Children's Cell Leaders Guide 27 May 2017

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Icebreaker: Play a game: I sent a letter to my friend!! HOW? Make a big circle and hold your hands across, let one of you in the circle hide the piece of paper in their palm, choose someone to rotate around the circle (running) as you sing for them like this; I sent a letter to my friend I don’t know where I lost it somebody came and picked it up and put it in his pocket : “at this point the person’s eyes are closed:” It isn’t you*2 but you, if the person pointed at is the one with the paper then they say Oh YES!!! If he is not then all of you say Oh NO!! the person pointed at with the paper is the one to rotate this time, doing what the first person did, make it fun and involve every child.

Good Reports: Introduce new children and let the children share about last week, testimonies of what God has done. Share your testimony as well.

Praise & Worship: Prepare songs of your choice and pick a few of the children to lead others in praise and worship.

Theme: FAMILY.

Topic: STANDING UP FOR YOUR FAMILY

Sub-topic: ESTHER & MORDECAI

Objective: By the end of the cell, the children will learn that when they choose to stand up for their family, God will guide them and show them the right direction even when things seem to be hard for them to achieve. 

Memory Verse: 1Corinthians 16:13 “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”

Way of memorizing: At this point, you have mastered the Memory Verse song and surely you are singing it again today. Please ask the children to sing it including actions.

Bible story: Esther 2:1-23

Tell the story in a very animated way involving the children as much as possible. Appeal to their emotions and ask them to do certain actions at the appropriate times. For example when you mention King Xerxes you tell them to put their right hand up like a sword, etc.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Which people were in the story?
  2. What was the name of the King who married Esther?
  3. Who was Esther’s Cousin?
  4. What do you learn from the story?

Conclusion: Tell the children; you can choose to stand for your family even in tough times, sometimes we think we are too small to help our families, yet we can actually do something. We can start by being disciplined, obedient, etc in our families for example our parents, guardians, and other relatives.

Prayer time: Pray with the children for their families to be united.

Closing prayer:You can ask the children to go to the available aunties or uncles if any to pray for their specific family needs.

Share the vision: Clap for the children who brought someone to cell. Encourage them to invite their friends and neighbours to come for cell.

Announcements:

  1. Please remember to report when you meet with the children and also when you don’t with the children.
  2. Have a great week and love you lots in Jesus name.