MCC CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

PRESCHOOL

JANUARY 2019

THE MARKET

The Market

Preschoolers know they have needs and they are not afraid to let you know. That’s a good thing and something we want to use to help preschoolers see another need they have—a need we all have—and that is Jesus.

WEEK 1
We will begin the month with a preschool favorite—when the four friends take the lame man to see Jesus. They knew only Jesus could heal their friend. This is a great story to act out over and over again. Story Focus: My friends need Jesus. When we have friends with needs that we can’t meet, we can take them to Jesus, just like the four friends took their friend to Jesus.

WEEK 2
Week two we will hear the story of a deaf man who asked Jesus for help. He knew he needed Jesus! We need Jesus and we can ask Him for help too. Story Focus: I need to ask Jesus for help. Sometimes we need Jesus to do what we can’t because Jesus can do anything!

WEEK 3
We continue with the miracles into week three where Jesus heals a blind man. And He does it in such an amazing way! Preschoolers love to use pudding to represent the mud Jesus used on the blind man’s eyes. Don’t be afraid of the messy this week. Your preschoolers will remember it forever. Story Focus: Everyone needs Jesus. Everyone, not just us or people like us, but everyone needs Jesus. And the best part about that is Jesus wants to help everyone because He loves everyone!

WEEK 4
Week four is another fun story to act out—the disciples in the storm. Preschoolers love to pretend to be the disciples in the boat and then be Jesus when He said “STOP!” Story Focus: I need Jesus when I’m scared. Preschoolers will have moments when they are scared and need help. They will need Jesus. How awesome is it that He is always there when we need Him?!

Yes, “I need Jesus” is the focus this month. And, we know from experience that the older preschoolers get, the more they will need Jesus. Life can be tough. Having a friend like Jesus who knows us, loves us, and has the power to help us can truly change our lives. After all, that’s what friends do. They help one another when they need it. And there is no better friend than Jesus.

THIS MONTH
Key Question: Who do you need?
Bottom Line: I need Jesus.
Memory Verse: “'You are everything I need.” Psalm 119:57, NIrV

1/6 -My friends need Jesus. (The Four Friends - Mark 2:1-12)
1/13 - I need to ask Jesus for help. (Healing the Deaf Man - Mark 7:32-37)
1/20 - Everyone needs Jesus. (Healing the Blind Man - John 9:1-12)
1/27 - I need Jesus when I'm scared. (Calming the Storm - Matthew 8:23-27)

PARENT CUES

The weekly Parent Cues found below are excellent resources for you to continue the conversation, started on Sunday, throughout the week at home. Designed to be implemented into the normal flow of your day, each week’s Parent Cue focuses on one of five areas;

Morning Time
Car Time
Bath Time
Cuddle Time
Play Time

At these times throughout your week, try out the Parent Cue’s suggestions for reinforcing what they were taught that Sunday at church. The consistent application they receive from you at home throughout the week will drive home the lesson they were taught as they just begin to get a first look at their heavenly Father.

Click the orange button below each week to view and download.

OUR MISSION:

"CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES EXISTS TO PARTNER WITH FAMILIES IN HELPING THEIR KIDS BECOME LIFELONG FOLLOWERS OF JESUS."