Rhythms is the MissioLife small group resource for children. God’s heartbeat is the rhythm of a child’s life. Rhythms invites elementary children, ages 6-12, into the story of God. MissioLife’s aim is to make the Bible come alive and help kids see how it can affect their lives right now.
Using an easy-to-follow small group plan, Rhythms will help children explore a Bible story, be informed by the narrative, and be transformed through reflective questions, deeper thinking, and purposeful prayer to live into the mission of God.
Each week of Rhythms has these components: a teaching guide that includes a Bible background and context to equip the small group leader with a background study of each week’s scripture passage, teaching in four parts to help the leader prepare and teach, a visual symbol for use with the narrative Bible story, two handouts for students that encourage interaction and reflection, a parent communication to send home for ongoing weekly conversation, prayer, and reflection in the home, and a downloadable song MP3 to use during guided prayer.
One year of Rhythms is divided into six modules. Each module includes six lessons and is designed to take you through the story of God using the spiritual formation method explained here.
Each week of Rhythms will explore a different scripture passage in four parts that both builds on the week prior and continues the spiritual formation journey.
Part 1: The Story. This is the narrative of the session’s Bible story.
Part 2: Teaching and Reflection. This section contains various activities, such as journaling and handouts, to help the children respond to and understand how God’s mission becomes their mission as followers. The students will explore what the Bible story had to say about God, ourselves, others, and the world.
Part 3: Deeper Still. This includes a variety of activities for children to respond, journal, use student handouts, and understand how God’s mission becomes their mission as His followers.
Part 4: Prayer. This will engage students in significant and focused time for conversation with God.
Free Sample Lesson
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