May 5, 2019

Bible Story: In Matthew 28:16-20 and Acts 1-2 we listen in on the last conversation Jesus had with His disciples before going back to heaven. He gave them a huge mission—to share His message to ends of the earth. He also promised that they wouldn’t have to do it alone. He would send the Holy Spirit to help. When the Holy Spirit did come at Pentecost, the Spirit gave the disciples power to accomplish the task Jesus set out for them.

Bottom Line: Keep going because God is with you. We all have jobs to do. Some jobs feel completely overwhelming and make us feel like we want to give up. God can give us the strength we need to keep going and finish what we started.

Key Question: What makes you want to give up? When it comes to perseverance, it’s important to understand why you would want to give up in the first place. As we become more aware of those moments, we can figure out a game plan to trust God for the strength to keep going and finish what we start.

Extra Memory Verse: “Tell the nations about His glory. Tell all people about the wonderful things He has done.” Psalm 96:3

This Month’s Memory Verse

Be sure to check out this month’s memory verse!  Get started now in helping your child learn the verse and have them say it for their small group leader on the weekend. Click HERE to watch a video to help!

GodTime Card:

GodTime cards are available each month and are a tool to assist parents as they help their child have “God Time” each week. Here’s how:  There are four different devotions on each GodTime card. Each one is designed to be done on a different day. Click HERE to see this week’s GodTime card!


Do you know what songs your kids are singing this month? Click below to listen the music your child will be singing during the month of May along with some other fun DV tunes.

DV Elementary Playlist


A Widget is a cool, concrete, take-home item for families to use. This item is given to elementary students each month.  It will aid in reminding them what is taught in DV on the weekend and assist in the retention of the Bible lessons as kids grow in Christ. This month, kids will receive a Perseverance sweat band. This will help them remember that even when life gets tough, they can wipe the sweat off their brow and refuse to give up because of the power of God in them. Click HERE to check it out!