May 2016: The Parable of the Talents

April 30, 2016


ParableTalentsOur story this month is the Parable of the Talents.  A parable is a type of story Jesus would tell so we would learn something from it.  Jesus’ stories had more than one meaning.  For example, this story is about talents which was a super large amount of money in Bible times.  Today a talent might be worth a million dollars!

A talent in this story can also mean our gifts or abilities.  The purpose of this parable is for children and teens to explore and understand that God asks them to be faithful and true in how they use the talents, gifts, relationships and opportunities He gives them.

Here’s a link where you can watch a small portion of this parable.

Our Scripture memory verse is:  “Good job.  You can be trusted…”  Matt.25:21  The verse, located on our Scripture Memory Board is pictured in sign language which is a great way for our kiddos to learn Scripture!

Another fun option is our Lego Scripture Memory activity!


We have a great selection of Welcome Activities to get kids engaged in fun as soon as they walk in the door!  Kids can play “balloon baseball,” work together to play “ball toss” with the parachute, or participate in several minute-t0-win-it cup games!


We also have a Parent Take-Home page so parents know what their child is learning this month and they can help their child learn the Scripture memory verse.

Remember our ministry’s mission:  “To make our Special Friends Life Group the best 60-minutes of a kid’s week!”  Every Sunday that you serve and represent our Special Friends ministry you help to make this happen!


About Michael Woods

Christ-follower, husband, chocoholic, and peanut-butter lover! I'm a father to triplet boys...each on the autism spectrum.

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