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Giving

As an offering or sacrifice; spiritual gift of giving (See also tithing, sharing)

"But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." Matthew 6:3-4


Activities

Build a Church

As children bring their offerings to class, they will earn pieces of a puzzle that when completed will be a large picture of a church building.

Care Package

Children unscramble words to complete sentences that describe ways they can care for others. These are then added to a care package.

Community Outreach Project

A community outreach program will benefit the community, students and church as a whole.

Giving and Receiving

It is important to give generously, but it is also important to receive with thanksgiving in your heart. This activity will help kids learn both.

Mixed Up Attitudes

Is it better to give or to receive? Generosity is a great attitude to have.

When We Give Together

What may be impossible for one person to do is possible when believers give together. This activity shows the importance of teamwork.

You Helped Me

The world can be a lonely place; wouldn't it be nice if each of us cared for one another?

Bulletin Boards

Perfect Gifts

All Spiritual Gifts are given to us from God, for the building up of the Church. This bulletin board shows how each gift is precious.

Crafts

My Gift to Jesus

A Christmas coloring craft to show how children can give special gifts to Jesus.

Games

Help the Missionaries

Teams compete to see whose missionary will be able to build a church first.

Live to Serve

Two teams are challenged to come up with different ways they can live to serve Jesus

Lessons

A Living Sacrifice

In this lesson, the children will learn that to be just like Jesus, they must give their whole self to God and become a pleasing offering to Him. As Jesus sacrificed His life for our sins, so that we may have everlasting life, we must also become "Living Sacrifices", holy and pleasing to God.

Finding Favor

After completing this lesson, children will see that we can show kindness and give generously to others because God shows kindness and gives generously to us.

The Gift of Christmas

After finishing this lesson, children will realize that Christmas is a time in which we should celebrate the birth of Jesus and worship Him.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

This three lesson series teaches children the importance of giving back to God with their tithes, talents, and service.

Object Talks

No Leftovers

This Object talk shows how God provides for all people, wealthy or poor.

Strength of Many

The Body of Christ is stronger and more effective when everyone pitches in.

Tight Fisted

What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Mark 8:36

Puzzles

No Gift is Too Small

(Word Search) Even as children, we can give to the church in many meaningful ways to help the body of Christ grow.

Skits

Not What I Wanted

Let your light shine in the darkness, and help set some captives free (Skit for four)