Icebreaker: Playa game called “crested crane”, have two boys and two girls stand in a straight line living space for each other, let each of them stand on one leg- hands apart like a crested crane. The person leading the game is the one to set the time to be spent standing in that position according the ages you have in cell, please make it fun and engage everyone.
Good reports: Allow the children to give testimonies of what God has done in their lives from the last time you met.
Praise & worship: Please allow the children to lead worship in a way of encouraging them and raising new leaders.
Theme: YOU MATTER.
Topic: COMMUNITY MATTERS (RESTORATION)
Text: NEHEMIAH 1,2 & 3
Objective: By the end of cell, Children will understand that God wants us to bring healing and restoration in the places where we stay, and that we are not there by mistake.
Bible lesson: NEHEMIAH 1,2, 3
Choose three (3) children each of them to read one chapter. Please make sure you explain the bible text to the children in line with the objective to the level they best understand it.
Hint: Nehemiah loved and cared for his community, when he went there and saw that there was need for change, he made sure he brings change in his city by engaging himself in transforming Jerusalem.
i) Just like we have read from Nehemiah,
ii) What are some of the things that are broken in our community?
iii) From what you have learnt today, how are you going to bring restoration in your communities?
Memory Verse: Jeremiah 29:7a “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”
Way of Memorizing: As you recite the memory verse, ask the children to mention the key points at the end of the memory verse. Until you see that they have mastered them. For example: Say “Memory verse – then key point: Recognize the need.” Then say memory verse again, etc.
Conclusion: Just like Nehemiah built the broken walls even us today God calls us to do the same. The walls are not physical walls but are those things that are not right in our community. Let’s go into our communities to carry out what we mentioned we wanted to do last week.
Prayer time: Let’s pray for our communities and the things that we have mentioned that we want to see change, as well as what need to do to change the places we stay in. Lead the child appropriately.
Share the vision: Clap for the children who brought someone to cell. Encourage them to invite their friends and neighbours to come for cell.