DiscipleTown Kids Church Unit #7: How to Be Faithful Workers

About DiscipleTown
DiscipleTown uses a creative and adaptable town theme to teach practical "Disciple Skills." It is published by the creators of DiscipleLand, the most comprehensive children's Bible curriculum on the market. DiscipleTown teaches DiscipleSkills -— practical skills that every follower of Jesus Christ must develop in order to grow and live victoriously. The children's church format compliments DiscipleLand and/or your other ministries to kids. Learn more about DiscipleLand's Bible Curriculum at DiscipleLand.com.

Rather than providing a rigid plan to follow, you can quickly and easily modify DiscipleTown to fit your ministry needs. There is more than enough material for a full length service, but you can also choose only the elements you'd like to use. By design, DiscipleTown is packed with ideas so you'll never be left needing to supplement the lesson, but its flexibility allows you to add your own unique teaching elements.

Unit Summary
The topic of work may not immediately appeal to children (or adults for that matter), but God invented the whole idea! Beginning with the first chapters of the Bible and throughout Scripture, God presents work not as a chore but as a gift from Him. Work allows us to engage in God's plan for His wonderful creation. In this unit, you will introduce children to the gift of work, and they will learn how to be faithful workers — as they use their attitudes, their abilities, and their actions. Teach children that when we accept the gift of work, have a good attitude, learn new abilities, and get into action, God can provide for our needs!

Lesson Summaries
Lesson 1: Work is a Gift!
Many children consider work to be a negative activity, or a "chore." This lesson will present work as something positive — in fact, as a gift from God. Work is something that each person is uniquely gifted to do and that God loves to reward.

Lesson 2: Faithful Worker Attitudes
This lesson challenges children to have a positive attitude toward work. It encourages them by pointing out that God actually has called young people to set an example for others regardless of their age (2 Timothy 2:15). The lesson also challenges children to recognize the needs around them and develop initiative so that God can use them to make the world a better place. Kids can be leaders and make a genuine difference in the world! It is all about attitude.

Lesson 3: Faithful Worker Abilities
God gives all of us abilities. We need to be faithful in using our abilities to serve Him. When some people hear the term servant or serve, they consider it a lowly position, but Jesus considers serving a high position. In fact, Jesus said it is better to serve than to be served, and that He came to serve rather than to be served. This lesson will challenge children to develop a servant's heart and to use their abilities to serve others.

Lesson 4: Faithful Worker Actions
This lesson will help children understand the importance of being good workers. Our actions as workers reflect our character and serve as a testimony to our faith. The saying "Actions speak louder than words" is especially true when it comes to our work. Hard work is rewarding not only because it rewards us, but because it gives us a great sense of accomplishment when we see the fruit of our labor in a job well done.

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