teacher. Pray for a different class, and their request on a weekly rotation basis.
SNACK (15 minutes)
Have pre-ready in advance. Use youth to help with the clean up so the children or pastor may continue with crafts.
CRAFT (20 minutes)
Have pre-ready. Explain directions for each craft before they begin. If you have regular craft workers to direct this activity, use them on a regular basis each week, or they may prefer to work on a rotation basis.
MUSIC (10 minutes)
It is ok to sing a song more than one time. Use the kids as worship leaders up front to lead in the choreography on the DVDs.
BIBLE VERSE (3 minutes)
Introduce and say the verse several times. You may say it first, then have the boys say it second, the girls next, and finally, all together.
BIBLE MEMORY GAME (10 minutes)
A fun time of reinforcement using the Bible verse of the week. Allow and train a youth to lead in this activity.
SKIT (5 minutes)
Consider using your youth to present. If this is not possible, use the 5th or 6th graders of your church.
KID’S MESSAGE (20 minutes)
Try to speak using your own words rather than reading from a lesson. Use dry erase board to write special words as you speak. Use pictures you have, and PowerPoint typing the points of the lesson. Retrieve pictures online that reinforce the message content.
Suggestions: Have a contest for those who attend every week and bring a visitor. Place a tree on the wall and give the kids a letter for each week they attend, and for each visitor they bring with them. Put all letters on the tree. Have a youth do this for you.
At the end of the series, put all letters in a large basket and have drawings for prizes. Purchase about 20 prizes depending on the size of your children’s department. The more times they attend and the more guest they bring will give them greater opportunities of winning. I would give everyone something (small item) for their effort.
Dismiss in Prayer and having a drawing each week for two quiet seats. (One girl and one boy) You can put all their names on Popsicle sticks in a cup. Add some sticks that say “Visitor” on them.
1. If you have a small group of children with a shortage in volunteers use them thoughtfully. One (the same person) volunteer can do crafts each week; another volunteer (the same person) can do the snacks each week. You can also use the youth to do this for you as long as they are under adult supervision.
I have found that a person may not mind to help with one small activity for you every Sunday if it does not take a much time or preparation. Also, some adults feel very uncomfortable and inadequate working with children, but helping like this is will not put them in the teaching department.
2. If you have a small group, you can also do rotating stations, and have the kids rotate from, art, snack, bible memory, and craft, and then join all together for prayer, music, and the message. This would take 4 volunteers for a brief time each week besides yourself. They should then be able to leave you with the children (hopefully, you have one adult in attendance to sit with the kids) and attend church in time to hear the Pastor’s sermon during adult worship. Let them know this, and how much time you will need them.
3. Send a take home paper each week if possible to highlight what they learned; include the memory verse and a synopsis for what the message content and any upcoming activities. Highlight a teacher each week.
These lessons have not been completed yet and will be added until completed.