Kids

From January 26 to March 3, we’re challenging your family to take the Uncharted journey together! Carve out time each week to read the Uncharted Kids main point and Scripture as a family and make a plan to do the activity section together. Be sure to take lots of picture and post them on social media with the hashtag #CompassUncharted

Uncharted Kids

Joshua 1: Joshua Becomes the Leader

BIBLE PASSAGE: Joshua 1:1-11

MAIN POINT: Choose Courage

KEY PASSAGE: Joshua 1:5 NIV

“No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Family Footprint Activity:

SUPPLY BAGS FOR THE HOMELESS

Supplies: gallon size Ziploc bags, personal supplies from a dollar store and paper for notes

Joshua spent many years following Moses and preparing himself to be a leader. Now the time has come and God has appointed Joshua to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. They are heading into an uncharted land where a new adventure awaits. And before they head into the new land, Joshua instructs them to get their provisions ready.

This week, you are challenged to prepare your family to be generous. In our community, there are people who do not have their every day needs met. You might have seen them standing at street corners, outside stores or other busy locations.

This week your family needs to take a trip to Dollar Tree (or comparable store) and buy personal supplies that a homeless person might need. This could include: toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, water bottles, socks, tissues, band aids, comb, mints, granola bars, and fruit snacks.

Once purchased, make time as a family to assemble the bags by putting one of each item in a gallon size Ziploc bag.

Next, work together to write an encouraging note to add to each bag. These notes can be as simple as, “God loves you!” or “You are special!”.

Lastly, put the completed bags in your family car and be on the lookout for opportunities to give the bags away and be generous to those who need it.

Joshua 2: Rahab

BIBLE PASSAGE: Joshua 2:1-16

MAIN POINT: Choose Faith

KEY PASSAGE: Joshua 2:11 ESV

“And as soon as we heard it, our hearts melted, and there was no spirit left in any man because of you, for the LORD your God, he is God in the heavens above and on the earth beneath.”

Family Footprint Activity:

SECRET SERVING SPIES

Supplies: various items to perform acts of kindness

Despite Rahab’s reputation in the land, she is known as a model of hospitality, mercy, faith, patience, and forgiveness because of her faith in God. This faith was shown during her interaction with Joshua and the spies.

This week, you are challenged to become secret serving spies that model hospitality or acts of kindness towards those in your family. The only catch is that the task must be done in secret.

So, see how many times you can be secretly helpful before you get caught. Try doing a chore for another family member without them knowing or hide encouraging notes around your house or pick up your sibling’s toys. Be creative!

If you choose to accept, your mission begins in 3… 2… 1… GO!

Joshua 3: Crossing the Jordan

BIBLE PASSAGE: Joshua 3:5-17

MAIN POINT: Choose Trust

KEY PASSAGE: Joshua 2:11 ESV

“Joshua told the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.’”

Family Footprint Activity:

TRUST TIME CAPSULE

1. A pre-decorated jar, small box, container, tube, etc.

2. Pieces of paper, any color or size of your choosing depending on the container size

3. Markers, crayons, pencils, pens, gel pens and/or other various writing materials

4. (Optional) Various other craft decorating materials, such as stickers

Designate one member of the family as leader and have them gather the other family members together and all the supplies for the activity (younger children will need assistance). Have the leader read the instructions to the family.

Instructions:

1. Begin by decorating your Trust Time Capsule, if it is not already embellished.

2. Have each family member share a time when they trusted God in a big way.

3. After each member has shared, record your short stories on the pieces of paper.

4. Next, each member of the family should share what they are trusting in God about for the future. Help each other think of ideas, if needed.

5. After each member has shared and written their times of trust on their pieces of paper, place the pieces of paper in your Trust Time Capsule.

6. Lastly, find a special spot in your home to store your Trust Time Capsule and set a time reminder to revisit your Trust Time Capsule.

As you finish this activity, pray with your family about trusting in God and remember the story of Joshua trusting in God. Pray for each family member to CHOOSE TRUST.

Joshua 4: Memorial of 12 Stones

BIBLE PASSAGE: Joshua 4:1-14

MAIN POINT: Choose Gratitude

KEY PASSAGE: Joshua 21:45 NIV

“Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.”

COMMITMENT CARD

This weekend is our kid’s commitment weekend. Take time to pray as individuals and as a family over your commitment card.

Family Footprint Activity:

KINDNESS CHALLENGE Supplies: rocks and a Sharpie marker

In today’s passage, Joshua told the men to grab a stone and carry it on their shoulder. He said that one day your children will ask what these stones mean, and you will tell them that the stones mark the day that the Jordan River stopped flowing as the Ark of the Covenant went across.

What does this mean? God provided for the people! They needed dry ground and the Jordan River stopped flowing. God provided then, and He provides now! We have so much to be thankful for! We can show our gratitude for all that they Lord does by showing kindness.

• Find one rock for each member of your family. Write a kind word or phrase onto the rock. Some examples might include: “Smile”, “Help a friend”, “Be a friend”, “You are special.”

• Once everyone has written a kindness stone, go out into your neighborhood and place these rocks where other people can find them. As you place them, pray that whoever finds your rock takes the challenge and shows someone kindness!

Joshua 23–24: Choose This Day Who You Will Serve

BIBLE PASSAGE: Joshua 24:14-18, 23-25

MAIN POINT: Choose Generosity.

KEY PASSAGE: Joshua 24:15

“But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”

Family Footprint Activity:

FAMILY MISSION STATEMENT

Supplies: paper, printer or writing utensils, anything else you want to decorate with (paint, crayons, stickers, glitter glue, etc.)

Choose a Bible verse, phrase, or statement to be your family mission statement. You can use Joshua 24:15 or choose a verse or statement that reflects your family’s commitment to generosity.

Write the mission statement that your family chose on a piece of paper. Have every member of the family sign it. Feel free to design or decorate as a family. Then place it somewhere in your home where your family will see it every day as a reminder to “Choose Generosity.”

Joshua 6: The Battle of Jericho

BIBLE PASSAGE: Joshua 6:1-20

MAIN POINT: Choose Victory!

KEY PASSAGE: Joshua 6:20

“ When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city.”

Family Footprint Activity:

FAMILY PRAYER

The people of Israel followed God’s instructions and they defeated the walled city of Jericho. God fought for them and they were victorious.

So just as Joshua and the people of Israel marched around the walls of Jericho, your family needs to find 7 different places to pray for the next 7 days. You are going to ask God to fight for you in important places in your life.

Some examples include: school, police station, your neighborhood, Compass, etc.

Below you can write the location you prayed and the things you prayed about.

Monday: ___________________________________________________________

Tuesday: ___________________________________________________________

Wednesday: ___________________________________________________________

Thursday: ___________________________________________________________

Friday: ___________________________________________________________

Saturday: ___________________________________________________________

Sunday: ___________________________________________________________

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Students

We are challenging our students (grades 6–12) to take the Uncharted journey of faith. Each week they are being challenged with messages each week from our Student Ministry leaders as well as great discussions in Uncharted Life Groups.

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