25 Apr Winter Extreme Series Tips
Winter Extreme Kids takes an EXTREME look at the teachings of Jesus and will help the children in your ministry learn to live EXTREME lives for God.
Winter Extreme Kids follows Rock Steadfast and Scooter as they compete in the Winter Extreme X-Factor Game and learn about being a disciple of Jesus.
In Winter Extreme Kids, children ages 6-12 will join Rock, an X-Factor games champion, and Scooter, a rookie at the games. From skiing to snowboarding, ice sculpting to snowball fights, nothing is too EXTREME! As Rock and Scooter try to win each winter competition, they’ll be learning about how to be a disciple of Jesus. So put on your winter jacket and scarf and ride the ski lift up the mountain to join us at the Winter Extreme X-Factor games! This series will help the children in your ministry learn about the characteristics they should have to be a true disciple of Jesus! To find out exactly what the children will learn in this series, click here.
The skit style of this series is similar to other Elevate series in that one of the characters, Scooter, learns each lesson alongside the children. The series format and style is similar to On The Trail Kids and Shipwrecked Kids in that the Bible Lesson is a separate video from the skit. The Bible Lesson is taught by Fellowship Church’s Children’s Pastor, and Executive Producer of Elevate, Mike Johnson. The Bible Lesson is animated and includes multiple lessons about Jesus’ different parables and teachings about how to be His disciple. To perform this series live, your drama team can perform segments with Rock and Scooter while still utilizing the Bible video segment. Current Elevate users will recognize that the theme for Winter Extreme Kids is similar to Altitude Kids.
What’s the same and what’s different? Winter Extreme Kids is similar to almost all of the series in Peak 1 in the flow of the Large Group.
Winter Extreme is also available in Digital Base Pack form. The Digital series is beneficial when you are already using multimedia software like MediaShout® or ProPresenter® to build your elementary children’s worship hour. Each lesson of Winter Extreme Kids Digital includes a winter-themed game that takes place during Large Group time to reinforce the theme of the series. The digital version also includes the new Elevate song, “Heartbeat”.
What’s New in Winter Extreme Digital?
- MediaShout® 4 or ProPresenter® 5 file for each lesson
- Higher Quality Videos
- Updated Teacher and Co-Teacher Scripts, Single Teacher Scripts, and Perform It Live Scripts
- Teacher and Co-Teacher Weekly Training Videos
- Countdown Video
- Environmental Music
- Video Tips
- Winter-Themed Large Group Team Games
- Opening Activities
- New Children’s Worship Song, “Heartbeat”
In Winter Extreme Digital, there is a Team Game that takes place in the middle of the script where the children get to compete against one another in a winter themed game. In this series, the children will compete through all of the Large Group elements to win a Winter Extreme Medallion. What is a Winter Extreme Medallion? We use LifeSavers Gummies® as Medallions, but you can use any candy or treat you would like, and they are awarded to each person on the winning team to encourage participation during each competition. Instead of having a Grand Champion at the end of the children’s worship hour, every team will have a chance to win and will receive a Winter Extreme Medallion each time their winner song is played. At Fellowship Church, where we create the curriculum, if everyone is doing their best, we try to award each team with their winner song and Winter Extreme Medallion at least once each worship hour.
Note: There is no Winter Extreme Jr. series.
We look forward to seeing any stage pictures or series pictures from your children’s ministry! Feel free to post them on our Facebook wall so others can see how you use Winter Extreme Kids! Or, check out our Elevate Set Design Pinterest board.
Many people ask how Elevate differs from series to series. These notes are written to help you prepare for a particular series – the similarities, the differences, the new elements, and the traditional ones. We hope this helps to answer your series questions, however you can always contact us directly at 972-471-6876 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!