WATOTO CHILDREN’S NEIGHBOURHOOD CELL GUIDE FOR WEEK ENDING 24 March 2019

Icebreaker: If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why? (Allow the children to express themselves). Then ask the children to make sounds of the animals after they have mentioned and expressed themselves. (Reasons) Involve yourself as well to make it fun.

Good reports: Ask the children to exercise Each one Reach one by welcoming each other with a hand shake or a hung, Get involved to make it interesting. Always encourage the children to give testimonies if any and share yours as well.   

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

Theme: LEAD TODAY

Topic: PRIORITIES

TEXT: LUKE 10:38-42

Objective: By the end of cell, the children will learn that Priorities has to do with putting first things first. Children will learn that priorities determine how one spends one’s time. For example, children will learn that their relationship with Jesus comes first even before serving other people. Serving others is a good thing but sitting at the feet of Jesus is the best.

Recap; Ask the children about last weekend’s lesson as you encourage them to be good and exemplarily LEADERS.

Memory Verse: Matthew 6:33

Way of Memorizing: BE CREATIVE

Bible Verse: Luke 10:38-42 (read it out to the children)

ASK:

  1. What happened in our Bible story?
  2. Why did Jesus praise Mary and not Martha?
  3. What can we do first over all the other things that we do daily? What should be our number one priority?

EXPLANATION:

Spending time each day in God’s Word and communicating with Him in prayer is as important as our need to drink water. Just as water refreshes us when we are thirsty, Jesus refreshes us during the time we spend with Him studying His Word.Only when we prioritize this above all things will we find true and lasting success as leaders just like Mary who sat listening to Jesus.

Prayer time:

Pray for the following items you could add others as well. (And have a child conclude each prayer item)

  1.  Ask God to help you Prioritize Him in each everything you do.
  2.  Ask the children to share their personal needs if any encourage the children to lead the prayers then you can conclude.

Conclusion: Priorities help you determine how you spend your time. They help you decide which actions or decisions deserve your attention the most.

It is very good to clean the house, take a bath, lay your bed or even go to school but above all things that you do, spending time with Jesus just like Mary is the most important, the number one priority for your life as a leader.

Share the Vision: Encourage the children to come with one more person or two every time they come for cell. 

Announcements:

  1. Thanks again for the commitment in Jesus’ name.
  2. Get time in the week and go through the guide and also pray that God may do his will as you teach the lesson. Prepare appropriately before cell starts.
  3. Please remember to report when you meet with the children and also when you don’t meet.
  4. Always remember to recite the Watoto Vision.

Remember! IT ONLY TAKES THE HEART NOT MUCH; THANK YOU FOR SERVING.

FAITH OVER FEAR